Friday, 5 November 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge

A beautiful colour inspiration photo from The Play Date Cafe this week, I really love those lanterns, I can imagine them hanging in my garden in Spring.  I had to think quite a while about what I was going to do for this weeks challenge as I wanted to do something a little different from a card.  No me and thinking don't really go together so it was hard work LOL.
I decided on a gift bag which in its self is a challenge for me as I don't really do sewing either, but hey that's what a challenge is all about right.   My central panel is this heart which I drew onto a sheet of canvas which I then coloured with acrylic paints, blending with a baby wipe to get the colour I needed.  I stamped my Dill Print image from Memory Box (available from THE STAMP ATTIC) with StazOn ink.
I then machine stitched a panel of white fabric (which I frayed) and orange felt together which I then hand stitched my heart onto adding glass seed beads along the way.  I have also added a little padding to the heart too.
To complete I added a flower and buttons.  I think this will make a great gift bag for jewellery.  Until the next time, have a great day, Tracy x x

12 comments:

Paul said...

Such a brilliant idea, love the kooky heart design. Px

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful use of this weeks colors with your wonderful gift bag! Fab stitching and use of the seed beads! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

flutterbycrafter said...

This is so gorgeous, a beautiful bag.

Wendy said...

Well done for tackling the fabric Tracy, I think you did a fantastic job.........

Susan Allan said...

Hi Tracy
It is wonderful to work with fabric, is it not !!!???
This creation of yours is really inventive, useful and beautiful...what an amazing gift container. Whoever receives a gift in it, will have the bag as another gift.
Very clever!
Sue xx
Have a lovely weekend.

Susan Allan said...

Forgot to say... great minds think alike. I had just got my little heart die out to do something with...still not sure what...but I want to do hearts too, then I saw your posting. FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Your such an amazing artist! fabric too!
Thanks Tracy for entering my giveaway, best of luck GF!
hugs Lynn

craftytrog said...

So beautiful! A lovely idea & a gift in itself Tracy! x

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully creative, Tracy! Love that you pulled out that ole sewing machine and made something really great! Super out of the box idea! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Sarah Anderson said...

Gosh Tracy, you'd never know, looking at this gorgeous piece, that you didn't really 'do' sewing! It's exquisite!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the heart and all the sewing too! (I don't do sewing either. :)

Wonderful idea to use the colors on a gift bag.

Glad you joined us again this week at the PDCC.

Susan Allan said...

I have an award to pass on and I thought you may like to receive it. It was given to me by Sherry and I need to pass it along. It is up to you entirely, but you are very welcome to have it for your sidebar.
Sue xx