Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Creative Challenge-Banners

Hey everyone!! It's time for the My Favorite Things Creative Challenge. The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to create a custom banner using our assortment of STAX Banner Die-namics.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today. 

For my banner, I decided to go with a winter theme, so SNOW it is!! 

I started by cutting my flags from the Jumbo Fishtail Banner Die-namics out of Fossil cardstock. My paper for the layer on the flags is from the MME Be Merry paper pad. 

Next, I used the 3/8ths Rosette Die-namics and my other cardstock colors: Wild Cherry, Pink Lemonade, Berrylicious, and Jellybean Green. I cut the die cut pieces in half to create my rosettes. Then I added a button in either Wild Cherry, Berrylicious, Pink Lemonade, and Jellybean Green, with hemp cord tied in them.

Underneath my rosettes, I used the Fancy Flourish Die-namics in my cardstock colors, and added brads to the corners. My letters were cut out with the High-rise Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics in Sweet Tooth.  I also used the Let It Snowflake Die-namics to add some snowflakes in all my cardstock colors as well.

On each end of the banner, I used two different Pure Innocence sets: Frosty and Fabulous, and Holiday Hugs Snowman. They were both stamped on X-Press It blending card, and then colored with my Copics. To finish, I threaded a piec of Hemp Cord through the tops of all the panels, and tied double bows on each end.

Here are the Die-namics I used:

Well that is it for me for now! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!! Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things blog to see a full list of designers participating in today's challenge!