Sunday, March 20, 2011

Codi Stylin' Bag

Well, it's Sunday and I'm doing my Pollycraft entry again...*sigh*...one of these weeks I'm going to get this done before the weekend and shock myself!!  The challenge this week is Teen Cards. I haven't actually made a card but my project is teen themed, so I hope that's okay.

I'm into bag making at the moment...loved making the little totes from my last post so thought I'd keep the bag thing going while I'm in the mood :)  I love sewing bags and have made quite a few over the years but I'm not back into the sewing as yet so I'm getting my fix with paper lol.

I had a brainwave in the middle of the night, sometime during the week, and decided to have a go at a denim bag...perfect teen pressie...although it's not all holey and ragged, so it might not pass muster :)  In the past I've made bags from old jeans, so thought I'd give that idea a go in paper. I've had the denim DP for years...from my scrapbooking days...so set about creating this after working this morning. It's taken me all afternoon to create...I can see why I couldn't make a living out of papercrafting...reckon I'd be on about $2 hour lol!!!

I even SEWED the pieces with my poor, neglected sewing machine :)  Then I made a tag to hang from the handle using Codi Stylin' from Pollycraft.  The DP was a bit tricky as it was single sided so I had to do everything twice to 'line' it...would be much easier with d/s DP :) I really love how this turned out and will make another one one day, if I can find some more denim patterned paper.

Here's the back :)
Please excuse the difference in colours of the 2 photos...I had a terrible time trying to get this to photo true to colour and I don't know if either is exactly right...the bottom one (no pun intended...does look like a bottom doesn't it lol) is probably the closest.

The bag open from the side:


Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

Supplies:
CS:  X-Press It blending card
DP:  From my stash...have no idea where it came from :(
Stamp:  Codi Stylin' from Pollycraft
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens
Other:  Sewing machine, SU Antique Brad, star & round eyelets, beading wire & wooden beads, ball chain, all from stash, SU Brocade Blue stamp pad for sponging edges

5 comments:

Mary J said...

Hello Lynne! I love this! So amazing! Great minds too - I made a card with this little lady for the PC challenge too!

Hope your weekend is going great!

H2 :) said...

This is so cute Lynne! Codi is gorgeous & the colours you have chosen for her tie in beautifully with the handles of your "bag". The stitched denim paper looks brilliant. I so wanted one of those "jean" bags when I was young *sigh!*

Maria Therese said...

Cool card! Thanks for joining our last challenge at Pollycraft and hope to see you back this week too!

meeshka said...

Wow, Lynne! It's amazing! I looks like it's made of real denim. Brilliant design... you're too clever! LOL!

Hugs, Meesh. xx

Highland Monkey's said...

Gosh how clever are you. It does look like a real bag!

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