Friday, August 14, 2009

A Fun Experiment

Someone recently asked me to make a custom NEST banner for them. Well, I've had an idea floating around in my mind for awhile now, that I thought would fit this project perfectly. I wanted some BIG flying birds to hold the banner.
I tried an experiment... I stamped some soaring birds onto a printed page, (actually this little tiny sheet is from a scrapbooking set), scanned it, and printed it as an 8 x 10. I printed it onto card stock so it would be stiff.
However, I felt like the birds were too dark for the project...
so I glittered them. : )
I was so happy with the end result.
I tried the banner with green garland, and silver.
Next, remember when I showed you these a while back?
Well, she was tons of fun!!! She's kind of messy, cuz she's my prototype, but I'm planning on putting one or two in the Shop eventually.




And finally, I'm planning on making this to say BOO with BIGGER triangles to put in the Shop. It will cost less than this one with six letters.
Happy crafting! : )

26 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Oh my gosh - you are CRAZY, talented/artistic/creative! Absolutely ADORE the banner and if I decorated in those colors, I would own one. It's so great! And the Halloween stuff is just FABULOUS! You could make begin spending money on things I won't use! Not good! I don't decorate for Halloween - no young kids in house and 7 animals that think anything new, extra, hanging or sitting within reach must be a toy... ahhhhhhhhhh, the disappointment I must endure for the love of my animals and my budget...... You're corrupting me.

GrandmaBev said...

You are so talented and creative. Your experiment turned out really well.

The Hopkins Home said...

Wow! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the glittered birds. I wish I had half of your creativity. By the way I nominated you for an award - you can pick up the button and details at my blog :)
Christen

Darlene said...

ALL of your new creations are FABULOUS!!! Well, you know I think YOU are fabuous anyway!!!

I received my box of goodies and they are ALL PERFECT!!!! THANK you!! I will blog about my etsy purchases next week!

Kim's Treasures said...

You are sooo talented!!!! Love your new items!!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Looks like you are having loads of fun in that fabulous craft room of yours!
Everything turned out perfect-as usual!!! :)

Have a great weekend,
Robin~♥

Jill said...

I love the glittery birds! Soooo cute!

TinyBear said...

Oh - I LOVE your new banner with the birds and your halloween pieces are so great too - thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely weekend.
Tina

Molly said...

Isn't a problem just an opportunity to be creative? :)
The banner turned out fantastic!

And oh my goodness is she great! Totally delightful. What a fun bunch of stamps you have.

MiMi said...

Me loves em!!! :)

Scrap for Joy said...

Whoa Nelly! This post is a gold mine of inspiration. Your glittered birds came out great (Hmmm, I have that stamp set, too!) and I love your witch...please sign me up for one whenever you get them made. I don't have many Halloween decorations and she is a beauty! Loved everything today...not that I don't always-hehehe!
xoxo

Mildred said...

Cute banner. I love it! What imagination and talent you have.

Carrie said...

Love the banner it is so great!

Joyce said...

I love Halloween and this is just all too cute:)
Joyce

roseylittlethings said...

Love the little witch she is super cute!

Mimi Sue said...

Very, very cute. LOVE the halloween lady. You've got the talent girl! Mimi

Jacqueline Jaggers said...

You have inspired me! Your work and creativity is just devine and then some. I will return often to visit you. In the meantime, I'm over at Once Upon a Fairyland bloggin all about my childhood...come visit when you have a minute Miss Inspiration!

Mimi said...

Hi M.L.!!!
You have a busy creative mind there!!! Love it!!! My bird room just might need a nest banner!!! I'm going to go look and see if it will work somewhere!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Kim said...

You get so much done and they are always so great. You are amazing. I love your things. I went to check out your Halloween things (not that I have any need for more Halloween) but they were already sold.

I guess I am not the only one who loves your creations.

I'm having a giveaway...come and join in.

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Love that banner (you creative thing, you!) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that doll/art girl you made! She is fabulous!

writing4612 said...

I've visited your blog from time to time. You are SO creative!

I saw the shadow box necklace in your shop...did you solder it yourself or buy it? I'd love ti knw.

You can email me at writing4612@yahoo.com

The Burners said...

I love how crafy/creative you are! Can we say perfect fit for the enrichment committee craft nights!? Keep up the great work. P.S. I'm not sure if I told you this but I've tried all of your recipes and they have been a hit. Hope you post some more for this clueless cook!!! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

That is so cute...You are CREATIVE....This summer has been so crazy that I have not visited some of my favorite blogs often. I always enjoy stopping by yours. Have a Happy Sunday! I have a giveaway going through Monday morning.

lala said...

Love the banner and witch paper doll-can't wait for the shop update!!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! These things happen! That nest banner was made by Madai when she used to have an etsy, so I didn't make it.

I like your nest banner and the witch is cute!

Manuela

cindy said...

Love the Nest banner! How cute is that to blow up (lol! sounds funny) a stamp. Will have to try it! Cute, cute!

-c
yapping cat