Monday, August 3, 2009

Cutie patootie treat bag

Hello everyone,
Hope you are settling into your Monday.
I finished this bag last night,
but had to wait til daylight
to take some pictures.

I've made it to play along with the
Stampavie Challenge #9
a bag by Lauren.
The template can be found on
Lauren's blog.
I love it, so easy but effective!!
I don't have any fancy artillery,
let alone, essentials,
I used a ruler and a knitting needle to score
the paper and it worked out just fine,
so don't be discouraged from checking this
fortnights challenge out because you
don't have all the designer duds.
I don't even have a hole punch,
so those GIGANTIC handle holes you see,
well, they are a Stephanne original, lol.
I think this template is going to be
a mainstay for me, as it is really
a cute little something, and I LOVE
cute little somethings ;)

Now, I knew I wanted to play along,
but was having a hard time coming to a decision
on image and theme, alas, this week over at
Stamp Something Challenge Blog
the challenge is paper piecing,
and this little Rachelle Anne Miller image
screams out, "Piece Me!!!!"
So thank you, Stamp Something,
for helping me make some decisions.

Two angles so hopefully you can see the piecing.
Their patches (nose, tummies, feet, etc.)
have been pieced with Basic Grey Blush papers,
the same paper as the bag,
and the image has been layered,
the heads toled and popped with foam mounts,
arms tucked and adhered as the outermost layer.
They are sitting on a flower from the same paper,
used my watercolours,
added some doodling, put some Stickles here and there,
some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
and Sakura gel pen doodles too,
and that's pretty much it.
I didn't feel like the paper should be covered,
(that's why I've had it for 2 years
just sitting there,
I admire it every now and then...)
so I added the image into the movement of the design.

Thanks for stopping by,
hope you'll leave me your thoughts.
Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Edited: swapped out duplicate pic. What is wrong with me??


Sue said...

Darling, and so useful, you will be whipping these out when your little guy starts going to parties for friends. Love the mouse with his teddy. Great fun, Stepahnie

Kellie said...

I think it's absolutely GORGEOUS, I just love it. From the moment I seen it it just blew me away. I might just sit here and admire it some more, hehehe. xx

Claire Phillips said...

A fabulous bag and I so love this image - brill project! x

Mephisto said...

WOW, thats so a stunning Work! Love this very much!


Emma said...

Hi Stephanne
Wow such a gorgeous bag, I love the colours and image.
Emma x

Lisa H. said...

sooo cute! thanks for playing with stamp something.

Raisa said...

It was right thing to do to not cover the paper, it's so beutifull. I love those Stampavie animals images, sadly I still don't own any of them, but I'm going to... :)Love the whole bag!


Elizabeth P said...

I love your bag Stephanne! It´s so cute ;)