Tuesday, March 1, 2011

C is for Celtic

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It’s also the middle letter of the word LUCKY.

I wasn’t going to make a banner for St. Patrick’s Day. I really, really wasn’t. Until I did. I may have a slight problem with banners. Mr. Chocolate will tell you there’s nothing slight about it.

I love, love, love and did I mention love, Celtic knot work. I bought a book once to learn how to do it. FAIL! But who needs that when you have the whole internet and a bajillion free fonts at your fingertips? I found this font called Celtic Eels and downloaded it and used it to create the letters LUCKY in my graphics program. Being greedy, I also downloaded this “dings” font ( these are images that correspond to letters) called Deco Dings and kept typing letters until images I liked came up. Scientific huh?!


After I printed the letters on white cardstock, I trimmed them and mounted them to black and green papers and then added some embellishments from my pot of gold rhinestone stash.
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Finished off with clothespins covered in paper scraps and more rhinestones.
If I did this right,  you can click here and get the .PDF file with the letters and “ding” images I used. If that doesn’t work, email me (email link in sidebar). If you download, appreciate a follow.

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15 comments:

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Oh these are so pretty! :) You're a banneraholic and I'm a wreathaholic. :) We can fight it! :)

Anonymous said...

Love 'em! I've been in love with Celtic knotwork since I started Irish dancing 9 1/2 years ago. Those letters are so cool! A while ago my dance teacher taught us how to draw knotwork, but I can't remember how. I remember her also saying that there's a computer program similar to the dings font you found, only each letter is a piece of Celtic knotwork. Can't remember the name of the program though. Your link to the Celtic fonts will do :)

JC's Loft said...

I have an addiction to banners to LOL They are just so darn cute and this one is no exception! Love it!

Paula

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Ahh, a banner junkie. We are kindred spirits indeed! This is so clever! I love the font you used. Absolutely perfect!

cailen ascher said...

i just love those. celtic knots are so striking - i've always been drawn to them. (i'm 1/2 irish so i guess it's in my blood...)

great blog! i'm your newest follower : )

cheers!
cailen

ps i'm hosting an earring giveaway http://cailenascher.blogspot.com/2011/03/spiral-style-giveaway.html

Katie said...

Cute! :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

Thank you Sweetness for sharing this with us. I am going to have to make one of these for my kitchen!

I am back from FL and am stationary for a bit so I am catching up on what I missed on your Blog!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Brandy J. said...

Very cool project! I love digital crafts and this little celtic ditty is right up my alley.

Gale said...

I love that font! Thanks for sharing!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

It looks great you banner addict! lol Thanks so much for linking up!

Michelle L. said...

I have to say, this is seriously one of my all time favorites of yours. Just too perfect with the fireplace, and I love the way each knot-letter is delicately framed and clothespinned. What a great idea, and perfect execution! St. P's Day crafts have never been my fave, but you changed my mind w/one post!

Jenn Erickson said...

The Celtic letters are beautiful! I love the colors and rhinestone embellishments. Beautifully done, as always!

Jessa said...

This is so beautiful! Love this banner, I am so inspired. Thanks!!

Melissa said...

I am so with you. I love Celtic knot work too. Those are very, very pretty!!

Naturally Me Creations said...

That's a really cool font! And cute banner of course. :)

I imagine using those fonts would make really nice monogrammed cup coasters too!