Thursday, 29 April 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge


Over on The Play Date Cafe the challenge this week is to use the colours light green, light blue and off white, very Spring like.


As I am trying to use up my stash I thought I would do something a little different this week and decorate a chipboard square bag, very small but fun to decorate.

I painted the bag with Gesso and allowed to dry, then added a little light blue acrylic paint and then dabbed highlights of the juniper acrylic paint dabber over the top.

There is a little stamping using the Stampington plume stamp, using DI ink , tumbled glass (which I seem to be using daily at the minute).  I have also sponged DI ink through some sequin waste.

I wanted to keep the box looking quite fresh, so did not want to add too many items to the bag.  To complete, I have added a button and inspire stickers.


This is a close up shot so that you can see the detail on the bag.  I have also added co-ordinated ribbons and fibres to the handle.

On top of the bag I have added some tattered florals (Tim Holtz) using only the small florals on this occasion.

There are a few other close up shots below along with a co-ordinated tag I decorated.

























A co-ordinated tag, again coloured with DI ink tumbled glass with highlights of juniper acrylic paint dabber.

I have stamped the plume and text using DI ink, added Tim Holtz tattered florals and a Laura Ashley brad.

I have finished off with a little stitching to the bottom of the tag.


And yet another close up shot so you can see the detail.  If you would like to see more entries for the Play Date Cafe challenges use the link above and enjoy.  Happy Crafting, Tracy x

16 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

these are both gorgeous Tracy, great use of this week's play date colours :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful creations! Great way to alter the box with this weeks pretty color story! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

Love the way you mixed the colors and designs on your box. The button is the perfect touch! Also love that you made a matching tag!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful creations, Tracy! Love the altered box/bag and the tag is the perfect finishing touch.. Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous decorated box & tag Tracy! Love how you used so many scraps! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, Tracy this is fab! Love the pretty fresh colour scheme. Thanks for sharing with us how you made it as well.
Jan x

Trace Dee said...

This is lovely Tracy.

As you can see i have now found your blog

From Tracey

Hanne said...

Beautiful creations! So many wonderful details:)
Hanne

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is a fabulous project! Really breath-taking ... love all of the beautiful details!!

Nancy said...

wonderful project...looks so lovely in the pretty color combo!

Wendy said...

Beautiful Tracy, colours are so pretty and that Tattered Floral Die, well need I say more!

Tonje said...

Fabulous projects! Great inspiration!

Julie Ranae said...

GORGEOUS Tracy! What a wonderful use of this week's color over in The Cafe : ) BEAUTIFUL!

Michele said...

Beautiful projects, Tracy!

Ruby said...

LOVELY work Tracy! I really like the way you've used our colours at the Cafe this week to make something different, so pretty! Fab job! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE it--love those fibers! All the texture and those tags are beautiful! LOVE it! Love the different projects you made:) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:}