Thursday, March 26, 2009

Banners are all the RAGE!!!

I've really been drawn toward the Vintage/Shabby Chic trend...not my usual style. My middle daughter Courtney has always had a fascination with the 50s, Marilyn, Jane, and it's been fun working on a vintage banner for her. I'm going to surprise her with one that spells out her name (subtle). It's going to be pretty large when it's complete...but I think she will flip when she sees it. Here are a couple of peeks at 2 letters that I've completed so far. (Oh, and how much fun is it to make these tulle flowers...super easy schmezy!)
I actually made the templates and cut these 2 shapes (4 of each) from a very thick cardboard box. I also printed 8 quotes that remind me of her personality, or are inspirational for women (she'll be 18 in September). I can't wait to finish it and hang it on her bedroom wall. It's going to be so girly with lots of bling...would you expect less...haha!


dragonflydreamer said...

I'm really enjoying your blog. I've been wanting to make a banner for the longest, but just haven't felt inspired. Yours is so original. I'm sure your daughter loves it. I have two grown boys, but hope some day to have a granddaughter to make sweet girlie things with and for since my boys just never got into my projects like a little girl might.

mE said...

OOOH this is GORGEOUS already!!! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Inky Smiles!