Monday 27 July 2015

Flowers Gift Bag

I sat and watched the new video on the Paperartsy blog this afternoon! Flowers is the theme and the samples were glorious!

It inspired me to have a play and I decided to make it a practical one.
A while back, I created a series of framed pics, a book cover and a zipped bag using bright fresco paints and stencilling.
I decided to adapt this style and create something for the flower topic.
I chose a plain white gift bag as my substrate.
I painted a background using bright fresco colours; free scribble with a stabilo pencil, water wash and stamped dots with Red archival;and stencilled some flowers in black archival.
I added a couple of sentiments from HPXT03.

Next, Stamped some flowers onto bright tissue using HP1004EZ, scrunched them up and added pearl centres.
I shredded some tissue in my paper shredder and tied it around the handle.
I found this to be quick and will make some more as people appreciate the personal touch when giving a gift.
Thanks for looking.
I am entering this into the PA challenge.


  1. What a wonderfully cheery gift bag, Hazel! Who could fail to love receiving a pressie wrapped in something so vibrant and fun! Great take on the PA theme! xx

  2. Oh wow - well that will certainly pick your spirits up on a rainy day - thank you! Gorgeous floral gift bag.
    Alison xx

  3. Gorgeous Hazel! This will really make someone's day!

    Lesley Xx

  4. Beautiful bright colours gift bag. I love previous your works and new one, very fun!! thank you! you are NO1 sunshine lady Hazel!! xxx

  5. Oh wow this is totally sensational, I would love a bag like this,

    Lucy x

  6. That looks wonderful, the colours are fab.

  7. An awesome project, love the colors!

  8. Fantastic! A gift in itself! xox

  9. Love the brightness and energy in this Hazel - hope you're well xx

  10. Fabulous project Hazel. Love it!
    Catherine x

  11. What a wonderful bag and a great idea for a gift. Love the vibrant colours.

  12. Happiness ON a bag! It's ACE! I love it. Lx

  13. Wow, this is totally gorgeous - what an amazing design - I love it, and want one!