Saturday, July 25, 2009

CPS 125 {A garden birthday}

Hi everyone! Be sure and scroll down for the My Time Challenge please. :)
I wanted to quick post this project for the CPS 125 sketch challenge. I decided to use the sketch for a gift bag design.
the sketch:

my project:
I turned the sketch to the right, horizontally and took the liberty of angling the little strip at the bottom of the sketch to accommodate the bookmark I made out of clearly creative cardstock from PTI.

The tissue paper for the flower was stamped with the Friends til the End Papertrey Ink flower stamp and the text is print from a vintage book. The tissue paper flower technique is popping up everywhere these days and it was high time I tried it out. I took hints from the hero arts blog to make mine.

The bookmark was a labor of love and has several layers due to trial and error...a discovery process if you will. It all began with the butterfly cut from clearly creative, basic grey rubon was applied and then alcohol ink. Over the course of the making of the bookmark, it also received a glossy accents layer. The strip part of the mark is two layers of clearly creative sandwiching designer papers from Papertrey and DCWV and another page out of my vintage book that has a poem titled A Birthday...perfecto! The clearly creative was also embossed with cuttlebug embossers before adhering it to anything.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!


Ann said...

Fab-u-lous, Dana! That tissue paper flower rocks my world!

Stampin' Pam said...

OMG Dana this is FABULOUS! I have not tried that tissue paper flower - yours is spectacular - where did you find the best hints on how to do them? I love that you modified a BAG! I will share a post soon where I also modified a shopping bag LOL. Supah dupah sistah! :-)

Karen said...

Uh....jaw on the ground.... D*A*N*A!!!!!!! CPS challenge on a gift bag....I always LOVE seeing these challenges interpreted onto something different. Handmade tissue flower.....OH MY OH MY!! It is STUNNING!!!! I just love that there are so many layers. Your bookmark..........perfect! You and your book have really bonded and I am inspired watching you find so many wonderful uses for it! :>:>

Daniela said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and that flower is fabulous. I will have to find it on HA blog, I missed it. I did find instructions for those flowers in CK magazine.
When you get a chance check out my flower from the blog post today.

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is wonderful... what a pretty gift bag! I love that tissue flower paper... i need to investigate that!!

Winter said...

So cute! I LOVE the flower!

Scrapping Julie said...

OH MY!!!
what else can i say. dang girl that is fab!

MBelles said...

Beautiful flower and I love your take on the sketch!!!

tg said...

Beautiful Dana. Seeing this amongst the other yellow presents on Saturday was heartwarming. Love the idea to dress up a bag like this!