Thursday, February 14, 2008

A fun project

Today's Ways to Use it Challenge was to create something inspired by fashion. I think it's a great challenge, especially since I watch Project Runway almost religiously.

So I wanted to create a bag. This bag is part of a tutorial for the bag and 9 cards. I might do the 9 cards later, but I just wanted the bag for now. You'll find it on Splitcoast under Templates - it's the Au Chocolat tote & cards OSW (one sheet wonder.)

The bag itself is one piece of 8.5x11 Tempting Turquoise cardstock - I pulled the color from the other side of this paper. I sponged all the edges with Tempting Turquoise ink to age it. I also sponged the piece of 4"x4.5" Bali Breeze dp - it was sponged with Pumpkin Pie and Creamy Caramel ink. I took my white gel pen and highlighted the dots in the middle of the flowers.

The handles are tacky taped on, then a brad is also there for support.

I couldn't wait to use one of my SAB sets - So Many Scallops. The flower is stamped in Rose Red (also a color pulled from the other side of the paper. The Tempting Turquoise grograin was tied into a bow and I glued it on with Diamond Glaze.

I was curious after I made it, so I tried to see what would fit in it besides cards. 2 tall bottles of Primas fit nicely in there with some room to spare.

Stamps: So Many Scallops. Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Bali Breeze dp, white. Ink: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel. Accessories: brads, tacky tape, dimensionals, scalloped circle punch, eyelet, cropadile, ribbon, sponge.


Kathy W said...

I always love pumpkin pie and tempting turquoise together. What a cute bag. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. This would be the perfect "bag" to hold something special for my stepdaughters. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

Beautiful bag Sara!

Neva said...

Sara this is a great gift bag. love these colors together.