Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Mantle

Two posts in one week!  I'm on a roll, lol.  I forgot how time consuming photo editing and blogging can be, but I'm glad to be getting in the swing again.  My crafty skills are also rusty from their summer vacation, the fall banner I made today took me way longer than usual.  That's okay, though, I totally enjoyed making this project.  Ready to see what I made?

I was inspired by the banner that Nichole Heady made last year for her mantle.  To make the individual banners, I cut a terracotta tile banner, embossed it with my Seeing Spots CB folder, sponged it with Tea Dye Distress ink and layered it over a larger banner in dark chocolate.  I used MFT's large scallop die to die cut strips of summer sunrise cardstock which I embossed with my Polka Dot CB folder and sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink.  The rosettes were made using Martha Stewart paper.  The fall leaves were die cut with a nestie and secured with a large dimensional.  The glittered letters are Thickers from American Crafts.  To finish off the banner, I attached it to some orange ribbon and added brown buttons in between the banners.  I'm so happy with the way it turned out!

Since our living room is decorated in oranges, browns, and reds, decorating for fall is so easy in this room!  I just switched the greenery for a fall one, added a few gourds and nuts, threw in my new banner, and presto! my mantle is ready for the new season.  That's my type of decorating! Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

How festive! Love how it looks with the rest of the mantel! :) Stopping by from the Centsational Girl Fall link up!