Friday, July 24, 2009

Scottie Garland

Who doesn't love a banner celebrating all things Scottie dog! There are so many wonderful vintage greeting card images of this most beloved terrier to be found on Flickr.
I used as the base of my garland, four inch squares cut from card stock. With each layer of printed paper added, I assured my paper art would look as fresh as when made, years from now. I chose coordinating papers and limited my main colors to three; red, yellow, and blue. My secondary color is aqua, and my anchor color is black.

I love garlands that spell out a word. My word was easy to choose.... S C O T T I E !!! Because I love words so very much, I added additional words to each square.

I used black rub-on's for that anchor I talked about. A great tip when creating with paper is that they should never "drop" as it moves along. The black I have used causes the eye to move as though following rick-rack.

Buttons! There always has to be buttons! And do you notice all of the little odd words? They are found at the bottom of the CC paper. The names given to each pattern of paper make me smile.

Here I used two half moon shapes to each side of my square. An envelope flap would also be cute.

On each square I chose one element to stand out by using sticky foam pieces. Here I made the window frame stand above the little Scotties playing. So Cute!

A last step to add additional sturdiness and to continue the theme of the flash card words. I have added them to the back of each tag. A hole punched in each corner, a ribbon length knotted at each end to connect the squares.

Crocheted cherries to anchor the ends of my garland, and there you have it! A Cute as Can Be garland to hang in my craft room.


Scrap for Joy said...

Oh my stars!!!! This is just the cutest banner! I love Cosmo Cricket paper, too...I have tons of it! (Actually one of the papers I used on Bekah's was from this same line, the rest of the papers were K&CO) I love your recurring rick rack...who knew there was a science? I'm taking notes now! Scottie-how perfect for you E. Thank you for your kind words-you knocked me out!

Betty said...

Oh my gosh! this is so cute! You are so talented! I love everything about it from the colors to the images you used!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I was enraptured by your banner as I closely read your description of how you created this most delightful banner. My eyes nearly popped out when I read My name! I am so glad the cherries were useful in this beautiful creation of yours. Twyla

Raggedykinfolk said...

Beautiful, you inspire me! I want to try so many different creative things because of you Elizabeth. I will study this banner more and some day give this a try.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Major big sappy dog lover over here, so I'm especially smitten with your garland Elizabeth, so charming! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Lallee said...

This is so delightful. You have such a wonderful talent of putting things together just so. E, you really are an artist! Don't ever think differently.

Carla said...

The garland is very cute.

annemarie said...

Beautiful garland - you talent never ceases to amaze me!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

This is so stinkin' cute!!!! Of course, I LOVE scotties anyways and am enamored with your garland!

Anonymous said...

This is just so darling Elizabeth!!!
I absolutely love it. The colors and all the little vintage illustrations are so perfect. I love how it turned out! Thanks so much for giving me a shout out.;-)


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