Wednesday 15 June 2011

Gingersnap Creations Visiting Artist - Week 3

Sorry I am late posting with this piece - but I don't anticipate getting my PC back until Friday (at least Friday and that's if the power pack solves the problem - please keep your fingers crossed for me).

This week at Gingersnap Creations to continue the shopping theme, the Random Redhead Challenge is 'Bags and Tags', so I haven't used any paper, glue and just a little stamping and and some paint. I have used fabrics only to create a collage on a tote bag and used a needle and thread and the sewing machine to make it.

The bag came from Hobby Craft for about £1.00 and I have used offcuts of fabrics.

The flowers are crotched string, fabrics cut with the tattered florasls die and vintage buttons for the middles.

This large flower has been made with black tulle, burgundy velvet petals again cut with the tattered florals die and another vintage button.

The butterfly was a Creatables die which I had to finish off with scissors and I stamped them with acrylic paint.

The main image came from the internet and was printed onto Claudine Hellmuth's sticky-back canvas.

Woo - got my second post finished for today. I hope you enjoy.

Now I can get to my emails and some commenting.

Have a good evening and thanks for coming to see me.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Play Date Cafe - Blueberry, cream and dusky pink.
Stampavie and more - Butterflies
Flourishes - Circle and square (background fabrics are square and the buttons are the circles)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Things with wings



Netty said...

You are not late at all Brenda. Your bag is totally delicious and love all the materials you've used. Its a perfect bag so shop with pride. Annette x

Irene said...

Wow, so love the bag Brenda, all the different flowers and embellishments are brilliant.It looks so cool.
Irene x

Vicky said...

OMW...this is fabulous hun...and I love all your wee details's stunning..!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Margreet said...

what a lovely bag're such a versatile it!
xxx Margreet

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow - you never cease to amaze me Brenda - what a fab bag ! You will be the talk of the town with that
Lisa x

Pami said...

ooooh, I love it Brenda! The image is very cool and I love the little buttons and flowers. Stunning! Hope all is well with you. Pami x

Juls said...

fabulous!!! Loving the fabric work ... my first love was sewing, you are making me want to get my machine out again!!! Hugs Juls

Joan said...

ooh what a fab bag Brenda ! love all the flowers and buttons. I have a couple of those bags maybe I'll get sewing !

cheryl said...

oh wow hun how clever are you this is simply stunning oh how brilliant to go shopping with this,hugs cherylxxxxx


Wow Brenda - this is absolutely fabulous - I love it! The Hobby Craft bag is an absolute bargain for £1, in fact it's amazing!!! Love the crochet flowers - I still haven't used my new crochet hook - I really must try it out soon.
Hope your 'puter is fixed very soon. Have a great weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Berry said...

Gosh Brenda what fab work, I love this and all the handmade elements truly stunning! Hugs rebekah xx

Michelle said...

Wow Brenda, this is fantabulous! Lovin that you're using textiles, something I definately intend to have a go with, especially if I can do something that looks like this!
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog, it is lovely to receive comments from people who's work you admire!
x Michelle

Sue B said...

Wow this is stunning! Love the main image and all the little details - really gorgeous!

Hugs Sue xx

Michele said...

such a gorgeous creation! thank you for including it in the "things with wings" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Zoechaos said...

Simply gorgeous and wonderfully creative, enjoy your week-end! XOXO Zoe

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just amazing! I love it so much!

Lucy x

Debi said...

Brenda, how cool is this!!! I really love your bag, so pretty, Debi x

Jen said...

What a beautiful bag!!! Love all the fabrics you chose to make the flowers!!!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW I just can't get over your awesome creativity I wish I had some of it, lol. My word this breathtaking truly a work of art.
Lorraine x

Gerri Herbst said...

Simply STUNNING! I just adore this, with all the rich colors and details.

Vicki Romaine said...

This card is georgeous. I love all the elements. Thanks for joining "Things with Wings" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Hopefully you will come back often for future challenges

Unknown said...

WOW this work. Absolutely wonderful:) Thank you for the accession of the SAM Challenge:)
Hugs New DT Marika

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's really a breathtaking bag.