Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sunday Stamper: Happy Heart.

Here I am again folks with the last piece of my banner. Hels has invited us to do something that makes us happy. Well I have to say Autumn does that for me. I love the temperature 'cos I'm no good in the heat. I love the colours and the smell and how the trees turn into beautiful hues and stamping on scrunchy dried leaves and splashing in puddles and conkers and acorns and berries and hot soup and the smell of bonfires and I could go on and on. I decided to emboss my banner first with a leaf plate and then did it again and cut out some of the leaves for dimension. Then I put my hand to a few distress inks that are the right colour and splashed about with them!

I chose Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon. Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage and Gathered Twigs. The sentiment is from elusive Images and the large leaf that has been  layered with sticky pads is from Tim's new blueprint set. I rubbed some viva gold paste here and there but it hasn't shown up in the photo.
Then I tried to photograph the whole banner, and what a job that was! In the end I laid it out on the carpet which has photographed very badly, but I hope you get the idea!
I love it when a project comes together! My next challenge is to climb over all the heaps stuff in the craftroom and find a space on the wall above the shelf to hang it. I shall photograph it when it is up but I guess that won't be today!
Hope you are all having a  lovely Sunday. x


  1. WOW its looking fabulous - look forward to seeing it on your craft room wall

  2. I'm an Autumn kind of gal too ;) Love your whole banner
    xoxo Sioux

  3. That's a fabulous autumn banner piece, lots of great colours and leaves. I bet your finished banner will be perfect in your room.
    Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment.
    Hope you have had a good weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. You have done a wonderful job with your autumn banner Barb...loving the rich autumnal colours...and Wow... look at all your fab artwork together , your bunting will look absolutely stunning and so inspiring when it's hung up on your craft room wall...x

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE... and your banner all together... wow, you did it... how FAB!!!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  6. Love this! Those leaves are stunning - super colours! That banner will look fantastic when you get it up! Thanks for your comments on mine, Chris

  7. Love your autumn pennant. Your banner looks absolutely gorgeous - well done on finishing it!!

  8. Your whole banner is beautiful but the Autumn one is quite stunning, love how you have done the leaves and the colours are just amazing. A x

  9. What an amazing project. The Autumn one is gorgeous & the leaves look beautiful. Congratulations - you've done a brilliant job. You've done a great job photographing it too-banners are tricky things to capture on camera! Are you starting a new one? Sx

  10. Excellent! I love your banner garland, Barb. I believe I got to see all of the banners you made since mid-summer, but didn't realize you had completed so many others. By the way, your little man is looking big and strong. Blessings to you and your family.