Friday 1 July 2016

Gift bag and tag.

This is the first time that I have chosen the topic for the Country View Crafts blog. I have always enjoyed working with circles...or I should say, playing with circles. They have endless possibilities and satisfying appeal.
I have chosen to decorate a gift bag and tag.

I started by choosing some neutral colours, fresco from Paperartsy, Vanilla, Taupe, Mocha Mousse and the new, and amazing White Fire.
Next, I placed a strong sheet of polythene inside the bag so that the paint didn't soak through or make the bag stick together.
I painted with a brush, circles ready for stamping over, and then added drippage, using the same colours.

Next, using Kay Carley's stamp from Paperartsy EKC02, I stamped the large and small circular flowers with Black Archival. I was careful to mask any flowers that overlapped one another.
I then filled in with the wispy flower head, grasses and sentiment.
To finish, I used a selection of Ranger, Liquid Pearls to highlight the flowers.

Finally, I stamped and embellished a tag.

This style would easily lend itself to cards, using Kraftcard or other colours and you could vary the stamping ink colours and maybe add jewels. 

I hope that this has inspired you to join in with us at Country View Crafts.
Thanks for visiting my blog.


  1. Great technique and outcomes Hazel, this is a superb gift bag xxx

  2. Such a unique idea and design Hazel...fab set xx

  3. Fantastic bag and tag with circles! I think this will be a perfect bag for a nice gift inside :-) Very creative!

  4. A great choice of theme and a really lovely krafty gift bag. Love the soft swirls of neutral paint and Kay's stamps work brilliantly over the top - a treat! Sorry to have missed so much again lately. I've got a couple of weeks coming up soon where I hope to do some proper catching up.
    Alison x

  5. I love the colours and sobriety of the design, it's great for a gift bag as you can use it for a man or a woman! Really lovely.

  6. Beautiful bag and tags hazel...really lovely interpretation of the theme xx

  7. Fabulous gift bag and tag Hazel, beautiful Kay's images by the mono tone. xx

  8. What an amazing gift bag and tag, Hazel! The technique you used is stunning and outcomes beautiful with the stamps, love it!
    xx Evelyn

  9. Such a wonderful theme Hazel - thanks for chosing it ! Love how you have done this - very clever - just fabulous xx

  10. Love, love, love it! My favourite colour combo and subject matter - just gorgeous!