G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish October Banner-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month with Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  This week’s Throwback Thursday features our G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month tutorial.  October is one of my favorite months of the year.  It’s bright blue skies, crisp air and cooler temperatures always make me feel alive again.  Hard to believe that we are almost at October again, isn’t it?

Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board, Butterflies, glitter glass and chippies added so much to our banner design this month.  Of course, we went with an orange and black color scheme.  But we added in a healthy dose of deep purple to really make the project come alive with color.

Shaped Pennants

TIP: Mix and match pennant shapes and sizes to create visual interest.  For this banner I’ve used G45 Black ATC tags, Regular Black Laser Cut Alpha Tags, and a stitched banner as the bases for our designs.

Because I was almost out of the October Time to Flourish papers, I had to innovate the design a bit.  To save paper, I die cut liners from Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  Then I cut rectangles of my designer paper ( scraps of Time to Flourish and Midnight Tales), stitched them onto the pennant bases and then onto my ribbon streamers.

Hauntingly Beautiful Butterflies

You don’t usually think of butterflies in connection with Halloween projects, but these Reneabouquets butterflies really made everything pop!  And how cute is this little pumpkin gal with her kitty and broomstick?

TIP:  Die cut stars from gold glitter cardstock to add sparkle and shine to each collage.  Large stars serve as background pieces while smaller ones make great embellishments.

Pumpkin Patch

I had such fun creating these layered pumpkins!  First, color the cardstock background with various colors of Distress Stain.  Then color the chipboard overlay with a darker shade and adhere to the base.  Next, spritz lightly with gold mica spray.  Finally, add some Dries Clear Glitter Glue to the corners and sprinkle with Gold Glitter Glass.  The end result is spook-tacular!

Whoo- whoo Goes There?

TIP: Prima Crystals make great eyes on this handsome beautiful board owl.  He’s colored with Distress Stain, but you could also emboss him for an even more dramatic effect.

Itty Bitty Scarcrow

I’m such a fan of this sweet scarecrow.  You saw a larger version on yesterday’s Not So Scary Scarecrow card.  This itty bitty version is the perfect size for my miniature frame.

Instead of adding charms to my tags, I inserted these cute orange corduroy brads.  I like the texture they add to the design, don’t you?

And here we are at the end of this long banner. It was lots of fun putting this one together.  If you’d like to watch the process on my YouTube channel, please enjoy this video:


You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




11 thoughts on “G45 Time to Flourish October Banner of the Month

  1. Renea Harrison

    Kathy this banner is so Halloween DELIGHTFUL!! I love all the little details with all the glitters and how you used the little owl is perfect. I love the bold oranges and striking blacks. You make creating so fun. I wish I had the time to make one of these myself!! You are making me want to shirk my chores and go play!!

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, what a fantastic Halloween banner! I have always liked the mix of purple, orange and black for Halloween colors. Your images on each pennant are so cute. I love the little witch on the pumpkin. She is always one of my favorites. Also I love the ribbon with the buttons. I always look forward to see how you will incorporate your buttons into your designs. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. jrichardson186492gmailcom

    Love all your banners but this is my favorite! I never get tired of Halloween designs! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Cheryl Wells

    Again – Simply gorgeous banner – I love ALL your banners – thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!!!

  5. Helen

    Anything linked to another website seems to block my comments. I try many times, your creativity is a wonder. I have emailed you with my beloved account, same surname so fingers crossed.

  6. Helen Louise Innes

    We have just finished consuming a delicious pumpkin, your banner is most appropriate. Those Renea butterflies are gorgeous and sit well with the rich orange in your design. I love the way you work througn your arty pieces to bring them to fruition.

    Spring is here, although very windy, that means we stay still and I have arty time.

    I just sent an email usi n my beloved addess, same surname, maybe it is in your inbox?

  7. Helen Louise Innes

    We have enjoyed the last of a delicious pumpkin today Kathy, therefore your banner is sooo appropriate with delicious colour and for us flavour. Those Renea butterflies really finish your smooth, fluent presentation. Love it!

    I am thinking of emailing you same surname, using my beloved address.

  8. Joni E

    Such a great banner of the month! Love the orange and black theme for October! Spook-tacular for sure! Thanks for sharing.

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