Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Red White & Blue Forever

Ellen Clapsaddle is one of my most favorite artists ever. I use a lot of her images in my work and never tire of seeing them, touching them, glittering them, and surrounding them with bits and pieces of vintageness – is that a word?  What I do know of her is very little, but she is one I would have loved to have met and soak in as much of her artistic mind as possible. I hope in some small and humble way, my work is a tribute to her.

I made these a few weeks back and had not posted them yet, so it has worked out well, as Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a new challenge using polka dots and as luck would have it, I had recently purchased some polka dot ribbon from them that I used one the first one of my projects. If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit their shop, please do so as their ribbon really IS reasonable and they have a beautiful and varied selection.

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…and one more, although it does not have polka dots – however it does have the lovely stripe ribbon from them ~ they have some great ribbons for your patriotic projects. ~ I ordered several others besides what you see here – really some cute ones for babies.

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And as I do not know when I will be posting again, a couple more items I’ve made this season, both for Lake Tahoe Holidays and my own Etsy shop.

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And one last banner

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Take care,



Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what gorgeous patriotic projects!! Love how you used the dotted and striped ribbons!! Thanks for joining our Seeing Dots & Ribbon Challenge at RRR!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Payne Holler Cards said...

Oh my you always make my jaw drop! These are allll truly works of art....just stunning!
I'm researching Ellen now ...you have me intrigued (-:
Hugs GF

Payne Holler Cards said...

Popping back in...once I saw her work I realized I knew her work but didnt know her. What a sad life she had ....

Anonymous said...

This is a very sweet card. Just love it ! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon...huggs from Ginny at Polly's Paper!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

LOVE< LOVEV LOVE them all....you have similar tastes to mine for sure. thanks for joining us at RRR! Cherry

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

great bunting creativity!
well done ;)