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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop


This month's PTI blog hop challenge was to be inspired by this photo:

"We thought we would start a short inspirational series with the Blog Hops for the next few months as a fun way to spice things up! This month we are providing you with a beautiful photo to help trigger some creative ideas with color! This inspirational photo is just dreamy and it's the perfect thing to give you a creative jumpstart that will lead to nothing but fabulous results! We look forward to seeing everyone's interpretations using this inspiration!"

I love the photo that was chosen. I live with 4 males and a male dog, so I don't have a lot of inspiration that involves pink and ruffles. So, I was particularly drawn to the pink ruffle dress. I recently bought some really pretty ribbon by Tim Holtz that reminded me of that pink ruffle dress. But, the ribbon is white. So, I dyed it pink.

I simply used some pink re-inker and water and soaked the ribbon until it was the color pink that I wanted. Here are some pictures showing the process:

This picture shows the before and after.

And, with that now-pink ribbon, I came up with this card:


Thanks, PTI, for the inspiration! And, thank you for stopping by!

21 comments:

Jill

Laura, thanks so much for sharing how you dyed your rose ribbon! It was a great idea to dye it to match, and paired with the butterflies, and the "uplifting" sentiment, makes for a sweet card! Happy June Hopping!

Marlena M.

Oh, I love this...great idea to die the roses! I just discovered coloring ribbon and I am HOOKED. ;)

Kathy

Clever girl, dying your rose ribbon! Pretty card:)

Cibele Glazer

First, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog! Now I want to tell you how much I love your card! What a great idea with the ribbon. I almost made a card with butterflies but I have to say your idea is soooo much better than what I was thinking.

Marge

Your card is AWESOME and I remember now that I have similar ribbon that I NEED to use and I purposely bought white just so I could color it to my heart's desire! Glad you got to play with pink -- you deserve it!!! (I have 3 brothers/no sisters, so I relate!)

I'm Renee

Beautiful!
Love how you got to use pink...
and lace!! :)
The butterflies are fabby...
beautiful card!

Sue Lelli

Laura, LOVE how you died the roses to compliment your FAB card with the butterflies! So PRETTY!

Deanna

So pretty!

Linda

I love dyeing things. The roses are beautiful. I love that ribbon/trim. I must get some in white so I can have any color I need. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa H.

sooo pretty! love the dyed flowers-great touch!

Gina

Laura, your roses are so pretty! I love your take on the inspiration photo. And, yay for pink when you're in a house full of boys (as my sister says, "I'll always be the Queen!" :D Thank you, too, for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate it!

Suzanne

Those flowers really are so so pretty and elegant!

Jen

Pretty. pretty, pretty! Golly, those are some pretty special roses, perfectly befitting your card. Brava!

Ravengirl

This is pretty! I love that you dyed your ribbon!

Rebecca

thanks for the quick tutorial on coloring roses! And your card is simply stunning!

Kelly

I have never purchased the reinkers before.. but this is a fabulous idea! (And a very pretty card too!)

Keva

This is very cool! I have never used my reinkers for anythign like this.

christy compton hall

Weird... I know I commented, but I don't see it. I LOVE the die job for the roses! What a fabby tutorial :)

Kara

what a great idea to dye your ribbon!

Mona L. Pendleton

Beautiful card! I love the pink colored roses and the butterflies fluttering about! Perfect take on the inspiration pic!

Jen Carter

Oh how cute!! I love the pink ribbon!!

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