Thursday, July 9, 2009

BANNER BLISS

It's been a long time coming, but finally . . . a new banner !! I am ecstatic over the results, thanks to the gifted and ever so wonderful Lori Bartel of Farm Girl Arts. Lori does fabulous digital work. Little snippets of paper, fabric, and vintage ephemera are subtely layered and compiled to create truly unique and beautiful collages. Give her blog a visit to view some of the ready made banners she has available or contact her for a custom made one. She is a jewel of a lady, makes heavenly handmade soaps and lovely mixed media pieces, too.

I also want to thank Kim Logan of ArT ALcHeMy for the wonderful gift of vintage ledger pages, bills of lading and especially the photo of the group of little girls which form the basis of the banner. Paper Mischief mascots. Kim has been very inspirational to me and if not for her words of encouragement, there would be no blog. Some time ago, she noticed one of my ATCs, commented and asked simply, "Do you have a blog?" At the time, the thought was incomprehesible to me. But eventually curiosity won out over hesitancy and a blogger I became. So glad I did. Although I do not post as often as I'd like, blogging has been a gift and I thank each and every one of you for stopping by, commenting, following and sharing your talents with me.

Hope your summer is well underway and that you are enjoying time with your loved ones and your art.

Ciao for now,

Shelly

18 comments:

Cindy said...

yup... that banner is a beaut all right! Fantastic work!

Hope you're doing well Shelly. I've been overwhelmingly busy with summer activities and it seems that the weeks are just slipping by! Take care & hugs, Cindy

Sandy said...

Wow your new banner is brilliant.
Love this one.

Lori said...

I'm so glad you are happy with the banner, it was fun working with you :)

Ophelia said...

I absolutely LOVE your banner!! This fits you so perfectly.

Lady Di said...

The banner is gorgeous, I love it. Will have to check out the sites you recommended.

ArtPropelled said...

No wonder you are so pleased with your banner!

Viola said...

Fabulous banner, Shelly! Looks so great! Big hugs to you! :o)

Kim said...

Shelley, the banner looks fabulous, and aren't those wee girls cute!

Little Pink Studio said...

Shelley, your banner is lovely. I adore the photo of the little girls, that is the sweetest!
Cerri xo

Kim Logan said...

Hi Shelley, the banner looks absolutely brilliant....delighted you found some use for the ephemera..!!..Have just got back off holiday 2 hours ago..!!..Will email you properly next week when I'm better awake..!!
x

Sam Marshall said...

Love the banner!!!

ArtSnark said...

cool banner - love the photo!

Lady Di said...

Hi Shelly ... hope all's going well with the new house. I've posted not one but two awards on my blog for you ... now if only you'd update your blog more often (LOL), I still love to visit your art.

Jackie said...

That banner is just perfect for your blog. The little girls are full of fun but look busy and determined. Great.

slommler said...

Love, love the new banner!! It is perfect!
Hugs
SueAnn

Dayna Collins said...

I'm obviously a little behind in my blog reading, but I'm loving your new banner!

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