Sunday, 16 November 2014

A little extra baggage

There are times when you just want to make something other than a card and as I managed to get my hands on some 6x6 plain white bags a few weeks back, I had it in mind that I would throw together a few gift bags.

This one was made using a gorgeous stamp from the Party Paws Xmas range  and my lovely Spectrum Noir pens.

The image is quite detailed and took a while to colour but not that hard to do as it turned out. I seem to have found a good batch of colours to colour black areas, which give the appearance of black without losing the contrast (it was a variety of shades from the IG range). I was a bit worried about colouring the tree but this turned out to be really easy in the end as I just used a light base colour to colour all over and the 'blobbed' a mid and dark shade here and there to get a bit of shading in.

You can also just about see a bit of sparkle in there - this was achieved using a Graph It glitter pen which has a very subtle sparkle.

As you can see, I went to town a bit with the dies on this one, and they were all cut from white card originally, before colouring them with my Spectrums to get a perfect colour match.

So that's my little gift bag which I hope you like :-)

I now have lots of lovely Christmassy challenges to enter and here they all are:

Thanks for visiting me today and a happy Sunday to you all.

Sharon x


  1. Great project thank you for joining us at A Crafty Mess Sue DT xx

  2. So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
    Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

  3. A gorgeous gift bag. Love the image and pretty papers.
    Lorraine x

  4. Beautiful gift bag, love the cute image and how you've coloured it. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Anything But a Card challenge x

  5. Love this little bag and the image is so sweet. Beautifully coloured. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  6. What a prettily decorated gift bag Sharon and perfect for our theme.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  7. Love that gorgeous image and such great colours too!
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xxx

  8. This is such a love Christmas gift bag Sharon, I love the colours and the layout - thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (All about Christmas) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  9. This is a GORGEOUS bag!! I LOVe it!! Awesome coloring! Love that image!! Just wonderful!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)

  10. Hello, A lovely project, A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

    Teighan DT

  11. What a beautifully decorated gift bag, love it, it is such a cute image.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Hugs Debbie x

  12. Fantastic gift bag, love the image and all the bright cheery colours. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Shona xx

  13. What a fabulous little gift bag, Sharon, for some very lucky recipient. Love your colouring!

    Jennifer. x

  14. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x


I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon