Friday, January 31, 2014

Butterfly Mini Pennant Banner

 Hi Everyone!
Michelle here with a project that I have been itching to make for our kitchen window.
I wanted to make something that would be perfect for Spring all the way through Summer.
I love the colors red, turquoise, gold and black. Add butterflies and you have a perfect combination, right?
I hope you'll forgive me that I don't have a detailed tutorial like I usually do, but in this case, I did not have a master plan. I just made it up as I went! And I had a blast!
 I used some of the cardstock and chipboard shapes you see below from Gina's Designs.
The letters "LOVE"  are from The Robins Nest Glittered Red Stickers.
 The base of each pennant is made from canvas drop cloth. You can get it in the painting section of any home improvement store. Soooo much cheaper than buying it at the fabric store. The pennant triangle shapes were from a Stampin Up pennant die. I just traced the cloth to be bigger than the largest pennant.
 I used a variety of metallic acrylic paint and coated the chipboard pieces using my finger.
I  used a butterfly die and butterfly punches on music sheet paper. 

 A heat gun helped speed up drying of the painted pieces.
 I used my butterfly die and punches on Red and Gold Glittered Chipboard from The Robins Nest. The gold and shiny red you see around the edges of everything is made with Inka Gold.
 I simply applied it with my finger. I guess you can guess by now that I'm a 'hands on crafter'.   :)

 I used fine red glitter and chunky vintage gold glitter, then I accented everything with Obsidian Diamond Dew Drops.

 Here is some of the paper from The Robins Nest that was used in the making of the banner.
Classic Roses.
Red Glitter Paisley
Valentine Heart Cardstock
Valentine Stripe Cardstock &  (not shown) for the teal rosettes- Black Glittered Fleur.

Both Tombo and Aleen's extra tacky glue were to assemble all the fun.
Then tied everything together with a pretty sheer ribbon.

 I love the layering and the color combinations.
It was so fun to make!

Gina's Designs for chipboards and die cuts are so easy to use and work with any project.

 Thanks for coming by!
I hope you liked my project and are inspired to make one of your own!

- Michelle Frae Cummings


RockinReddRobin said...

So pretty!

Tonya said...

Gorgeous banner Michelle! It's a feast for the eyes!!!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cool banner! Love it!!

Lastochka said...

Oh, mine!
it is fantastic! loke your glittered elements!

Robin O'Crowley said...

Wow Michelle, this is adorable!

Susan said...

So cute and festive! Love it!

Camille Short said...

Love it!

Lee Brehon said...

Awesome tutorial. This is also pretty.

Cely said...

beautiful! love all the glitter!

Bev said...

amazing project.. fabulous details, layers and colours

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