Sunday, 8 February 2015

A FRIEND is ....

Hello crafters..
A warm welcome to all of you here. I have a cool'n' fun project to share with you today. If you are wondering at the title…it’s all about“FRIENDS” at AnythingBut A Card Challenge Blog this month. Anything your heart desire keeping friendship in mind…isn’t that cool. So hop over to see some amazing inspirations every week .
Here’s what my heart desired..In my dictionary, a girl’s best friends are bags and shoes, lol! At least I have a fetish for both…how about you???
…And a good friend is one who understands your crazy creative needs and here’s what  my friend gave me on my birthday.
 A lovely Jute sling bag with a lot of scope for alteration! Now that’s what I call a friend, lol!
I decided to give the bag “my touch” and this is what I did to it.

I used my new Prima Bloom girl stamp and DI to color up that blank patch on the bag! 
I stamped the image on canvas cloth, fuzzy cut her and colored with DI. I did not color the flowers intentionally and neither was I worried about the colors from the hair spreading to the flowers, lol! cos they were going to be covered with some lovely blooms! I then sealed the colors with a liberal spray of varnish...she was going to take the wear and tear of the bag, you see!
It’s just amazing how the die cuts thru layers of fabric like butter! I made all these flowers just in just one roll of the die!

Some lovely wooden buttons add beauty to the flowers and these in turn adorn the lovely girl! I was quite happy with the way it looked at the moment but wait, It just got over so fast! I have to add something more and here it is.
I made a shabby pillow charm to be hung from the sling. I used some torn denim fabric to make this. Stamped a quote on tissue with white embossing powder and then stuck it to the little pillow and hand stitched it all around!

The bloom girl just added that magic touch to the bag and she was ready to see the world with me!
I had a great time doing this and hope you liked it. Thank you so much for stopping by and would love to read what you have to say about this and don’t forget to play along at Anything But A Card Challenge Blog for the “FRIENDSHIP” challenge this month. See ya there…

I would like my bloom girl to enter the following challenges…
613 AvenueCreate- Anything Goes with the optional twist of choose your color, bingo. (I think I got them all!)
Brown sugarChallenge- anything Goes
4 CraftyChicks- hand colored image
Sisters ofcraft – anything goes
Crafty CalendarChallenge –anything goes
ScrappersDelight – anything goes
That CraftPlace – anything goes
Until my next Creative Journey..
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.

Cheers.

29 comments:

  1. Awesome! Love your bag and your pillow charm. Very creative. Xx

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    1. Thanks Ingrid..have a great week. hugs.

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  2. Oh what an idea! Awesome use of resources. I love the way you colour with distress . Pillow is just adorable. Now It's a habit for me to look for cute lil danglers in your projects

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  3. Your friend knows you well, giving you the blank canvas of a bag - and you did a wonderful job of making it your own ! I especially like the decorated buttons for your flower centers.

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    1. You bet Heather, I was more than happy to receive this bag cos I knew it was not going to be this simple soon, lol! Thanks for being here.

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  4. This is awesome.....such a nice creation and what a great friend...a real friend....she knows what to give to you. You did a nice job.....xxx Plony

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  5. Hi, great makeover of the cute bag and love how you have made the flowers to cover the original stamped flowers on the image. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    hugs Amanda

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    1. Thank you so much, Amanda..glad you liked it.

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  6. This is awesome! I am waiting for the "perfect" opportunity to use my Prima Bloom Stamps ( I bought all of them because they were so Afro centric). I think you have inspired me to use them in a way that would not have occurred to me. So two BIG THANKS to YOU. 1. For being such a constant supporter of our blog and sharing your fabulous designs with us and, 2. For INSPIRING me to use my stamps in a fun and exciting way. You are always welcome at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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    1. Chana...it's always a pleasure to be part of your challenges and I admit shamelessly, I love to read what you have to say! You always bring a smile to my face. Thank you so much and am glad I could inspire in some way. Hope to see your bloom girls out, soon! big hugs.

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  7. I know of your fetish for shoes Rupa..........was not aware of bags too! Love how you transformed the bag& loving the pillow charms you are making, adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much Tanvi..Let me know which one you like...will make something special for you!

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  8. Rupa...I love your bag and you are very creative. Flowers and the image are so beautiful.
    Hugs, Jana

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  9. Wonderful transformation Rupa.,.. Bloom girl is looking fab with ur handmade fabric flowers....!!

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    1. Thanks Shalu..have a great week ahead. Hugs.

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  10. O, what a great project!!! I love your idea of decoration the bag and actually i am thinking to do something similar to one of mine! Thank you so much for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week and for great inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Sasha.

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    1. Thank you so much Sasha..do share what you did with your's! Glad you liked it.

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  11. Wonderful alterations Rupa! I especially love the little pillow charm, what a great sentiment! hugs :)

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  12. Rupa, do you what I liked most here, the way you have colored that girl's face and eyes, simply amazing!!
    Your beautiful decoration along with that sweet pillow made that Jute bag more charming!!

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    1. That's so sweet of you, Shilpa. Thanks a lot Shilpa...happy, you liked it.

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  13. What a great present to receive Rupa and I can tell how much fun you've had personalising it too.

    Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month

    Jo x

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  14. Adorable! Great coloring too! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT

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  15. lovely bag thanks for joining us in the Sisters of Craft monthly challenge, good luck Gill DT

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