Monday, December 16, 2013

December Creative Challenge


Thanks for stopping by for MFT's December Creative Challenge. This month's challenge is to Make it a Banner Year! Ring the new year in with style with a home decor piece that takes a room from drab to fab. Get a head start on Valentine's Day, a birthday party, or create a banner for another upcoming occasion or theme. 

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have a project to share with you today. 


I have been wanting to make a banner for my studio since I moved into it!! The challenge was just what I needed to get it done!  The banner hangs at the top of my bulletin board. 

The individual banners are cut with the Jumbo Banner Day STAX Die-namics. I added a doily to each banner using the smaller die in the Dainty Doily Duo

I also went through my stash and collected some embellishments and metal accents I might want to use.


At each corner I added a flower and leaves with the Large Hybrid Heirloom Rose and Layered Leaves Die-namics.

Any patterned papers I used are from Crate Paper DIY. I also used MFT Card Stock, corrugated papers, and burlap. I love a lot texture!


The circles in the center of the doilies are cut with the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics. 

On the banner with the "R" I used canvas stamped in Black Licorice Ink, using the script stamp from the Art Expression Text Stamp Set for the background. 

On the banner with the "E" I created the background with the Checkerboard Stencil and Light Molding Paste. 


I used one of the dies in the Sew Nifty Die-namics to cut  the mannequin from a light weight chipboard and embossed it with embossing enamel. 


Here I added the hexagon pattern with the Mini Chicken Wire Die-namics. 

All  the letter are cut once from chipboard an once from card stock. After I adhered the pieces together I added a coat of Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze

Here are the products I used on my project: 


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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8 comments :

  1. it's gorgeous, Melody, so many beautiful details!

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  2. WOW!! This is just gorgeous Melody!!

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  3. Gorgeous. Love all the crafty details.

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  4. Love it Melody! You still have my home address for sending me gifts, right? :) Luv ya! XO, Mary

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  5. Beautiful Melody - love the basic formula for your banner + all the fantastic little details!

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  6. Wow! Absolutely stunning! Love all the elements!

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