When Louise N got this brief she wasn’t quite sure what she should do; so she did the obligatory googling and Youtube research, trying to find something new and different that she could adapt to her own style. there were lots of fabulous techniques however she didnt think that they lent themselves to her style of scrapping. So it took her awhile before she thought why not 'distressed ribbons'? Lots of scrapbookers distress patterned paper and cardstock to great effect, why not ribbon!
For this particular layout Louise shredded and frayed the ribbon, then tied loose knots in it. Louise has then used this length of distressed ribbon as an embellishment and threaded it through the decorative wire and bead element. Louise has also shredded, frayed and knotted a short piece of ribbon and added it to the wire butterfly embellishment; to add a fabulous textural touch to its wings.
For this particular layout Louise has taken the fabulous S.E.I. string woven ribbon and shredded it. She has shredded it length ways and opened it up to create a funky grungy like frame for her photo.
Louise W loves to add touches of lace and ribbon to her projects, and uses a number of different techniques to include them subtly.
In this layout she edged a cutout circle with some Prima lace to add a soft and pretty frame. She also created her own rolled lace roses by cutting short pieces of a narrow lace, adding glue along the bottom edge and rolling them up. Once dry she adhered them into place and flattened them out to give the flowers shape.
Also dotted around are some small flowers, these were individually cut from a strip of flower ribbon and painted yellow to match the layout. Finally there's a piece of co-ordinating lace placed beneath the heading to help tie it into the layout and add a soft and pretty edge.