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″.