Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Pretty Geisha Gift Bag

Our Facebook challenge has gone live today at All Dressed Up and I'm here sharing my inspiration for it.  It's one that should be quite easy if you love girly cards, the theme being GIRLS!

I loved this image as soon as I saw it but hadn't had chance to use it yet.  It's called Oriental Girl and can be found here in Wendy's shop.

I've used Copics to colour it with.  To me oriental hair has a gorgeous bluish black sheen to black hair, so I've used my BV Copics.  Hoping I've created the look I wanted.  I'd originally coloured her with a blue background.  Then my mind went off wandering.  I remembered having some brick work background from Wild Orchid Crafts.  So I set about fussy cutting the image to mount onto this.

Here you can se a close up.

hat I've actually created is a gift bag which you'll see further down but I wanted to take a close up of the bag section so I can explain what I've done.

I've used some design papers from Maja Design, both of these have been distressed.  Below the image is a section of fancy lace I got from Crafteeezee ages ago.  Building up on this to the right are a selection of flowers.  You should also be able to spot some pearl gems and a few tiny silver dragonfly charms.

To finish the bag off I've picked a selection of lace and ribbons which I've tied in a bow around one of the handles.  Some of these ribbons and the lace you can find at The Ribbon Girl.

So that's it, hope you like my inspiration for today.  Thanks for taking a look.

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this bag into the following challenges
Crafty Friends - Lace and Ribbon
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - BINGO (Pearls / Ribbon / Charm)
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes


Ribbon Girl said...

The bag is so pretty you don't really need to put a gift inside! lovely project! Mary x

Pat K said...

Wow Andrea this is stunning. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards.

Carole Pollard said...

Wonderful that's a great stamp and design Love and hugs Carole x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautifully decorated gift bag love the gorgeous image and flower trim---Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
Carol DT x

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, perfect for our challenge at Crafty Friends, xxx

Wendy L said...

So beautiful for our Ribbon and Lace theme, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxxx

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation Andrea, love the image and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Sherry x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Andrea
Thanks for sharing your lovely gift bag with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, it fits perfectly with our Ribbon and/or Lace challenge theme… good luck in the draw and please join us next time.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Ines said...

Gorgeous creation:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT

Ines said...

Gorgeous creation:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT