Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Hanging

 
A little banner fun!  I love when I get asked to play with paper.  I made this as a display at my LSS.  Classes wind down for summer but we still want to keep everything paper filled with fun projects.  Banners always look so festive.  I hung this over my hot tub hoping it would pop!  Taking photo's of banners can pose a challenge. 
 
I used some nautical paper and the banner cut from birthday bash cartridge.

 
I layered a bunch of Sizzix dies, the movers and shapers round cuts, the snowflake rosette and my awesome mini antlers.  A little masculine touch!
 

I thought I could get away with the snowflake rosette for summer and it worked!

I cut "SUMMER" with my new Vintage Market XL Die from Sizzix on grungeboard.  Awesome having this font for bigger cuts.

I watercolored the mini blueprints 6 summer refreshments, fussy cut and attached to dangle.

I coated the vintage market letters in faded jeans distress glitter.

The summer theme all comes together!

 
Wow, as always thank you for the encouragement and support!  I have been working hard to have better "Blogger Karma", entering challenges and keeping on top of posting.  Especially this time of year as I become more outdoorsy and less crafting.  I love reading all the sweetness you leave behind.  Much Love!
 
Check out these awesome challenge blogs where I'll be playing!
 
A Vintage Journey, Texture
Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Fold It
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge, Masculine
 
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17 comments:

  1. Love your summer banner. You decorated each flag so nice. Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.

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  2. Oh Nicole, it looks super! Love those bright colours and the fuun elements you added to each individual one! Using those colours and elements the snowflake looks just fine! Love this creation!!

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  3. I love banners too Nicole and this one is fabulous with lots of gorgeous details. Thanks for displaying it aboard a Vintage Journey, I can just imagine it decorating one of those old steam train carriages or on a station platform welcoming in a special visitor. Great job xx

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  4. This is truly amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. Cute banner, Nicole !! I wanted to stop by real quick and thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such a nice comment!! I hope you have a great summer! <3 Candy

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  6. Oh, I just love a good banner! (And I agree...they are the very devil to photograph, but you did a great job!) This one welcomes Summer with style! I love all the fun extra images you added, and I think the snowflake rosettes resemble fireworks. Super fun! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #9: Fold it!

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  7. Amazing work, love the banner and especially the little antlers!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  8. such a great creation!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

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  9. Love, Love your Banner Nicole, you always do wonderful work. Thanks for joining us on Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  10. Brilliant bunting, absolutely love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  11. Your banner is beautiful Nicole and such fun! I love the antlers and those little mini blueprints are perfect finishing touches. Thanks for joining in at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  12. Lovely way to celebrate summer, Nicole. Great use of texture and I love all the summery touches! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

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  13. How very very fun!!!! The moose antlers had me laughing (growing up in Maine we saw them everywhere, but not so much now).
    I just love what you did.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  14. Oh Nicole what a fabulous banner! Love that you are putting those antlers to such good use and that you've shown a snowflake is not just for Christmas. Just a tad jealous of the hot tub too :) Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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  15. Such a fun banner!!
    I love the treats dangling from each banner piece.
    Summer is a busy time for us Canadians as we try to pack as much in to this season as it is so short.
    As for challenges I keep meaning to enter more of them, but when I do make a card or project for it, I forget to link it, lol.

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  16. This is a great summer banner! Very fun! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  17. Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!

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