I chose the topic of "Hearts " for our June challenge over on Country View Crafts. It provides lots of scope for creative ideas.
I began by recycling a hair product bag. As you can see, I left the recycling notice visible as I think that it adds to the rustic feel.
Next, using my Sizzix Hearts die, I cut lots of different sizes using manuscript paper and corrugated card. I brushed the edges of the hearts with good old Vintage Photo distress ink.The background manuscript is really old and has luscious age spots on it....no fakery there!
I used some Dina Wakley stamps along the top of the bag and in the centre of the arrangement of hearts.
To finish off, I put some manuscript paper through my shredder to create ribbons, which I curled with my scissors.
I couldn't resist taking a photo of it sitting amongst my glorious Wisteria.
I hope that you get some inspiration from my creation and from the other members of the CVC team. Don't forget to pop over and have a look.
Products Used:- Sizzix Hearts Die; Vintage Photo Distress ink. Dina Wakley Gals and Borders; Dina Wakley Collaged Hearts.
Such a great theme Hazel and a really gorgeous bag xxReplyDelete
Awesome upsycled paper bag Hazel!!! I love it!!! Your wisteria is beautiful!!! xxReplyDelete
Fabulous way to recycle the bag (which happens to be my most favourite hair products shop). Love the neutral colours and gorgeous design xxxReplyDelete
Brilliant idea Hazel, and I love your bag xxReplyDelete
Wow, love this. Great way to recycle a bag !ReplyDelete
Great theme Hazel and I love your bag.... I can just imagine it being used for wedding favoursReplyDelete
Fab make Hazel, Love those nested hearts. You've given me ideas for a gift bag I have saved just like that.. Hugs Tracey xxReplyDelete
This is the best advert for Aveda I've seen... Often been tempted to buy but if the hair goodies come in those beautiful bags, well... makes them irresistible!ReplyDelete
Love the subtle colours, simplicity of the design and the paper ribbons.
So far out of the loop as to have lost sight of it. I'm sure I've missed many treats here! Love these layered hearts in simple, natural neutrals - delightful.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous way to recycle the bag Hazel! Love the natural colours and beautiful your wisteria. xxReplyDelete
Love your subtle neutral layers... They're big on brown paper bags here in NYC - even from grocery stores - but there's limited room in the suitcase for bringing them back to play with!ReplyDelete
I adore this Hazel - and wow - your wisteria looks amazing too - so beautiful! Hugs rachel xReplyDelete