Sunday, June 1, 2014


Welcome to the Pinque Peacock June Challenge!  This month, we have an "Anything Goes" theme, soo, in keeping with "anything goes"….here goes it!  

I did an altered gift bag of sorts.  I used a burlap drawstring bag and stamped it with "Faith”,  “Hope”, and “Love" stamps.  When I think of June, I naturally go to thoughts of graduation, weddings and babies….so I did this project with a wedding in mind.  I think this will make a great way to present your bridal parties with gifts, favors for a casual, outdoor wedding and perhaps even fancy enough for the bridal party to carry with, or in lieu of their bouquet.  Keep in mind, you can use canvas (I love to make use of painter’s dropcloth!) denim and almost any other stampable fabric.  The floral accent on the bag was done using a sheer fabric in a yo-yo, and cotton lace done in a yo-yo.  I added a large Elegant Floral on top and finished it off with a natural paper and book-print accent.
 I removed the drawstring and re-strung with pearl trim and small satin ribbon.  Where the strands were gathered, I added a second Elegant Floral in a smaller size with the same natural paper and book-print accent.
When I stamped the bag, I tried several kinds of ink, paint, etc.  I ended up using letterpress ink.  It's heavy enough to stand out on the burlap.  If you used canvas, I'm sure you could use a lighter weight ink.  As a fabric scrap hoarder, I cannot stress enough to check out sample and remnant sales at your local craft, fabric store.  The number of times that a curtain fabric sample has ended up in my crafts is ridiculous!
I love how the Elegant Florals add to this project.  These Elegant Florals come in a variety of sizes colors to coordinate with any theme…and the best part, if you need to order something special just ask Jess Here.

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  1. It is so pretty. I love the colors on it. :)

  2. Lisa I love this little bag!!! You got my creative wheels turning!! I can see these for my grand daughters when I send them the next holiday beaded bracelet!!!!

  3. Lisa, I'm loving this little bag! I certainly want to give it a try! TFS

  4. You have really done a great job on this!! It's just beautiful :)

  5. This is such a lovely bag and it inspires me to alter some bags of my own for others. You could even alter a beach bag for someone. Great job! Can't wait to see what else you create this month!

  6. You inspire me...I am gushing over this beautiful bag

  7. Thanks for the tip about the ink. I was wondering how you got it so perfect! TFS~Mary

  8. So pretty and you did an amazing job! The stamping is perfect and l just love the lace yo-yo idea!

  9. Lisa... i love how you take the simpliest things and turn them into something spectacular!!! LOVE This!!!!

  10. When I saw this fabulous project I wanted to run off and buy some trim! Love this so sweet and simple and just has that wow! factor..