Wednesday, June 15, 2011

GC Random Redhead Challenge - bags and tags

This week at Gingersnap Creations it's the Random Redhead Challenge sponsored by Altered Pages where the theme is bags and tags, and this is the paperbag book I made using images from an Altered Pages collage sheet. I also played with a sheet of Kraft Resist paper and Adirondack Colorwash in lettuce and stream - really fun paper! I added some highlights with a white colored pencil to give it even more definition. The book is simply 2 paper bags folded in half and bound with a Bind-It-All. So simple to make and adaptable to any size you need by just adding more bags. Here's the book's cover:

On the inside, I adhered the bottom of the bag on the sides to create a pocket where I could tuck collage sheet images and then on the other side, which is the open end, I cut a window through the top layer allowing me to have a pocket for a tag.



Here are both tags pulled out of their pockets for a better view.

And to go along with the money theme of my book, I used ribbon yarn on my tag ties and book spine that has the color name of "Copper Penny" - one of my favorites :-)

Join us by making a bag and/or tag project and add your link to the post HERE. You'll even have a chance to win a cool kit from Altered Pages in a random drawing of all the entries. The challenge runs until July 19th and for more inspiring pieces be sure to check out what the other gingers have made!

Stamp credits: Prima, 7Gypsies, Crafty Individuals

14 comments:

lynne said...

This piece of art is so you - books and mists and I would also add resist technique into that mix.
Very creative indeed.
Wishes
Lynne

Juls said...

wow this is stunning!!! what a gorgeous project!!! Hugs Juls

Netty said...

Terrific project Penny, loving your paperbag book. Annette x

Ana Márquez said...

It's very gorgeous,dear, really, really great! :-)

trisha too said...

Penny, this is fantastic--really gorgeous!

:)

Lori said...

What a wonderful use of bags and tags! Really gorgeous, Penny!

Deb (dcorder) said...

This is so fun! I love it!

Janine said...

how great this is Penny, and so clever, to use bags. This 'ring' thing is so cool. You made again a great book!! Much greetings from me. Janine

Lynn Stevens said...

I havent made a paper bag book in years, Wonderful job Penny. Gorgeous!!!
Hugs Lynn

Gerri Herbst said...

Stunning piece! gerri :)

Wax Beach Artist said...

A paperbag book is just too cool! Excellent take on the challenge!

Shar said...

Outstanding project! Very cool design!

sasa said...

I just love these colours and the delicate flowers and amazing soldering too! Thank you so much for visiting My Mojo Monthly and your encouraging words. I do hope you will be back soon to share one of your creations!
Sarah.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful project, looks fabulous. Love the used colors.^