Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SOS #149: May Day

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week marks the beginning of the month of May (eeep, I know!), so we're celebrating May Day, and as an off-shoot of that, we're to be inspired by the May Pole. Here are a few photos:

I thought about ribbon, twisted, rays, rainbow ... and I'm sure there are a LOT more ways to interpret these.

Here's what I made:

It's not ribbon, but it is twine, and twine is twisted. I tried to make rays out of the twine, but that effort failed miserably. This piece started out with the twine on an angle, as close as I was going to get to rays, then I ended up making it mostly straight.

I had that rectangle of twine and went looking for a sketch with a square or rectangle to get a clue about finishing my card. I chose this sketch by Freshly Made Sketches:

and the colors are from the current (and final) Dynamic Duos challenge:

So, with prompts like ribbon, twisted, rainbow and rays, there should be a little something there for everyone. I think you should join us!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great use of the baker's twine. Great use of the sketch too. love how colourful it is.

  2. Look at you and your trifecta challenge submission self. I <3 your use of the twine.

  3. That's a good way to use up some twine. I like the look of it on that panel - very clever of you.

  4. BRILLIANT idea missus, i love the way your mind works!!! great take on all the challenges! <3 <3 <3

  5. Great idea and I have to say you have a LOT of patience - getting all that twine nicely in rows! Cool!

  6. What a great idea to use twine! You have the best ideas! Such a cool looking card - love the colors and great take on that sketch!

  7. Excellent way to bust the huge twine stash! About halfway through I would've been saying some choice words ;) Love the colours!

  8. Fantastic!! What a great use of twine (making mental note). Love the colours too, great takes on the sketches!


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