Monday, September 28, 2009

Something Wicked this way comes














































Ok so I have always wanted to be able to use that title...but darn it...it it so fitting for the banner I made. I have been wanting to make one that spells out WICKED..for sometime. Such a fun word for Halloween. I thought this would be a fun shape to use...so I got my ruler out..a vintage one of course..and went to work figuring out the size etc. Banners can be any shape or size you wish...which is great if you have an idea for where you want to put it. This one I ended up just using heavy cardstock and doubled it up with dense scrapbook paper so it would not bend. I chose to stitch the top portion of each pendant. YEP you can stitch paper...and it is a lot of fun...adds that homespun look to a project. I suggest using a scrap piece of paper till you get use to it. I embellished each pendant with inks and added crepe paper rosettes....I did several layers for a full look. For me there is no science to a rosette...I just start folding with my fingers...and every couple of folds I use a stapler to keep it together. Than to cover the area where they come together I used my handy dandy circle puncher and glued it on top. I love rosettes and once your fingers become nimble they are easy to do..just a bit time consuming. I decided to use glittered letters...which you can find readily just about anywhere now. I strung tea-stained twill ribbon through to hang. I love to embellish a little extra with buttons and pearls....the sky is the limit. I have had several folks email about my banners..so I thought I would do a quick tutorial here. I love doing banners...they are such a fun way to personalize your home. I hope someone who has never tried one...gives it a go! You will feel like a kid again...with your construction paper, glue, and scissors. NO teachers looking over your shoulders though...so go ahead and do it your way!
There are a few new goodies over in my store. Hope everything finds all of you well this Monday afternoon. Off to watch tv. with the kid. XOXO, Cherry

55 comments:

Tam, I am said...

I love the title! And I love your work!!!

Darlene said...

That wicked banner is just FABULOUS!! You have made so many cute, Halloween crafts. LOVE them!

Wendy said...

Fabulous as always!

Im currently hosting a paint party, I'd love it if you stopped by!

Eileen said...

Wicked GOOD!
Beautiful work! I love, love, love your talent!
All the best,
Eileen

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love your banners-Cherry!
Love!!!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Hi Cherry,
Your holiday items look so great, love the banner! I also love what you do with the bingo cards, they are adorable. Hope your day is going great!
~Michelle

LuLu said...

Wicked is perfectly fabulous!! Everything you do makes me wish I could sit and craft for hours!
happy Monday!!!
xo,
LuLu

the wild raspberry said...

Delightful~
Chasity

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I wish you would quit tempting me with all of your clever creations! These are so cute. laurie

Tracey said...

That wicked banner is just too perfect...pretty and halloweeny (is that a word?!)!!

:) T

Small House said...

There's always something fun to look at when I visit.

The DIY Show Off said...

I love the banners. Such cute and creative touches! Thanks for sharing your inspiration! I must attempt making one. I've seen some cute banners floating around. Your wicked one is one of my faves!

Roeshel

aimee said...

your banner is too cool! did you ever see that movie something wicked this way comes?
blessings,
aimee

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I CAN'T STAND IT. This is soooo darn cute...I groaned out loud when I saw it. You are soooo good....I love the vintagey feel you put in everything....girl you got it goin' on. And I don't mean maybe! I hope your hubby knows what a creative little cutey he has! Big smile!
Blessings,
Debbie
PS....Halloween Bikini anyone?

Mimi Sue said...

LOVE that banner. I'd like to try some of those rosettes. Don't you want to show us how? Mimi

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Cherry...you are so unbelievably talented! I love the WICKED banner. I made my first banner recently and you are so right ...it was sooooo much fun!

~Amanda

Dawn said...

These are all so much fun. Sure beats the window clings my kids want to use!
Dawn

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

That's the most beautiful presentation of anything *WICKED* I've ever seen!
I love Glam Halloween!

Sweet wishes,
Sara

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Carla said...

I just love your new pieces! The "wicked" banner is terrific!!! I've wondered, what do you do with all your creations that you don't sell at your Etsy shoppe? I always get the itch to create a bunch of stuff, but not sure where I'd display it all. Thanks for more great inspiration!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Amazingly beautiful as always! Love the pearls :)

Karin

Shannon said...

You are just so creative! My favorite part of your work are the rosettes. So cute!

Leigh Ann said...

Love that wicked banner, you are so creative! Thanks for Sharing!
Leigh Ann

Chris said...

That black and white banner! Yum-EEE! Love them all, of course.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your banners could dress up any room of the house. You add so much character and detail to each one. I marvel at how your mind thinks and the goodies that you continually produce.

~~Carol~~ said...

That Wicked banner is just gorgeous! You always take your creations to that next level. They're outstanding!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Everything is always darling! Great job!

Kim said...

This reminds me so much of Mary Engelbreit! I love her stuff-- & yours!

Kim said...

This reminds me so much of Mary Engelbreit! I love her stuff-- & yours!

cindy said...

Love the boo banner! Is it on your etsy site? ~Cindy

Deb said...

I love it...love your milkware also...I have some myself...

Michelle said...

Hi Cherry ~ you are so creative!! The banner is too cute..

Michelle

P.S. I sent you an email about your pillow :)

Jean said...

Cherry , you are right , the word "wicked" does fit you , Ha! You are so wicked talented.... You just keep coming up with such wonderful things and I love your Fall decorating. you have a great evening.
Jean in virginia

squawmama said...

Hi Cherry, I too have always loved the word wicked... It is a word my dad used a lot... and that wicked banner is so darn cute!! You are so talented and I love all of your stuff! Have a fun filled day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I love it all. I just did my first banner and it's not near as polished as yours but, I had fun doing it! They are so stinking fun. You are so gifted!

Elise said...

Awesome as always!!
Elise

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Love the wicked banner and the title!!
Hugs~Kelly

Charlene said...

Wow!!! Awesome pieces of treasured art!!!

Kim said...

Cherry, every one of them is stunning, as usual! Thank you for the insight on what goes into your creations. I love what you said about "no teacher being over your shoulder"...isn't it great to have all kinds of goodies & just play to your heart's content? I'm posting tonight a few fall creations that I've made over the past few weeks...come check them out!

Angie said...

Fabulous stuff as always! Loved seeing your beautiful fall decorations. I want that black hall tree/bench piece!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Okay, that 'Wicked' banner is adorable!!!
Hey, Darlene posted about winning your giveaway and also a purchase from you. Cute stuff!
M.L.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cherry
Your banners are gorgeous. My daughter loves The Wicked one because her favorite musical is Wicked! I enjoyed your previous post too. Your fall decorations are beautiful. I especially like the long picture of gingham pumpkins. It's beautiful.
Lindsay
x

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Thanks for sharing all of your banners and pennants. I love them all and you inspire me to create!

the Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Thank you for explaining how to do the rosettes! I've always wondered about them. Love that Wicked banner! I love all the layering. Everything you make is always so fabulous!

Manuela

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cherry, I'm just not smart enough to figure out how to leave a comment on your feedback on Etsy. laurie

V and Co. said...

i LOVE your banner! and i LOVE your milk glass! :)

SeaWorthy said...

you are wicked...wicked talented!

Im goin over to the etsy~
Coastal Nest

Patti said...

The banners are so creative and festive...and I spied some wonderful pieces of milk glass, too!

Melanie said...

I love your banners for Halloween!

Nancy said...

I just found your blog and absolutely love it. Your creations are incredible and your photos are beautiful. So excited to have your blog to follow.
Nancy from Gilbert, AZ

Kathleen Grace said...

You make the beautiful things! I love it all, the fluffy centers in the first banner, the patterns you use, it all looks totally gorgeous!

LillySue said...

So glad you found my blog because now I have found YOURS!
I just spent the past hour going way back looking at all your wonderful posts...we seem to like the same decor and art projects!
It is nice to meet another Central Oregon Sister!!
Blessings~LillySue

Brenda said...

Oh. How. Cute!
Brenda

Pamela said...

I just finished the book Wicked today and loved it! A good read if you haven't done so already. Love your Wicked banner, perfect for Halloween.

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.

Thanks,

nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com