Friday, July 15, 2011

I don't party, I Fiesta!

Okay, so it's the same thing... unless you have WeR's Fiesta paper line in your design team kit.  Now, I'm not going to lie, I was a little intimidated when I got my kit because I thought it would be hard to figure out something to make with the line, but once I saw all the vibrant colors, the traditional Mexican images... well, it was suddenly super easy to imagine the projects that I'd make!  So, let me start off sharing my banner.

To create my table banner, I decided to go with an accordion book format, but instead of making a book, I made a self-standing banner.  Each one of the banner pieces is a different size, they range from 3"x6" to 6"x6" or 4"x8"... anyways, I knew that I wanted to use different sizes to keep the eye moving and to create more interest. 

The colors of the papers are so bright and vibrant, it was a little challenging to figure out the embellishments because I didn't want to overdo the design.  I immediately thought of "God's Eye's", which are a traditional Hispanic decoration, but I morphed mine to fit my scalloped circles that I have on each of the rectangles except for the "L".  I love how simple they are and how much they add!  I remember making tons of these when I was a little girl.

The "L" was a little harder, I used a Fiskar's scallop border punch on the edges of a rectangle, then I took my bakers twine and created a similar design to the one I created with the scallop circles.  It took a while, but I love the effect.

I added different element stickers to each of the letters, just to add some "wow".  Almost every layer on each of the rectangles is popped up - I also distressed all of my paper with Ranger's Burlap Distress Ink.  The letters are cut from my Silhouette in Mischievous. 

Well, that's it for me today!  If you want to see more of my work, please check out my blog!

And we all need to shout a big "Hooray!" for Michelle - one of her layouts that she created for the DT is being published!  Yay, Michelle!  It's from the last release, using Lime Twist... it was a single page, beach inspired layout.  It's been removed from our blog UNTIL after it's been published, but please head on over to Michelle's blog to congratulate her!

I hope that you have a great weekend, and check back in with us next week for more projects and tutorials!


1 comment:

Donna Peep said...

This is a very cute idea with the bakers twine. I love it.