You are in for a sweet treat. Today is February's Paper Wings Productions Design Team Blog Hop and we are celebrating love of course!
If you are here from Amber's blog then you are in just the right place. If you lost your way start at The Aviary where one lucky follower will win this fabulous blog candy and the chance to be featured as a guest designer in a future hop!!!
All you need to do is:
- Be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary;
- Visit each of the design team's blogs including our guest designer and leave them a little love; and
- Go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them know you completed the hop.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 5th on The Aviary.
Since you already have stopped off at many of the design team member's blogs you know how talented they all are and it is an honor to be featured amongst them.
I thought about what would make my home feel loved and I came up with a little love banner. I chose the colors of raspberry, white, aqua, denim blue, chocolate brown and gold. I designed the whole banner around the gorgeous elaborate frame from the Dia De Los Muertos Mujer stamp set.
I went all out girlie with this project...pink, hearts, gold, doilies and sequins to name a few feminine touches. I know this picture isn't very detailed (and the color is just a wee bit off)...don't worry you can see each panel better if you keep on reading.
Here's how I made the banner:
I embossed the frame 4 times with gold embossing powder (it is so lovely in gold) onto a piece of raspberry pink patterned paper. These pink panels were adhered with foam adhesive to a brown polka dot panel that has a strip of gold washi on them and kraft photo corners on each corner. Under the brown panel are halves of doilies placed on each side. I adhered my brown panels to blue panels. I punched a hole in the top left and right corners of the blue panels to weave my gold ribbon through.
To decorate each of the pink panels I added a chipboard letter I embossed in gold using the handwriting from Writings Backgrounds or Writing and then I inked the letters with brown ink and sprayed them with mist in a blue for a cool resist. The heart already has a resist pattern on it so I simply sprayed it with the same mist and then inked edges with brown. I adhered the letters and heart (happily they all already had adhesive on them) to their respective pink panels.
I then stamped in brown ink the double sided banner twice from Tabs and Banners onto blue striped patterned paper and cut each in half, inking the edges with brown ink. I added each piece of the banner with my Tiny Attacher to the pink panel and finished it off with a heart sticker. My last bit of embellishment was to add a sprinkle of iridescent brown sequins (using mini glue dots made this easy).
Now for more detailed shots of each panel (with better color too):
First up "L":
See what I mean about that gold embossed frame from the Dia De Los Muertos Mujer stamp set? Stunning!
The heart "O":
And there you have it, a very pretty banner to add to your home decor this Valentine's Day or to gift to a friend or family member.
Make sure to head on over to Carrie's blog next!
Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Lisa Fish - http://
Dana Tatar - http://datatar.blogspot.com/
Norma Gomez - http://
Tara Chaussee- http://
Amber Rasmussen - http://sew-ink.blogspot.com
Shay - http://
Carrie Avery - http://www.carrieavery.com/
Paper Wings Productions' blog, The Aviary - http://
Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope your day is full of love!
Stamps: Dia De Los Muertoes Mujer, Writings Backgrounds or Writing, Tabs and Banners, Paper Wings Productions
Ink: Versamark, Tsukineko; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in brushed corduroy, Ranger Ink
Patterned Paper: Pretty Paper "Full of Flowers" and Hattie "Buddies" from Stella and Rose, My Mind's Eye; Conference Call and Dress Code from Ready Set Go, Amy Tangerine/American Crafts
Other: heart Artisan Chipboard, Pink Paislee; chipboard letters, the Paper Studio; lagoon Sprinklers, October Afternoon; gold washi; detail metallic gold embossing powder, JudiKins; Tiny Attacher; hearts stickers, EK Success; brown sequins; 4" doilies, Hobby Lobby; kraft photo corners; gold wired ribbon