Thursday, August 12, 2010

Growing in Unity - Day 4 + giveaway

Welcome to Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week.

Today my project is a bag that I decorated. It was a plain cotton bag that now looks like this:. (Apologies for the creases as I had to take the picture before the light faded!!)


I started by spraying some green Glimmer Mist in one corner of the bag and left it to dry.
I then stamped the flower image from the June 2010 store kit using Versacraft fabric ink. The image was then coloured with Promarkers before being backstitched in stranded cotton. Beads were then added to the flower centre.
As a finishing touch I added a length of wide ric-rac to the bottom of the bag.





Materials used: cotton bag, Glimmer Mist,  Unity stamp, Versacraft ink, Promarkers, stranded cotton, beads, ric-rac.

As per my other posts don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win stamps at the end of the week.

If you fancy winning this bag then leave a comment on this post before 11.59pm Sunday 15th and I'll draw a random winner on Monday.

19 comments:

Emily said...

great idea, I've never thought of that x

stampjourney said...

Oooooo, that is absolutely beautiful! Love this idea, and the colors and stamp you chose are perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

JPScraps said...

Love this idea!

StampinCathy said...

This is so cute and this would be a great gift too.

Kirsteen said...

Cool idea - what a cute bag Kx

marilyn said...

What a great idea! Turned out beautifully!

My Angel said...

Beautiful Bag!! Great gift idea!!

JenMarie said...

Ooo...this is BEAUTIFUL!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY---I love your coloring and stitching--and this bag is super super cute:) You are so AWESOME!! Great GIU week:}

Martha said...

wow, this is just to cute!

Poppit said...

How pretty! Loving the combination of stamping and embroidery. xx

Gwen said...

Cute idea and beautiful work!

NoraAnne said...

Oh, this is too cute :) Thanks for sharing the instructions and supply list, I would love to try this!

Michelle said...

great idea! very cute!

Maria Levine said...

That is so pretty!!!! Nice job this week!

Jennine Chambers said...

Love it!!! I have some cotton bags just waiting for me!!

lynn said...

LOVE this bag, jo! i'm going to try to do this-so cute!

Rona said...

This is adorable - I will have to give this a try!! maybe some friends will be getting some fun bags from me this Christmas!!

Anita said...

This is just so pretty Jo, Love the delicate design, so gentle...and your stitching is so neat and precise ( I am pants at sewing lol)..warmest wishes Anita.xx