Friday, December 21, 2007

Shabby snowman bag

Are you revved up for another Crafty Secrets blog candy give-away??! Make sure to check back this weekend, as I will be posting a blog giveaway of my favorite Crafty Secrets things! It's my week this week & I'm so excited! Hopefully you've been following the Crafty Secrets design team blogs, as each DT member has or will be doing a give-away! There are 3 left, Mishie Wooderson, Vicki Chrisman & myself!

I'm was working on gift bag and tag ideas for the Crafty Secrets gallery this month, and finished this shabby snowman bag last weekend. It started out as a cheapie Target clearance giftbag, but I loved the "soft sky" (SU) color of it. I glimmer misted it with iridescent gold glimmer mist, and then stamped music notes (Crafty Secrets Altered Art set) and snowflakes (Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas set). The music is actually vintage sheet music, which I picked out specifically for the words...I loved that the song had words like "laugh and joke", and "no matter the weather"..they just seemed cheery and appropriate for snowman building! Normally I would distress the paper edges but because of the paper's brittleness I just left it alone. The snowman image is from Crafty's "Winter" Cotton Scraps, which are made from a high quality twill fabric & can be sewn or glued onto cardstock or fabric. Then I got putzy with a tag for the top of the bag...I used a regular ivory colored tag (Paper Reflections) and distressed it with soft sky & Caribbean blue SU ink. I cuttlebugged it with my snowflake embossing folder, then glimmer misted it first with snowflake color, then with iridescent gold. I dried the tag with my heat gun, then ran Caribbean blue ink across the top of the snowflake to pop the embossing out more. I finished by distressing the tag edges with brown distress ink, and adding more sheet music and "To/From". I think this photo picks up some of the tag shimmer so you can see the detail.

Stay tuned for my blog candy give-away..I'm waiting for the photo to arrive and then I'll give you the heads up to comment!

Happy Friday! L.


Charmingdesigns said...

Love the color combo! The sheet music is fabulous! Love it!! Laurie

Shelly said...

Stunning, I love what you did with this!

Jessrose21 said...

Lisa, your bag is so beautiful! Love the colors and the music sheet combination. The tag looks gorgeous with all the shimmer and embossing.

chelemom said...

Gorgeous girlie!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Hysteri-CAL said...

Wow - bags and tags are amazing ! They have that 'must stroke' look to them.

Tandra said...

Now you KNOW I just ADORE this!!! Ahhhh the vintage sheet music.......sigh....!!!!!

Happy new Year to you!