Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Shabby Grunge for Mixed Media Monthly

Hello dear friends and followers, I hope you are keeping well and happy February!
It's the first of the month, so that means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly.
Here is what I made:
It's an altered brown paper bag with a matching tag to fit inside. It can be used as a gift for a crafty friend, specially when you add some crafty goodies in the bag as well.
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Alright, onto my project:

I started with a size 8 tag, coloured it with a mix of acrylic paints, background stamping (using the stamp set, generously provided by Stampendous, Andy Skinner Shabby Chic set). I added some Dreamweaver silver embossing paste through a stencil and added more texture with  Shabby White Blanc EP.

Next I stamped one of the stamps onto a piece of scrapbook paper, fussy-cut and mounted it onto my tag with some other bits and pieces from my stash.
Onto the bag:
I took a bit of scrapbook paper, cut it to the size of the bag, distressed the edges and did some second generation stamping using the same stamp set.
Next I created a background panel in a similar way to the tag, this time adding texture with Ancient Silver EP, some art stones and bits of thread.
Next I created some embellishments for my bag.I stamped some more images, this one on a little pre printed label which I had fussy cut first.
Another one on a little ticket.
A little antique photo which I edged with Ancient Silver EP
A chipboard piece made shabby with some more of the white EP
And voila, the finished bag.
Below you can see how the tag just fits perfectly inside:
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Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful project. Have a great month. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is just AMAZING Astrid! A fantastic project - great to see your steps! Thank you for sharing them!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

A stunning pair Astrid and great idea to make things that match.

Always good to see how you created them.Thank you for that

Love Chrissie xx

Rita said...

So beautiful Astrid. The bag looks so special and the tag is fabulous. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful set Astrid, feminine and grungy. Great to see how this came together, thanks for sharing the pictures.
Avril xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is a stunning set Astrid!! Love the muted vintage tones and the textures are just fabulous!! Wonderful project!! hugs xx

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW this is so sooo beautiful Astrid. I´m totally in love with this project, it looks sooo amazing. And such a great way to share something to make a bag with a tag in it. I´ve used this way more times, but always for >Christmas though, but can see, I can easily use this the rest of the year as well.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Astrid , love the embossing powder around the edges, lovely touch, really adds to the aged antique feel. Lovely backgrounds too and gorgeous imagery. Tracy x

Sara Barker said...

My goodness, Astrid! Your artwork on this bag and tag is beyond amazing! Such tremendous, lovely texture and as always I love your muted color palette! Those embossed embellishments are vintage shabby deliciousness! Thank you for the inspiration!Hugs!

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Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, your bag and tag are gorgeous, both, oh so many lovely details, of texture, little tags added to the bag, and the art stones, and EP--what is that ? (if I can ask you) . Photo frame and chipboard looks stunning with the use of it. And yes I love the muted tones, too :-) -xox Dorthe

Redanne said...

Oh how beautiful Astrid. I love how you added the EP to the little picture, it looks like a real lead finish and the chipboard piece is gorgeous with the white EP. A beautiful tag and bag! Love them both. Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

A stunning project with gorgeous textures abd details. Love how you used the E.P.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome set!

Anita Houston said...

Oh my word the texture is beyond wonderful! LOVE all that you used to make this so gorgeous.

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and texture!

Jean said...

So many gorgeous details!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Astrid, I love these fabulous textures xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow, Astrid, your work is so my cuppa tea! the textures and combinations of ephemera are just fabulous! decorating a paper bag is such a cool idea. need to try this! thanks for your inspiration once again. x

Jackie P Neal said...

I saw this on FB and so fell in love! I had no idea it was formally a paper bag! Outstanding creation and idea! Jackie xo

anna said...

Absolutely delightful! You took such great care in all the details. Love it! xoxo - from Mixed Media Monthly challenge. :)

A Pink said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Astrid Shabby grunge perfection (imho) If only ALL paper bags were as gorgeous as yours I'd be hoarding them for sure and paying more then 5p for them .
hugs x

Nora said...

Vintage gorgeousness!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a gorgeous gift bag and tag! I love the wonderful textures! Chrisx

Carol said...

Stunningly gorgeous - as always xxx

butterfly said...

Stunning vintage shabby chic, Astrid - those textures are just amazing. A beautiful bag and tag which would make any crafter's heart sing to receive!
Alison x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful duo, Astrid, very creative !! I am totally in love with that texture, just AMAZING !!

Torsa Saha said...

Beautiful Astrid - those textures are just amazing. bag and tag love the both !! <3

Cheetarah said...

A beautiful mixedmedia project! Thanks for the inspirtion xo Cheetarah

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a gorgeous gift set. I just love all of that delicious texture.

Nicie Ibarra said...

What a creative idea! I love the textured you created on the bag & tag!

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