Hi, everyone! One of my favorite holidays is almost upon us! I love crafting for the holidays, and enjoy creating small touches of holiday decor for the home. Today, I have a Haunted Halloween Banner created with the Mischievous line. This line is full of distress edges, vintage spooks, and classic embellishments. I decided to keep my panels classic, and simple. They measure 4" wide by 6 3/4" long. I chose two patterns that I alternated from the beginning to the end. I love the simple combination of black, and the vintage white. Of course, there has to be the traditional orange, too!
I used many of the embellishments that come with this line: the chipboard elements, the decorative brads (always my favorite), and the Mischievous accessory sheet. I did add touches of crepe, burlap flowers, glitter, and mini paper bags to add some of my favorite things! The black glitter letters are from my scrapbooking stash. I love when I can use some old, mix in with the new. As much as I love banners, they are sometimes difficult to photograph, so hopefully this image tells the story.
Here is a closer look at the individual panels:
I added an extra panel to the beginning, and end of the banner. I used the part of the image on the Bewitching pattern paper to create a small tag for the beginning. A simple chipboard element at the top rounds out this tag.
One thing about crepe, is that I like twisting, and turning to create different ruffles. I am not sure what I will end up with, but I do like this end result. I punched a few tickets, and created a mini banner at the top.
I think I have used this moon diecut on about three different projects this week. It has become an instant favorite, and was cut with the Cricut. The witch, and spooky word are stamps from last year's My Mind's Eye Hallween Line: Haunted.
I used the Haunted stamps again, and stamped trick or treat on a small banner, and layered it over the tag from the accessory sheet. I have had this tulle flower for awhile, and simply removed the red gem from the middle, and added halloween pieces from the collection.
Simple panel with one of my favorite elements at the moment: circles. I also stitched across the middle. Well, I tried to achieve that effect. I am trying to pull out my sewing machine, and to not be afraid of it. Stitching creates another texture, and I love different layers on my projects.
If you took a peek at my tray I created for the October newsletter, you may recognize the following embellishment. The adorable owl chipboard, layered on top of a doily that I misted with glimmer mist. It is perfectly fine to scraplift yourself from time, to time!
The last panel of simple layers of vellum, and patterned paper. I used another chipboard element as my ending to the banner.
Thank you for visiting My Mind's Eye,and I hope you have enjoyed today's project. There is still time to create a Halloween Banner to add some spookiness to your home. Banners are the perfect finishing details to your decor, and will be a great addition to your halloween festivities!