Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Anything Goes Challenge 61 - Altered Projects

Hi all

Well it's time for another challenge over at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog - and this time it proved a difficult one for me, as it was for an 'altered' project.  Those that know me well will know that this is WAY out of my comfort zone!!  Anyway, I had a go, and this was the result..... but if you check out my fab teamies creations on the blog.... you'll see far better!


Firstly I made a small gift bag from card.  Then I used some paper I handmade using Starburst Stains a while back to cover the front of the bag.  I did a bit of ripping and tearing of some lush Tim Holtz bazzil, and laid that along one side, then dyed some rose trimming that I'd bought from the States with glimmer mist (the colour didn't come out as I thought - more blue than  the pinky/purple on the bottle... ). I used some home dyed and distressed seam binding for some ties (yes it IS supposed to look that crinkled...), then lastly cut a couple of fabbie hearts using dies from Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers (available from The Craft Den).  The hearts are cut from grunge board, then thickly embossed with two tone embossing powder and stamped into with a script stamp while the embossing powder is still hot.   


I promise you that the bag itself looks better in real life than on the photos - the colours do all match!!

We had some fantastic entries for the last challenge - and I look forward to seeing all your fab creations this time......  If you need some inspiration, check out the main challenge blog here to see what my lovely teamies have come up with and also to see if you were one of the lucky winners!

Big Hugs - and Happy Crafting!
Christine x

31 comments:

  1. oh Hun do not put yourself down this is just brilliant,just love the effect you have achieved with the hearts Hun really works beautifully hugs Cherylxxx

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  2. I agree, this is lovely. It looks like it would be very expensive if you bought it in a shop.

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  3. It's fabulous, nobody would ever know it was out of your comfort zone :o)
    Jackie xx

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  4. Beautiful Bag - love those embossed hearts .
    Went to docs . he wouldn't give me anything. Same old advice.. keep warm . drink plenty . Have taken every off the shelf remedy... hot baths .. etc.
    I feel like i have been kicked all over .. yesterday was coughing , throwing up.. and everything else in between... but i did manage some sleep last night so fingers crossed i am turning a corner
    Lisa

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  5. Love your gorgeous bag Christine,love the hearts.xxx

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous Christine. Have a lovely day, Teresa xx

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  7. Morning sweetie this is gorgeous so loving the colours you have used, a fabulous creation, happy hugs love Pops x x x

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  8. Wow Christine this is so different for you and not a sign of pink or glitter! Still gorgeous though and very creative - I love it!
    I know what you mean about outside your comfort zone I went into meltdown the first time I had to make something for my DT that wasn't a card!
    Big hugs Laurie x

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  9. Christine I think this is fabulous. You have really gone for it and tried to be completely different than your norm and you have succeeded. I don't think I would have been as brave!! Pami x

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  10. Your bag is fab and beautiful
    Christine.
    Emma xx

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  11. It's a beautiful bag Christine ~ you have put a lot of work into it! LOVE it :) Sarah x

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  12. This is stunning Christine. You'd never know you were out of your comfort zone. Its really incredible. Lee x

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous Christine, love the hearts.
    Wendy xx

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  14. I love your bag, it is fantastic, I bet you will not to part with it.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  15. Fabulous bag Christine love the textured finish and colour.No one would know you felt out of your comfort zone. Hugs Lynne xx

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  16. Well Christine for something thats out of your comfort zone it's absolutely gorgeous! You are obviously a lady of many talents :) well done hun it's fab!
    Kerry x

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  17. That is so super Christine! I love how you used the inks and grunge board!

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  18. stunning gift bag christine.i love the shimmer on your handmade made and gorgeous hearts ;D

    xx coops xx

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  19. This looks brilliant Christine! I wouldn't know where to start with something like this!
    xx

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  20. Gosh Christine, I would have run a mile from this challenge but you have made a beautiful creation, really fabulous bag, very well done.

    Kath x

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  21. It looks gorgeous Christine! Love the starburst stains piece, must get some of them and have a go. Great colours too :o) Lisa x

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  22. Fabulous piece of work.
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  23. What a gorgeous bag! love the handmade paper simply stunning
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  24. Fab bag, Christine! It's tricky trying something new isn't it? This was way out of my comfort zone too!! I think your creation is gorgeous, I love the sheen on it, very glamorous! x

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  25. That would have been out of my comfort zone too, but you did a fantastic job! I love your gift bag! Hugs Delphine xx

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  26. wow Christine. I nearly missed this - where was I? Never mind I've caught it now and it's gorgeous! Beautiful work and a fab bag!

    Edna x

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  27. Gorgeous project Christine, sorry i'm late with my comment I've been working, Gaynor :)I too found the challenge difficult so you're not on your own lol.

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  28. Hi Christine we all need to try new techniques..but know where your coming from..love it very classy great job..

    smiles Christine xx.

    ps nearly there..lol

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  29. You shouldn't be so harsh on yourself:) It's a lovely bag with beautiful papers and flowers.
    Hugs Annette

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  30. Nice to see your blog here. Your bag is looking very pretty. I love its decoration very much. It is really an innovative creation. Thanks for sharing such kind of interesting stuff with us.



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