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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

That Faux Paper Bag Mini - PiF Gift Swap

Well, as promised here is the faux paper bag mini I made for the Stamping Ground WOYWW PiF... It went to Sue, who saiys she really likes it, so that's all that matters... I liked it and had great fun making it... ALL THAT STAMPING folks, I was in my element!!!

This is inside the front cover, gears, wheels, keys etc all to unlock the book ready to use... The backs of all the front pocket tags have an inspirational saying on them... the inside bag tags are bigger (we will see those later) and are for pictures or journeling etc

This picture shows a front tag inside it's pocket. As you can see, the bags were made from a TH paper stash called lost and found...

This pic shows the cut away piece for the paper bag pockets, with a circle pull out piece, so the inside large tag can be put in and out. There are two large tags in each bag, one in each gusset ( of the bag... not your knickers, don't be silly!!!)

Woo I LURVE this set of stamps... papillon by TH, who else!!! They always look fantastic whatever colour they are stamped on to...

Tee hee... don't look now, but here comes umbrella man - stamped!!! Some of you might remember me making foam stamps from my dies??? Yesh you do!!! Anyway, here is one, and the beauty is you can decide what way round to print him!!

This tag was made from a set of stamps by Elusive Images, as was, now Chocolate Baroque...  down the left hand side (pass the duchy, remember that song??? Oh well, showing my age again perhaps??) I have printed the iron railings from my foam stamp... they are coming in useful... if you enlarge the pic you will see what I mean...

This tag is a bit steampunk, with some great images on it, and a UTEE charm I made from a mould of a brass piece... there's a close up lower down the page...

Again, there are many layers of stamps here, some UMount,  and the largest clock is my foam one from the die... told you they keep cropping up!!

This sewing one uses UMount stamps, and I just LOVE the little pair of scissors dangling as a charm... 

 This is the inside back cover, quite oriental in feel... the saying on the back is fun... it says
"keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird will come"... and there he is... right on cue!!!

 So this is how the double pages look together, when the front tags are in their  pockets... I added some TH tissue tape down the middle of each double spread for even more interest... love that stuff!!

 Well here is that steampunk charm I made from UTEE, poured into a mould I made from a brass piece... I made it with pearl UTEE, then brushed it over with perfect pearls powders, yumminess...

 Here are the gusseted bags in all their glory, and so simple to do really... I am going to make one for myself when I get round to it...

 Almost there now!!! These are a couple of the larger, paper bag large tags that live in each gusset of the book.

 These two shots show the lace on the front of the mini... I think it is very pretty!!

And finally, the back cover, with another piece of TH paper, more tissue tape over the joins, and the Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas, coloured with colorwash stains, sprayed over and through TH masks... quite striking, even though I says it myself as shouldn't!!!

So there you have it, lots of views of the faux paper bag mini, made from a design from Laura from Follow the Paper Trail.  She is so inventive and has such splendid ideas..have a look here to see some remarkable projects, such as a suitcase!!! AMAZINGLY TALENTED lady...

Off now to try to sleep... my back is improving well, so Venice should be a goer!!! HURRAH!!!
Thanks so much for visiting and for your wonderfully encouraging comments.
Love and Light


Carla said...

it's stunning, love your artwork!

PsyPenguin said...

Wow, I'm not surprised she really liked it - It's absolutely stunning. All your tags are fabulous. xx

Janet said...

Amazing! A work of art!

Janet xx

Claire said...

That's gorgeous Frankie, love it, I'm not surprised she loves it, I would too.

Spyder said...

Oh wow this is ammmmazing!! I popped in before but couldn't see the pictures! fabulous!!

Sue said...

it is totally stunning, so chuffed its all mine, sue,x

Hettie said...

Absolutely stunning Frankie. I would have liked it too! If it had been this week I would have been getting that - Darn it!!

Keep meaning to ask you, are you the Frankie that made a "man" knecklace which you wore to Paperartsy? If so, I have a photo of your boobs!!! We were chatting in the coffee room and you were telling myself and another lady all about how you made the knecklace. I hope it was you and not someone else!! I don't usually take photos of peoples boobs!! Honest!!

karen said...

Wow! I am blown away with how awesome this album is!!! I have been here on your blog just enthralled with each picture! The details in every part of this project is amazing!
Wow wow wow!
Thanks for visiting me earlier!
Happy WOYWW!