Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gift Bag

Today I have a gift bag to share with you.
I purchased a few items from my local garden center to give as a gift and they came in this bag:

 Rather than purchasing a gift bag to give the items in, I decided to decorate this plain bag myself!
I started with a layer of Studio Gesso, randomly stamped the Unity Co. She Script Stamp using Ranger Archival ink in Olive and added Tim Holtz "forest moss" Distress Paint applied with bubble wrap.
Using the Wendy Vecchi Lovely Leaves stencil, I created the flowers with Tim Holtz "seedless preserves" Distress Paint and Tim Holtz Distress Markers in dusty concord, aged mahogany, and forest moss.
The magic happens with the addition of Inkssentials Glossy Accents to the main flower petals - so pretty!
Across the top of the bag I added solid color cardstock from my stash and patterned paper by Fancy Pants Designs from the Lilac House collection punched with a Fiskars scallop border punch. A fussy bow created with BBP Monochromatic ribbons, American Crafts Twine, Twinery Honeydew Twine and raffia from my stash finishes the look! I linked up all the products I used from the awesome eclectic Paperie shop so you can easily click over and add them to your cart! I am entering this gift bag in the "scallops" challenge over at Frosted Designs. It has been a while since I've joined them and it was fun to play along again!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I appreciate your comments!


Deena said...

What a clever idea and it is gorgeous, thank you for joining the Scallop Challenge at Frosted Designs

Kim's Creations said...

Seriously LOVE this! you probably made someone feel very special! I am so going to do this!

sandee said...

oh, I would love for someone to give me a gift in that gorgeous bag! Love the little scallop trim and bow across the top! Thanks for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs Scallops challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Cathi ONeill said...

That bag is gorgeous, love it!! Thank you so much for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Donna-Marie said...

Awesome idea!!!
Love the simple touch of a few well placed flowers :-)

Cheryl said...

Love what you did here!