Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What a bag!

Gift bag that is! The other day my son asked me to make him a gift bag to house the gift he got for the girl he sees.  And I was thrilled....thrilled because he asked...thrilled because he doesn't think my stuff is too "weird" and thrilled because it has been a while since I have made a bag and forgot how fun they can be.  His only request was that it be in purples etc....favorite color I guess.  So, lucky for me the ColorQ Challenge #155  featured purple-y colors!  I have always wanted to try that challenge and am tickled this worked out....except I have no idea if they accept entrants that are not cards....just thought of that now.  Oh well, I will still go ahead and enter - can't hurt right?  Here is their inspiration photo:

I just loved this combo of colors and the tea cup reminds me of my grandmother's china set.  I really think it is the same one.  So for my bag I used these colors....the olive green, if you can't see it too well comes from the leaves on all the flowers.  And the yellow comes from these really cool yellow-y gold membrane leaves I got in the clearance bin and also the ribbon.  So the yellow might not be a true saffron.  I decided to go with the darker of the yellow in the flower on the teacup. I really wanted to highlight flowers like  they are highlighted on the china.  So, I decided to make a white doily and then group the flowers on top of it much like the casual but elegant floral grouping on the teacup.  After adhering the flowers I stickled them....it doesn't show up very well here but in real life they have a wonderful sparkle to them.  Here is my bag....




I don't know that I am too happy with how it photographed but oh well. Obvs I tried it two ways before I threw my hands up! Take care and thank you for stopping by!  It feels so good to be crafting again!

Be well,
Sheila

12 comments:

Sasha said...

Such a beautifully created bag, Sheila...Love all those dies you used. I actually have that tea set on the inspiration photo x

Sylvia said...

Sweet gift bag, Sheila, the die cuts are beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge at the colourQ this week.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous gift bag Sheila. Your son's girlfriend will love it!

Kara said...

Really cute gift bag!! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

What a lovely bag! Sure she will Love it

Tracey McNeely said...

That is such a pretty gift bag! Thank you for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Barb said...

So glad you're sharing this, Sheila! It's just beautiful!

LeAnne said...

Oh so pretty! What a great son, to have gotten the gift AND to want a beautiful bag in which to put it! We're so glad you played with the CQC colors this week!

Greta said...

Wowzer! Your son was very smart to ask you to make the gift bag--couldn't fin anything 1/2 this wonderful in a store! His friend will be blown away, I bet. Glad to hear someone else has trouble getting pictures to show what something really looks like--think I took 30 today & finally gave up--LOL!

Dawn said...

a gorgeous gift bag Sheila. very creative. And a big thank you for the lovely comments you leave me on my blog... much appreciated.

Maureen Morton said...

That is one lucky girl, Shelia. Not just because she rates this gorgeous bag, but she rates your son and YOU! Just lovely - always great to see what you're about. Thanks for your "visits", too.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful packaging to hold a thoughtful gift!