This is my place. My virtual room to chit chat and share my love of crafting with others who also go "gaga" over stamps, colored pencils, ink and paper. This is my space to stretch out with a cup of coffee or tea in my hand and my two dachsies asleep under my desk and say I made this card/gift for a friend...and I just wanted to share it with YOU!
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!