10/08/2013

City Crafter Guest Designer!

Hey there! Several weeks ago my card was chosen as the winner at the City Crafter challenge blog. With that honor came the privilege of being their guest designer!! That day is finally here and we have a Halloween inspiration photo. If you don't celebrate Halloween be sure to add the color orange to your project. I was inspired by the old fashioned look of the photo and made a treat bag for my project today!



This project started by stamping two different flourishes on the canvas bag. One was stamped along the bottom and the other was stamped twice on the upper right side. Next I glued the felt pumpkin into place. I picked this up at Hobby Lobby but changed out the leaves with some of my own felt. A pretty ruffly trim was added under the pumpkin. Two leaves were die cut with MFT leaf dies, one is polka dot the other stars. Next I stamped and trimmed out three oak leaves. To bring the green from the pumpkin leaves into my design, I snipped a few pompoms and tucked them in for the look of berries. 



I opened the bag up in this photo so you can see the upper flourishes (Inkadinkado) better. I added a few black gems for interest and an orange button to the bottom flourish (Hero Arts). I think the bottom flourish represents the lower portion of the inspiration photo fairly well, along with the addition of my button!



I've mentioned before that our neighborhood does the "You've Been Booed" activity for Halloween. I think this pretty little bag will be perfect to leave at the door of one of our couples who's kids have grown or those who have no children. 

I'm also linking this up at Moxie Fab World for a couple of challenges ~ ready made embellishments and general craft supplies!!

I'm so happy you could spend some time with me today. I hope you'll stop by the City Crafter challenge blog to see what the team has to share. You have a week to get crafty and link up your project, sure hope you will!! ~Lisa

20 comments:

Charlene said...

Were so glad to have you this week! And such an adorable bag!!

Barb said...

WOWZERS!!!! Stunning...just beautiful!

Mynnette said...

This is SO darling, Lisa! I LOVE the bag and the different colors in the pumpkin--this looks yummy in and of itself! Sorry I haven't been around a lot lately...school is taking a huge chunk out of my schedule! :) HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

Ros Crawford said...

WOW!! This is the best treat bag I have ever seen! I absolutely adore it! Every little thing is just perfect! Thank you so much for guesting with us at CCCB and sharing your incredible talent!

Laurie said...

I literally gasped when I saw this! Gorgeous!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Holy smokes, Lisa, this is absolutely stunning! Look at all those amazing textures and fantastic elements! Swoon! WOW-wee!

Geri said...

What a gorgeous project!!! I love that trim you've snuggled everything into! The stamping on the bag looks beautiful, too! Just beautiful!!! Congrats on the guest design spot!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, can I get that bag and you keep the treat? LOL! it is GORGEOUS and AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL! Thanks Lisa, for being our guest this week at CCCB and for you lovely lovely project!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lisa this is so rustic and gorgeous! Great stamping on the bag.

Greta said...

You've blown me away, again, Lisa! Can't even think of what to say except Wowzer! Wish I was your neighbor--LOL!

Kara said...

Soooooo beautiful!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow Lisa! Your bag is fabulous! Love that felt pumpkin and the stamping you did. TFS

Mona Pendleton said...

Huge congrats Lisa! Love the felt pumpkin!

~Tammy~ said...

Did you hear that thud? That was my jaw hitting the keyboard! WOWZERS this is awesome and my NEW favorite of yours! I have to say all your work hits the fav list, but this gets an off the chart! :-)

Tina M said...

Congrats on the win and the guest sopt...you always do such beautiful thing with paper and really deserve it!!

This little bag is stunning!! Shabby and full of layers, textures and just so yummy!

What a fun tradition for your neighborhood to have. I was just thinking yesterday that my neighbors have decorated their porches but mine isn't because I have no one that cares what with the kiddo grown and out of the house and no grandbabbies yet. It just seems sad and pointless :/

Marybeth said...

OMGosh this is the most beautiful bag for “ you have been booed” Wow this is just stunning!
Congrats to you my friend! Big Hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

WHAT a FANTASTIC treat bag, Lisa, and CONGRATS on being the City Crafter Guest Designer! I LOVE your stamping and that pretty pumpkin!

Cath said...

Hey Lisa! Thanks for linking this up to the Ready-Made Embellishments Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Cath said...

Hey Lisa! Thanks also for linking this up to the General Craft Supplies Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

Michelle said...

Oh my! How devine is this bag?!!! The pumpkin, leaves and stamping is perfection!