Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Thursday, 17 January 2013

I'l be making more of these...

...little sandwich bag flowers.I bought some brown paper sandwich bags from our local Lakeland shop, having read about how storing food in plastic bags altered the flavour of food - and since they are better for the environment anyway thought I'd give them a try - or will I? Looking for something different to stamp onto with paint I tried a bag to make a little bird atc. I could see that the paper would make nice little flowers so made a layered flower(with the tattered floral small flower die) using the paper which I had stamped with a script stamp.
Got a kraft tag out then went to the cinema to see Les Miserables(a fantastic, must see film - in fact may be a must see again film lol!)
Anyway, came back, chilled, watched tv and then got it into my head that the tag needed lace(Cosette's Wedding dress was gorgeous!)too late to start last night, but up early this morning and using Kaisercraft lace and music stamps and a little bit of Frantage shabby white embossing enamel, a Crafty Individuals quote(I think)stamped onto leftover waxed kitchen paper and lace and ribbons from my box I have come up with this

I must confess I didn't stop to think it through and maybe that shows? I just had a need to go with the flow... or follow my muse so I thought I'd enter it for the challenge here at Frilly and Funkie. Then got totally distracted with a bit of blog hopping and although I had originally thought I might enter it for Hels' "Dream" challenge this week I'd also like it entered into the "Lace Love" challenge here at Simon says stamp and show.
Here's the little flower in case you didn't get to see it yesterday

Soo! maybe, just maybe, Mr Mojo is heading back to my craft room - just to test I think I'll head back in there after lunch!
Thanks for looking, Chrisx

6 comments:

  1. Exquisite, Chris... and I love that you allowed that inspiration from the film to drift from your mind straight into your artwork - with beautiful results!
    Alison x

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  2. absolutely gorgeous Chris. I can't wait to go to see the film but DH is away and we are snowed in at the moment. Tried to send you an email twice today but for some unknown reason they wont go!!!!! xx

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  3. Oh Chris I'm so glad you followed your muse on this one as it is just gorgeous! Delicate, frilly and with the most superb flower. Thrilled that you have joined us at Frilly and Funkie this time and looking forward to seeing where your muse takes you next. Hugs, Jenny x

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  4. ooh love that flower LOADS... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  5. Brilliant, just brilliant bit of upcycling...so pretty too!
    Stay warm, stay busy!
    xxx

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  6. Hi Chris, this is simply gorgeous, so NO it doesn't show that you didn't think it through ;-) yes just go with the flow. The paper certainly does make for a lovely flower.
    Did you get my email? I wrote it as a text but sent it to your email addy from my mobile. In case you didn't, then yes Pat and I are planning on going to the show at Manchester. Did you mean the one in Feb at the Event Centre? as the old one is back at the GMEX in May.
    When we met at Leeds we talked about possibly meeting up at the Knitting & Stitching show. I forgot all about that, but remembered while I was at the show so sent you a text from the show only to find out some weeks later I'd sent it to another Christine lol.
    Anne x

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