Monday, October 25, 2010

BBTB2 Banner and Blog Hop!


Welcome friends to the BBTB2 Blog Hop and Country Life Banner Challenge. Hopefully you've arrived from my dear friend and fellow MSU Spartan Susan's blog. If not, you might like to hop on back to BBTB2 so you don't miss a thing. I really worked hard on this project and am sooo bummed that none of the pix turned out decent at all. DH says I've alot going on, it's too dark, and the aspect ratio is wrong to be able to read the letters. Well that "M" was huge, even when I scaled it down so I couldn't make the dang things any bigger or they'd be off the banner. (Thanks Dear, I always sooo appreciate your support. LOL) I know you can't see any details in this pic, but I was going for the vampire fans and the banner says "Bite Me!" I used the totally vampy color scheme of black, cream and blood red. Papers from my fave K&Co stack.


The swirly prints looked old and elegant to me and I used the Vampire font shadow and regular from Happy Hauntings for the letters. For some reason the "M" is way over sized compared to the rest of them. They were all cut at 2" but I had to scale down the "M" to 1 5/8" to be in proportion. Thank heaven for Design Studio. I also used it to fashion the red layer of the banner and to optimize my cuts on the paper. All is inked with either Black Soot or Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

The flags are strung on May Arts velvet rickrack and I used Tim Holtz jump rings to attach the dangly bats...


and blood drops. The drops are from Indy Art, stretched in Design Studio and cut twice. I ran the back right side down through my Xyron, stuck them together and poured glitter on the open area for shine. (I hope Edward sees this!) Now off to hop to the fabulously talented Theresa's Blog, but not before you leave a comment for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Custom Crops.





71 comments:

  1. Hey sassie girl, this is my first ROFL of the week, I LOVE this, stunning. Hugs

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  2. Love it, I think you've done the vamps proud!

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  3. gorgous great job


    cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  4. Love the banner and the bats hanging from it! Very cool

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  5. OMG! Such a great banner! So full of details......LOVE IT!!!TFS
    http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow! This must of been a lot of work! Great job! I love this paper you are using. TFS!

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  7. Yep, you're in the running for designing for TWILIGHT.
    I love this. I had a hard time getting my dinky project photographed and almost threw in the towel. I soooooo wanted a fireplace mantle about now.
    Carole

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  8. Love this idea, especially love the "dangly" bats.

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  9. Absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is all I have to say!

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  10. Fabulous banner! That is my favorite K & Co stack, too! I just love how attatched the bats and blood drops off the bottom! And how cute and funny to put Bite ME! I just love it!

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  11. Oh Donna, you are so funny, this is just AMAZING- you did a great job on it... don't you just love it when dh give they take on things..

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  12. The banner's colors look great together even without a "decent" pic. (I think it looks fine btw) Great job!

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  13. Great work - great banner. TFS.

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  14. Nice! LOL! I am not a vampire fan but I think you got this genre right on point! Great job!

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  15. Ouch! I am bitten! Love the banner. It's so much fun!

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  16. LOL - this, my friend is SOOOOOO you! I love your banner. It truly made me laugh out loud. Of course you colors and design are totally FAB too!

    xx Susan

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  17. Wow Donna!! This is awesome!! I love the dripping blood!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win

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  18. hey Donna girlfriend..............LOVE IT...okay also I am being nosey.....what is the checked on the side of the photos..I am always looking for home dec ideas....miss ya...hugs

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  19. Love the colors in your banner. Once I clicked on it I was able to see all of the details. Great job.
    marionment@msn.com

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  20. Hi Donna,
    This is another fabulous creation. You are really into Halloween.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  21. Oh Donna this is so pretty....I love it.....and I love how you did your letters......excellent.....thank you for the chance to win your candy too.....

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  22. Well such as it is your project is Beautiful and I love it!!! Some times my camera is not set right and i get very upset also! Great job!!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

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  23. Gorgeous banner! Love the colours.

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  24. That's really clever! I know my little sister would absolutely love this banner too!

    botherjamie@gmail.com

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  25. Oh that is stunning. Love the colors and the bling. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Oh how fabulous is this Donna! I love the vampy colours and did have a chuckle at the Bite Me! I see you're still using your beloved DS have you tried your gypsy yet/ I'm watching to see when you do I love my DS I love that I can see the size of what I'm designing.
    hugs
    Juliexx

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  27. Love your blog - thanks for the chance to win!!

    Donna Wilson
    www.dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

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  28. Love it! Don't listed to your DH, they never understand the crafting mindset anyways ;) Love how you hung some embellishments on the banner as well. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

    Ashley
    scrappinpinkpiglet@gmail.com

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  29. Oh this is so cool! Love the bats and the blood :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Thanks for the extra pictures... the details look wonderful and your banner is totally AWESOME! I meant to say SCARRRRYYYY! LOL
    I Love all your projects! :o)

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  31. Donna, you are a hoot and a half! I love you Girlfriend....great banner!

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  32. I think it looks just terrific!

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  33. love the banner. the black, white and red makes it elegant looking.

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  34. Donna, OMG, it looks amazing!!! Again you've just outdone yourself!!! I think I'm going to do something like that to my mantle for Christmas!!!

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  35. You did a tremendous amount of work on this project. The details are amazing. It blends well with your decor. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  36. Donna, you are being much too hard on yourself. This is an awesome project! You've put a lot of thought (and work) into it and it shows. The details you put into this is amazing.

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  37. Great Job. It looks complicated. Thanks for a chance towin.

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  38. I love this! The colors are great, and the bats...! Thanks for sharing it.

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  39. I love your banner, the black and red are awesome. Thanks so much for the chance to win. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  40. ohhhh so beautiful - love love love it.
    michele
    tishy34@hotmail.com

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  41. Love it! You always find a way to take your projects to the "next level"!! I'm guessing there are a lot of crafter's out there who are going to duplicate this one!

    :D

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  42. This is amazing! You did a awesome job and I love the details!.

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  43. Your banner is really great! Always love your style. Thanks for your inspirations!
    Corrine

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  44. Love your banner! Your projects are always the best! Thanks for the inspirations.
    Corrine

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  45. ROTFLMAO Oh too Funny, Bite Me, I Love it, you are too, too, Funny! I really did get a belly laugh out of it! I absolutely Love all the details and colors, as always, you rock girl! One day I really want to meet you in person and pick your brain, literally, lol! You really are inspiring and if you haven't read on my blog, I've Dubbed you, "The Queen Of POP!" LOL You always have so much dimension on all your projects, I really need to invest in pop dots since I've met you, lol!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  46. Definitely different. Love the colors. Totally understand why you are bummed about the pics.

    ewokyoda at yahoo

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  47. Wow... you put so much work into this... (I hope you are entering it somewhere...anywhere... everywhere!)... this is so beautiful, creative and clever! Thanks for playing along with the challenge that I picked this week for BBTB2! It was so fun to see what everyone did the banners!

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  48. Awesome girlfriend! I know how much work you put into this project, and when things don't photograph well, that can be a bummer. Why listen to DH, what do they know about crafting anyway, lol. I'm sure you didn't let it bother you one bit, as it shows in your wonderful creation. Love It!

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  49. Gorgeous! I didn't know that beautiful font existed in a cart!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  50. Great details as always Donna!!! TFS

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  51. Gorgeous banner-so elegantly creepy!

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  52. Ooooo...love the dangle things on the bottom. And, I appreciate when you "pros" tell us of the glitches you have in producing these projects. I'm a newby to this artform and sometimes feel so incompetent when I see how lovely your projects turn out. It's nice to know you too have obstacles to overcome!

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  53. Your banner is fantastic! Great job!!

    Keisha
    keisha_hartt@hotmail.com

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  54. Very "vampirey" cute. Love your thought process.

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  55. Imagine the bijillions of Twilight fans saying "WOW!" in unison! My grnddaughter said "PLEASE, Gram, make this one for me!

    It is perfect for her Twilight birthday party!

    thanks SOOOOOO much. I love it!

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  56. Donna, again I just love your designs and your humor is inspiring. You always make me green with envy on your talent...Happy Halloween and thanks for sharing your gift.

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  57. Great banner and I love the sentiment! So appropriate! I'd like to tell a few people that! Thanks Donna!

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  58. very nice banner tfs I am a follower please come follow me Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

    debbiewilson62@comcast.net

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  59. I don't even know what to say except that this is BLOODY AWESOME!!!!!

    Love the swirly paper, the blood drips (my favorite part) and the font.

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  60. Donna,
    This is so cute...Wow...I knew you would come up with classy, elegant, and scary...Wowzer...Krista

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  61. I had the same problem with the happy hauntings font. I think somebody screwed up when they designed it! Love love love your banner, it goes with my dark humor.
    ;-)

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  62. Donna

    hey Girlie, you created another awsome project, Perfect Banner fpr the Halloween Season...

    HUGS
    Penny

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  63. Quite a contrast between the elegant look and the sentiment!

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Thanks for making my day!