January 21, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - Circa 1934 Designer Bag

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  This weeks challenge theme is Pattern Paper, easy challenge right?  How creative are you with your pattern paper?  Challenge yourself to use your pattern paper for something other than layering on your projects. 

BE CREATIVE with this weeks theme:

You can alter something with PP
Try Iris Folding or the Herringbone Technique
Try Tea Bag Folding (I have samples on my blog here and here)

I went for the altered route with this weeks challenge.  I've had this Paper Mache Bag in my alterable cabinet for quite sometime, and thought it would be cool to create a designer bag using Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 paper.

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I covered the sides, top and bottom with Ranger Tissue Tape, then added a Black card stock base. I adhered the Cosmo Papers like a patchwork quilt, then added stitching using the "stitch stamp" from the Unity Key to Joy set in Black ink.  The flower is cut from Cosmo Paper with the Tattered Floral Die.

Details:
Stamps - Unity
Ink - Black, Ranger Pumice Stone DI
Card Stock - Black
Other - Paper Mache Bag, Tissue Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Tattered Floral Die, Build a Brad, Cosmo Cricket Paper

Use the link below to add your Bloggers Challenge project using Pattern Paper

Have a great weekend!

28 comments :

Tami Black said...

This is one fabulous gift bag. Those papers are incredible -- and I love all the details you added. If I received this bag, it would not be regifted. I'd keep it just to look at it!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful! Brilliant idea to use the tistape on the edges! I agree with Tami...could never regift this!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous bag! Love how creative you were with the paper! Beautiful flower.

Basement Stamper said...

That looks super cool on that box, great patchwork design!!!

BarbaraW said...

Wow, this is one great bag. The papers really make a great patchwork. I always say you are the queen of design paper, and you proved it again.

Pat Huntoon said...

What a great use of paper and a super gift bag! Well done!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a beautiful combination of Patterened Papers you used! Love this fabulous project!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Lisa, I love these papers and your design! MAGNIFICENT!

JP Card Crazy said...

Very creative love how you altered the bag especially the patchwork quilt look!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a fabulous handbag, Lisa. I have a penchant for handbags so this is really special. So beautiful! Hugs, Gayle.

Ziggyeor said...

Love the gift bag! I like the faux stitching with that stamp too.

Monique said...

Wowza Love this..It looks like a designer bag... Love the colors and your big bloom is gorgeous!!

Netty said...

Terrific bag and so inspiring Lisa, I do so hope I can find time to have a go at this even if don't meet the challenge time. Annette x

Meredith said...

This looks so cool! I saw it featured on the Cosmo page, so I had to run over here to get the deets :) I love it!! I want to try patchwork with some DP, I just always forget :)

Linda Monroe said...

Lisa,
Your gift bag is so cute. What a clever way to use patterned paper.

Lori said...

Fabulous job, Lisa! Love the combination of patterns and how the faux stitching ties it all together.

Lisa Bohler said...

That bag is a gift by itself! So beautiful!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous gift bag Lisa! Great way to showcase those CC DP and I love the 3D bloom!

Rose said...

WOW, that bag is stunning, I'd have to keep it on the counter to admire for a long time, beautiful work.

Barbara said...

Love the combination of patterned papers that you chose.....GREAT gift bag! The bag itself is like a gift to whoever the lucky recipient might be!!

GCgirl said...

Love the patchwork quilt design your created...esp the stitch stamp--SEW COOL! (i couldn't help myself) ;-)

Lisa said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Nikki Bond said...

Gorgeous use of DSP....LOVE the shabby chic look of this! {SMILES}

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous card! Beautifully created. Hugs, Gayle.

Ida said...

Wow you did a fantastic job altering the gift bag. Love the patchwork look and the stitching detail.

Jane Bosi said...

This is one of those projects that made me gasp out loud and wish I was the receiver! Beautiful job!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! You have put these CC papers together beautifully! What a simply wonderful project! I had two projects to post, but I can't quite show them yet, so I went with a card! Hope that's okay! :D

Shannon said...

This bag you altered is amazing. It turned out so beautifully. I love the patchwork style. It's really stunning work.

 
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