Sunday, August 29, 2010

"All Aboard!"

Plugging along making my "H" panels for my Halloween Banner,Swap, I got to thinking how much fun it might be if I were say an "A" or a "W".

My husband will say to me frequently, "Elizabeth, don't think. Once you start, you can't stop!"

He's right, I know; but once I had made the "A", I couldn't wait to get to the "W".  My mind is like a train leaving the station. Once the wheels begin to turn, you had better jump aboard!

I adore this image from a vintage Get Well Card that I have used several times to make blog banner blocks.

This card was from my own collection, and I am sad to say I accidentally deleted the inside image from my computer. I think this one would be just as cute with a spooky Halloween message.

Both of my "L" panel images are cut from vintage Valentines owned by Finsbry. Any "long" images I think would work well for "L".

I just love how my "O" turned out! The moon is cut from a vintage postcard. The beautiful shade of blue as well as all of the other card stock I have used are called, Orange Peel. It is my favorite line of paper and can be found in all of my paper art.

This "W" was such a fun panel to make as well! The wonderful Chinese lanterns are from K&Co.

I'm sure you wouldn't have guessed my magician was from a vintage Valentine card! His rabbit doesn't look very happy with him.

Double "E"'s cute as can be! The masked party goers can be found on Meri's, Imagi Meri, whimsical blog.

A last card from  "N" finishes off my banner with a flurry of good fortune.

Oh My Gosh! I just love my Halloween Banner!


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness Elizabeth. My favorite would just be too hard to pick. They are all terrific and you just never stop.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Kateyed said...

You must have stayed up all night to do this! I adore it! I love how you did the zig-zag pieces. And you also had time to write on my blog...bless your sweet heart. I am not feeling so good and it just brightened my day!
Thank you. dear person!

Pieceful Bits said...

Love it Elizabeth! Please don't stop!! Thanks for sharing where you got all your great vintage card images from. So clever to use images from different holidays and they work perfectly.

sassypackrat said...

You are a tag making master. I so enjoy stopping by to see what latest project you've got going on.

Debby said...

So cute. I so want to see your studio. I just had my background check done for the school I work for....maybe Twirly girl could check me out. Did you see my last post. That lunchbox I bought for you when we almost met. Just let me know if you want a visitor. I know how to get to Delaware, hah. ((((HUGS))))

Little Messy Missy said...

What a great idea!!! Very sweet!

Unknown said...

Just beautiful!! I kinda choked on my coffee, over the rabbit. I was not expecting to see that face. He does look extremely unhappy doesn't he! I found a bunch of Halloween type valentines too. It's kind of interesting if you think about it you never see valentines with kids dressed up now. As always you are an inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow I just love how you create and make such lovely art.
Thanks for sharing!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Elizabeth, I love how you've plucked images from vintage cards in your banner. It has just made it so FUN! Twyla

Celestial Charms said...

I'm thrilled to see the rest of your letters for the banner. Absolutely exquisite! I was searching my brain for ideas for the rest of my letters. I'm already working on "A" now, but I was stumped for the other letters. You have now given me lots of inspiration to finish the rest, my friend. :)
Love each and every panel you added, just precious. I can't say enough about them. Yes I can, FABULOUS!

Anitra Cameron said...

Well, your DH may have told you not to think, but I'm sure glad you did--they're all DARLING!

Debbie/MO said...

Where do you get these idea's, take a vintage Valentine card and the thing you know it's in a Halloween brain just doesn't work that You are the most talented person :-)Thank You sooo much for sharing.

Lisa said...

I love this so much, Elizabeth! I had to go back to read your "how-to" post. I love your process.
I think you have covered this before, but I couldn't find it right away - what kind of paper are you printing the vintage images on?

Betty said...

Oh! That is so cute! Now, how can I top your own "E". Working on mine today.

Nan said...

Oh gosh these are all so creative and wonderful Elizabeth. I learn so much from you how to use images. My new craft room is coming, it has a roof on it if not actual windows in the holes yet. It will be a major project getting that arranged and shelves or storage in there devised. I wish you could stop over to help me lol..


Hi E!
NO...I didn't go on the ride...I just watched!! :)
LOVE the keepsake banner you and the gals are making. You all are very creative!
Thanks for visiting me.
deb :)

barncat (Lisa) said...

Oh, it's wonderful Elizabeth! I've been working on my "L", the pictures, the extras, they all came very easy, just can't figure out how to get the actual letter on there. And you made nine different ones!? I'm amazed!

Home and Heart said...

You should TEACH classes!! your work is always inspiring and perfect! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

I had to laugh when I saw this post....I just knew you would keep going!!!!! LOL What a wonderful job, as always! Just love the graphics...I am getting to my "O"s as we speak! Have a good week! :):) Sandy

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

You certainly have a lot of vintage greeting you make copies or use the originals in your creations? What a wonderful banner it will be!

You know I live here in Portland by Laurie...should try to meet up some day!

Unknown said...

Your tag swaps are always so beautiful!

I've passed on an award to you, check out my blog!

Lallee said...

Your banner is adorable! I run out of adjectives to comment on your wonderful paper art, Elizabeth. I especially love the O. So, does W stand for Wabbit? I had to ask ;-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I don't know how I missed this post, Elizabeth, but I just had to stop in and say I love this banner! You must be so tired of my saying I love everything! LOL! Unfortunately, I can't help it. I find that I love things that are just so creative, pretty and that I like to take my time looking at. So far, that is everything that I've seen on your blog! : )

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