Laurie LaRose Creative Stampin' Up! Projects

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Work in Progress

So I've been busy crafting. I'm in the midst of building a new Christmas banner to hang in our entryway. I thought I'd share some of the pieces I've gotten completed.
 
Last night, I completed the letters and banner bases. I chose to use the Big Shot Oval die that's new in this years catalogue. I used up a few pieces of paper from the Be of Good Cheer DSP that I had left over from making the cards for the class, and embossed a few pieces of cardstock for the others. I used one of the sheets of paper from the gorgeous paper pack with embossed images on Kraft for the BG for the letters.
This morning I was playing with several embellishing ideas. Patty Bennett had a wonderful tutorial for placing the tulle behind rosettes and garnishing with the exqusite Vintage Faceted Buttons with a pearl for a finishing touch.
 
Next I sewed a Fabric flower and used a bigger button to finish off the middle. I love the way it turned out, I completed the flower by sewing some tulle behind it.

I made my first 'rose' from the Ornament punch. It turned out quite pretty, but not as tight as I'd like, looking a bit more like a magnolia, don't you think? So I may use it, or make a couple others.
Funny thing, all the embellishments may end up larger than I'd like for the banner... We'll see.

Thanks for stopping by,


smiles,
Laurie
 

3 comments:

  1. This is looking just gorgeous! Can you make two and send me one please! :D

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  2. What a treasure this will be, Laurie! I love your fabulous rosettes and beautiful paper rose!!

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