Monday, August 17, 2015

Its another Anything Goes challenge at LTSCB

Welcome-welcome! It's the middle of August which means back to work for me. I work at a school, so when it starts so do I LOL! I am pleased that I am able to share with you this great project for our "Anything Goes" challenge which runs from Aug. 17th to the 30th. As always you must include stamping since we are a stamping blog. We have another 3 great sponsors giving away some fantastic prizes.

 Prize: 3 images to winner

 Prize: 3 images to winner


  Prize: $10 gift certificate

For this challenge I am working with the SLS Lines image Little boy and snowman with Christmas Tree. I thought this was a really cute little scene and couldn't wait to play with it. As usual, since it is anything goes I am trying to stay away from the traditional cardmaking. I decided do a gift bag with tag instead. I started with a plain kraft gift bag and added color using Copics R27 and YG63. I sprayed the color onto the bag using a hand-held air spritzer that you squeeze. It makes my hand hurt but gives a nice covering. I then sprayed the bag with Mr. Huey Shine spritz for the white spots and overall glimmer.

Here is what the finished product looks like:

 The tag:

To make the double-sided tag I printed one image regular and then printed it again as a mirror image. It is the same image I just cut around the boy and snowman because I wanted it to look different than the bag.
I made the red ribbon by coloring white sheer organza ribbon with my R27 copic. I made the bows using my Bow It All v2 by Zutter. The image sheet on the bag is popped with foam squares. I cut a second image of just the boy and snowman with some of the snow and popped them as well.

Kraft gift bag
Paper: DCWV The Christmas Stack
Copics: R22, R24, R 27, E000, E00, E11, YG61, YG63, YG67, E71, E74, E77, G21, G29
Stamps: Digi image Little Boy and Snowman with Tree, To and From (Close to My Heart Its a Party set)
Stickles: Red and Patina for boy and Snowman, Purple, Gold, Yellow, Red for tree
Inks: Distress Tumbled Glass and Close To My Heart (can't remember the shade of green)
Misc: Martha Stewart Around the Page punch, Paper Blossom Pine Branch punch, white Flower Soft, Organza Ribbon, jute bakers twine, foam tape    

This was a fun bag. I have never taken on this kind of task before and I did enjoy it. The coloring was the most time consuming thing but I was very pleased with how everything turned out.

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 I am entering the following: Anything Goes  Anything Goes No Cards Anything Goes


Aunty Sue said...

oh i think the person receiving the present will be as thrilled with the bag as much as the present lovely work

Lillian A said...

What a cute holiday project - and to make a matching tag for the gift bag, too - awesome!

Heather said...

Adorable! It will make the present inside even more special. Great idea to stay away from cards on Anything Goes challenges. I'll have to keep that in mind.

Leslie said...

This is a GREAT project, Annette! Love the tag that matches the gift bag! The recipient will be thrilled to get a gift in this bag! Love it!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Love this bag and also how you reversed the image for the tag, very clever. Fantastic job on this Christmas bag!

Tammy Cochrane said...

Love it! I would be so excited to receive this - not counting what is inside! Love the snow on the tag :)


Noelle Martin said...

Cute! Thanks for joining The Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Challenge! -DT Noelle

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Annette! Loved your comment on my blog and skirted right over to see your blog! How CUTE! I love this gift bag and darling vintage tag with extra snowy details! And your white on white creation below with the gorgeous lavender accents is BEAUTIFUL! It's been fun viewing all your pretty creations this afternoon! I am your newest google follower! hugs, de

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a sweet project. Love both the bag and the matching tag.

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our Paper nest Dolls challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy