I guess it's being challenged to do something new.
The first one, sponsored by Scotch Tape, was a bit crazy and part of the rules state that I can't publish, so if you are inclined; head over there and take a look..
www.offtherollcontest.com The winners of past years are AMAZING!!!!!!!
However I do get to show my St. Patricks Banner for this months Blog Contest. I wish I were a better photographer, this thing looks ever so much better in real life...
The lettering is Blackletter (one of my favorite fonts)
The gold 'celtic" looking background is from Indie Art
(Four of the squares were welded to make each larger square) I created the shamrocks myself by welding hearts together; even though there are several shamrock cuts on different carts, none were exactly what I wanted. They were cut from green glitter paper, and the recut slightly larger with white cardstock.I used foam tape to make all the layers 3D. and I used large gold jewelry rings to fasten the pieces together. I am happy with it, but it took WAY TOO MUCH TIME!!!!