Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another new Banner...

I knew as I was making my Autumn banner that it wouldn't stay up for long, since I would be making a Halloween banner. I was very inspired by a darling banner I saw at a local nursery. I was tempted to buy it, but it was around $30 and I knew that I could make one just as nice. Mine turned out way better, if I say so myself. It is funny that I wouldn't pay the price they wanted, but after putting this one together, I would want to charge even more! LOL! I put a lot of little details into this one that sometimes don't seem like a lot of work, but by the time you get it done for each of the 6 panels, it is very time consuming. As with the Autumn banner, I had a lot of fun with this. The shape of each panel is the same as the one in the shop and similar to the darling ones they had hanging in shop windows at Disneyland in April. I blogged about being inspired at Disneyland, but haven't really done much with the "inspiration".

Each panel is 4 by 6 pieces of patterned paper by My Mind's Eye (The Spider's Web Collection) I saved myself a little time by purchasing the glittered chipboard letters by Making Memories. I really like the style of the alphabet and they were the perfect size. I went to my local scrapbook store last week and asked the worker if they had any packages of chipboard letters, to which she replied, NO. I wonder if she was surprised as she rung me up as to where I conjured up the package of CHIPBOARD LETTERS! Ughhh...talk about frustrating! I also picked up two "vellumish" clock faces that I knew would be perfect to go on top of the accordion medallions. I also embellished the "O" with a pumpkin button and a computer generated sentiment. The scripted words across the top of each panel are computer generated as well and then printed onto vanilla cardstock.
I have been hoarding packages of Crepe paper for about 10 years because you just can't find it like you used to. I pulled out some of my black that is almost gone, and baste stitched it and then gathered it for the top of each panel. I adhered it to the back using sticky strip. The edges of each medallion are glittered using SU! chunky essentials glitter (black) and then the top of each panel is glittered using the same glitter but in silver. A girl can never have too much glitter! LOL! I had a lot of fun and I will probably use up my scraps for some other fun projects! Thanks for fluttering by!

22 comments:

Marci said...

LOVE this!! Your banners are always the best. All your attention to the small details are what sets them apart from any store bought one! It was well worth the time you spent on it. It's gorgeous!

Amy said...

You KNOW I'm lovin' this, Kelly! You are the bomb when it comes to banners (and pretty much everything else, IMO!). LOL about the chipboard letters story--you found some goodies!

Hugs,
Amy

Nancy Powell said...

Your banners are the best I have seen anywhere. You have such a great color sense, too. I have tried to make your little pleated circle embellishments several times and I can't get them to flip over. Is there a secret? Nancy

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Can't possibly describe how much I LOVE this!! TFS!

LeAnne said...

Gosh, Kelly, this is wonderful....I would love to be able to "see" the possibilities of items as you walk through a craft store! It is a gift you definitely have!

anya said...

Kelly, this is so beautiful! Your banners are always so fantastic and such an inspiration! Maybe I'll get one done in time for Christmas... :)

Deborah Saaranen said...

Kelly, Kelly, KELLY!!! Oh my word...amazing! Your banners are tops! WOW~!

lisa808 said...

Your new banner is 'spook'tacular!

Nancy said...

I love your banners! They are wonderful and your color choices are fantastic. Now I want to make one!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful work and for inspiring us.
Thanks,
Nancy :)

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

Your banner is too cute! I love it! I've had the same experience in our former stamp/scrap store--"oh no, I don't have..." or "I've never carried that, you couldn't have possibly gotten it from me..."-when I knew I had & did! Oh well...Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Sharon

jen said...

WOW! This looks so great! Thanks for putting in the size... :)
*grumble* to store workers that don't know what they have!
-and yes, definitely worth more than $30! :D

Kimberly said...

Kelly...your banners are amazing!! LOVE those papers and your overall design is the bomb girl!! :) Great job! :)

Shabby Horse said...

I love it!! You rock at banners!

Linda Beeson said...

What a wonderful creation!

Eveline said...

I would pay $30, for your banner! It's gorgeous.
Eveline.

Dee Dee said...

Gorgeous. Really. Sigh. Need it. :)

Cynthia said...

This is just to die for!! I'm crazy about the DP to begin with but the way you put it all together with the glitter, crepe paper, medallions, chipboard, just everything is divine!!! I'll bet you could sell dozens of these for more than $30! I'd buy one for sure!

Tanya said...

This is wonderful! I love your banners!

Missy said...

Oh, I love this. Great job!!! I need to do something like this for my house. My son couldn't be more happier that tomorrow is October.

Kelly Bee said...

love the banner! you might want to try a "teacher" supply store for the crepe paper. They usually carry it for decorating classrooms.

Brooke S said...

Love it... You always amaze me.. Hope you are filling well..
Hugs
Brooke

Steph Zerbe said...

OMGoodness. This is the most gorgeous banner I have seen this year. I am currently working on a modern Thanksgiving banner. Now I wish I would have done a Halloween one. Love the top ruffle detail and all the amazing little details. Great work! I am completely inspired, thank you.

PS. longing to see more pics of this!