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May Hump Day Hop: Banners

Greetings, bloggy friends! It's the last Wednesday in May, so that means it's time for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! This month, I chose "Banners" for the theme. I thought this was a pretty simple one, as so many of the Bombshell sets come with really rad banners. The participants could also make their own banners...or if they really felt like being creative, to make a banner as their project. I decided to try something kind of new. Instead of making a card, or a scrapbook page...I made a mini 6x6 layout, with no photos. I think that I will make a whole book of these mini pages. It's not really art journaling, and not exactly scrapbooking...but it's fun, and I like there ya go!

Let me start iff by saying that the yellows look rather garish in my photos, but I promise, they look much better in real life. And the tones of my background paper are a bit brighter in real life too. For my mini page, I used Mermaid Treasure, Homeward Bound, and Ahoy Sailor (the little ship wheel).

I colored all of my elements with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I just love putting the ship with that mermaid. They go so well together. I have 2 banners on my mini page. The "Homeward Bound" banner, and one that I made with a Spellbinders die. I spelled out "sail" with a clear stamp set I have.

I used one of my favorite Dreamweaver Stencils, the Houndstooth background. I am entering this mini page into their current challenge, which is "Tiny Treats." You can get all of the deets about that challenge HERE. I also used a fabulous bead/sequins mixture that Kathi gave me, for added texture...along with some corrugated cardstock.  That's it for me! Below is the full hop list. Happy hopping!


Glittery Katie said…
Beautiful work Alison!
Michelle Giraud said…
Love all the little derails on this!
Marnie said…
Oh so perfect love the oval banner! Beautiful!
Kim said…
Beautiful mini page and great banners! Making a mini book of these layouts is a genius idea! I always buy 6x6 paper pads and then have no idea what to use them for. I may need to try this.
Kathi said…
What a great idea to make a mini book of creations!

I love how you combined stamp sets to create this gorgeous little layout.

Your coloring is fabulous and I love the background you created with the icons from the stamp sets and the addition of those super beadazzles!
Teresa Abajo said…
Gorgeous - and a fabulous idea to make a book of mini pages!
Caroline D. said…
Beautiful mini page!! How you summed it up is fantastic... not really art journaling and not really a scrapbook page... but it's the fun that matters! It's great! Thanks for joining our Dreamweaver challenge this month!
Your 6x6 page makes for a great mixed media piece. Frame it and it would make for the perfect gift for any sailor.
Pam Hornschu said…
You always manage to use the stencils in unexpected ways, Alison! Love the hints of the houndstooth in the background on this! Thanks for linking your creation to our challenge this month!
Sharon said…
Gorgeous Allison love the bombshell stamps you have used great nautical theme!

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