Hi all! It’s Ginny here to share a fun and festive holiday banner. The process was fraught with quite a few glitter mishaps : ( Is it that way for everyone or just me???? I swear the second I get the glitter tube out I’m all thumbs! I’m cautiously optimistic that I may eventually get it all cleaned up. It was all worth it in the end though….because I love this banner : )
I started with a base of a Graphic 45 tag book….just the pages. Layers and layers of patterned papers, big gimongous glittery letters, and all kinds of fun embellishments.
The Black Gingham,Black Licorice Baker’s Twine and Orange Mesh coordinated perfectly with the vintagyness. I also added the Black Webbing for detail and texture. All the trims on this banner are from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Paper rosettes and orange flowers work to dress up the images. I also did quite a bit of inking and Stickling. Notice the hangers???? I found those while at a big box craft store. Someone had dumped them in the checkout. Clearance $.99 . They had come from the curtain dept and were meant to pinch the tops of the fabric. Score for me!!!!! I added a bit of the trims to hide some of the metal.
I used all of the images from my Vintage Halloween Tags Digital Collage Sheet which is available for instant download.
Here it is hanging on the hutch in my kitchen. I used a black feather boa to string it on. Not the cheapo kind from the dollar store….the nice kind from the craft store…..does it scare anyone but me that I know the difference???? LOL I’m not quite finished filling in all my vintagy Halloween goodies…there’s a whole lot more….but that will have to wait for tomorrow.
I hope you all have a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G
Last week we hosted a fun little Glitterfest in the shop to celebrate a very special birthday for the most wonderful teenage girl I know. Hope you had a fabulous birthday Zoey…I love ya millions : )
I loaded all our supplies on antique candy servers, funky wire baskets, shabby chic wooden seed holders, cake plates, and ribbon covered pin boards.
More ribbon ( yes even RRR Trims lol ) Glitter of course, cant have Glitterfest without it. There’s also buttons and stickles and chipboard !
Having a special place for everything made it look really sweet and girly, and made it super easy to clean up!
These were the sweetest girls. And very creative. Even after having pizza and cupcakes : )
That’s the birthday girl on the right. Love you Zoey. She is super beautiful…even if the pic is blurry.
I had so much fun with you girlies! Your projects are awesome. I should mention that the girls chose to watch Clue on Netflix while we worked. Talk about old school lol. Anyway it’s nice to be with girls….boys only want to watch zombie movies : /
As you can see…glitterfest was a blast.
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative. G
Had lot’s of fun with my girls at movie night at the shop. We have our snacks, and our shows, and we get our craft on : ) This time I actually got a project completed!!! Theme for the night??? Vintage Valentine of course : )
You know I love me some layers. Chipboard and crepe and pearls and buttons and glitter oh my : )
This ruffly accent was easy to make ( now that I figured out how to refill the bobbin on my really old machine the right way! ) I’m pretty sure we got some pizza sauce on the machine last night while we were up to our usual shenanigans. But it’s all good : )
To hide the clips holding my Valentine heart to the little hanger I added some poofy bows with my Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink Wrinkle Ribbon and Cotton Candy Bakers Twine.
Well that’s it for me today…gotta get ready to head to the shop. It’s still bitterly cold here so I’ll be enjoying shutting myself in to create more projects and dreaming of Summer.
Hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day and find some time to be creative : ) G
I’ve been trying to stretch myself creatively by using colors outside my normal comfort level. The delivery from My Mind’s Eye provided me with lot’s of new options so I won’t be stuck in a paper rut.
This card in yellows was super fun to make and features a large glittery die cut. I sewed around the edges for a little extra detail. I also added some vintage buttons with mismatched thread.
I layered the die cut over a clipped out doily image also from a sheet of M.ME. paper. Inking was a very important step to help separate the patterns. I also created little banner shapes and positioned them under the die cut to give the impression of a larger embellishment. I finished this sunshiny card with a simple ribbon and bow with little paper roses and twine.
This card has more of that fabulous green dot from my French calendar pocket project from yesterday. I trimmed it with a length of white flower ribbon. There’s also an inked paper doily and vintage buttons.
This sweet vintage image is from Graphic’s Fairy. Love it!!! I layered it over a Tim Holtz ticket and button card from Crate. There’s a nice border of craft paper to anchor the light colors and separate the patterns. I got lucky in the button stash and had a green button that matched perfectly and tops off a simple creme colored bow.
Okay so that was my living on the edge projects : ) I challenge you all to do something a little different.
Thanks to all you you who visited me in my crafty little world today : )