Friday, September 17, 2010

Butterfly Banner

Sorry for the delay.  Life sometimes gets in the way of what we have planned, and that certainly has been the case here.

My oldest granddaughter loves to dance and sing and since her birthday is next week, I thought I’d make the last banner of the week for her.

Here’s a wide shot of it and I’ll zoom in close to show you the details.  I really think she’s going to love it.  She such a dear little girl. Really she is, and I know you would think so if you met her.

P1060440  When Abigail was visiting last summer summer she told me she wanted to change the colors in her bedroom from the babyish pink she’s had since she was 2 to a more grown up teal blue with some pink, but not much pink. She’ll be 8 next week.  Isn’t it funny that just as Abby thinks she’s too grown up for pink, her grandmother is painting her scrap studio pink! 

Does that mean I’m regressing or that I’m just doing what makes me happy? 

Here come the close ups. 


The banner says Dance, Sing, Play.  She loves all three of those, and will do any of them at the drop of a hat if asked. 

The tag is from Winter Woodlands—again.  I really like this shape and I’m sort of stuck on it.  I cut it at about 3 1/2” with a shadow and the butterfly is from Designer’s Calendar and cut with shadow at 3” I used my white Signo pen for faux stitching.  I used a little pink Stickles on the butterfly wings wherever there were cuts.  The swirl came from Ashleigh’s Alphabet and I used Diamond Stickles on them.  I only adhered the body of the butterfly to the shadow so it would look like it was flying. The pattterned paper is from My Mind’s Eye and K & Company. I think the cardstock is Bazzill. 


The flowers are done using the 5 petal flower from George, but I had to do quite a bit of trimming on the long petals.  I cut for flowers for each finished flower. 



The bows are tied with 5 loops on each side which I secured with a clothes pin while I tied them with a separate ribbon.  I used three more of the paper roses in the middle. 


A week’s banners and I hope you enjoyed them.  Next week I’m planning on doing layouts for multiple photos on a page.  I’ve got to get busy this weekend and get them all planned and ready.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

She will love! love! love! the banner!