Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Shopping Our Stash - Leaf Me Alone! One More Brown Bag Project

Good Morning, Crafty Peeples!
My Love affair with the little brown lunch bag continues.
This week at Shopping Our Stash, we challenging you to Use LEAVES.  Good Luck!
The fabric swatches in this design were created using natural muslin and Tim Holtz Distress Stains.  Sizzix Life Moments Die And Stamp Set was used for the leaves which were stamped on vellum, colored with Distress Markers.  Rock Candy Crackle Distress was applied as well as a little distress stickles for texture.   Stash Items: Fabric Swatches, Cardstock, Vellum  

I am excited about this Tri-fold Vertical design and have a few other concept ideas on my drawing board.  The key to successful design will be composition and color.  These two panels work well both in composition and color, I think.  It took a minute! 
Stash Items: G45 Typography DP,  Fabric Swatches, Vine Ribbon
The Center Panel was left blank to give the recipient (who is a crafter) an opportunity to mount photos or journal cards.  The right panel can be stamped above and below the button.
Stash Items: Button, Fabric Panels
 My design intention here was to make this look like faux leather...as you can see I got a few bubbles and I forgot to add the stitching...next time.  Still, I am pleased with the outcome of this project.
Stash Items: Cardstock, G45 Typography DP
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your entries in our challlenge at:
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Hugz, Chana

Challenges Entered:
Through The Purple Hazel - Always Anything Goes


  1. it sure looks like leather to me! I haven't the patience to make books like this, but I can certainly admire yours!

  2. well who could fail to love brown bags in the hands of someone who can do THIS with them?! magnificent, missus! love the muslin, love the faux leather, LOVE the leaves!!! <3

  3. Just beautiful...........i love it.

    Fiona DT

  4. awesome job with the brown bag and fabulous job with the leaves, love it all.

  5. Really stunning! thanks for joining us at TTPH...Sue DT xx

  6. This from a plain brown bag?! You are a master, my friend! Amazing creation!

  7. This is gorgeous, perfect fall colors. Thanx for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Challenges.

    Carla DT

  8. WOW Chana!! Absolutely gorgeous! You definitely got the faux leather you were after! Just beautiful!

  9. Oh My! This is all so beautiful! Thank You so much for joining in at The Through The Purple Haze Challenge this week!
    Hugsxx, Dangina

  10. Wow what fabulous colours. Stunning. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze this time.
    Dawn TTPH DT xx

  11. There's nothing "Brown Bag" about this gorgeous mini, Chana! The trifold design is delightful, and I love the color palette, texture and thoughtful touches. You are right...the stitching would have taken this over the top. Your eye for design is remarkable!


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