Hi everyone. I’m back today with the My Favorite Things October Creative Challenge. The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month we were challenged to create a custom banner. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today!
My project was totally inspired by something I saw on Pinterest. Someone had created a frame with the word “Welcome” hanging from tags.
I thought it would be fun to use the phrase “All you need is love” and have an extra string for hanging photos. By using the tiny clothes pins, I can switch the photos whenever I’d like.
Across the top of each banner flag, I adhered a thin strip with one edge die-cut using Mini Scallop Edge.
On the background paper, I used Amuse Studio Wheat ink to stamp the sketchy heart from Pretty Pocket and the tiny clothes pins were colored using a black Copic marker.
In case you haven’t heard, MFT is retiring LOTS of stamp sets (found here) …even some beloved à la modes. Although it’s sad, I know that we are making room for new fun sets. 🙂
Since this one, All Star, uses a flag, and it will soon be gone (sniff-sniff), I thought I’d take the opportunity to use it one last time (officially, anyway).
After coloring the image with Copics, I stamped a little heart (from Pretty Pocket) onto the flag using Amuse Grapefruit ink. Since the patterned papers I used are more of a creamy color, I sponged the edges of my X-Press It Blending Card using Ranger’s Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Along the bottom, I added extra flags leftover from my frame. I used the Mini Scallop Edge die to cut the bottom edge of the black band (beneath the sentiment).
On the inside, I used the rest of my flags, securing each beneath the sentiment panel.
Be sure to check out the MFT blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for so much for visiting today! 🙂
Frame Stamps: MFT Pretty Pocket Ink: Amuse Studio Wheat Paper: MFT Black Licorice, October Afternoon Woodland Park (8×8), Echo Park Dots & Stripes Homefront (6×6), grid paper (manufacturer unknown) Accessories: MFT Mix Match Banners, Fishtail Flags STAX, Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Circle STAX, By The Letters, By the Letters Uppercase, Notched Tag, Mini Scallop Edge Die-namics, The Twinery Shore twine, Copic marker (100), Canvas Corp mini clothes pins, X-Press It 1/4″ foam tape, frame (Ikea $1.99). Frame opening 8×10.
Card Stamps: MFT All Star (à la modes), Pretty Pocket Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Amuse Studio Grapefruit, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Paper: MFT Black Licorice, Whip Cream, X-Press It Blending Card, October Afternoon Woodland Park (8×8), Echo Park Dots & Stripes Homefront (6×6) Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, Y21, E31, R81, R83, R85, BG11, BG13, W00, W1, W3, YG91, G43, G46), MFT Mix Match Banners and Mini Scallop Edge Die-namics, Michaels mini brads. Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.