May Arts Ribbon Challenge-Silk Starry Mobile

I entered into the May Arts Ribbon Challenge. 
I submitted my idea and was sent some beautiful Silk Ribbons.
Here are the details to the challenge....

  • I will provide you the following to work with:
  •  your choice of 4 of the ribbons shown above – 2 yards each
  • You will have approximately one month to complete a craft project.  Any craft design will be admissible, as long as you use each ribbon you selected.   You are limited only by your own imagination.   **Your idea must first be approved by The Ribbon Lady**  But don't worry, I'm pretty easy going!  ;-)
  • The number of participants is limited to 25 people.  The participants will not be selected on a first come first serve basis, but based upon your idea.  So take your time before you send in your email, as you will have about a week to submit it.
  • One winner will be selected and awarded 3 full spools of ribbon.  Your choice!
  • 10 additional entries will win a prize of 1 full spool of ribbon. 
  • To Enter: Email me at Bethney@mayarts.com with your idea & shipping information.  If selected, I will mail out your ribbon to work with.   When you have completed your project, forward me a photo with a brief description of your project.   Or, better yet, send a video of your design & I will post it on the blog.
  • Deadline: August 10th, 2012.  Entries posted: August 13th, 2012.  Winners announced:  August 17th, 2012.

And here is what I created... 


I love the way it turned out...
I created the moon and the stars with my Cricut.
The Moon was cut from Paper Doll Dress Up.
And the Star from Cricut Craft Room Essentials.
I covered them in Recollections Tinsel Glitter.
Glitter Colors: Sunflower (yellow), Paradise (Blue), Fairy Dust (Purple) and Blush (Pink)

I covered an Embroidery hoop with Pink Fine Glitter (unknown brand) and Star Confetti Glitter.
I used paper as a base and double stick taped down the paper to the hoop before putting the glitters on.

I used Perfect Pearls and water to create a mist to use on the cream silk ribbon to crunch it up and give it a little shimmer and stiffness to hold the mobile and use as a hanging piece in the center. 

I used a need I made from wire to string plastic beads from my daughters stash on the ribbons.
I spaced the beads 4" apart using 4 colors and 4 beads on each strand.
Some of the beads holes were bigger than most so I glued those beads with Ranger's Glossy Accents on to the ribbon. Each dangling ribbon is 24" long and spaced 1 3/4" apart. And just tied onto the hoop.
The stars were all glued on to the ribbons with Glossy Accents.





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