I got given this empty ribbon spool by one the members of staff in Hobbycraft who said they just bin them and if I could make any use of it then I was more than welcome to it. So being the hoarder that I am I carried it home with me and shoved it in my stash of altering bits. I have to be honest and say that I'd almost completely forgotten about it until I went to retrieve the sardine can for the other project. That said I glanced at it and thought no more of it until I'd coloured up Sewing Etty and decided that I wanted to decoupage her! Being short of time I decided that I'd scan the image and print multiple copies, however, it changed the colour tone and it no longer fitted with the papers I'd chosen. So I sat and pondered for a while and then suddenly the ribbon reel came to mind and I knew exactly what I would do!
So I grabbed it from the box and sat the image on top of it and as luck would have it, it was the right size! So I set to work and painted the reel with Gesso and Acrylic Paints so that it resembled wood.
Once dry I glued the lace and pearls onto the reel and added some tape measure ribbon that I had in my stash.
I then cut out the image and layered it up before adding glitter and Glossy Accents.
Once they were in place I felt that the reel needed some 3D elements so I added some little wooden reels available from Polka Doodles.
By this point I was starting to run really short on time so I grabbed my mini flower punch that I seem to use on almost every project at the moment and punched an assortment of flowers from the papers I'd printed from the CD. I then mixed these up with some of the handcut flowers from the CD.
I had lots of fun making this project and will definitely be grabbing more of these reels for use in future projects.
Thanks for stopping by today.
I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
The Mirror Cracked - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Ribbons,Lace & Pearls
Not Just Cards- Antything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Recycle It