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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Altered Christmas Gift Bag

Here is an recycled and altered gift bag I have made with a Rick St Dennis imaged called "Steamee McPunk" for a Christmas present still to give.
I have coloured the image in with about six shades of red for her outfit/shoes etc.  It's amazing how many different shades of one colour there can be and I didn't use all my reds and I haven't even got the full set of Promarkers!!!  I just wish I had her gorgeous figure and was that out-going to wear those clothes and boots.  The backing card is come I got for my birthday last year and is Hunkydory.  I have embossed two pieces of card, one with a button effect and the other with a metal effect and used my Inkylicious brushes to distress one with Tim Holtz's Fired Brisk distress ink pad and the other one with Tim Holtz's Aged Mahogany distress ink pad.  The bag has been finished off with some poinsettias, Papermania Glitterations and a flower made out of Christmas tissue pad with a brad centre.  The flower is made with a set of Nestabilities Blossom 2 I have barely used since buying but this year I came to the conclusion that it looked similar to the shape of the poinsettia dies so I have used this instead so it's got more use in one year than in the last 2-3 years since I've had it.

I am entering this bag into the following challenges:

Sparkle and Glitter the Rick St Dennis Challenge - Last minute shopping
Craft Your Passion - Alter it
Crafting for all Seasons - Green, red and glitter/sparkle
Simon Says - Anything goes
CRAFT - Not a card
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - Must use a rubber stamp or digi stamp
2 Sisters - Anything but a card
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Anything goes


Pat Garvin said...

Cute. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Vicky said...

She is fabulous Kym...! loving the colours too hun...:o)

hope you had a lovely Christmas sweetie...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

wannabcre8tive said...

What a great way to recycle a gift bag. Great job with the tissue paper flowers. Thanks, for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

~Lady B~ said...

I wish I had her figure too! Wonderful way to reuse a gift bag and give it extra flair! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick. Best of luck with Mr. Random :)

sassyb07 said...

great project, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
hugs, Valerie

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous gift bag Kym, love the cute image and details.

Donna x

Renate said...

Love the idea of recycling! Tissue paper flower looks great!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Best wishes for the new year. :)

carol said...

oh fabulous bag, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT...Merry Christmas x carol

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Fabulous gift bag and I love your choice of image. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkle & Glitter with RSD

Helene E said...

brilliant use of the image! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sparkle and Glitter with Rick.

cotnob said...

Hi Kym,
I hope you had a fab Christmas and I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year.
Great gift bag, I love your image, she looks fab all coloured up in red.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

You can never have too many gorgeous gift bags on hand. Fabulous make! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle and Glitter.

grandmabonnie said...

Thanks for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

monique said...

love the bag, it's so very awesome
thanks for sharing at Sparkle and Glitter