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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Floral Monogram Frame II

Hello folks.  We have another challenge at One Stitch At A Time so how about popping over to see all the fabulous creations by the design team.  The prize this month is an awesome digi pack containing several images and a paper pack too - how cool is that.

Challenge #233 

Theme - Anything Goes with NATURE

For this fortnights creation I am working with the image Floral Monogram Frame II by Floppy Latte available from the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  It has been a wee while since I made a bag so time to create another one :) :) :)  I have tried to have nature running through this project in every dimension I could think of, greens and browns of the land, flowers for the beauty of nature, bark texture of the paper to cover the bag, a nature poem by Shelly, a butterfly representing living things in nature, blue bling representing shimmering water and the finally the lace and delicate die cuts to represent the intricate patterns of nature.

To begin with I printed the digi in the now lines technique. I then coloured the image with Faber-Castell - Polychromos colour pencils

Next I covered a small bag with some delightful paper a friend brought back for me from her holidays, it has such wonderful bark texture and awesome colour changes of the green/browns depending on the light.

Back to attacking the digi.  I started fussy cutting it, planning just to go around the edges and then colour in the white area with with a brown crayon but I changed my mind and fussy cut the lot.  I then mounted the digi on same paper as the bag. Behind the brown layer I then added a blue layer and added a die cut border using the die Tim Holtz - Decorative Strip Die - Filigree Border.  Finally, I printed my nature poem by Shelly, chalked the background and mounted this on more of the brown paper I used for the bag.
Time to put this to one side and work on the top of the bag.  I rather fancy a really over the top bag so am adding a bling-bling border in blue with some green lace underneath it.  As usual, to get the right colour I used white lace and coloured it with my Promarkers.
 With the border in place and the digi with the die cut border also attached it was onto the final bit - a scrumptious bow and butterfly.  For the bow I used turquoise and green organza, added a dangly bit with blue beads and a butterfly charm at the bottom.  My friend Debbie recently sent me some stunning butterflies in the post and this seems the perfect creation to use one of them - thank you Debbie :) :) :)
 And here we have the finished creation :)


Ingredients:-
  • Image  - Floral Monogram Frame II by Floppy Latte
  • Colouring medium - Faber-Castell - Polychromos colour pencils and Promarkers
  • Dies - Tim Holtz - Decorative Strip Die - Filigree Border
  • From my stash - lace, bling edging, gems, organza ribbon, butterfly charm, butterfly and beads
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great day :) xx

43 comments:

  1. Such an adorable bag..............................awesome transformation! Thank you so much for sharing at Craft Your Passion#253. Good Luck!

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  2. I love all the thought you put into this bag. It certainly is nature personified! Beautiful details throughout.

    Thank you for sharing your Spring - Anything but a Card project with us at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  3. Wow Jane! This is absolutely gorgeous! So gorgeous that I'm sure I wouldn't be able to give it away!!!! Certainly fits the remit of "Nature". Enjoy the rest of your day! Hugs Christine xxx

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  4. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything but a square card challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

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  5. Great bag, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

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  6. Lovely bag with so many details.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion. Hope we see you again a next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  7. Gorgeous project! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene

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  8. This is just beautiful and so stylish.I love your colouring with the Polychromos. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  9. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

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  10. really beautiful
    thanks for playing at crafty sentiments
    hugs
    céline

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  11. me again
    thanks for playing at fussy and fancy
    hugs
    céline

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  12. This is just breath-takingly beautiful my friend! So lovely!

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  13. Oh my gosh!! This is just stunning Jane, Love, love, love the whole gift bag so beautiful and the blue is just so stunning and so is that "Butterfly". lol
    Great Creation!!
    Hugs ~ xxxxxx :D

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  14. What a FABulous creation! I LOve your colours and such pretty embellishments too.. Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Chrissyxx

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  15. This is beautiful! I adore your bag and really love the little extra bling and lace. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT x

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  16. Gorgeous Project Mimi. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  17. Stunning gift bag, I love the image you have used and your colouring is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  18. Gorgeous bag its a beautiful creation, but unfortunately you have entered more than 10 challenges and as such you wont be eligible to win ours. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  19. WOW that is some bag, great work, would love to know what the "now lines technique" is, never heard of it before. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  20. This is so gorgeous, I like the flowers,Thank You for playing along with us at Scrap & Craft this time, hope to see you again, Good Luck.
    Kevin Scrap & Craft DT xx

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  21. Wonderfully done. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.

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  22. Stunning project! I love all of the fantastic details that you've added. Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at TTCRD this week and please come and play with us again starting tomorrow. Visit me at ialwayslovetomakecards.blogspot.com

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  23. Wonderful work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

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  24. Soooo pretty. Love all the things you've used to make this one of a kind gift bag. Wonderful. Thank you for entering the Digi Choosday Make Anything But a Square card challenge

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  25. Stunning bag!!! Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica dt

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  26. Pretty project!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

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  27. Pretty project!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

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  28. This is gorgeous. There is so much to see on the bag. The bag is a gift on its own. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Little Red Wagon.

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  29. The bag is definitely the gift!
    Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  30. Oh, my Goodness!!! This bag is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the colors and the fussy cut image (it must have taken eons to cut out like that) is fabulous!! Love the embellies, too. Thanks for playing with out LTSCB "Anything Goes" challenge.

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  31. This looks amazing! Terrific project. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

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  32. What a stunning bag .i love the fussy cutting and beautiful butterfly
    Thanks for joining us at CraftDeeBowz and good luck
    Tracey x

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

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  34. Lovely creation.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'.

    Susan

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  35. Hi, Mimi! Your project is absolutely beautiful, and I can't thank you enough for sharing your talents with us. What a blessing to have you play along. I hope that you will join us again soon. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful art. Have a great week, and thanks again for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com
    Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

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    1. I'd also like to invite you to stop by Word Art Wednesday - your art would be a welcome addition to our Anything Goes challenges there. We offer great prizes, lots of fun, and would really enjoy having you join us.
      Blessings,
      Karen
      Word Art Wednesday
      www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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    2. I would have loved to join your challenge Karen but alas this was published before your challenge went live. Thank you so much for the offer though :) Hugs Mimi

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  36. A lovely bag!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use your favourite embellishment” challenge over at Penny’s.
    Hope to see you again in our current challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

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  37. Gorgeous from every aspect. I love how you chose each piece for some part of nature. Maggie - DT Sister

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  38. What a gorgeous gift bag! The colors, the design...and that gorgeous butterfly cluster on the handle! It's really striking! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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  39. Beautiful
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday
    xx

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  40. LOVE your adorable project. Thank you so much for playing along with Really Reasonable Ribbon! Hope to see you again soon.

    Jenn
    DT

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi