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.
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.
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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