Monday, September 5, 2011

Inspiration Monday -- Anything But A Card

Good Morning Everyone! It's Monday and you know what that means, right? It's another Inspiration Monday on the La-La Land Crafts Blog, and this week our challenge for you is:

Anything But A Card

I hate to be the one to remind you....but the holidays are right around the corner!! I'm still wondering what in the world happened to the summer, LOL! It's definitely a busy time of year for us. My little boy started Kindergarten so I'm going to have "Teacher" gifts to do. Plus, we have tons of birthdays coming up on top of Christmas. Did I mention I have 6 birthdays in December to prepare for?!!

For my project today, I decided to decorate a tote bag for my PERSONAL use to hold more of my craft stuff. I bought this 13"x13" canvas tote at Walmart and they came as a set of 3 (so I have extra ones to decorate). I also found some Cotton-Fabric Transfer Sheets at Walmart (Next Style Fashion Art) and decided that would be the easiest way to decorate this bag....and believe me, it really was EASY PEASY (and no sewing involved)!!

Now remember, almost every stamp company has an ANGEL POLICY, especially when it comes to selling products using their images. You should ALWAYS check each stamp company to make sure you are not violating their rules when it comes to selling/gifting items. You can view La-La Land Crafts' Angel Policy HERE and a personal message from Irina concerning her images HERE.

I actually made this card back in July for another Inspiration Monday post. You can see the card HERE. I just printed it onto the Fabric Transfer sheet, cut my image out, and ironed away!

These are the colors I used to color Marci for my original card.
Skin - E000, chalk
Lips - R32
Hair - YR21, YR23, YR31
Clothes - Paper-pieced & chalk
Shoes - R32, BV 23, chalk

I kept the back side of the tote pretty simple and just ironed my images in the corner. I haven't decided if I'm going to put any writing in the middle area yet.

Here's a close-up of Sweetheart Marci and Amour Luka:

Sweetheart Marci
Skin: E000 & chalk
Hair: E29, E37, E33
Pink: R81 & chalk
Dress/Shoes: BG13 & chalk, stickles

Amour Luka

Skin: E000 & chalk
Hair: E29, E37, E33
Shirt: E55 & chalk
Sweater & shoes: BG13 & chalk
Pants: BV23 & black chalk
Heart/Rose: R81 & chalk

I had some old bead trim that I bought years ago when I was making patchwork purses....yeah, I used to sew! It's been so long now, I don't even know how to thread a bobbin, LOL! So I used Fabri-Tac glue to adhere my trim to my tote. On top of the bead trim, I glued this gorgeous rose ribbon from CTMH (Z1384). It comes with 4 other different styles of Pink ribbon, and they are all gorgeous!

Now don't forget to check back here on Friday for more inspiration from my fellow DT sisters. Did you notice from last Friday on the La-La Land Crafts Blog that we have a new DT member? I hope you all got a chance to say a warm welcome to Sue Kohler from my Inner Reflection (Team Friday).

Want to play along? Please upload your creations to the La-La Land Crafts' Customer Gallery so we can all admire your work! Who knows, it may land you a spot on our DT. We saw Sue's lovely work in our Customer Gallery, which led to us offering her a DT spot!

Have a wonderful week!
Rosie :)
DT Leader for La-La Land Crafts


Traci said...

Oh Rosie, What a great project. Those images are so cute. Love your coloring. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Traci Lord

Guzmanlhzi said...

Oh Rosie, What a great project. Those images are so cute. Love your coloring. Thank you for sharing. ;0) Traci Lord