So the Disney bug has bitten big time (big surprise, eh?) and this post is all about INSPIRATION! If you can post a comment where in Disney you can see Inspiration Falls you win! (Prize: a special "good job" from me!)
Here is the inspiration of this week: Love Bird Bedding by Bananafish
|Love Bird Bedding by Bananafish|
|Love Bird Bedding Quilt|
I had my inspiration and now it is time to gather up my materials!
|Paper Pack (I already had this!!)|
The next step is to cut the largest layer of scalloped circles:
|Green pattern coordinates with the leaves|
|Four on on page!|
I cut my circles 1/2" bigger/smaller that way they have a 1/4" reveal when I am using traditional circles. However, when I am using scalloped shapes I go 3/4" larger than the shape that is getting matted on it (example, the green pattern was cut at 4 3/4" and the brown is cut at 4"). This is so the next layer leaves space were the dips in the scallops are. I have found that using only a 1/2" difference takes the circle right to the dip and the shape comes out looking too much like a flower (circles) or a postage stamp (squares) and if you are using a patterned paper you lose some of the pattern!
Next layer is brown:
|In goes the brown: 4"|
|Tip: Cut 3 circles. Click over right 3 clicks. Flip paper cut 1. Click right 6 times. Cut 1. You can get 6 4" circles on one page this way! Less waste!! Hooray :)|
|Brown on Green Pattern|
Next layer is pink!
Then the letters. I used Alpahlicious at 3 1/4". I cut the shadow out of brown and the regular layer out of a aqua with a cool blue stitch through it.
|Love this paper!|
|All layered together!|
Then comes the birdies! I cut one normal and then one on flip (3 1/2"), this way the birds look at each other and gives the banner a better overall look.
|Plaid for one bird and one wing|
|Orange polka dot bird and wing|
|Mix and match patterns for that chic vintage look!|
And of course a bow and rhinestone!!! Delicious!
String it on brown satin feather-edge ribbon and add the additional ribbons to the ends.
Here is the final banner!
I am so in love with the way this banner came out! And so awesome of my customer to give me such awesome inspiration to work from! I love doing custom orders and these past few weeks I have had a TON
of custom designs. So watch for a regular spot on the blog: Custom Mondays!
So that poses the question....
Where do you get your inspiration?