If you don’t have the right color of ribbon for your project, you can color it with markers!
When I am in a creative mood and working on a project, my main objective is to finish what I am working on while I am in the creative ‘mode’. I have a good supply of ribbons, however sometimes the colors just don’t match up to the papers I am using.
This was the case when I was creating one of my baby cards. The printed paper I used as a base for the card had a bit of yellow in it, and I had yellow ribbon to match.
When I matched the yellow ribbon up to the hot air balloon, it just didn’t ‘pop’ enough. I needed a darker green ribbon that matched the paper, and of course I didn’t have that exact shade of ribbon. I did have a marker that matched the green color! Could I just color the ribbon with my marker to get the shade of green I needed? Yep! I could! (I tested the green marker on some light brown ribbon, since I had plenty of that color.)
I was able to complete my project without having to buy more ribbon. Since my markers usually don’t get much use, I am glad I found another way to utilize them. (I am more of a colored pencil and chalk person when it comes to coloring images.)
I love this little pony stamp wrapped in a blanket! Isn’t he adorable? This cute stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps. They have converted to digi stamps now, and I believe this stamp has been retired. 😦
So, this is another idea on using different items to create the exact accents you may need for your projects! You know me, if I can create it, why buy it! I hope you enjoy your creative day and I appreciate you stopping by my blog!