I did all the punch art pieces first--I got the idea for the pencils from a banner here (Aug. 9, 2013 post) and the owl with banners here. I found the bus punch art on Diana Gibbs' blog. The Teach stamp is from a super old PTI set that I have.
After I got all the punch art done it was time to tackle the "learn" banner. I decided to use sponges instead of the spritzers to do my dots, stripes and chevrons. Actually it was super easy--I was most worried about keeping things straight with the chevrons and stripes. Then came the letters.....I think I got a bit over-confident since the "l" was so easy....and I wasn't careful---as seen by my smudgy "e."
Oh well--it really doesn't take away from the banner. Did I mention I love how it turned out?? Ha! I can't wait to see it in my room since I made it to go with the curtain that's on my window where I'll be hanging it. I'll be sure to post a picture after I get it hung this weekend.
Think you might like to make a banner? Your chance is coming!