Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bags and Tags with Gingersnap Creations

A little bit of fun and funky today, with a new challenge from Gingersnap Creations: Bags and Tags.  Our overall theme this month is "At the Mall", and we've also been doing some recycling/repurposing, so for my bag and tag I recycled from our latest mall trip.  I took a small square-ish bag from American Eagle and covered it with images from Altered Pages' Fashion Ladies collage sheet.  I printed out the sheet twice on regular paper, cut apart the vintage sewing pattern images, and inked them up with distress inks.  Then I collaged them onto the bag, along with some of the fashion phrases from the sheet.  The tag is also from an item of clothing (one of my daughter's - her clothes have the best tags!), on top of which I added a fashion lady image from The Artistic Stamper's Twenties' Ladies Plate 4.  A sentiment from CHF and a little bling, and you have a gift bag for a tweenie girl!

We're at the beach this week, so this is probably it for my crafty postings for a while.  I'm hoping to have lots of time to visit all of your gorgeous blogs! :)  Until next time....

13 comments:

Daniele said...

lovin' the bag Jean, would be a shame to use though as it its too good
hugs

A Vintage Chic said...

These are gorgeous, Jean!

I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach! Isn't summer fabulous?!

Julie

Ana Márquez said...

Beautiful vintage tags!! :-)

trisha too said...

Jean, this is a gorgeous bag!!

Have fun at the beach!

:)

Lori said...

Awesome alteration, Jean! Love it! Have a WONDERFUL time at the beach!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous bag Jean, would double as a art purse!
Hugs Lynn

Brenda Brown said...

Love the bag and how you have used the images to cover it.
Hope you are having a great time at the beach and have a good weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Dawn said...

This is a super cool bag hun Dxx

Gerri Herbst said...

So very pretty. love how you colored over the images! take care, gerri

Shar said...

Wowzers! That's awesome!

Netty said...

Fabulous bag and tag Jean. Have a great time at the beach. Annette x

Linda R. said...

Your bag is beautiful.. I just got back from the beach myself.. I do hope you have a wonderful time..

Hugs, Linda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a fantastic piece of art, great images on it.