Thursday, June 2, 2011

Frosted Petunias Artful Bag Challenge: June

My creation for this month's Frosted Petunias Artful Bag Challenge is truly a light bulb above my head creation.

Package to finished Artful Bag Challenge piece for June took about 20 minutes of project time.

Here's how it all began: About a week ago, after My Guy finished munching package of giant Smartie candies, I spied the wrapper still laying on his desk.

As an aside I have to mention that it would still be laying on his desk if I hadn't absconded with the thing.

His trait of a desk covered in everything, including dust bunnies bothers me, but I have learned one thing: When you have a man who keeps everything on his desk ... you have a wealth of old packages and wrappers anytime you need them for art projects.

Anyhow, the Smartie wrapper drew my attention with its bright colors and carnival-like design.

All that Ou! and Ah! was translated in my mind into this rhinestone fringe-embellished, draw-string pouch! I know that a cute Flapper in 1923 would have loved this pouch!

Or, maybe we should say that if I was a cute Flapper in 1923 I'd love this silly, simple, colorful pouch!

While you zoom off to create your own Artful Bag for June I think I'll try to make a real version of this little pouch.

Cross your fingers for me because while I'm not too bad with a tape glider ... I am half-assed at best with a sewing machine.


  1. Fabulous idea! Wonderful inspiration!

    Jeanie Callaghan
    All My Art

  2. Terrific fun and love your thinking. Annette x

  3. So clever to make your own rhinestone fringe! Your bag reminds me of a leather bag I made way back in the day!! It was leather and had fringe that I added some beads. Boy do I wish I had some of those things now! I use to embroider jeans by hand with flowers! Lovely bad and I also love those Smarties! Have a great weekend!

  4. Cute, cute, cute!! I love it and the simple logo on the bag is perfect with the fun sparkly fringe. Sounds like your husband and mine have the same averesion to throwing away empty wrappers, lol. Thanks for sharing :)


  5. Love it great recycling XOXO Zoe

  6. This bag is so much fun. Love all the bright colors. Great work.

  7. How totally fun and awesomely whimsical! I love it! I poked around the bag challenges too. Really looks like fun! xxD

  8. Unbelievable and stunning idea. I have to take a look at my hubby's desk (:o) Elly

  9. Fun bag.Now thats thinking outside of the box.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Muito bonita sua bag...parabéns

  11. This is so fun and clever idea. The bag is quite nice.

  12. This is a big smile and the cleverest yet!!!