Wednesday 14 October 2020

Seasonal Music In The Bag

     Christmas Craft Creations have a new challenge starting today, this month it's anything with music. As we get closer to the festive season I start to think of decorations and gift packaging rather than cards, so for my project I have chosen to make a gift bag that could be used for a December birthday if needed.

     I started with a large piece of watercolour card and a Chocolate Baroque stamp called Hark The Christmas Rose. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx black ink and began to paint it with Ditress Ink Crushed Olive. This was following an inspirational project by one of the Choc B design team, Rachel.  I loved the colours she used as it's so like the Hellebores growing in my garden.
     For the leaves I used Distress Ink Forest Moss to make them darker than the flowers. I was going to add some pale colour to the background but I knew I would probably make a mess rather than improve it so I left it alone.
     The stamens were coloured with Distress Ink wild Honey, but to add a bit of shine I used a Stix2 glue pen and some of their gold foil to the stamens.
     I trimmed the image panel and mounted it on some olive green card that's been in my stash for ages. This all lokked OK but it needed a gold mirri mat layer to make it zing.
     Mounted on to a Stix2 Kraft Gift Bag, with no greeting added it makes it either a gift bag for a winter birthday or for a seasonal gift.
      There is a lot of inspiration over at Christmas Craft Creations to help you and this month we also have a prize for the lucky winner, please remember to use our challenge logo in your post or you will not qualify for the prize.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Sparkles Christmas - Vintage
The 12 Months of Christmas - Anything Christmas/optional colours
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
We Love Chocolate Baroque - Anything Goes     Top 3


  1. Hi Rocky this is stunning. I love the panel you have made for the gift bag. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Oh my, this is beautiful Rocky and one of my favourite CB Christmas stamps, it looks lovely with the gentle hint of yellow.

    It's lovely to see you at We Love Chocolate Baroque, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous! I'd be happy with the bag let alone a pressie inside lol! Thanks for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

  4. Really pretty stamp and fabulous giftbag

  5. What a great idea to seasonalize the gift bag! That stamp is gorgeous and you have colored it beautifully!

  6. One of my favourite stamps, and it looks fab on the bag - beautiful colouring as well! xxx

  7. This is really pretty and so elegant. I love the colours which work so well.

  8. These flowers are gorgeous! Great idea to decorate the gift bag!

  9. A beautiful gift bag - love that stamp.

    Thanks for joining us at the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  10. Wow, Rocky, this is tunny! Gorgeous gift bag, and great use of these sets to create it! Lovely coloring! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  11. Lovely gift bag, beautiful flowers with lovely colouring

    Thanks for joining in at Sparkles challenge


  12. What a beautiful bag Rocky.
    Nice that you are participating in our challenge.
    Big Hug Bianca
    The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenges Blog.

  13. Oh Rocky I am loving how you've decorated your bag. Perfect colouring too. fits our challenge beautifully at Sparkles christmas. Good luck. hugs Debs DT x


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