I love buntings. I think they are just about one of the prettiest things around. They're whimsical and joyous and sweet... and such a pain to photograph.
This particular bunting is a happy thing, all yellow and sunshiney. But pictures! Ugh, pictures. I was moping around this morning trying to figure out how to show it off when the new woodshed caught my eye.
The Mr used recycled wood so it doesn't LOOK new, but huzzah for that because it's the perfect contrast to my pretty flaggy thing-a-ma-doodle. I'm certain Mr had no idea he was actually building me a giant photography prop.
But on to the bunting! I knew I wanted to create a long banner so I used two sets of this Banner Builder Pennant Set. Instead of layering straight and scalloped edged pieces, I've used them separately.
I painted the chipboard white and stamped the edges with a floral filigree pattern. Atop of that I applied papers from Floral Shoppe (which is gorgeous and probably my favourite Graphic 45 paper ever.) The colours I chose are a very subtle nod to my beloved Hufflepuff house.
The butterflies are stamped onto Floral Shoppe Indigo Lilies. A few dabs of white paint are added as highlights, then I fussy cut those suckers.
The flowers were created using elements from the Large Tag ATC and Flower Die set.
That snip of lacy paper at the top was created by clipping a portion of clock from from the Square Tag and Clock Dies
Attach all those bits to a length of ribbon and you've got yourself a bunting that is very difficult to photograph!
Thank goodness for new woodsheds that look old.
Here's the bit list if you too would like to make a pretty hanging something-or-other.
Floral Shoppe Indigo Lilies
Gilded Lily Stamp Set 1
Square Tag and Clock Dies
What time is tea (with crumpets, jam, and a wee nip on the side of course!)? Beautiful and festive...even the fairies will attend!ReplyDelete
I am completely enchanted with your stunning festive summer decoration! As always, lovely work!ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous. Really exceptional. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas.ReplyDelete
This is so pretty, it could be hung on top of a curtain or over a doorway all year!ReplyDelete
Sooooo pretty Nichola! And you did well with photographing!ReplyDelete
It's just isn't every day that most people are able to dine and relax on a more than 200 year old boat. a fantastic readReplyDelete