I was asked to make a banner, card, and some photo booth props. My brief was to keep to black, white and hot pink and make sure anything I made looked glamorous. Hopefully I have fulfilled the brief...I did get the colours fairly close, and managed to throw in some bling.
They chose a Parisienne theme, although I am not quite sure why! Their friend was a ballerina and went to school in Britain or maybe even France, where she studied and took dance class daily. That must be the link!
I hope she (and my daughters) like what I have made. During her pregnancy, she has always referred to the baby as "Lil' Baby Longo" so that is what I used for the banner. It was really hard to take a decent full on photo, as they only place I could lay it out in full was on my dining room table. Sadly, I couldn't step back far enough to get the whole width in the photo!
I keep the leaves in the table to seat 8 as we do use the dining room quite often. I do not like to struggle with putting in and taking out a leaf, depending on the number of diners. We seem to average 8 so I leave the table set up for that all the time. You get to see my not very pristine ironing job! lol This particular tablecloth puckers when it goes in the dryer...those puckers are a bi*** to get out, let me tell you!
Then I remembered that I had a pack of back and white damask cupcake papers from the dollar store! I ran upstairs and grabbed them, pressed them flat with the iron (they were so much easier to iron than that tablecloth) and presto, backing paper problem solved. I did not even have to roll them through my Big Shot!
I managed to get the rhinestone Eiffel Towers from another 50 cent sale at Michaels...I thought that was quite a good score and luckily bought every one they had. My daughter are placing some of the extra ones on the glass vases etc on the buffet table.
I found some teensy, hot pink ornate frames that were another Michael's 50 cent find. They will be used for the name tags for the buffet table foods. The 3 metal crowns above, were a darker gold colour and I rubbed some silver wax over them to make look a bit more feminine. They will just be tucked in here and there on the buffet table.
In all the rummaging about, I just might be inspired to use the Christmas albums next! I will be haunting the dollar stores to see what fab Christmas designed cupcake liners they bring in this year!
I am entering this banner in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes. They have a fabulous challenge this week with lots of extra prizes.