Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Autumn


 Here is a banner I made for a swap at Paper Trader and it fits in with the theme at Inspiration Avenue "Autumn". For the banner design, we were to use a template but I took a little artistic liberty and used a template in my cricut to cut the backgrounds. For the paper on the backgrounds, I used double sided paper and then alternated the sides. I used the cricut again to cut out leaves of different colored texture paper. Underneath the letters, I added ribbon wrapped and painted cardboard for more texture.



Each letter included a pumpkin that I had sanded to give a more rustic feel. The fiber sting that tied each letter together was multi-colored. There is a little sparkle on the letters too.


Then on the last letter I added a dangled group of leaves.



Then yesterday I received in the mail my banner that was created by Connie  It is so beautiful. I love the sparkle background, warm earth colors, and the leaves, vines, and pumkins. I have hung it over my window in my art room.  


10 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh Amanda! This makes me wish I had a cricut or some die cutting machine. I really like all the leaves, including the dangled ones. Very autumn like.

Don't be surprised if some of our British friends call this a bunting. I learned that is what banners are called in the UK! Either way, it is awesome!

Carola Bartz said...

Such a beautiful banner! I like the colors you chose, really autumn-like. The pumpkins are super cool.

New End Studio said...

I like this, all the layering and the textures are perfect and so is the set of leaves at the end. Terrific!

WrightStuff said...

It's gorgeous and yes, absolutely perfect for the theme.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Amanda..absolutely gorgeous...I love the rustic feel to it as well..super charming!
fabulous!
Victoria

Magpie said...

I love banners, and this one is so perfect for autumn! Love all the warm fall colors!

priti.lisa said...

Hi Amanda...so clever and festive! What a great place to hang a banner! ♥♥♥

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful banner to herald Autumn!

Hettienne said...

wow! what a lovely blog - everything is so invitingly warm - I feel like sitting down and making art with you!

see you there! said...

This is a great banner, so much detail to look at.

Darla