Friday, June 3, 2011

June - Artful Bag Challenge

Welcome to the June Artul Bag Challenge.

First of all I want to thank Anna at Frostedpetunias for putting all of this together, she has done an amazing job. Please check out other bags there too.
Check out her other work also!

I franticly searched all around my house for an object that I could transform into a bag.

I finally decided on a Taster's Choice coffee container. It was the right size and shape for what I wanted to do.

First I pealed off the the outer lable and then drilled holes in the sides. For my handle, which is a silk rope with an orange/red colored bead.

I then got out the black spray paint and sprayed the container.

I then got out my water color paints and started mixing colors for the poppy theme that I wanted to get across.

They are my favorite flowers.

I started cutting out the poppies that I had painted.

I started gluing everything in place.

For the large silk poppy I wired that on from the inside.

I threded the silk rope with the orange/red bead on and tied knots on the inside so it will be secure.

Here is my finished bag.

It has enought room inside for a small wallet, sunglasses, keys and a comb.


Bossy Betty said...

Amazing! Very cool.

DonnaMundinger said...

I would so totally carry this! How cute and creative! xxD

Frosted Petunias said...

Linda your bag is just adorable! What a clever idea and the poppies look great against the black background. I love that you can actually put a few things in it. Thank you for linking up :)


Elly said...

Your idea is awesome. I had directly something of beachware in my mind. Protected from sand and sooo stylish. (:o) Elly

Mrs A. said...

This is superb. Love everything about it down to the last tiny detail. I'm totally fired up now and off to do a trail around the house for a suitable contanier. Now where do I Start. Hugs Mrs A.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

How incredibly clever! I love it!

PATRICIA said...

Bem criativa, amo a reciclagem, podemos criar coisas fantasticas.....Parabéns

Debbie said...

Wow, how creative! You did a grate job. It is awesome.


peggy gatto said...

totally wonderful!!!

selma said...

I have to try again to comment maybee it is playing...

selma said...

Your bag looks really beautiful! What a great idea to use the cans for this purpose. I love poppies and they are wonderful decorations.
They are also growing in my yard in early spring.
Thank you for your email, you have sent and also your commnets to to my blog

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Hi Linda,
First I want to say thank you for your recent visit to my blog.. your words made my day!

Second.. I LOVE your purse!!! Great colors and the flowers are gorgeous!!

I am joining in on the Bag challenge as well.. I am a bit late to the

enjoy your day!

robinsbluenest said...

I have seen this Artful Bag Challenge on several blogs. I wish I had seen it looks like great fun.
Your use of the coffee container was great, and the colors and design (considering it is a coffee container)are lovely.
I love it.