Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dream Big

I recently acquired a new bag from Daily Window Bags - I have had the largest size bag (All-Around Classic Tote) for over a year,  but this Eight Days a Week bag is such a great 'tuck under the elbow' size - perfect size for my notebook, planner, and Bible for our Monday ladies' meetings... the construction is beautiful and sturdy, and I love the apple green lining... here's a peek inside:

Daily Window Bags also has several collections of preprinted backgrounds that fit in the transparent window pocket, which can be left as is or embellished to your personal style or mood of the day. I made this panel for Birgit's Mix-Ability challenge this week, to use gesso and newspaper. I brushed gesso from the bottom of the panel to the top, dried it with my heat gun, then sanded to let the printed damask pattern show through. There are a couple strips of crinkled newspaper above the stamped words - I think you can still see the crinkles, though the newsprint is covered up!

I didn't document my process at all, since I was sort of making it up as I went along... I used stamps from Impression Obsession (script, lace borders, postmark), Crafter's Companion (tulips), Unity Stamp Co. (butterflies), and Graphic 45 (ABC stamps). The tulips are painted with acrylic paints.

Hope you're having a great week!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. very nice post.thanks for sahre.this bag looking very nice.Visalus

  2. Great looking hand bag, I love that.

  3. Francie in Montreal3/14/2013 1:26 PM

    I love your tulip insert decoration. It really makes the bag, snazzy!

  4. that is such a beautiful bag!

  5. Lovely Dina and that mixed media piece is super, warm greet Miranda

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