Yes, it's Monday and this time Simon Says Stamp and Show has an another fun challenge for you. You will be sent in the woods... Well of course not literally, but you are asked to do something wood related. Like using a wood grain stamp, cute wood creatures, use wooden embellies or alter a wooden box. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
You know how I love my wooden stars. I put them on almost anything, and you might think I've gone overboard with this one, well I don't blame you. Okay a little background info is necessary I think. I make my own bags for a few years now. Ever since I learn to sew. And my favorite bag was all worn. There were big wholes in it. So I really, really needed a new one. The uniqueness of my bags is that it consists of a base bag, a removable cover and a removable strap. For the cover I had a nice theme... well I think you guessed it by now ... yup, Paris!
To make the cover I cut out a piece of natural canvas and collected all my favorites Tim Holtz stamps of Paris and I started to make pattern with these stamps. I stamped with waterproof ink, Archival Ink Jet Black, because I don't want it to become a big black mess when it gets a bit wet from the rain. When I was done stamping I made that piece of canvas into a removable cover. Here the wooden stars and the speech bubble came into play. I coated them with Glue n Seal, so the Label Letter stickers will stay in place, and that the rain doesn't affect the wood. To be sure that the wooden embellies will adhere properly I used Tacky Glue. It's such a great glue for these kinds of projects! Before I have die cut the letters 'Paris' with the WordPlay die I ironed on Steam-A-Seam 2 on the back of the black fabric. Steam-A-Seam 2 is double stick fusible web. I also did that with the Fleur de Lis. And I've also gave it a run through the vagabond with the matching embossing folder. It gives that little bit extra dimension.
To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!