Friday, March 4, 2011

Free Floating Banner

So the design team had a little challenge going on for this month's gallery. It all started when Debbi had a layout on her blog showcasing free floating pennants. I call them floating banners. And I just wanted to show them off to you today.

First up is Cindy. I have included two of her layouts. This first one has her banner basically hanging from the ric-rac. I mean this layout with the large format photo is just great to begin with, as she included the photo as part of the background for her embellishments. But then she added another little pennant there at the bottom right and it's upside down!

But wait, there's more! I loved her take on this half circle banner. She attached this edition with the baker's twine, and it has such a fun flair. I can see using different shaped punches and doing the same thing. Great layouts, Cindy.

O.K. Seriously? Look at Tina's banner. I am sure there is a fancy name for the flags cut that way, but I am just going to call it way cute! Her pendant has a very fun, and festive attitude to it. Again, it's free floating, which was the name of the challenge. And her choice of patterns is just the right color punch that compliments the rest of her layout. The colors help to draw your eye to the bottom of the layout, which is embellished with similar shades, and then to the journaling, which I am sure is indeed, noteworthy.

Debbi was the originator of the idea, and here is her project for this months gallery. I really like her take here. Her pendants are in a group of three, just like Tina did. Great design technique. She sewed her banner in place, and her choice in paper gives nice color contrast to the rest of her layout. I like that her flags are a little large and add the interest that they do. She has such a great way with layers anyway, and this project is no exception.

My free floating banner made it's home on a card. I, like Debbi, sewed my flags in place, only I used four. They are offset from the center which I think draws a little extra attention to them. I too went with contrasting colors yet subtle enough not to take over. The sentiment, to me, should be the star of a card.

I think this will be an embellishment I will use again. So thankful for Debbi bringing it to our attention. Hoping you find some inspiration from these ladies today and their way with paper.


Aubree said...

I agree, these banners are fabulous!!

pickmepam said...

very cute! love the card!

janet said...

I love all the layouts this month! The banners look great!

Heather said...

Love the free floating concept! But I think the 1/2 circle is my fav. :)

Debbi Tehrani said...

Well, I certainly can't take credit for the idea. I saw it somewhere during my travels through the blogosphere and decided to give it a try. Awesome takes on this challenge, everyone! Hope to see our WIP blog visitors try this and link us up so we can see what you did!

Trish said...

Loved the challenge, ladies! You are the best DT around!! :)