Tuesday, March 1, 2011

C is for Celtic

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.
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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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!


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 : )


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!


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!