Monday, February 7, 2011
Frosted Petunias Artful Bag challenge: February
The container has red flowers printed on clear packaging with the motto "sleek, lightweight, superior."
Aside from that second thing, of course, it's exactly ME.
Erm. At least the superior part is so me (yeah, I've got some maturing to do).
That, plus the guilt of adding to the landfill was too great, and the little box seemed so well made ... so here it has been sitting. Adorning my craft desk, then the office desk ... on to the bookshelves ... then finally the Artful Bag challenge for February arrived and TahDah!
The perfect little container to refurbish into a lovely floral and pink handbag! Yay!
I cut some Post-it brand craft paper to cover the less fortunate bits of the box, and then added a chunk of card stock on the interior back to create a backdrop for the super sumptuous Tattered Florals flower on the front.
That flower is created using a favorite technique from Tim Holtz's compendium: Alcohol ink agate on grunge. Delicious, isn't it?
I punched a few Fiskars flowers from a lighter pink Post-it craft paper, then popped in a little fleur de lis, ribbon handle with a key charm because, you know, this is a high-end handbag.
OK, now it's your turn. I know you're like me and have a pile of stuff around that was just "too good to throw away" ... grab something from the toppling mountain and dress it up for the February Artful Bag challenge!
But, before you dig into the crafty avalanche, be sure to stop by my own Blogaversary celebration post!