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

Hearts Turned 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

Unknown 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 B said...

Wowzers! That's awesome!

Netty said...

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

Unknown 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.