Monday, October 11, 2010

Curio Butterfly Banner

I was a lucky recipient of the Basic Grey Curio collection via SRM Stickers. Curio is a gorgeous line of alluring patterns and regal colors. The botanical and aviary themes of this line are the inspiration points for my butterfly banner. I used SRM Stickers' Sticker Sentiments - Fall (51012) for this banner.

This banner took me an entire weekend completely ignoring the kids to finish. Then the really hard part began: photographing it!  Every day I get home from work, I rush to photograph it one way or another.  It took me seven days of hanging it at various places to get the following pictures.  At this point, I just hope the close-ups do some justice to the number of hours I spent, lol. 

I have a video of making a butterfly piece like this coming.  I hope I will get it done before Thursday.  Until then, have a great week!

44 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

beautiful banner, JJ! i love that butterfly shape and love those sentiments and embellies! beautiful papers! thanks for sharing and have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

teacher jessy said...

What a stunning banner JJ! I love the colors and you made it look so effortless. I heart the stickpins and those Prima flowers are so pretty!! Great use of the Curio papers!

Fryne said...

what an enormous piece of FAB work!!! love it totally!!!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

gorgeous! I love all the layers and detail :)

Yara said...

This is one of the most beautiful banners, I had ever seen!! Totally stunning!!!! Your effort was very worth it!! Would love to see a tutorial!

Tanya Tahir said...

oh my gosh this is sooo completely STUNNING! I can't wait to get my hands on this collection and you have only made me want it more :D

Keshet said...

This is so detailed and pretty, Jing Jing!

angie gutshall said...

This is so beautiful!!

Pearl said...

OMG INDEED ! the BG curio here looks fantastic !!! as does the sr, stickers !!!

definitely worth all the back breaking to take these pics ! the close ups are just delish !!!

Aubree said...

Phenomenal!!! you sure took your new bff's details comment to heart on this one!!! LOVE IT!

Janetcraft said...

wow, what a great banner with butterfiles...various pattern...sweet sweet!!

Janetcraft said...

wow, what a great banner with butterfiles...various pattern...sweet sweet!!

curlyqmosaics said...

This is absoutely gorgeous. Every single piece is a work of art in itself!

Christie Bryant said...

Wozer Miss Jing-Jing. This project is amazing! Stunning!
I love all the fabulous detail!

MrsETaylor said...

This banner is so unbelievably beautiful Jing-Jing. I so love your creativity.

liana suwandi said...

Oh my... this is one of theh coolest and beautiful banner I ever seen! You rock girl!

Kathlene said...

Just an awesome piece of art--the paper, the perfect sticker sentiments, and all the gorgeous little details. Hard to get an idea of size, but it looks pretty large to stretch across a mantle. Love more details. Amaaaaazing!

Karen B. said...

Your hard work and dedication really paid off as this is one beautiful banner.

Keri said...

This, my friend, is what's called RIDICULOUS. :-) Seriously ridiculously gorgeously fabulous! Wow, love all the details with the pops of black stamping, the gloss-medium-covered, misted, nested scalloped circles, and the detail-cuts from the awesome Curio paper.
LOVE IT!!!

Jennifer Larson said...

What a beautiful banner! My goodness, woman, you are so talented! Blessed is my new favorite word, BTW.

Courtney said...

oh wow. i am totally speechless. i don't think there are words to describe how absolutely beautiful this is.

deana said...

FANfreakinTASTIC banner! Can't wait to see the video! You are becoming quite the youtube star, Ms Helmar! :-)

Tracy said...

Ohhh this is absolutely stunning!!!!

Wendy Kwok said...

what a stunning project! I love it

Rhonda V. said...

So totally fabulous gf!!! I love this pretty line and it works just beautifully with your butterfly banner! Yumm-O!!!!

Larajc said...

gorgeous! Love it!

Jocelyn said...

OK.....I just fell off my chair....this is STUNNING!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

You know if you ever get tired of it...you can send it to me...I have the perfect place!!!! ;-)

Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!!

carole-ish said...

i will tell you...
i was SO jealous when you were given the curio collection instead of ME, but wow, wow, wow, i would never have been able to come up with something so unbelievably beautiful.
this is truly a masterpiece ~ you must be SO pleased with your own rockin' self!! ;)

Sue said...

Melt! This is absolutely gorgeous Jing-Jing!!!!!! Love it!!

kathie said...

It's simply stunning Jing-Jing! I can't even choose which one of the butterflies is my favourite as they're all so gorgeous :)

jazsutra said...

GULP!!!! this is fluttering beauty!!!! love love love each and single piece of this ;) lovely work!

jaz

alexandra s.m. said...

Je reste sans voix!
These are beyond amazing!
Thank you for taking the time to show them to us individually they have the words "Cover publication" written all over them ;-)

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful details, Jing-Jing. gorgeous project! love it.

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous! I found you on two peas and I'm now a follower. I would love for you to check out my blog:

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Colette Bate said...

Whew! There's a WHOLE LOTTA work there, girl! And, I'm cracking up about trying to photograph it in it's 'best light'. Wow ... details is right! You've really this banner up to a whole new level of brilliance! Fabulous work ... inspiring and amazing at the same time!
xoxox

piradee talvanna said...

love this... and the collection is just amazing!!

said...

This is fabulous!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

Wow wow wow!! JJ i am so in love with this! Butterfly chipboard and BG's Curio work wonders and of course with your magical touch! The fillers are a perfect finish! Incredible banner there :) !

Bethany Kartchner said...

That's beautiful! Can't wait to see your video! :)

Jacquie said...

Such a lucky lucky girl getting to play with that fun stuff! I love your butterfly banner..totally adorable!

Belinda said...

Oh stunning banner! Love it! Definitely worth the time to make and photograph!!!

Lori Gentile said...

Your banner turned out GORGEOUS! I adore it to bits. I agree. They are super difficult to photograph, but you did an awesome job of it!

Laina Lamb said...

so what magazine will i see this banner in??!?!?!?!

Patti Smith said...

Holy cow girl...that banner is beyond awesome...oh I love this and yes I can definately tell all the work that went into it....your amazing girl...can't wait for the video!! :)