Monday, July 1, 2013


Good Monday Morning everyone! 

Well, it is the First Monday in July, so the Designer Craft Connection is hosting our monthly Blog Hop and the theme for July is CELEBRATIONS!

There are ALOT of Celebrations throughout the year, so I have created a Chalkboard Banner - this way the message can be changed to suit each Celebration!

Now, on to my project!

Maya Road canvas banners - 6
Americana paint by DecoArt - chalkboard paint in black
Tim Holtz Alterations tiny attacher
Ranger ink Tim Holtz distress ink in Tea Dye
Hero Arts stamp design block  Dots and Flowers - S5213
Xyron Mega Runner - 1/2" by 100'
Xyron 3/8" Adhesive Dots
Aleene's Original Tacky glue
Scrapbook papers - black and white stripe, flowered, solid coral and patterned turquoise.
Wooden circles - six that are 3" in diameter
Ribbon - 1" ivory gross grain - 60" long
Buttons - ivory, six
Rhinestones - amber, six
Mists in turquoise and mocha

Pencil, ruler, paper trimmer, flower punch, scalloped border punch, paper plate for palette, water basin, paper towels, scissors, corner rounder punch and chalk.

1.) Ink flowers and dots stamp with tea dye and stamp on all 6 canvas banners.  Mist lightly with mocha and turquoise spray mists.  paint 6 wooden circles with at least 2 coats of black chalkboard paint, let dry. 
2.) Cut twelve 2" by 12" strips from flowered paper, fan fold.  Attach two pieces together with mega runner, then attach ends to form a tube.  Apply tacky glue to the backside of a wooden circle.  Gather fan folded tube with one hand and push down with the other to form a fan.  Center on BACK of wooden circle in glue.  Place glue bottle on top to weigh down until dry.  Repeat to create five more rosettes.
3.) Cut twelve 1/2" by 12" strips from black and white striped paper.  Punch one edge with scallop border punch.  Attach to backside of canvas banners with mega runner, trim excess paper to fit.  Punch six flowers from coral paper, attach buttons and rhinestones with adhesive dots then attach to point of each banner.
4.) cut six 1" by 6" strips from turquoise patterned paper and round corners with a punch.  Attach to top edge of each banner with mega runner.  Using tacky glue, attach rosettes to banners, let dry.
5.) cut a 60" length of 1" wide ivory ribbon.  Measure in 12" from end and attach first banner with tiny attacher stapler in an "X" pattern.  Attach rest of banners leaving 1" in between each.  Write message on banner with chalk, hang and enjoy!


There are ALOT of other messages that can be added to the Chalkboard Banner - here are just a few:

I ❤ Art!

Now you can HOP AROUND to see what the other Designers have created to CELEBRATE this first Monday in July!  Just click the HOP FORWARD or HOP BACK buttons on the DCC icon on the right hand side of my toolbar!

Thanks for stopping by! - Beth