Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine Banner

Before our week of challenges one of the girls in the stamping group said she wanted to make a banner for valentines and she was challenging the rest of us to do one too, well I had been wanting to make one and sometimes you just need a challenge to get you to finally do it.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do already but one of the things to the challenge was to have stamping and I wasn't quite sure how I was going to add stamping to it, I showed my hubby what I had done so far and he said the background on the white banners were to bare I should stamp a light background on them, so I have to thank him for the great idea!


Here is a closeup of one of the letters, I used a distressed text background stamp on them.


I used scraps of fabric and ribbon in between the letters, you have to have lace on a valentine banner right :)  and I added a row of pearl stickers across the top of the lace too.  The letters are all dies.  I had glued them on before stamping so when I stamped over them it gave a bit of a halo around the letters.  I used my crop a dile to cut holes into the burlap paper so I could string the twine through.

DCWV -- Burlap backed paper
Spellbinders -- Baby buntings and Font one dies
Lace
Glitz designs -- distressed background stamp set
Recollections -- bling on a roll
Shading around the banner was done with vintage photo distress inks

I am sharing this today on Apple Apricot Simply Neutrals and with Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration link up parties.  Stop by these blogs and just soak up all the inspiration and beautiful creations and pictures!

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by,

Connie

27 comments:

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, oh I love your LOVE banner. Such pretty details with the trims and the shaded edges of the letter banners. You took on the challenge and did it wonderfully. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Have a great day! xo

Debbie said...

i just adore these popular banners connie. leave it to you, you multi talented, creative crafter!!!

ps....when linking into stephanie's meme, your thumbnail was the first one that "drew me in" for a peak, i didn't even realize it was you!! that sure says a lot!!!!

Christine said...

Just adorable and so sweet, Connie!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just "love" the lace, my friend :)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with Roses of Inspiration. Love and hugs to you!

Dorthe said...

How sweet and lovely, wonderful with the little bows between the flags, and love the neutral tones, Coonnie.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is so pretty -- lots of great touches to make this extra special!

Sandra said...

I love how your banner turned out. It is perfect for Valentine's Day. It is so pretty!

Kelly Deal said...

Cute banner Connie!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Connie! This is gorgeous. Love LOVE the burlap and twine and lace and pearls. Just wonderful.

Anna said...

Lovely banner !!!!
Thanks for your visit !
Nave a nice day !
Anna

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Connie, your burlap LOVE banner is just perfect! I love the touches of lace, and the distressing...so romantic!

Roosterhead Designs said...

This is 'just right' Connie! You have me wanting to make a banner~ Sweet bows! (I love bows: )
I love the textures and neutral colors~ Thanks for sharing! ~Karen O

Diane said...

Wonderful burlap banner design Connie.

Hugs Diane

Marybeth said...

Beautiful burlap Valentine banner,Connie! I have a few I've made and then give them to my girls!

Leslie Miller said...

You're a busy gal, Connie! I love this with the burlap. Fabulous!

Shoregirl said...

What an ADORABLE love banner!! I love the burlap and lace combo -- so pretty! My style completely!

Ana Love Craft said...

Lovely banner, Connie! I love your romantic project!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Daniela said...

Oh, this is truly wonderful !!!!
I love banners, but I've never seen one so beautiful and sweet ... in my opinion it would be lovely not only for Valentine's Day, but for every day of the year hung at the entrance door for welcoming everybody !
I'd love to find the time for making it ...
Blessed be
Dany

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful banner, Connie!! Love the combo of the lace and burlap! gorgeous!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Connie...I absolutely LOVE your sweet Valentine's banner, and would so like to have one in my home too...if I may, I think it would be lovely to try something similar to yours for our upcoming Valelntine's picnic! Your work is just gorgeous and so neat...sending hugs to you!
Kelly-Anne

Alex said...

Connie, its lovely - yes, you met the challenge alright!
I think it would be quite okay if you 'forgot ' to take it down for a very long time!
I also think you have inspired a lot of friends, including me!
X

Gaby Bee said...

Your Valentine Banner looks enchanting. Love the combination of the lace and burlap!

Gaby xo

Laura said...

Such a lovely banner

Lace Age Girl said...

Hi Connie, Your Valentine's banner is charming. I like the burlap background with the lace.Great work!
Jesse

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

I love the banner, especially the lace and the burlap. Very cute!

Oliva Ohlson said...

I love this lovely banner Connie!!! Pinned it! I have missed so much of your awesome artwork...you have been so busy!

Pam Sparks said...

I love your pretty banner Connie! Love the stamping with the contrast of the elegant lace against the texture of the burlap. Very nice decor piece!