Sunday, 3 February 2013

#75 inspired by decorated bags

LOAD is in full swing and I don't know about you, but I'm missing our Pam over there :-(

But it does mean that I got my layout for today finished early and in a more relaxed way than usual.

I wanted to use my new Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit, Urban, and the original kit had a small chevron printed bag which I loved. I didn't have anything like it but wanted something similar so this challenge gave me the push to have a go.

I used some coloured vellum and then happened upon a small chevron stamp in a Christmas set which seemed ideal to use on the bag. Rather than going for a colour, I thought the white embossing would stand out against the softer shade of the vellum. I was right - I love how it turned out.

I stamped and embossed three more little chevron designs across the page and adore the white on white effect it created.

I love creating my own little bags and envelopes and this was just the nudge I needed to do it again. I'm often too lazy to take the time. I decorated it up a little with a doily and a few little items from the kit and called it finished. I filled it with my journalling - a perfect mix of visible but private.

Counterfeit Kit Challenge February kit, Urban #1

It may not have turned out as elaborate as the original and I might come back to it again to have another go at the layering that Christine Middlecamp achieved on her bags, but I'm still happy with the result.

I'm sure you've got bags or envelopes in bottom of your stash so why not drag them out and make them have pride of place on your project!

Don't forget to share over at out Flickr gallery (here) with the tag WM#75 and tune in tomorrow to see what Pam has in store for us ;-)


  1. What a stunning layout, I clicked into it a few times to see all the lovely details

  2. oh my!! that LO is stunning... and the little green chevron bag - I'm in love with! oooh its gorgeous!

  3. So cute, as usual! Always love all your little tidbits on your layouts!

  4. Beautiful layout!! I love how you dressed up your little bag!

  5. Ooooo!!!! Loooooove that journaling bag and all the embellies on top of it! Beautiful page!

  6. fantastic job on your chevron bag, and a fabulous page

  7. I love your chevron bag! And sorry if I am behind the times, but I just noticed your new? blog header - very nice :).

  8. Wow, the embossed chevrons look amazing! I really need to find my heat gun or buy a new one! x

  9. OH! I really like the stamped chevrons on the bag. They pop off the page!

  10. I just love the vellum bag with the embossed chevrons! very creative!

  11. These are great - I'll be making some soon! TFS


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