Monday, May 27, 2013

Paris in the bag?

Hi everyone,

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!

Hugs,
Sandra

23 comments :

  1. Wow wow wow!!! Fashion and stamping are a match made in crafting heaven!!! This totally rocks Sandra! Start a company girl! I'd buy one!!!!

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  2. WAUW dit is echt gaaf zeg Sandra, heel leuk verzonnen, maar vooral MOOI gemaakt!
    Gr Patricia

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  3. You must have had so much fun making this! I just love the whole quirkiness of it :-)

    Sally

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  4. Sandra...your bag is awesome! I love your design and all of the different Parisian stamps you used. "PARIS" looks great out of the fabric. Anyone would be proud to carry such a cute bag! Love it! <3 Candy

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  5. Hi Sandra
    what a fantastic bag I love all the stamp work on the background it is so funky and right on trend. love it
    Ria

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  6. love this sandra...what an great idea for the stamps. Love the way it turned out.
    paula

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  7. Paris in the bag! Love that title and love that unique bag! What a clever use of Tim's stamps and so practical as well! You know you will have people asking you where did you get your bag? Enjoy the week! Hugs!

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  8. Love the idea of having a cover like this for your bag. Great work as ever Sandra. Hugs, Jenny x

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  9. Now I see the trees! Focused on the beautiful bag and missed the wood stars.

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  10. Great bag!! I thought you purchased TH new fabric, your stamping looks alot like his new fabric line! I love what you did to the bag, great thinking here!
    Hugs Kelly

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  11. Love your bag, Sannie! So artsy and fun!!

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  12. Absolutely fantastic bag Sandra and such a wonderful take on the challenge. Love the stamped images, very striking and I love the added wood pieces. Tracy x

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  13. Really cool messenger bag! I love the wood stars and caption bubble! OOH LA LA! :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  14. The stamping looks so amazing - what a great bag!
    Alison x

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  15. Sandra, I love this bag!

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  16. Erg leuk...hier kan je geld mee verdienen joh!!

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  17. This is fabulous! I want one just like it! The stamps on the burlap texture is wonderful!

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  18. What a fun take on the challenge! LOVE it!

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  19. I think your little wooden stars really sets off your Paris bag quite nicely. Wonderful bag Sandra and I am not one bit surprised that you chose Paris as your theme.
    Sandy

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  20. Woo hoo!! Congratulations on your Blogworthy for this Sandra! So well deserved, hugs Jenny x

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  21. Beautiful job! I love the stamped images and you did great job arranging them, truly looks like a piece of purchased fabric!

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  22. Oh Wow ... this is so amazing ... love the stamp on the canvas up against that black... so stunning!! Love all your embellishments and the wood pieces just "POP" !

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  23. Hi Sandra x what a fabulous make....it's totally fabulous and so unique x huge congrats too on your blog worthy link x absolutely thrilled for you x

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