Friday, November 27, 2015

Budget Friendly Ornaments

We are another Friday closer to Christmas!!  Can you believe it is about one month away??
We are continuing with a Ribbon Resource hop that is all about budget friendly projects.
Here is this weeks line up:

And of course there is a prize so make sure you comment along the way and back at the Ribbon Resource blog and you could win some RIBBON!

These ornaments are made with some plastic craft bulbs I had leftover from a project or two and I used some bits of ribbon that were perfect for the holiday.

Here is what you will need:

May Arts Ribbon
1/4" Gold Sparkly Ribbon
3/8" Solid Two Toned Wired Ribbon Green
3/8" Solid Two Toned Wired Ribbon Red
1/4" glitter Metallic/Silver Wired Ribbon
3/16" Red Beads/Wired Red
1-3/8" Metallic/Irredescent/Wired Light Green 

Other items used:
Jingle Bells
Wood Dowl

Ribbon spirals are the perfect 'filler'.

You can add any kind of accent you have available.  I used bells.

One spiral or more...

And even a big bow to finish it off.

These are perfect to decorate your own tree or as holiday hostess gifts.,,and so fun to make.

Until next time...wrap yourself in ribbon.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Kissing Ball

Every Friday until Christmas we are hopping, inspiring and giving away prizes.  This hop is all about decorations and the line up is a good one!!  Here it is:
Make sure you stop by each blog, leave some love and visit the Ribbon Resource blog to enter to win!!

My decoration is a Kissing Ball.  This is one of my favorite decorations for the holidays!!  This one is meant for inside decorating.

You will need:
a styrofoam ball
wood dowl
floral pins
greenery and berry picks

May Arts ribbon used (you can find all of these at The Ribbon Resource):

I used a wood dowl to create a hole threw the middle of the styrofoam ball.

I then used the dowl to push the 2 inch sheer ribbon through the ball (doubled and folded in half).  I tied knots at both ends to keep the ribbon from coming out.

Next I covered the enitre ball with my greenery and berry picks.

I created a loop with the striped ribbon and attached with a floral pin then stretched and twisted the ribbon in between loops that I attached randomly all over the ball.

Then I cut pieces of the canvas to create single loops to attach all over the ball.

I folded pieces of the mini bow in half, twisted around the floral pin, created spirals on both pieces by wrapping around the handle of a small paint brush and attached all over the ball.

I used the metallic gold string to add a tassle on the bottom.

Thanks for hopping with us today!!  

Until next time...wrap yourself in ribbon!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Now Dasher...

November's inspiration challenge at Viva Las VegaStamps! is one of my favorites!!  I love the color!  It makes me feel all wintery inside.

I created a tag to enter. I was inspired by trees, blue, ice, pines, snow, falling snow.

Other items used:  Archival ink-green and black, white pen, Distress spray, May Arts ribbon.

 I had fun with some masking on this one.

Are you inspired??  Then get linked up for a chance to win!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

SNOW Banner

The Ribbon Resource, May Arts Retail Store, and DCWV are partnering up and have been sharing a fun filled week of holiday inpiration.

If you are just tuning in you should check out all the gorgeous projects that were featured all week.  Make sure you leave comments!  You know there will be PRIZES!!


Today's line up:

Michele Kosciolek  <== you are here

I created a fun banner to share with you today.  I used the Frosted Spruce 12x12 premium stack from DCWV and the 1.5 inch White Silky Crush ribbon from May Arts.

I strated with three different patterned papers from the stack.  Cut various sizes and trimmed to shape then layered up banners to attach my painted wood letters to.

Once the letters were glued on I punched holes on both sides of each banner.

Then I ran the ribbon through the holes to create my SNOW banner.
I up cycled a hanging frame I had with checken wire and small clothes pins by adding a layer of white paint to 'white wash' the frame.

I puched these snow flakes to put on top of my clothes pins and to add a few to the frame.
Viola!  Easy peasy and a super fun wall hanging for the winter.

Hope you are INSPIRED!!  

Ribbon used:
1.5 inch White Silky Crush Ribbon

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Hop with the Ribbonistas!!

The Ribbonistas are having a super fun Halloween blog hop and the Ribbon Lady is of course giving some ribbony goodness away along the way.

First off, if you missed Thursday's line up...

·        Gini Williams Cagle
·        Jen Shears
·        Jenifer Cowles
·        Jennifer Davey
·        Karen Baker
·        Karen Hanson

Check out what these ladies are sharing, leave some love along the way and make sure you definately comment over on the Ribbon Resource blog for your chance to win.

Now today's line up...

·        Latrice Murphy
·        Lori Williams
                                       ·        Michele Kosciolek <== YOU ARE HERE
·        Tracy McLennon
·        Terri Burson
·        Emily Lanham

I created a couple of SPOOKY Halloween cards for our hop.

May Arts ribbon used:
1.5 inch black crochet ribbon
Ivory Burlap String (sprayed black)
3/8 inch orange double faced satin ribbon

Other items used:
Viva Las VegaStamps! Spooky, Skull and Skeleton Diagram
Authentique Moonlit and Thrilling Collections, Carta Bella Spooky and Trick or Treat Collections and AC Hounted Hollow Collection

Don't forget to comment!!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wrist Decor

Happy October, Happy FALL!!

I am up over on the Ribbon Resource blog, May Arts Ribbon's retail site, with project that will decorate you wrist.

Here is a peek:

Head on over for all the details!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Royal Playing Card Swap

A quick post today to chat about the latest swap over at Viva Las VegaStamps!  Altered playing cards, you had to use the Ace, King, Queen and Jack.

This was SO MUCH FUN!!

Viva Las VegaStamps! used:

Distress Spray, Paint and Markers, Um Wow Studio Chip, gesso, coffee, archival ink, Dymo Label Maker, sequins

You can check out all the other AWESOME creations on the VLVS! blog.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Winged Giraffe

I am super lucky to be part of an collaborative group of very creative folks!!  I admire all of their work and am truely inspired by what we have been creating!

This time we altered (some made from scratch) paper mache animals.  I got ahold of a giraffe to alter.

Before we get started here is a list of all of the other blogs that you simply have to check out...there is some unbelievable talent in this group and I wouldn't want you to miss a thing!!

Now, back to my Winged Giraffe...yes of course it ended up with wings!!  They are the perfect expression of whimsy and I love the whimsical!!

I started with vintage dictionary pages (attached with Prima Art Ingredients gel), Art Anthology Colorations spray and the Viva Las VegaStamps! Writing Circle Background stamp.

I painted all the circles with Art Anthology Sorbet.

The wings are cut using the Tim Holtz Layered Angel Wings die.

Of course I had to add a bit of sparkel with Art Anthology Colorations Gilded Gold spray.

I loved creating this giraffe and am SO inspired by this collaborative group.  I can't wait to get started on our next project!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Art Anthology Color Challenge-August

august mood board

The colors this month over at Art Anthology for the color challege are just gorgeous!!
I created a trio of tags for the challenge.

All the details and how to's will be up on the Art Anthology blog later this month.  Check it out August is the link.  See you then.

In the mean-time you can get linked up by clicking here.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Create Art EveryDay!

I've got a every occassion card up on the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog today...

Here is a peek.

Click here to check out all the details.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mad as a Hatter

Over at Art Anthology the July Color board challenge combines some gorgeous colors!!

I have a little inspiration for you, the details will be up on the Art Anthology blog July 29th and you can find ALL the details there.

I hope I sparked some ideas and that you will link up your creation!!  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tag Swap

Over on the Viva Las VegaStamps! groupies Facebook page VLVS! hosts some super fun swaps. The one we just completed was tags and the theme was dressforms!!

Here is what I created for the swap.

We had to send four tags and will get three back!  One will be displayed at the VLVS! storefront in Las Vegas...

VLVS! Stamps used:  Bell Jar, Dressform, Number Set, Pair of Butterfly Wings, she was a dreamer and Fairy.
Other items used:  Art Anthology Colorations, Tim Holtz/Sizzix thinlet, Vintage dictionary page, Distress markers and ink, archival ink, May Arts tulle, thread and sequins.

Hope you liked it.  Oh, and if you want to join our next swap...stop by the Facebook page for details!!