Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hooked on Craft Challenge #7 - Spring has Sprung!

It's so hard to think about Spring when I am waiting with bated breath for the cooler temperatures of Fall and Winter, LOL. Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are probably just as anxious for Spring as I am for Fall! It's been so hot and humid here. Temps were about 110° F (about 44° C) on most days for the past couple of weeks. It really won't really cool down until November, but it will at least be less than 110° very soon. With the humidity, it has just been uncomfortable! At least we haven't had any hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes - for that I am truly grateful!

Our new challenge at Hooked on Craft Challenges focuses on the theme, "Spring has Sprung!" How perfect is that? The challenge will run from September 5th until September 17th. The theme is broad enough for you to include Spring flowers, plants, gardens, etc. Elements related to the theme may be found in your paper, embellies, or images. As always, Karen will have a sweet prize for our winner! Good luck, gals!

I know that it is hard to see the complete banner, but Blogger limits the photo size. I think if you click on the image, it will reveal a larger one. I will give you photos of all of the components. Each pennant has been separated from the next by a little tag made from a Magnolia doohickey tag set. I used Quickutz dies for the alphas. In the upper left of each alpha tag is a beautiful little white daffodil accented by punched stems. On the upper right of each tag, I have also used gorgeous roses as a way to separate the components. The roses are in three differing shades of pink. Soooooooooooo pretty!

Now, for the pennants. These were made with my Nestabilities dies. I used three sets: scalloped pennant, straight edged pennant, and a pennant border set. Each of the stamped images has been colored with Distress Inks.

For this pennant, I used the sweet little stamp called Cute Puppy With Flower Isn't it just the cutest? I also used tiny Prima flowers and centered each one with a little white pearl.

This pennant features the stamp entitled, "Cute Puppy with Bone." Again, this image was also colored with Distress Inks. The top of each banner has been elevated using pop dots.

Here is the midpoint pennant featuring a stamp entitled, "Cute Puppy Sitting" Look at the perfection of that paper rose! These are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

Our fourth pennant features Cute Puppy in Kennel. I thought that little dog house was so adorable with the flowerpot chimney. The Distress Inks really made the slats look like wood. I tried to give some depth to the image of the dog house. It's hard to see in the photo, though

The final pennant has the adorable Cute Puppy Walking stamp. I love that little ladybug on the pup's tail! Too cute!

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope you enjoyed your visit and got some inspiration from what I've created. Have a wonderful week!



Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Chris! Wowzer's girl, this turned out beautifully! It was hard to imagine what you had in mind but now that I see it, I just have to tell you that you did a fabulous job on this. Your coloring of each little puppy is beautiful! The images are really CUTE! I love the banner idea and spelling out the word SPRING is perfect with the Dream Tag. Awesome job my friend!!!
Hope the boys will be home soon!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! Love your banner idea,that Doohickey is just perfect for this
Hugs Julie P

Jean said...

Goodness Chris, I adore your puppies and the coloring of each one of them and the banner which spells out the word spring. You did a beautiful job which looks very time consuming and hard but you made it look so gorgeous..
Hugs, Jean

paola said...

this is such a novel idea, was really wondering how you would have used the tag over and over. You usre colored the pups beautifully and i LOVE the banner for spring, you rock!

Mandy said...

Wow this is fabulous I love it Chris..It's so pretty and perfect for our spring challenge...
Mandy x

Norma said...

OMG, Chris, it's fabulous! You did a fantastic job. Gorgeous design for a banner. Those doggies are real cute--my fave the one in the dog house...LOL. Beautiful colouring. I just love it!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

This is so pretty Chris. I love the cute different textures on this banner. Great idea putting it on the mantel. This makes me wanting to do one for Christmas :o)

Christina C. said...

How adorable, Chris!!!! You did a magnificent job on this project!
Such darling puppies, colored to perfection! Love the whole banner idea....very creative.

Paula said...

oh my, this is incredibly gorgeous! I love all the extra details!!! I really think all the puppy images are so cute. You did a GREAT job on this project!

Sandy said...

What a project Chris - how long did it take you to make this wonderful garland? The puppies are so cute. Yes it is hard to think of spring -- I am ready for fall! Another one of your beautiful works of art sweet Chris!

Rene said...

Chris! Oh this is AMAZING! I just LOVE it! What an adorable image...too fabulous!!!!!
Rene :D
P.S. The girls and I camped out last night in the was around 50. There is nothing better than having to snuggle under blankets to keep warm! Cool temps are coming, I promise!

Rosie said...

Absolutely breathtaking and gorgeous!! Hugs!!

Jackie said...

Hi Crhis
loved loved fabulous job, perfecto, perfect
xox Jackie

Sharon Caudle said...

Ok, seriously....could this be any better?! No, I don't think so! I love how you used the tag in between the banner to spell out spring, and those pups are the cutest thing ever!!! Beautiful colors, gorgeous coloring, and just a really fabulous creation, Chris!!!
hugs, Sharon

Jackie Thomas said...

Hello my lovely friend. Oh my goodness, what a stunning project. Wow, You've blown me away. I'm still up visitng family and will be coming home Monday. It's going to be very hard to leave. I'll fill you in when I get home. I'm unable to send emails for some reason.
Love to you xo

Kelly said...

Your banner is awesome Chris! You are so talented and I love seeing what you make

Paper Lace and Card Nook said...

Lovely banner Chris your work is always so fantastic.
hugs Carolyn

Monique said...

Oh wow. This is so lovely !

Hugs Monique

Unknown said...

Oh my how did I miss this banner. Chris this is gorgeous and so so so cute!!!!! I love it~~~~ Sorry i am trying to catch up on blogs!!!! But this is so worthwhile!!!!!