May 17, 2010

ROP / BNW Challenge 38 - Gifts


Hello Fellow Crafters And Welcome to another fortnightly challenge from Roses on Paper and Belles 'n Whistles! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was filled with lots of errands to run and lawn and garden work but I enjoyed it anyway. I'm not to much of a gardener but love to have my garden nice with flowers in my pots etc. And it is really satisfying after all the weeding, cutting trees and mowing the lawn when you see how nice everything looks again :-)

I also want to welcome our new DT sisters to our Belles 'n Whistles family

Woooohoooo! We are thrilled to have you girls and looking forward to a fun filled designing & craft time togehter!!!

Ok onto our challenge now :-) This time our fabulous Anki is our host and she is challenging us to make a gift. She says:

Gifts - gift bag, box, gift set - the sky is the limit - you decide!

I decided to alter an ordinary brown paper bag and used a tutorial I found on Liza's blog. I decided it was time again for my Distress Inks and I colored Magnolias 'Happy Tilda' from the Raising Ceiling Collection with my Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads. For her hair I used Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain. The skin is colored using Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Aged Mahagony for the cheeks. Shirt and socks I have colored using Victorian Velvet and a little Aged Mahagony and Pumice Stone to accentuate. Pants are colored with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. For the shadows I used Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood and Black Soot. All papers and flowers are distressed using Brushed Corduroy.

The Flowers I used for decoration are from Magnolia (white Gardenia), Whimsy Stamps (Rose buds) and Prima. For the punched flowers I used my EK Success punches. Border punch is from Martha Stewart. I set highlights and accents with Stickles glitter glue Stardust & Platinum and with my Viva Decor Pearl Pen. DP is from Basic Grey's new line Capella and from my stash (sorry don't know the brand) The Capella paperpad and other new Basic Grey paper pads are now available at Roses on Paper.

I used this weeks sketch from Friday Sketchers. I had to play with it a bit to fit my bag because of the lid, but I hope it is still ok.  
My bag, which I made for a special friend to cheer her up a little, will also fit the challenges over at 'Cute Card Thursday' - Someone Special  and One Stitch At  A Time - Anything But A Card

Here are some more close-ups of my gift bag:


This is how the bag looks opened up. I used a small velcro pad to close it.

Thanks for taking your time and stopping by here today and any comment you may leave. Hope to see you over at our challenge blog! Don't forget to check out the rest of my the DT-sisters (see sidebar) stunning creations!

Love & Hugs,


  1. What a beautiful card Iris,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. This is just gorgeous Iris!!! I love your coloring ~ perfection everytime! Love the colors that you have used and this bag is just brilliant! Whomever gets it will be thrilled! Thanks again for the welcome!

  3. Hi Iris, wow, I cannot believe my challenge blog is filling up with all these beautiful masterpieces - I have never seen an ordinary brown paper bag turned into something as stunning as this before - thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

    stitchy xoxox

  4. Wow Iris,ich bin grad sprachlos. Deine Tüte ist ja sowas von schön,einfach traumhaft.Alles harmoniert absolut perfekt und deine Coloration ist wieder atemberaubend.

  5. WoW...another stunning creation! Fab colouring as always. I luv all the details you have added to the soft and pretty. Luv it!


  6. ein super schönes Teil, Iris!

  7. Oh Iris, your project is absolutely exquisite. I don't think I have see more lovely Tilda than this one. Makes me wish I could look at it all day long. Well done. hugs Sharon

  8. Oh wow! What a stunning bag! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Please join us again!

  9. Iris, I have to say it is hard to imagine you used a brown paper bag to make such a wonderful gift bag. Thanks for playing this week over at OSAAT. Smiles...Tammy

  10. Absolutely stunning, Iris! I love all the details.
    Hugs, Vanja

  11. Wow, Iris! *sprachlosbin*
    Deine Verpackung ist ein Traum!
    Wunderschöne Farben, Papiere, Gestaltung... einfach nur schöööön!

    Liebe Grüße,

  12. wow iris this is just exquisite,so beautiufully detailed and designed beautifully just totally love it
    many thanks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cherylxxxxxxxx

  13. .......Iris I'm speechless! This is just too beautiful and from a paper bag too. Thank you so much for joining us over at OSAAT this week.
    Sam x

  14. I've never seen a brown paper bag look soooo good!! Iris this is beautiful!
    Thank you soo for joining OSAAT's 'Anything but a Card' challenge this week, hope to see you next week too!


  15. Oh wow you would never think this started life as a brown paper bag lol, it is gorgeous love the image and the colours are just so perfect.
    Kim xXx

  16. Great card Iris.
    Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week ;0)

    Janneke X

  17. Absolutely a Stunning creation, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon
    Good Luck
    Sarah xx

  18. OMG this is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week x Clare (DT) x


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