Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Carnation Bag

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 44

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Fashion, ummmm, fashion, ummmmmm - yep, you get the idea, I had to put my old brain cell into action for this one.  I seem to have fallen out with cards at the moment so a bit of die cutting on the agenda I think.  I don't do fashion and I don't do handbags lol (I do do girly shoes when I get the chance though hehehe).  However, a bag it is :)

For this challenge inspiration I have used a great pattern from SVG.Cuts - Luxury Handbags.  I cut the bag sections using white card and then embossed the card with a Crafter's Companion leaf embossing folder.  This is a cracking embossing folder, just a section of a large leaf concentrating on the veins and blemishes found, total gorgeousness :).  Next I airbrushed with a couple of shades of pink and finally rubbed over the embossed sections with an oil pastel to pick up the textures.
Next I assembles all section of the bag adding lace to the overlay sections and pearls. With this all done I now set to colouring the carnation from the Spain Bundle, I printed two one of which I reversed.  The carnations were then fussy cut and glued to the bag.
Finally I added leaf brads to attach the handle to the bag and a pink tassel plus an opal brad to the front fold over section.
And there we have it, a pretty pink box bag ready for some goodies to be placed inside :)

  • Image - carnation from the Spain Bundle available from IKEsART
  • Colouring medium - Promarkers, Polychromos, oil pastel
  • Die cut - Luxury Handbags from SVG cuts
  • From my stash - Lace, pearls, brads, tassel
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. Gorgeous project Mimi. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

  2. Great project thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

  3. WoWza !!! That is just so beautiful MiMi - a divine little creation :-) I don't do handbags either, but I think if this one was real I would definitely use it :-D

    Thanks for making this for me :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. gorgeous handbag you have made Mimi
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  5. Wowzzer! Your handbag creations is GORgeous! I LOve all your detail.
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  6. With my other DT hat on. Beautiful project Mimi. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  7. Oh my gosh, gorgeous! I am in awe of this wonderful 3D project! Thanks for sharing it at Simply Papercraft Challenge #10, hope to see you again soon!
    Jennifer, DT


  8. gorgeous ! stunning project !
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and Good Luck!

  9. Gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Crafting with an Attitude. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Lyn - DT

  11. Lovely handbag, makes a fab gift bag, stunning thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  12. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

  13. This is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it in our challenge, and please join us again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  14. Gorgeous, love all the detail. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  15. Wow... this is such a fabulous project... I love everything about it!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at In The Pink... good luck and hope we see you again soon!

    Christine x

  16. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

  17. Oh Mimi, your handbag is so gorgeous! I really love how you decorated it and would love to use it if it's real ;-) So happy to have your creation entered in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy this month. Come join us again next month. Have nice moments always :)
    DS4J DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  18. this....fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

    I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
    You can find my candy here


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi