Thursday, July 21, 2011

Peeps July Challenge

Happy Thursday! I hope your week has been a good one. We have only had one storm this week so far and it is hot again. Not complaining though. This weather has been great for our tomatoes We put them in pots this year in the direct sun and it has helped a lot. This hot weather also means Emilia can get back in the pool

Today I am sharing a project I made for this months Peeps Challenge which is hosted by Nerina. The challenge is:

"to take some inspiration from any picture or combination of pictures from the site ... but if you use co-ordinating scraps (those lonely little bits) of patterned paper from your stash and incorporate a flower - you get extra points in my book!"

I had never heard of Cath Kidston before this challenge but after checking out her website I was really inspired by the bags so this is what I came up with.

I was also inspired by the fabric in the upper left corner I found on this blog I started by using the new Carry Clutch Template from My Time Made Easy and shrunk it down to 50%. Next I cut the base out of PTI Blueberry Sky Cardstock then embossed it with tiny dots. After that I added some patterned paper from the Girls Paperie Kitch Line which I think is a great match to the fabric. Unfortunately they are not making it anymore but I was able to find some more online so I can make a bigger bag in the future with it. I sewed the patterned paper on to the base then I added the handles and silver brads. I had planned on adding a mini rose but didn't want to cover up the paper so I left it off. Instead I added a tiny tag in the corner. I am really happy with how this come out. I hope you like it too.
Sunday is Rich's birthday and his brother and nephew are coming tonight from Texas for a visit. I am off to make him a birthday card now so I will be back soon to share it with you. Until then I hope the rest of your week is a great one and as always thanks for stopping by.


Aimes said...

Oooh that sweet bag definitely screams out the style of Cath Kidston! Fabby!

Joan B said...

wow, this is gorgeous

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love the purse! Pretty papers and details on it. Glad your garden is growing so well and Emilia is in the pool.

Sue Ann said...

OH MY this is so sweet and the details are perfect. Totally FABBY project and I love that paper ...... really need to buy it ASAP!!!

Sharron said...

OMG, this is so VERY perfect for this challenge! The purse is adorable and all the details are so Cath Kidston. Emily looks like she is really enjoying the pool. It's looks so cool and relaxing!!!

Peggysuez said...

Eeep! That bag is adorable! You have such flair for the 3D items you create, great job!

Julie E said...

Soooooo cute! What a fun template :>)