Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Let It Snow!


Don't ya just love a new challenge?! I am new to the Winter Wonderland Christmas Blog Challenge, which is now in it's third week. I've been wanting to play along, but needed to get my Christmas supplies together and organized first. I've decided it would be fun make a Christmas banner, with a single flag representing the theme for each week. When I'm done, I can tie them all together and use the banner as a Christmas decoration. This week's theme is LET IT SNOW! - one of my favorite things :) The image is from a free clip art sampler sent out by Dover Publications. (If you'd like to get their free weekly clip art sampler via email, you can sign up HERE.) I added some white flocking mixed with glitter to the furry parts of the children's coats, hats, and muff (can't really see it in the photo). I then encircled the image with a sparkly pipecleaner. The base is Basic Grey paper, with pom pom trim glued around the edges. I cut the "Let It Snow" from a journaling block, and added some mica flakes as snow. The little felt snowflakes are from Stampin' Up, and the buttons are vintage mother-of-pearl from my stash. I added some tape measure twill ribbon, cuz where I grew up in Pennsylvania, everyone wants to know how many inches of snow each little town got... quite the competition! I tea-dyed some seam binding and glued it to the top, leaving enough on either side to be able to tie it to the next flag. This was such a fun project; I'm so looking forward to what the ladies have in store for us next week!

11 comments:

Teri said...

Hi Jean :o) I love your banner! It's beautiful. And .... what a wonderful idea for a Christmas decoration. It's going to look just gorgeous when it's all finished.

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

dolcreations said...

This absolutely a great banner. What a creative idea! Love your blog and will visit regularly now tha I have found you. Thank-you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments!
Christine

Lynda said...

WOW Jean this is a truly inspired idea - can't wait to see the finished article in all it's glory. I will be following the progress for sure!

Lynda xxx

Pascale said...

Fabulous banner Jean, I love it.
Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week,hugs Pascale

joey said...

Hi Jean, fantastic banner, I love the vintage feel of the image and the bobbles along the edge. Thanks for joining us this week. Joey.xxx

LeAnne said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Thanks for the links to the Winter Wonderland blog as well as the Dover site...these images are right up my alley! What a fun project!

Kinglake said...

Hiyas this is different but stunning! xx jo xx

Hermine said...

Great banner

Shirley said...

Beautiful!

Anne said...

OMGoodness Jean, this is just stunning!!!! I love banners and pennants, and this is incredible!! And I absolutely LOOOOOOVE your idea of making a banner with the themes; that's just fantastic and inspired!! Thank you sooo much for playing along with us - I cannot wait to see your finished banner - it's going to be amazing!!! :o) xx

Pam S. said...

totally charming Jean! love it!
Pam Going Postal