Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dream A Little Dream

Hi fellow bloggers,

I have a little dream, and is to be part of a wonderful tea. Today as I was trying to finish up this banner for Jinger's Design Team call, I got to wondering.....What would Jinger like, what is she looking for, what are her favorite colors......I really had alot of question, and no answers. This is because her scrapbook line has yet to be introduced. I really want to impress her because I am such a huge fan. I was also excited to see that Teresa the Scarpbooking Queen will be heading the new team. I am soooooo excited.

 But as I was speaking to my Friend Teresa she said, Michelle do what you do and just be you. I took a step back and realized that yes she is right! I felt so much better, and relieved about finishing my project with no pressure at all.......So here it is, and I would love to share how I put it all together, and there is a little surprise for my blog followers, so continue reading below.

 I really loved this banner I found in the Cricut Princess Party cartridge, instead of holes to add your ribbon, it made these thin slits at each end, and the ribbon went right through so smooth and straight. I cut the banner at 5 1/2". The letters where from Alphalicious and were cut at 4" including the shadow.

Something new I tried for the first time where Wobbles.....all the new craze, and I wanted to try it out. I really liked how it made the star on banner pop out, and the fun part it really wobbled.....LOL. It was really hard to get good shoot because it was so windy outside and then it started to rain......oh no!

I decided to distress the edges of my banner using my  blending tool by Inkessentials, and my Mixed Media Ink from Donna Salazar. This color is amazing and one of my favorites. It is called Peridot. I just added ink to my healing mat, and started blending in a circular motion. The more I blended the darker the shade I got, how awesome is that!

and here is how it looks after going over it once. I did 3x's to achieve the final look that I desired.

Now lets talk about the paper. This is the Indigo Bleu line from Pink Paislee.  With it I used the Chat Cloud die cuts that are part of this line, and they are so cute and full of glitter just the way I like it!

........Finally about the surprise I was writing about, I am giving this banner to one of my blog followers. All you have to do is, be a follower, and comment on this post.....easy peasy! For an extra chance to win, have a friend follow my blog and tell them you sent them. I cant wait to see who's home my banner will going to. Winner will be announced Friday Night April 6, 2012.


Java Jen's Creations said...

Gorgeous banner!! You are so talented!! Good luck!!

RayNTin said...

What a cute banner! Thanks for sharing!

Jen L said...

Love it ... Great job your banners are always beautiful ... Good luck on DT call ... They would be lucky to have you and your talent .

Cindy F said...

Super cute, Michelle. Good luck!

Linsey said...

Oh my goodness, your banner is DREAMY!!! So pretty and what a fabulous idea to use wobbles for added *umph!* hehe :) This is one fabulous banner and something to be cherished! I'm so happy you decided to stop worrying so much about the dt call and just show your beautiful talent!!! I think that's what it's all about and if I were Jinger, you'd have a spot fo shizzle! :P I love your work, I'm new to your blog, but will definitely be around for more great inspiration! Best of luck and have a super weekend! xoxo

roberta_mac said...

I love the banner, and the story behind it! :)

Creative Cutter Room said...

Very nice job...the banner is so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Cathie

Jennifer said...

First off, good luck... They'd be lucky to have you! Second, super cute banner!! I'd love to win. :)

TeresaK said...

Good luck to you Michelle! The banner is just lovely and your details were so helpful!
Cricut Demo group
happiqueen at aol dot com

Margie H said...

Great banner - I like how the letters are dimensional. Good luck on the DT call. I agree with your friend - do you own style, do what you love the best :)

Scrappy Beads said...

Your project is wonderful… *Ü*
Wishing you a beautifully blessed week ahead,
**Lots of BIG Hugs**

Connie said...

Wow Michelle! Gorgeous! Good Luck! You are a shoe in!!

Andrea Amu said...

This is such a pretty banner design, Michelle! All the best of luck to you on this dt call! You'd be a great addition to Jinger's new team :) I'm also looking forward to seeing her product revealed!

Irma said...

Dreams really come true! Wishing you the best in all your creative endeavors!

Michelle said...

And the winner is.......Scrappy Beads, congrats. Please email me your address.

Thanks to everyone who participated.