Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Fall Banner

First of all I want to say thanks to everyone who has visited my blog this week.  I enjoy seeing you visit. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or follow me! 

Can I just say before I zoom in close and show you all the details on this banner how excited I am about it.  I am thrilled at how it turned out. I loved working on it and planning on sharing with you all.  I won’t make you wait any more.  Can you tell how excited I am about this. It’s a gift for my beautiful daughter in law and I can’t wait to give it to her. 


Do you think she’ll like it?  Wait, I give you a close up of the first panel. 


You know what I’ve learned about paper art?  It’s all about dimension!  The more--the better!  I really meant to put the shadow behind this tree, but somehow I forgot.  Duh! The tree was cut from Stretch Your Imagination at about 3 1/2 and the tags are cut from A Child’s Year at 4 with a shadow.  I inked the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Walnut. I sanded the edges of the Coredinations ( Love that paper) and used a brown Zig writer to do the faux stitching.  The extra leaves are from Designer’s Calender at 1”, but more about those later.

The second tag:


And a side view:


I love this tag.  I used the font from Gypsy Font Monogram feature and cut it at 3”.  The apples and basket are from Doodlecharms.  The basket is 3” and the apples 1”.  I inked and chalked the basket after I cuttlebugged it with the Distressed Stripes folder.  The letter is faux stitched and there’s a lot of pop dotting going on—a lot!  P1060418

Oh, and I strung this banner with twine and a button.  Fun! 


The pumpkins are from Stretch Your Imagination cut at various sizes.  I used my brown Zig pen to put in the detail and then chalked them to give them depth.  Then POP DOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I love this banner! Have I said this?  Oh, yea.  I did.


Yes, it’s wheat from My World and I cut about 10 of them, detailed them with my Zig writer, chalked them and then . .  out came the pop dots.



There are those leaves again and that basket.  I detailed the leaves with the Zig writer, chalked the leaves to make them look more like real fall leaves and to give them lots of dimension and pop dotted a bunch.  I also added brads to add authenticity to the basket. 

Oh, and that patterned paper in the background of all the tags, it’s from a fall DCWV stack from a lot of years ago.  I have so much paper I’ve never used!! I am working on that.

There you go.  Day 3 of Banner week.  How am I doing?  Leave a comment if you like the work.  I love to read them. 


KatElisaCrafts said...

Love this banner! Love the colors and everything! TFS you are very creative. I have become a follower! :)

Susan said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Pati Peterson said...

Your banners are beautiful! I love them all! I'm going to try to make one to decorate the office for the school I work at. Thank you so much for sharing!