Now vintage is just not my usual style and I really struggled. I used Victoria & Albert papers, lace, seam binding, tore the edge of the image panel, inked up the edge, and added some coffee and cream coloured flowers, but I'm still not sure I pulled it off.
Anyhoo, I've had some extra fun this week as I also had another play with my cute little fabric bags from the talented Sandy at Hugs & Holidays. She's such a lovely lady, so please go and check out her etsy shop, plus she has been inspiring me to ink up my stamps on some fabric again, so I've come up with this little creation!!!
Isn't she cute !!! I also stamped and coloured the same image on the back of the bag, but didn't put any flowers or buttons on the reverse.
Here's the card and baggie:
Here's the baggie on its own:
Here's the back of the baggie :
And here's a close up of the image, all glittered up :
I love this new stamp from LOTV which arrived this week. I really wish they would stop sending me these free samples though the post (shhhh, that's what I tell my hubby now when another new package of lovely stash drops on the doormat !!! Although I'm not sure he believes me any more, 'cos LOTV would appear to have made a similar "mistake" last month too. And possibly the month before. Oh dear. But their images are just soooo cute I can't help myself. They just seem to move themselves into my cart on their own, saying 'buy me, buy me pleeeeeease' !!!).
I think it looks even better on the fabric bag, really soft, especially with the matching card (Sandy's idea to make a matching card & bag!! Thanks honey, there will be many more samples to come yet !!!). I stamped it and coloured it (being careful not to get too near the edges 'cos the colour bleeds quite a bit), and then glittered her dress and flowers. I then shaded in the sky a bit, and added some gorgeous crotchet flowers and leaves in the most softest wool. My other embellies were some buttons (with soft wool ties), liquid pearls, and some lace with woven-in seam binding. I added buttons to the centres of the flowers and stitched them on by hand.
- Image - LOTV and Magnolia birds
- Plain, undecorated baggie - Hugs & Holidays
- Sentiment - One of my own Freebies
- Papers - Victoria & Albert (card 1)
- Colouring mediums - Promarkers, Copics, Dovecraft Shimmer chalks.
- Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
- From my stash - Pearls, lace, ribbons, stickles, liquid pearls, crotchet flowers, buttons, wool, charm
I've been inspired by: