Sunday, 6 June 2010

My birthday bunting

A while ago I threw out all the birthday banners in our house in the hope that it would spur me on to make new ones for everyone, so when it came to my turn I thought I would use the new Fairytale collection stamps to make mine.  Inspired by this fabulous tower bookmark  I created this:

Again, like the pirate bunting, I have had to photograph it in small chunks as the whole thing stretches as one image and looks silly but I have to say that it looks rather fabulous hanging up in my lounge!  I have to confess that the whole thing took me ages particularly as I had half done it before I remembered the Paperartsy castle stamps I had so I just had to redo the middle wall sections and incorporate them into the bunting! 

Stamps used are Paperartsy, Prima (one of the butterflies), Elzybells (George and the Dragon), Making Memories (the text on the smaller flags) and Magnolia which are coloured in with Promarkers, lots of distress inks, stickles and glimmer mists have also been used so its actually very sparkly in real life.  Flowers - some are bought but most are made from the Tim Holtz tattered flower die.  Have used some prima pearls, sizzixed swirls and clouds and the letters spelling out my name are Primas flocked alphabet from our Paper {NV} kit.  Also the ivy leaves are cut using a new Docrafts punch that I treated myself to last week.  Its all held together with hemp which I died using pine needles distress ink.

Also for those that know me I hope you have all noticed that there isn't a pirate or mushroom in sight!

Thanks for looking :)


ally said...

Happy Birthday xxx

Bernice said...

Hope you have a lovely birthday