Friday, April 22, 2011

Pure bliss ...


Hello sweet friends ... I have a banner to share with you all today.  I {adore} making banners and have them hanging throughout my house for every holiday and in between too!  The one I created to share with you all today is currently hanging in my kitchen for Easter and spring, but will retire to a special place in my design studio shortly!  Check out my 'create banner' made in March - so fun :)


I picked up a box of Making Memories chipboard alphas a couple weeks ago and knew immediately that they would compliment the new Melissa Frances 5th Avenue paper line perfectly!  Soft shades of blue, aqua and creme - {swoon}!  That's what I call 'bliss'!!!  I started the base of the banner by die cutting pennants with the Spellbinders Nested Pennants and Nested Lacey Pennants -- my new favorite tools!


Next I stamped some frame images from the JustRite Vintage Oval Labels (yum!) in kraft on creme cardstock and die cut them out using the coordinating Spellbinders Labels Six die.  Then the magic happens ... add all the embellies to make this pretty little banner come to life!  Another new passion of mine is handmaking rosettes out of Melissa Frances crepe paper -- they are sooooo easy and fun -- they come together in minutes and are really realistic looking and lovely!  The crepe paper is very easy to manipulate, scrunch and scrumble to create time-worn little treasures!  Aren't they so pretty?


A few rusty jingle bells and Tim Holtz safety pins, some resin button flowers, fluffy tattered fabric flowers, glittered library clips, buttons, satin flowers with rhinestones, paper doilies, baker's twine and beautiful vintage trim and swirls complete this little sweetheart!  The Shabby Vintage Seam Binding is Oatmeal Creme from my Etsy Shop!


Thanks for peeking in today ... have a wonderful stampy day :)

Challenges for this project: 

The Shabby Tea Room #57 - pastels & stripes
Moxie Fab World - Tissue Paper Magic
CR84FN #24 - light blue, aqua, creme



27 comments:

pattyo said...

This is the sweetest thing--filled with so many goodies!

Pattie said...

Thud! That was my chin hitting the floor! WOW Deb! WOW! Gorgeous doesn't begin to describe this! You have created a shabby-licious masterpiece here! Have a Happy Easter!
Hugs,
Pattie

Mrs Ham said...

OMG Woman!! I don't have words to describe this amazing creation. This is truly a piece of art.

Charlene said...

OMGosh WOW!!!!!! Gorgus!!!!!!! You rocked that banner! I love every shabby inch of it :-) Happy Easter Debbie hugs!!!!

angelwhispers said...

Just stunning such a preety deign and fabulous colours!!! You really are so creative Love Chanelle xxx

Romaine said...

Dizzyingly lovely and drool worthy! *sigh*

Debgem said...

Such a beautiful banner!! So many wonderful details - it's fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

So shabbylicious and gorgeous Debbie! Wowzers!! Love it! Would love this for my craft room!! ;)

Hugs...
Melissa

Linda Beeson said...

How pretty, that label stamp is such a pretty backdrop.

Mary Jo said...

Just beautiful. Very creative

Anabelle said...

This is simply amazing, Debbie! I adore all of the shabby goodness!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Debbie! Love all the layers! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Sheri said...

I can't believe all the amazing details you put into this! STUNNING!

stephanie said...

this is lovely.

Katie said...

Wow, that is simply beautiful!!! Love all the amazing details!

Mackie said...

Wow!!!! So pretty!!!
Mackie

Heather Jensen said...

What a stunning banner. I love all the pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at CR84FN! :)

cbuswell said...

So pretty! Adore this banner!! Fab details!!

Allison said...

Gorgeous! I love all the vintage details. Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration this week!

Marge said...

FABULOUS banner!!!

Caroljenks said...

Wow this is amazing! Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Open Challenge' :)

Carol x

Cori said...

So sweet and feminine! Love it!

Cyndie said...

Fabulous banner! I love all the little embellishments and your flowers are awesome!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Wow! So many wonderful details! This is simply gorgeous. The crepe paper flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Harnist said...

Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous banner, Debbie -- thanks so much for entering JustRite's challenge and congratulations on your WIN!

Cindy said...

How beautiful!

Cath said...

Hey Debbie! Thanks for entering the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)