Monday, April 21, 2014

SPS - Snapdragon Sprite with Baby Dragon

Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello folks, here I am again with an image from Sweet Pea Stamps.  This week is Featured Artist - Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, a stunning fantasy artist.  If you love fantasy you really need to check out her artwork, it is amazing.  I have chosen to use the image Snapdragon Sprite with Baby Dragon, this image is only available as a rubber stamp.

What a lot of fun I had using this image to make a gift bag.  I have to admit, it is not the sort of image I tend to go for but once I started colouring it I was in my element for a whole two hours and that was just the colouring lol.

So to start with, a plain gift bag.

I had decided to work in oranges - now that is a challenge for me, I can colour in blues, purples and greens but when it comes to the hot colours I seem to lose it.  As the say, practice, practice, practice.  Promarkers and the air gun attachment were used to colour the bag.
 Next I took a piece of lace and coloured it the same way as I did the gift bag.
Once the lace was dry I attached it to the gift back with spray adhesive.
To finish the main part of the bag I attached some peach organza ribbon and added Liquid Pearls around the bottom edge.
Now for the embellishments.  Another thing I am useless at is bow tying, even after lots of practice the bows look OK but nothing special.  Last night I sent a couple of hours hunting the net for ways to tie bows and at last think I have found a way that works for me, yes, I am pretty pleased with my bow this time hahahaha.  The metal love heart is from a pack I bought ages ago and just never seem to have the right thing to use them on until now :)
 Silver really was not a colour that was going to work with this card so I coloured the metal love heart with the same colours as I am using of the image.
 Next to colour the image with my Promarkers.
And here we have the completed gift bag.
I also added some skeleton leaves behind the image, nice and delicate and add some more texture without being to cluttered.
Hope you like my creation and thank you for stopping by :)
  • Image - Snapdragon Sprite with Baby Dragon by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
  • Promarkers
  • Liquid Pearls
  • Metal love heart, organza ribbon, gift bag, lace and skeleton leaves from my stash.
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  1. Gorgeous .... simply Gorgeous ....such a warm and loving gift bag perfect to give that very special gift to a very special lady. I love the colours in the airbrushed background and fail to see why you step back from using hot colours like orange when you can use them in such an accomplished and effective way treasure.

    Wow, that orange bow is stunning ....Congratulations on mastering that frustration, though in reality you've been your own worst critic on the bow front. I've seen you tie many a beautiful bow to enhance your creative projects.

    This gift bag is very much a gift in itself and I just love it. xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  2. This is stunning!!!! I love how you used the air gun to paint the bag and lace.. Really looks fantastic!! The colors are so fantastic!!! And your coloring is amazing... Umm... I don't think you have any problem at all with oranges!!! o.O Gorgeous!!! I love the charm and the ribbon too... Just everything!! You have created something just wonderful!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  3. This is lovely. Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  4. This turned out beautifully! You did a great job with the color palette. The bag is truly a gift all on it's own. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On this week. Hope to see you again soon!
    Tracey, DT

  5. Fantastic gift bag! I love the colours - you can add oranges to the colours you've mastered :) GREAT JOB! Unfortunately, our Easter/Spring challenge over at Divas has finished a week ago... The current challenge is Bundle of Joy. I guess with the Baby Dragon it could still fit the theme? :-) Please amend your post, if you want to participate. Hugs, Mirella

  6. really love this bag and the beautiful spring colours its fab love it

  7. oh this is stunning love your colouring and the tut on this fab bag, thanks for sharing with us at Divas by designs

  8. GORGEOUS project. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Spring Celebrations Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
    Karal QKR Stampede DT

  9. Hi Mimi; that's a great way of altering a bag. And thanks for the tutorial! Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Crafty Ribbons last week and welcome back for a new challenge today!

    La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons Design Team

  10. What a very attractive bag you have made and I very much enjoyed reading how you painted and coloured it. Thanks for sharing it with everyone at Soartful. I love the baby dragon.

  11. wow the patience it must have taken to do all those fabulous steps! I'm in awe. Totally love the great details and the colors are totally gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

  12. Lovely project. So pretty! Thank you for playing at Open Minded Crafting Challenges. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous gift bag! The image is so beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  14. this is an awesome project totally love it, thanks for joining OMCF x


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