Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Follow Your Dreams and FLY!

Hi Friends! Wow, I haven't posted in a few days! I think I had to recover from my NSD hangover lol! I do have some projects waiting in the wings for the rest of this week though and I'm really looking forward to sharing them!
Today's project is an altered muslin bag. I started off going for an Americana theme but then took a left turn somewhere along the way and started adding bird stuff so... this bag has become more of a "follow your dreams, spread your wings and fly" sort of deal (or uncage your creativity...uncage your spirit...freedom...you get the idea)
Entering this into the Paper Issues Challenge: In The Navy
I started with a 3x4" muslin bag from 3 Girl Jam and stamped PKS polka dots background directly onto the bag with SU! Night of Navy. Then I had tons of fun playing with burlap center stitched ribbon, burlap string natural and ivory crochet lace as well as Wild Orchid sweetheart blossoms in red and cosmos daisies in mixed aqua all from my one-stop ribbon and Wild Orchid flower shop Really Reasonable Ribbon. The name says it all folks! Mini wooden birdcage is from Sa Crafters, another delightful online shop I recently discovered. I got 2 wooden cages for .99 and was very happy with my first order! Sa carries a nice range of products for crafting and she does a wonderful job of showcasing her products and sharing inspiration using them on her YouTube channel. Sa is a doll and I just adore her! The poker chip, fabric raffle ticket, star button, red heart brad, mini safety pin and gold bird flying with heart envie are all from my stash--happy to use up some of those little trinkets I tend to hoard!The sentiment from MCT Teeny Tag Greetings was stamped directly onto burlap ribbon. That little dotted circle thingy is from my new embellishment kit from Scrappin' Madge. They are called CANDI dots from Craftworks UK--super cool, super fun and super popular embellishments--that is what Madge's embellishment kits are all about! Go ahead and contact Madge directly if you're interested in joining her embellishment kit club!
I'm entering my bag into the following challenges:

I think that's it! I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoy sharing it! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a creative and blessed day!

9 comments:

jessica said...

OMG Linsey!!! This is AWESOME!!! Super duper AMAZING bag! I love the polka dot background to start off with and then all the gorgeous flowers, that awesome birdcage and your stamping on the ribbon!! Such a FABBY project my friend!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!

Stampsnob said...

Love the little lace bit hanging on the edge. The image is adorable............Lis

Stampsnob said...

That comment was meant for the MOO card This birdcage piece is truly awesome.......Lis

Cindy Brown said...

I love your dot. Love your LO.

~ Jo ~ said...

Oh Linsey this is absolutely stunning my friend!!! Totally love how beautiful this is and I like it better with the birds =)

Hugs,
Jo
xox

Else Irene said...

Such a beautiful altered bag! Thanks for playing with us in the Wild orchid Challenge this week :-)

Deborah Adams said...

Your bag is so pretty. Love all the embellishments and color.Flowers are just amazing, what a terrific little bag. :D Thanks for joining us at All Crafts Challenge.
Deborah ACC DT

Julie Odil said...

Linsey, I seriously adore the left turn you took with this bag! The whole thing is fantastic, from the polka dots, to the ribbon, to the bird cage, ticket, bird. I love it ALL. Thanks for joining the anything goes challenge at 3 Girl JAM. Julie O, DT member

Donna K said...

Sometimes a wrong {left} turn can take us in an amazing direction. Love this bag so full of dimension and sweetness, Linsey! This is so wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us for our Anything Goes challenge at 3 Girl JAM!