The color theme for this one came from my love of this zebra paper. I knew I would do black and white, but I also wanted to add one more color. We are moving to Red Raider territory so what other color than red? Which Tyson commented on when he saw it, "Tech colors, I like it".
I began by painting the wooden plaque and closepin black. Later I added my beloved zebra paper. This was my first attempt at making bows. There are two ladies in my MOPS group who make bows beautifully. They have both shown me there techniques, so I tried my hand at bow making. They didn't turn out as good as Kathy's or Stacy's but I figured it would work. The raffia at the top is my favorite part. I have seen this alot on etsy, I had bought some a while back (on sale of course) in hopes that I could find something to use it on.
I added two more ribbons straight across the bottom, one red with ruffle, and the other black with white trim. In all honesty I didn't plan on using the flower at the bottom. But I glued the ribbon on, and it ended up being a little uneven. So that is why I added the flower, and I ended up liking it. This is what being cooped up can create at the Purdy house. Now all I have to do is find someone to give it to.