We had lot’s of fun creating winter themed banners in class last night. I wanted to have some decor to hang on the mantle for the winter season that wasn’t specifically Christmasy…..so I could leave it up all season long. The inspiration for the banner was the sweet little shabby chic village I created last Christmas. Some may recognize it from my post from Christmas day last year….if not..here’s a sneak peek of it again…I displayed it in the tiny hutch at the shop.
These houses started out as village houses…nothing nice or collectable in the group….painted them all and add loads of glitters and flocking. I used a Gimp program to trim the background from the pics and layered them on lovely antique French postcards and set about creating a wintry banner with glittery poinsettias, painted-misted-and glittered rosettes, tinsel trim and glittery letters. I added lot’s of pop dots so the elements are very dimensional!!! There’s also trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I think it’s shabbylicious!
If you’d like a kit of your own….please check out the details in the Etsy shop. Winter Banner Kit.
Thanks to Anna we also had a special guest. Four legged that is…..Jinx came to play paper with us!!!! He is the most precious beautiful puggy puppy ever!!!!! I just love him!Yes…that is glitter on his little nosy : ) Thanks Anna for making my day with some sloppy puppy smooches!
I have declared this as a playin paper for fun day…..I can’t hardly wait to create some fun projects with my Christmas stash!
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G