Friday, September 18, 2009

Autumn Banner


ETA: The triangles are 4 by 6 pieces of pattern paper and then cut into triangles. I didn't use a die. The accordion medallions are created using 1 1/2 by 12 inch strips of paper. The chipboard letters are about 2 inches high. The triangles aren't backed with cardboard or anything. They are just the pattern paper. Here is a link to the directions on how to make and accordion flower.I decided to freshen my blog up a bit by creating a new autumn banner. I had so much fun making this. I decided to gussy it up just a bit more than I usually do. I picked out the paper about a month ago with the new banner in mind. I picked out 6 sheets of coordinating paper since I would be using 6 letters to spell Autumn. I decided on the order I wanted each piece and then got started. I used the same chipboard letters from SU! that I always use. I painted them with making memories paint and let them dry. I then sponged the edges of each letter using Walnut Stain by Ranger to let them pop out a bit more. I put a bit of crystal glitter on a fe of the edges of each letter for some extra dimension. I also splattered some Chocolate chip ink onto each letter using the Color Spritzer from SU!

For the accordion medallions, I did them like always, but added some gold micro beads to the edges. I really like the effect that it gave the banner.
The sentiments are from the Autumn Abundance stamp set from Papertrey Ink. This was so fun to make and I love how it looks hanging in my entry way. Now I just need to get the bench underneath decorated for fall. I spent the day gutting my closet. I have four huge garbage sacks overflowing with clothes that I am getting rid of. Do you know how good that feels? I will be back tomorrow with one of Jen's new Sketches. Thanks for fluttering by!

15 comments:

Marisa said...

Lovely job on this banner! I love the fall colours and the details are lovely. Well done!

ChristineCreations said...

This is fabulous Kelly! I always love your banners. And your golden glimmery touches too. So classy!

jen said...

I love how this turned out! Do you mind me asking what size your banner is? ie, the background triangles & roughly the height of the letters, width of the accordian folded paper? I'm thinking of making one for my entry too! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Julie Marshall said...

So, so pretty! Love your use of the papers and sentiments. I will have to give this a try ;) Do you use a die for your triangles?

lisa808 said...

Lovely banner.

Lesley said...

I love your Autumn Banner Kelly. I made a banner for my Grandson's birthday with his name on it. He loves it! Thanks for the inspiration.
Lesley x

Shabby Horse said...

It's beautiful! I want one just like it, lol. I am *amazed* with all your banners!

Dee Dee said...

Really fabulous! Wish it were hanging in my house.

starqueen said...

Hi Kelly,
I love your banner. I'm new to crafting stuff like this so I have a couple of very basic questions. Do you back your triangles with cardboard or anything? Is there a tutorial on your blog on how you do the accordian circles?
Your work is lovely!
Thanks for sharing!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Honestly Kelly...everytime you make a new banner, my jaw just drops on the floor! I think that this one is my very favorite! Your warm and inviting paper choices, as well as the special little extras, make this absolutely STUNNING!

Cynthia said...

Another killer banner Kelly! Just love the DP (K & Company?) and all the little details that add so much. The inking, glitter, microbeads, splattering, distressing, just everything make this a priceless work of art!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jen said...

Thanks for the extra details, Kelly!!

Sonia said...

Fabulous Autumn Banner... Love it!

**Sony**

Nancy B said...

This is just beautiful!

Esther said...

Your work is just amazing! I could look at your banners all day. Everything is just beautiful.