Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Glue Arts and Maya Road Banner

Today I have a super special share for you. I love the trend of banners that has been so popular, and when we were given Maya Road as a sponsor for this week with Glue Arts, I got out all my bits and pieces that I have gotten from them. Then I decided that whatever I made, it had to be soft, pastel, and pretty vintage. I started out with a banner album, then added the canvas banners too. When I saw I had quite a few, I thought about what word I should use on it. and Handmade was perfect. I put on some stamped images, some glittered raw chipboard, and other pretty pretty's. Basically I threw out my own rules and just did what I wanted here. AND I LOVE IT!! I now have this banner overhanging a small window in my office and it looks just perfect there! I hope you enjoy this one!

"Handmade" Banner

Designer: Kristen Swain

Designer Tip: I love to leave the ends after I've sewn, I think the extra threads add a homemade look to my designs, one that only looks even more shabby chic then clipping them. 

Glue Arts- Extreme Adhesive Squares, Adhesive Squares
Maya Road- Canvas Banners, Chipboard banner, chipboard scalloped and small banners
Stamps and Chalkboard Spray Mist- Tattered Angels
Glitter- Joann's
Buttons- Doodlebug
Gems/sewing thread/twine/tulle- craft supply
crinkled ribbon-
stars/keys- teresa collins
assorted chipboard pieces
scallop punch- eksuccess
ink- tim holtz, stazon, andirondack
chipboard letters- American Crafts
flowers- prima

1. Spray chipboard banner pieces with Chocolate Chip Mint chalkboard mister. Let dry overnight.
2. Ink edges of canvas pieces with brown ink, then stamp butterflies with dark brown ink.
3. Sew doubled over pieces of tulle to backside of canvas pieces, ruffling with machine.
4. Squash down cardboard strips, peel off top layer, and punch strips, then use Extreme Adhesive Squares to attach to bottoms of teal tags, then stitch with machine.
5. Stamp butterflies with Staz-On onto vellum, let dry and cut out, then use Adhesive Squares to attach to tags.
6. Spray small banner pieces with Sand spray, then let dry, and stitch tops of with machine, then attach to tags with Extreme Adhesive Squares.
7. Use small strips of tulle and attach banner pieces together, then tie on small pieces of crinkled ribbon.
8. Attach various buttons, flowers, charms and chipboard pieces with Extreme Adhesive Squares to banners. Finish decorating with gems and twine.



Nati Tristan said...

That's absolutely beautiful! What an amazing job!

jramsdell said...

Love your banner, very soft colors.

Kelly Massman said...

Very pretty!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute banner! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Anonymous said...

V.pretty & i love your blog!! x

Court said...

This is just phenomenal. Gorgeous!