Tuesday, 27 September 2011

~*Using Banners*~

Hi all, Gems here.
At the most recent CHA show, something that jumped out at me was the use of ‘banner’ shapes being used on layouts, embellishments and also incorporated into patterned paper designs. So this month I decided to use banner shapes on three layouts I created using the absolutely gorgeous, My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Two – Sunshine line

As always the papers were of fantastic quality and the glitter on some of the designs add the perfect amount of pretty sparkle. 

All of the patterned papers on my layouts (with exception of the background on the first layout) are from the 6x6 paper pad which is incredible value for money. From this single pad I created three layouts and still have lots left to play with. 

I also used the following products:
You are my Sunshine Title 
Sassafras Mini Alpha
Kraft Mini Alphabeans
Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Buttons

[You are my Sunshine]

For my first layout I chose to scrap this photo of my daughter as a bridesmaid back in July. 

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The title embellishment provided a perfect title for my layout which obviously co-ordinated perfectly. 

I love to layer on my layouts and bannered edges create a perfect alternative to your usual straightforward straight cut.  

The key embellishment is from a previous My Mind's Eye line.

[Year One]

For my second layout, I decided to mat my photo on a strip of patterned papers cut into banner shapes. I think they add a real interest to the layout. 

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[Tree Hugger]

My third and final layout features two flag embellishments also cut into the banner shape. 

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 It also features a strip of burlap cut into the banner shape. 

The flag embellishments were super simple to make. Simply, cut a length of patterned paper and cut into a banner shape and wrap around a cocktail stick/skewer.

 So why not have a go at adding some banner shapes to your layouts? If you do, then pop a comment in the comments sections as I would love to come take a look! 

As always, thanks for stopping by xx


MissusMege said...

I love what you've done here! The use of the banner is so incorporated into the LO, which is great as they can sometimes look just stuck on.Well done you!

The tree hugger LO is simply adorable! :)

Louise said...

Beautiful LOs Gems, and such gorgeous photos. Love the use of the banners too x

Jenga said...

All gorgeous layouts Gems. I didn't like those papers until I saw this!!

Ifa said...

Gorgeous layouts Gem. Some great ideas here that I will give a go.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous layouts Gems, love the way you've added all the banner shapes.
Hugs Tracy x

Alison Richardson said...

Gorgeous pages!!! I love banners! Also thankyou for the new ideas of how to add them to a layout not just in the typical bunting style.

Nat said...

Lovely pages, love the use of the banner shapes xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous layouts. Love the burlap - definitely need some of that.