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Monday, 21 March 2011

Bags of fun,and 2 paintings

Hi guys,
First of all,if any of you want the chance,and have not taken it yet the link to my blog candy is HERE
Right well,first,yes my paints did arrive,Netty hun,bless you for remebering,now what I did was,stamp onto mount board,and used,the crackle background,technique,my first attempt not happy with,but will show you any way. I used the paint,to do the flowers,then I decided,to edge with embossing powder,and then highlighted,the edges,with black,then used some clear embossing powder,to highlight.
Not too great,but this is my first go with the paints.
The leaves I did completley from scratch,as have non,of those stamps yet,and also did the swirle myslef,too.
Now for my second,attempt,this time I used one of my stamps,only stamped it really lightly so I could hardly see it. Then I used,the,paints,to make the lines,then used,a cotton,bud,which I had seen shenna do on TV to make the heads of the flowers,think this one turned out better then I had hoped. Then used one of my pearl paints from the craft Barn,viva to add tiny drops.
Then I dragged some distress inks,down the board,to give it some effect,then using the cotton buds again I went over the bottom too.
Now finally I have been working on this bag all week,I have seen these made but I am so bad at following,instructions,so what I did was to copy a bag,that my daughter bought me for xmas with the kan ban stamps in. These came in a black,thick,plastic bag with pockets,and concertina,edges,at the side.
So I just guesed the sizes as no way would I take it apart and just went from there hope you like it.

The DP's I got from the craft Emporium,the butterfly think dear buddie Liz sent me this,added ribbons,die cut circle on the handle then added some firbres,and flowers,to the handles too. I took some velcro from an old cushion,cut it then added it under,the lid of the bag,to hold it closed.
I did write all the measurments down,if anyone wants to know will do a tutorial,along with the other tutorial,using the chap stick,background techinque. Thanks again guys for always being so kind.
charisma to die for
flourishes butterflies
secretcrafter anything but a card
allsorts gift box,hope my bag is okay
delicious doodles,dimension
sugarcreekhollow anything goes
shellysimages,show us what you've got anything goes
stampinvacation,mine is anything but a card



Sadilla said...

wow hun
you have been very productive!!! Lovey projects, great colors....

Debs said...

Oh wow Cheryl these are stunning pieces of Artwork - you should be so proud of yourself!!!
Hope ypu are keeping well - how's the foot?
Take care hun
Debs xx

Anesha said...

Wow, love your painted pieces, wonderful!!! Great box as well. Have a wonderful day and keep creating.

patriziawithaz said...

You are so clever Cheryl x It doesn't matter what you turn your hand too your results are great. The panels are fab and I absolutely love your bag xxx

Zoechaos said...

Goodness you have been busy! The red flowers are very striking beautifully done. Your concertina file is very pretty as well will you use it to store your unmounted stamps in or is it big enough to store papers perhaps? Have a good week XOXO Zoe

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh wow you have been busy, your paintings are gorgeous, luv poppys that is beautiful, fabulous bag hun, gorgeous papers & embelies, sue,x

Vintage Milly said...

Wow sweetie, these are fab, love your work hunny, have a great day,

Curlybear said...

Wow Cheryl you have been busy, the bag is absolutely fabulous as are the paintings,

have a great week hun,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

laney said...

WOW!! Cheryl you could teach me sooo much!!! LOL!!
you are so talented
beautiful artwork!!! and I love your bag too

Mummylade said...

fabulous colours and so many lovely details! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

Brenda Brown said...

I think your flowers on the mountboard have worked brillinatly Cheryl and what a gorgeous bag too. So much to look at and take in.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

wearestampers said...

Fabulous painted flowers! My fav is the yellow ones! And what an awesome bag! Just beautiful!!

Jan said...

Beautiful projects and such vibrant colors!

Cheryl said...

More GORGEOUS creations,love the certainly are an artist!!!
Hugs xx

pinky said...

Amazing techniques again Cheryl, great leaves! Who needs a stamp eh!! Love your bag, very beautiful colours and elements. I am not good with templates either lol

Giò said...

A lot of fabulous creations!!! I love especially the lovely bag..... it's sooooo cute!!!
have a fabulous day my dear.

Dawn said...

Your bag is just darling. and I also love the flower and crackle back ground I have tried with the glue and paint twice (still no joy) have no idea what I am doing wrong DOH! but you have definitely got it.

Love Dawn xx

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh PRETTY Cherly Love that bag!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous pieces Cheryl! I love the painting and that bag with the butterfly looks awesome!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Oh Cheryl your creations are just FAB-U-LOUS..... I absolutely love the little card holder..


Terry said...

I love the paintings, so make me want Spring. Your bag is equally incredible. Love all your projects!

Juls said...

Hi Cheryl,

I have been having a good look around at all that I missed while I was away, and wow as always you have blown me away with your creativity!!

loving your little concertina bag....stunning!!!!

Hugs Juls

Shazza said...

fab painting Cheryl, I just love that bag x

Junibears said...

I just don't know how you do it Cheryl! That bag is to die for. Love your paintings. Hugs xx

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Cheryl! Both of your painted canvases are beautiful!! You'd never know it was your first attempt! And that bag...well, I'm speechless...awe inspiring!! :)

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Shelly's Images said...

These are just absolutely a work of art Cheryl! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us this week at Shelly's Images.

Liz said...

OMG Lass you work yourself so hard really your work gets better im hopeless at following tuts really bad thick as a plank me lol will be back soon to see what you come up with next

liz x

Chris A. said...

CHERYL, YOUR ARE INCREDIBLE!!! I love your first painting attempt, 2nd, and your bag if fabulous too!
Big xo

Sherryn said...

Your painting is fab and just love your bag.
something for you on my blog xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these pieces are fantastic. Wonderful box and great paintings.

Happy Days said...

Gorgeous creations. Your bag is simply stunning! Thanks for joining us over at Delicious Doodles this week. Good luck! Claire xx

Linby said...

I'm so glad you finally got your paints. C&C are all very well but sometimes things take forever to come when you want them!
Love these two pictures - well done. What a fab bag you made, love those concertina sides.

Von said...

Super flowers :) and love how you did the second one I'm still playing with the paints :P and your bag is awesome

jackiescrafts said...

Wow this is another gorgeous make Cheryl i love it you are sooooooo clever

hugs Jackie x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow cheryl! i love the cards. the colors just pop! and that bag???? holy macaroni! it's absolutely gorgeous! wow!

hugs :)

CraftyC said...

All of your creations are gorgeous Cheryl, love the bag, very pretty!

Netty said...

Am so pleased your paints arrived and you are having such great fun with them and these two paintings are terrific Cheryl. Love how you turned the bag into a concertina folder, so useful. Have a great fun week my friend, Annette x

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW Cheryl, your paintings are beautiful and so is your bag! The added butterfly is the perfect finishing touch! Thak you so much for playing the FTTC with us! Hugs ~S~

Mandy said...

Hi Cheryl,
you never cease to amaze me with your talent...These are beautiful,love each of them...I've seen the shows and keep thinking shall I have a go,but I'm not very good with paints so have resisted the urge..
Mandy x

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, Cheryl--this is such gorgeous work!!! I love it all and that file is totally amazing!!!

Cheryl said...

These are such beautiful works of art!

brenda said...

What beautiful work in this post Chery, where do I start.

I adore the flowers adn colours of the first piece and the concertine bax at the bottom is my bext fav I think. I have a piece of that DP but it's not gone beyond the stroking stage yet !

Thank you for joining in at Allsorts, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

Bea said...


Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Cheryl, these are gorgeous, loooooveee the bag just gorgeous, beautiful, I want one lol,hugs Liz xx

Claire Phillips said...

Great projects Cheryl - I can see your painting getter better and better(and it was pretty fab already!) Love the bag - very creative! Cheers Claire x

Heather x said...

Oh Cheryl, your a fusioneer! Isn't Sheena's dvd awesome....I have watched it 5 times already and my stamps and paints haven't arrived yet (missed out on C&C so had to order from crafters companion), I have been practising the crackle and wet on wet techniques while I wait.
Your art is so beautiful and that bag....WOW!
*hugs* Heather x

Tracy said...

These are so gorgeous and pretty, I love your poppies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This is fantastic! I love all of the ribbons and flowers. I love the DP on the box! Gorgeous colors. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Don't forget if you become a follower on our blogs and leave us a comment you'll be eligible to win some great blog candy. Hope to see you back at SCH for another challenge soon!

Ila said...

Everything is totally Gorgeous!!..your painting is Beautiful....and I love that Fabulous box too!!..Hugs, Ila

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is such an amazing creation, and such lovely choice of colours,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 126 Anything But a Card

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Francesca said...

Gorgeous creation

Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!


Teri said...

Lovely projects hun! Gorgeous bag too!
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

Fleur said...

Hi Cheryl, what can I say. Your creations are ~ as always stunning
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

mckinkle said...

Super concertina box!

Thanks for playing along with our 3D challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

Sarah said...

Hi chum
Sorry for late comments!! love all of these projects, your 2 painting are gorgeous, 1st one my fav, your take on the bag is BEAUTIFUL chum I love the colours and dp's you have used, you are very clever chum!! Lots Hugs
Sarah x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww your creativity just takes my breath away Cheryl, what fantastic projects you have here, loving those flowers and crackle background and the bag it all looks superb.
Lorraine x

Maria Matter said...

lovely flower creations hun, just so beautiful! I LOVE your bag, amazing!!!
take care Cheryl!

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