Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Layers of Color stenciled gift bag


Hello everyone! Christmas is coming soon, and I wanted to share with you a gift bag I made using Layers of Color Natural Flourish art stencil. I used Tim Holtz Acrylic Dabber in Pearl and it has a wonderful luminescence. I dabbed the paint onto Deja Views designer paper from the Timeless Collection. I then stamped an image from Layers of Color Touch of Elegance clear art stamp set in Not Quite Navy to act as a shadow. I then over-stamped another image from the same stamp set in the TH Pearl paint. The top of the bag is punched with a MS Snowflake punch from Effects PaperCraft Pad by Canson... it's very opalescent. For my tag I cut a Spellbinder's Snowflake Pendant twice, sponged with Brilliance Platinum Planet Ink and glued together for thickness. I stamped the sentiment from Nina Bracketts set "Fanciful Tags", available from Gina K. I cut it out with the Spellbinders Fancy Tag and adhered it to the snowflake tie on. My handles are stiff ribbed ribbon from Michael's. The ribbon is May Arts to which I added a touch of bling. I used the basic instructions found at Create with Connie & Mary, though I made some changes. This bag is very sturdy with a lining inside that could hold substantial weight. I hope this inspires you to try some different ideas for your Christmas projects. The stencil and the art stamp set are not Christmas, yet stamped in shimmery pearl paint and a few snowflakes added certainly make it work for Christmas! Have fun with it!

I am adding this to the following challenges:
Challenges I would like to enter my creation in:
A Spoonful Of Sugar - christmas, Paper Take Weekly - christmas in non-traditional colors ,
Craft Your Passion - anything goes,Crazy Challenge (2 entries) - christmas
Gingerloft (2 weeks) - bows ,Let's Ink It Up (monthly) - christmas and sparkle/bling
Secret Crafter - christmas ,
Top Tip Tuesday -use ribbon The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Papercutz - Christmas with 2 patterned papers, Totally PaperCrafts #45 ~ X-mas Punches
Simon Says ~ Show a Holiday GreetingOSAAT #42 ~ Old Stash/New Stash
City Crafter- Let it SnowPile it On #48 ~ It's all in the Wrapping
Paper Sundaes - Gift ItLittle Red Wagon - Christmas Tag or Bag
Fussy and Fancy- anything but a cardScrap-Creations-make it gift or wrap
Creative Card Crew -anything goes
 Thanks for stopping and have a blessed week!


MariLynn said...


Gina Lindsay said...

Wow, hat bag is just beautiful!

Dawnll said...

Such a beautiful decorative bag, thanks for sharing
Thank you for joining us this week at
Craft Your Passion Challenges

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kiwimeskreations said...

This is just shimmer-licious Grace - a gift in itself!!

Heather Rogers said...

What a beautiful bag Grace. The colors are so wintery. :)

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Wow, super lovely, Grace!! What a treasure!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty and so elegant, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Fiona said...

what a gorgeous gift bag pretty. Beautiful DP and the tag is just awesome. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Hristovica said...

Extremely soft card. Fresh colors combined with beautiful snowflake. Thank you for participating in The Crazy Challenge # 44 this week. Smile

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really pretty love the colour & the shimmer looks fab!!
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion, OSAAT & Gingerloft this week, good luck! hugs shell xx

Riet said...

What a wonderful bag Grace.

Hugs Riet.x

Unknown said...

Wow stunning bag, so elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne x

Avril Tanner said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Traci S. said...

Dear Grace,

I think this is beautiful. I love how the color shines so beautifully. I bet it would be wonderful for an icy lake with a full moon in the winter! I LOVE those swirls...and your snowflakes are just wonderful.

The bow and the tag pull it all together so nicely.

Thanks for sharing!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful - really nice
Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah - Stressed Stamper x

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a gorgeous christmas bag. Lovely images and fabulous stamping. Thanks for joining in with no reds or greens at Paper Take Weekly. Hugs Marja

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous!!

Mickie said...

So elegant Grace. Please put me on your gift list. LOL!

Nancy said...

How very pretty!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Helen said...

A beautiful gift bag!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & Pile It On!
Helen x

Gloria Stengel said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes!

somethingcraftybydottie said...

Just Beautiful Grace! I love your Cards and this beautiful gift bag Maybe one day I will be making Beautiful things like these too. I am trying.. as you know I am new at this craft...
~ God Bless ~

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautifully done. I love how you showed the wonderful flexibility of Layers of Color! I've never tried the daubers. Do your tips ever dry up or clog up?? That's the reason I had hesitated in trying them. Did you use stencil adhesive with this project?? Thanks for all of your lovely inspiration!

Shirl said...

A beautiful bag Grace, lots of work but well worth it, the end result is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x x

Terry said...

Thank you for joining us, The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge,Thank you and hope you wil have a fab weekend. Love the altered bag.Love the colors too, soo pretty for Christmas. Hugs Terry xxxx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful gift bag! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Unknown said...

This is so pretty.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Peggy said...

This is so pretty! I love the blue and the snowflakes! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

cnelson said...

This is soooooo lovely!! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB this week!

Debi said...

So sorry that I didn't get time to comment earlier but you card is lovely and I am so glad that you took the time to play along with the Papertake Weekly challenge

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

Beautiful creation, and thank you for sharing at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

Agnieszka M said...

Wow, awesome bag!
Thanks for joining us at CCC this time, and good luck!

Agnieszka M said...

And... Thank you for joining at LIIU this time!!!

Claire said...

just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck
Claire xx