Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Something From Almost Nothing - Ribbon

Continuing my way through Shimelle's Something From Almost Nothing class, I completed three layouts based on Prompt Three, which contained inspiration to use ribbon. I'm also working toward completing our 10th Anniversary Cruise album, although I'm not sure I'll be able to finish it during the Paperclipping Play Along this month. I did take time to look through all the layouts I've completed so far and came up with a plan for the flow of the album. I knew I didn't want to do anything chronological, so I've decided to create sections that will house my various layouts. I'll use punched tabs to designate these sections:

Bon Voyage - a few layouts of us heading out from home & ready to board the ship
The Ship - layouts with photos of the ship and our stateroom
On Board - the various activities we enjoyed on board, including the fantastic food
At Sea - the view from the ship (sunrise, sunset, shorelines, other ships)
Cozumel, Mexico
George Town, Grand Cayman
Falmouth, Jamaica
Reflections - final layouts with our reflections photos and journaling from each of us as we reflect on the cruise

This first ribbon layout will go in the Cozumel section. This layout is a scraplift from Prompt Three - I used a wide ribbon (folded in half) along the right side and created several "flowers" by covering glue dots with fiber.

This next layout fits in the Bon Voyage section and also has a ribbon down one side (this time the left), along with a couple of ribbon pieces (red with black dots) and a small bow.

And finally, my favorite layout from this prompt started by using Shimelle's idea of looping pieces of ribbon around the edge of an item. I chose to add ribbon loops to my title block, which I created with one of my photos.
 
I used a divided page protector for this layout showcasing photos from the Royal Pallooza parade. These photos were not all that great (blurry and a little too dark), but the happy ribbons really brighten things up. I added a strip or two of ribbon to the additional photos and used both sides of the page protector to make this a double sided layout.
 

I like the way this divided page protector allowed me to create the 6x12 pieces, then quickly fill in the 3 4x6 slots. I'll definitely be using more of these as I continue to work on our cruise album.

7 comments:

boysmum2 said...

I do like the ribbons all folded at the edges, so colourful and alive

Sian said...

The ribbons are gorgeous! They give your page that tactile look I love.

It sounds like time well spent..planning out the flow of your album like that

Cheri said...

love the ribbon loop technique and your choices really go well with the photos!

Ellyn said...

I can see why that last layout is your favorite! So bright and colorful. I love it too!

Tammy said...

These all turned out great! I love the color in the last layout though - the ribbon really does add some fun! Love how that divided page protector looks. That style is one of my favorites! :)

Alison said...

I agree that the looped ribbons look fab...they add to the sense of fun already in the pics!
Alison xx

Debbie P said...

This is great! I love the ribbons! What a colorful and fun idea! tfs!