Saturday 7 April 2018

2018 #6 Banners & Bunting: Mini Bunting with ETS {by Keren Baker}

2018 Topic 6: Banners & Bunting

From Vintage to Fresh and Funky, that is how we roll ... this bunting topic certainly highlights how much flexibility there is to take things in your own direction with ease! Keren has a LOT of fun here with Tracy's gorgeous stamps! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Keren Baker with you today, and I'd like to share with you a little project using mini bunting adapted from the wonderful new Tracy Scott sets. 

I wanted to do a modern take on bunting as despite being a complete bunting fan (if you could see inside my house, you'd know), I wanted to do a modern version rather than the ubiquitous triangular version that I love. The challenge was to create mini bunting but using larger blooms.

My initial plan was to have flowers strewn along some sort of repeated shape. I was hoping to use the flowers themselves until I got the frame that I'd bought for the purpose and realised that they were going to be far too large.

I used Tracy Scott stamp sets15 & 16

I thought I could use the flowers using shrink plastic- but colouring that is always a challenge. I wondered how to make larger flowers more 'mini' but I then realised that the answer to my problem was on the stamp set 16... the leaf fronds- they were the perfect baby bunting - reminiscent of the kind you see in every kitsch tea party worth its salt!

I knew I wanted to have a focal point behind the bunting and pulled out my Hot Pick 1301

To give the sentiment a bit of embellishment without overwhelming the space, I added the blooms partially around the edges and to give them dimension, added a light blue edging around each one

Once I had created the background, I spied the edging in Set 15 and thought that it might be a perfect extra straight bit of bunting.

So all that was left was to create the swathes of bunting- I had jungle-y rain forest vegetation in mind, so just attached various sizes together to create a pattern. I used Tonic alcohol markers to colour all the blooms and leaves.

I really loved creating with these Tracy Scott images - even used partially they add so much energy and vibrancy to your projects. 

This topic is the perfect way to be creative with the sets you have (or be tempted into buying one of these fab Tracy Scott sets). The flowers are a good enough size to be able to doodle and add details to and I can't wait to try them with a softer palette too.

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Lauren Hatwell said...

WOW! What a gorgeous project! You've definitely woven your magic again.... love it!

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Helen said...

Fantastic!! what a clever idea.

Clare Lloyd said...

It’s gorgeous

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project Keren

~amy~ said...

This is AWESOME.

Redanne said...

Keren, this is a wonderful creation, the flower banners are gorgeous!! xx

Kirsten said...

This is so lovely!!

Clare said...

I love your bunting project it’s gorgeous. The house frame is perfect for the beautiful blooms! Hugs, Clare x x

Connie said...

This project is so sweet. I love how you show us over and over again how rubber stamps and not just for cards and scrap-booking.

jojo79 said...

Fab project Keren

rachel said...

beautiful work Keren - this is gorgeous x

Cocofolies said...

I love this creation, gorgeous!!! x

Corrie Herriman said...

What a great project ! Love it !
Corrie x

JoFY said...

Love it!! x