11/01/2011

Polkadot Door Designs ~ A Banner Event!

Welcome to the November Polkadot Door Designs Inspirational Blog Hop!!! If you've come here from Debby's blog you're on track; if not you can head over to the Polkadot Door to start at the beginning...you don't want to miss a thing! This is my first time as a guest designer (yay!) and I wanted to mark this occasion as a "banner event" in my life. When I saw this scrumptious inspiration photo my eyes were immediately drawn to all of those pies...Mmmmm!
With Thanksgiving drawing near I decided to create a festive banner inspired by all of the pretty pies on the long harvest table. Wouldn't you like to be sitting at that table with a fork in both hands...HA!!! Thanksgiving is our holiday; we've hosted dinner at our house for more years than I can remember. It represents family to me; I am forever grateful for them.


The base of my banner represents the harvest table, I scored lines to mimic the planks. Next I added papers from Webster's Pages, My Mind's Eye and tags from K & Company. I used bottle caps as pie tins filled with polka dot and striped papers as berries and pie patterns.
The Martha Stewart lattice punch along the top of each panel reminded me of latticed topped fruit pies. I used several scalloped punches and dies to echo those pies and tarts. A splash of turquoise to reference the pottery that stood out to me. The brads reminded me of tiny juicy berries and a couple of buttons had a pie-like pattern to them.
I drew and cut my pitcher from cardstock adding ink and chalk to give it the pewter look then filled it with bits of silk & metal herbs.
Tim Holtz typewriter keys spelling out family, a few more herbs and teeny tiny metal leaves pull my banner together! 

Your next stop is Aki and she's got something wonderful to share! Be sure to visit all of the blogs (the full list is below) and comment along the way (there's a prize to be had for doing so!). When you're finished hop back to the Polkadot Door and leave a comment voting for your favorite designer's project (we have a chance to win a prize!). After that make a dash to your craft room to whip up your own spectacular creation then link it up for your chance at an awesome prize too! You can find all of the info at the Polkadot Door Designs blog. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks so much for being a part of this with me ~Lisa

Design Team: Lindsay, DeeDee, Amanda, Debby, Lisa (that's me!), Aki, Nicole, Smitha, Joanne, Diana, Erin, Ujjwal, Nita
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20 comments:

lynn said...

this is darling!

Annette said...

beautiful banner..

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the banner, what fun to use all those great papers.

Tory Frail said...

What a great idea!

Joanne Leddy said...

Oh Lisa, there you go again...making me swoon over one of your projects. This is piled high with shabby goodness and I adore it! The combination of this and that ... seemingly thrown together in a vintage manner but yet each embellishment carefully placed with love. The mustard across the top keeps each pennant in the "family" while their individual gifts shine. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Amanda Johnson said...

Very beautiful! I love the patterns and colors you used in this banner. Great job!

Nancy Guse said...

Your banner turned out beautifully!!

Marie said...

Lisa, this total over the top! Oh my goodness such a wonderful array of delicious looking eye candy. The pies and the pitcher are superb! What a great GD you are!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh how pretty Lisa! What a wonderful banner full of so much eye candy!

snehal watwe welde said...

Awww such a cute banner .Love the use of colors

Neha Jain said...

beautiful banner

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Lisa. Love the gorgeous papers and embellishments. :o)

Ally said...

Oh man, I am sooo glad the power finally came back on so I could get over here at last! It has been a crazy few days. :-P And now my computer is giving me grief again! ACK!

Lisa, your banner is just spectacular! I am seriously amazed at all the beautiful, coordinating details you put into this. The colors are fantastic, and every little element is perfectly placed and obviously well thought out - it looks like all these things were just meant to be together, you've done such a wonderful job.

Excellent! ;-) Way to go, girl!!

igła i nitka said...

Great banner! I like so much these details:)

Cheryl said...

This is fabulous! Love that teeny little banner on the first flag! Cute!!!

Cyndie said...

How did I miss this when it first came out?!? Fabulous job! You have really put a lot of thought into this banner and it shows. Love the colors and patterns, and the cute bows and brads. And what are those dangly bits at the tips of each pennant? Cute, cute, cute!

Pauline said...

Lisa this banner is fantastic! Love the papers and embellishments, gorgeous in every way!

Lindasue said...

Love your banner! So festive and timely. thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow, this banner is just spectacular! I love the mix of elements and the colors!

Sue Lelli said...

Lisa, this banner will be the talk of your Thanksgiving table! LOVE all of the pretty embellies but really LOVE how you created the planks! Stellar project!