Tuesday, May 14, 2013

*Bloom* Banner

 I made a banner exactly like this one for my Mom for Mother's Day! I liked it so well, I sat down yesterday and made one for myself.  I have a bench directly below the banner which is now empty, but I will hopefully have time today to "shop" my home to get things to decorate it.

I know that you are probably sick of me talking about how my photos look, but if you look at my blog title photo and then scroll down to the post photo, you can totally see the difference. The two photos are exactly the same! If anyone knows how I can get this fixed, please let me know! It would be greatly appreciated!!!!
 I used some butterfly die-cuts from PTI as well as the coordinating stamp set "Butterfly Dreams" for this banner. You all know how much I love using black butterflies! LOL!  Each accordion medallion has some stardust stickles added to the edges for some sparkle and shine.

When  letter doesn't completely cover the center of the accordion medallion, I am always looking for a fitting way to cover it up. In this case, I used some rolled felt flowers, which went nicely with the "bloom" theme.
 The chipboard letters I used for this banner are from "The Paper Studio" found at Hobby Lobby. They were bare, so I used some SU! craft ink and a sponge dauber to turn them green.  I also didn't have a spare "O" on hand since I made one for my mom, so I just turned a Q into and O!  I find myself needing to do that a lot!
I made a large felt flower for either end of the banner. This is a detail that I did not add to my Mom's banner, but I will ask her if she wants me to make some for her. I am only "slightly" obsessed with all of the great 3-D flower dies that "My Favorite Things" carries! I only wish I would have bought them sooner! LOL! Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. I posted a baby ensemble HERE if you are interested!


harrahx2 said...

The banner, as with all your banners, is really pretty! Love the baby shoes....so cute!

Janice Rosenthal Rock said...

Gorgeous banner!! I love all of yours . . .but this one is exceptionally beautiful!

katrynka said...

Love the banner, and I can see why the photo difference bothers you, but I am not able to help:(

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO beautiful!! LOVE!