Saturday, 25 June 2011

A Fairy Sparkly Bag

There is a new challenge today at 2 Sisters Challenges, and the theme to play along with this week is Fairies.  We're sponsored by the Stamping Boutique who are supplying the prize this week.

I decided to try something new this week, and have decorated a cotton bag instead of making a card.  I really enjoyed doing this, although it took flippin' ages to do, because I hand made the flower which involved me dusting off my age old knitting needles.  I also spent a while finding a pattern for a knitted flower as most patterns are for crocheted flowers, and I have no idea how to crochet.

I used copics to colour the image, and the colours bled quite badly (which I'd luckily discovered by testing on a scrap of the fabric) so I had to learn how far away to stop colouring so that it only bled as far as the line of the image.  It took a bit of practice, and still bled a little bit, so I edged the whole image with a soft grey for shadow.  I think I've got away with it !!!

For decoration, I stitched on some lace to the top of the bag, and then threaded some lilac wool through the gaps in the lace to give it some colour.  I made a bow from lilac ribbon and stitched it on to the lace.  I then added some stickles to the image, and some liquid pearls to the corners to add some interest.

Project Recipe:

Here is a close up of the image:

And here is a close up of my knitted flower:

Please pop on over to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

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Happy crafting.


Samantha said...

Fantastic job! not just got a way with brilliant! and Annette when you come visit me I will teach you to crochet!!!
hugs xx

Doreen said...

This is so

Christine L said...

Oh WOWWW Annette - I LOVE it! The colouring on the cotton is spot on... and the whole thing looks FAB!
Clever old you!

Valerie said...

This is so pretty and delicate Annette and you've done brilliantly on the colouring! I love the soft grey shadow it really grounds the image:)
Can you please arrange some good weather for Thursday onwards please as we are off to Brixham to visit friends!!
Val x

Valerie said...

Hopefully the weather forecast is right!
I'll give you a wave as our friends bungalow is high up overlooking the harbour and directly opposite you:)
They have a boat so I'm hoping to mosey on down the river Dart!
Val x

Carissa said...

This is gorgeous. You have way more patience than me. I would probably have given up when the colours were bleeding. Hugs,Carissa

Natalie said...

Fabulous card!!! :) Thanks for playing at Sarah Hurley Challenges xox

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous bag you created,very beautiful! Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this week.

Love crafts forever said...

Love your flower. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.

Collette said...

Oh wow! This is so very pretty! I've yet to try the fabric coloring, thanks for the tips.

Lisa M said...

Truly unique project and beautiful!! I loved reading about it and your flower is fantastic! :)

Chris said...

what a delightfully cute little fairy. thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

Beverley said...

Gorgeous project. I love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x

Ria Maningat-Mojica said...

This makes me wanna give a go at crocheting! Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley's!


Kate's Makes said...

How clever is this! Love it! Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us over at SFTW and good luck! Kate x

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