Thursday, January 19, 2012

Theme Day Thursday - Art Philosophy

Welcome back and thanks for visiting.  It is Theme Day Thursday over at My Cricut Craft Room
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For today we could use a Valentine's Die Cut or the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Well Art Philosophy is my favorite cartridge, so of course I picked that!!!  I am so excited to share this project with you because I almost always make cards, but today, I decided to try something different.  For the last several months I have been seeing alot of people making banners and I have been wanting to try one.
Here is a sneak peak!!
I use Art Philosophy for all cuts except for the leaves.  Those were cut from Mother's Day Bouquet at .75".  The banner pieces were cut at 5" from page 39 using the Layer and Decorative Layer features.
The letters were cut at 2" using the font feature.   Here are pictures of the rest of the letters

As you can see I made more flowers.  I just love making these flowers.  I used the flowers from
page 70,once again using the Font Feature, they were cut at 3" & 2.5".
I cut them from cream, hollyhock and pattern paper.

I made a bunch but only ended up using 4 of them, but now I have some already made for another project!!
All paper for this project is from the Close to My Heart "More to Adore" paper stack.  This is more paper from my stash that I am trying to use up before buying more!!  I just love this paper stack.  I inked the edges of all layers using CTMH Choolate stamp pad.  I sptritzed the flowers and the letters with Glimmer Mist in Petal Pink and Walnut gold.  I added some pearls and gems.
Here is a picture of the finished banner.  It is hanging on the wall of my cubilcle at work!!

Well thanks for hanging in there with this long post!!  Make sure you check out the rest of the design team project over at My Cricut Craft Room


Josie0602 said...

I love your banner! I really love everything I see made with Art Philosophy and I would love to get that cartridge!
Your DT sister

angel4ever said...

This is really pretty! ♥

Liz said...

This is just gorgeous, love the paper you used

Gloria said...


Doris P. said...

beautiful colors in your banner. This cartridge is a must have and I need to get one!! - dt sis Doris

Debbie said...

lovely banner
upnurse at aol dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Loved how the inking added dimension to the flowers.
-fellow DTer

Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous banner!!! Love the colors and the flowers are GORGEOUS!
Sherrie K

Sheila said...

What a gorgeous banner! Great job.


Yvette said...

Your banner is really pretty!!! I love the flowers!

Sherri said...

Your banner is adorable!! I haven't ever made a banner before but I'm thinking I should put it on my bucket list!!

your dt sis,
Squeaky Scrapper

Unknown said...

Kathy this is so pretty! I love your color choices and the flowers are just breathe taking! TFS, Mary M

Vicky said...

beautiful, Classy !!! love your banner and the paper. Well done.

cema1cema said...

Kathy I love love love your project!! I don't have this cartridge yet, but I do want it!! Your flowers are beautiful! Love your color choice!! I love pink and brown together!! Christina

Shelly Lynn said...

Awesome job Kathy!! I love all the detail you added to your banner... most banners I see are plain but yours looks GREAT!! Those flowers are perfect!! GREAT JOB!! TFS!

DT Sis, Shelly Lynn