So, I’m starting to think the orange as the background just isn’t cutting it in this photo! LOL! Unfortunately, this is a banner I made over two years ago but I thought I would share it with you anyway! Since it was made so long ago I honestly cannot remember all of the sizes things were cut at. I do remember that I used Storybook, Indie Art, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and either George or Plantin Schoolbook. I made this when the markers were really hot stuff and cut the wings, lips and crown using the markers on the top layer – the marker outline REALLY made the images pop and gave the boarder an edgy… funky, yet shabby chic feel. Everything is layered 2-3x for extra dimension and stability too. Pieces of corrugated cardboard, scraps of paper, LOTS of chipboard, styrofoam letters painted black and then sugar coated with black fine glitter, pieces of feather boas, wire, clothespins, etc…completed the look. The bottles hanging from the letter “O” are actually mini empty bottles of glitter. I made labels for each. One reads ” Love Potion #9 and the other reads “Hot Stuff – add three shakes to spice things up.” I glued the labels on the bottles and then used a spray adhesive to cover the entire bottle and rolled each one in super fine clear glitter. The tag bases are cut from chipboard using the deep cut housing blade. Worked like a charm. I then cut patterened paper a size smaller and used my sewing machine set on the largest zigzag stitch and black thread. Little butterflies adorn the ribbon that were from some paper I had where you could just punch them out. I layered all of the butterflies 2-3x and glued only the centers and fanned out the wings to make them look as though they were actually fluttering. A large piece of black and white polka dotted ribbon was threaded through each tag and then small pieces of tulle, and ribbon scraps were tied randomly along with butterflies attached here and there.
It’s definitely an oldie but a favorite piece of mine. Sure wish I would have taken the photo last year with a white sheet or something behind it though….oh well!
Are you feelin’ the love? *wink*
Happy Crafting, my friends!
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