Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #101 - Ribbon Tastic/ A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge #92 - Pearls and Glitter

Today is a perfect day to post my winter bag with the snowflakes. It has been snowing all morning here in our small little town of Keswick, Ontario, Canada. We are supposed to get quite a storm over the next few days giving us a total of 20 cm. We really can't complain as it hasn't snowed since Christmas, and for my husband who spent a ton of money without telling me on a brand new snowmobile, it is too little too late. But for us bears who hibernate, spring was looking a little closer until this morning. Guess that groundhog was right, 6 more weeks of winter.

I was inspired to make this bag from a project I saw in a Dutch magazine called Cards Only. The magazine is in Dutch, and unfortunately I don't understand a single word, but hell, who needs to read it when you can look at the pictures of the most amazing cards and projects I've seen outside of Magnolia Ink. For my project I took an old gift bag, but felt it was too deep. I cut it in half all the way around from side to side. I then put the two halfs inside each other creating a bag half as deep.

I then cut a square in the front that was slightly smaller than my stamped Magnolia winter background. I glued a piece of acetate over the hole. Then I covered the bag with one of my favorite winter patterned paper by Heidi Grace. I added some lace and ribbon to the top. I finished off the bow with a snowflake brad.
I colored my images with my copics. Here's the colors I used:
I added Martha Stewart glitter on the hills and some of the trees to make my scene glisten. Then I placed the winter background inside the bag lining it up with the acetate square. (Tip: line it up before gluing the 2 halfs of the bag together as it was a bit thin to get my hand in and position it properly.) I stamped my skating Tilda by herself. She is supposed to be held by skating Edwin, but I only inked her on the stamp. I added glitter to where her fur was. Then I embellished the bag with pearls on the snowflakes, and added a rhinestone swirl in the bottom corner of the window. I finished it off with 2 punched out snowflakes punched with white glitter paper, and added a smaller snowflake and a fur covered brad in the middle.
Hugs xx


Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Carolyn this is so very beautiful!
Love your stunning work!
kim x

dolcreations said...

Oh have totally inspired me with this bag/scene! Beautifully done that is for sure!
I love Tilda skating...who needs Edwin!!!! I love how you did the sky with your copics!

Kelli said...

Beautiful Carolyn!!!!

Dianne said...

WOW! This is gorgeous. The scene and the entire thing is just awesome.

Cheryl said...

Just stunning! You are so creative.

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Tanya said...

Stunning Carolyn!