Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Another 'first' for me.

I am quite surprised how adventurous I am getting of late - first the journal course and now a banner swap on UK Stampers Forum.  Talk about jumping in without dipping a toe in first!  The themes are colours chosen by each entrant - yikes - and so many combinations - each one will be totally individual.

I have spent the afternoon doing this one.

This took me hours to make - I hope I get quicker as I get used to making them.

Firstly I had to cut out a template.  Then I had to rummage through my drawers for colours to match the criteria.  I decided to go with a French theme - I wonder why - in vintage colours - of thosen given which were green, pink, and turquoise in fabrics.

I have cut - oh the joy of using scissors again - but only because these have to be of a uniform size.

The banner backing is a lovely woven vintage piece of thick silk type material with an embossed classically vintage pattern.  I tore some dusty pink fabric and stamped upon it some French script.  I did an image transfer onto cotton and coloured it with Promarkers to enhance the colours. 


I found a lovely piece of almost pearlescent wired ribbon from my flower arranging days which was just the right size to fold over the hem.  It really catches the light and glistens in shades of turquoise to a rich deep blue.

The embroidered lace on the header is so sweet, it's the palest turquoise vintage which I cut off a small piece of netting - ouch that did hurt - and the 'Bonjour' is stamped on a scrap of lovely yellowing book paper.  It is finished off with a copper letter.


20 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous colours, Lottie and you're far more adventurous than I am, I can assure you. Love what you're doing lately :D

joanne wardle said...

it's fab, love it

Sandie's Patch said...

Yes, they are gorgeous colours, I particularly like the ribbon.
Well done!

Sandie xx

sam21ski said...

Stunning xxx

Lulabelle said...

Lottie your bunting is lovely! Love the colours and all the different material you have used!
I think any of the swappees would love to own it (I know I would, shame I didn't sign up, wish I had now!)

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Lottie. you really are talented with the needle

Paula said...

lovely colours

Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous Lottie, glad Im in this swap!
x

themessycraftroom said...

Someone's going to be very lucky when they receive your pendent , it is gorgeous. I adore the colours.
A beautiful piece of work again. Well done. XHugs ChrisB

Linda Elbourne said...

It is lovely ... well worth all the effort!

Sally H said...

Stunning colours Lottie!

Createology said...

My you are the adventurous crafter these days. This is wonderful. Happy creating...

Angelnorth said...

Gorgeous piece Lottie! If you're anything like me then I'm afriad the bad news is that it won't get much faster - I spend more time picking out bits and "fiddling" than actually making the thing and it's pretty rare for me to break out of that mould! I love the variety of textures you have in this piece and your image transfer looks great! (hee hee - my word verification is inkfool!)

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous! x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

This is just lovely Lottie.
Your combination of fabric colours and the stamps are perfect.

I always think I take far too long to make things too - with me it's more "will this be right"? or "maybe I should do this"!!! LOL

LazyKay said...

Oh, you are brave, this is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you get back and what else you make forthis challenge.

xxxxxxxx

Neet said...

Lovely work again Lottie and the colours you have chosen are beautiful. Love that piece of vintage lace you have used. Wish I could do work so beautiful with material but sadly no.
Look forward to seeing the next one.

Minxy said...

you say your jumping in at the deep end.. i've not done anything like it either and i'm in charge LOL.. think your bunting is just fantastic hunny, keep up the great work x

Sid said...

Simply fabulous banner !!

yasmindeboo said...

Simply gorgeous; Lottie i would love to know how you do your transfers.