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Friday, 11 May 2012

Vintage lace ~ Out of a hat Creations


I can't believe it (as Victor would say) the sun is shining and is streaming in through the bedroom window, fingers crossed no rain today!

The reason I made this bag is because Florence's lovely blog. I saw her lovely lacy DT card for Out of a Hat Creations and was inspired to get out my lace. I picked up two of these bags from Hobbycraft only 99p  each (why didn't I buy some more I ask my self!!)

I randomly stamped in sepia archival ink with various stamps, La blanche script stamp and one of my favourite stamp sets Tim Holtz papillon on the front and back of the bag. A while back I bought some printable cotton sheets, so I printed up some vintage images from my computer, I think one or more are from Imagenes Vintage which has a wealth of beautiful images. Then set about sewing and adding oodles of lace.


I also linking this to Brenda's Tuesday Treasures  

and entering it for 


Have a lovely weekend & Happy Crafting XXX

36 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, such an outstanding project love all the layers and details.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Paula, what a fabulous idea!!! Totally gorgeous creation! Would love to know where you get your lace btw. Everything is so beautifully put together, stunning!!

Have a great weekend, sadly no sunshine here in Scotland yet.....

Shirl said...

Struck dumb, so much to admire about this ... was going to say bag but it is more than just a bag it is a delicious masterpiece.

Hugs Shirley x x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Wow! What a gorgeous project. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with the Hatters. I have just been catching up with your recent posts. It truly is a treat to visit your blog. Thank you again.
Regards Florence xx

Sandra's Spot said...

WOW Truly stunning. I would use the bag but not put anything inside in case I spoilt it LOL. Thanks you for sharing with Out of the Hat. Sandra XXX

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Paula...too good to use! Such a beautiful project and gorgeous images. wow...
Dot x

Cath Wilson said...

That's stunning, Paula - beautifully done and such a fab vintage look. Great stuff x

Brenda Brown said...

Oh so beautiful Paula, a truly gorgeous shabby chic bag that anyone would be proud to own. The stamping in the background, those striking images and your lovely lace has produce a masterpiece.
Enjoy your weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Brenda Brown said...

Apologies Paula, I forgot to say thanks for linking to Tuesday treasures. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing this treasure of a bag.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sharon said...

Hi Paula: First of all, thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog!
The bits of lace are so pretty and the images you used are so vintage - I haven't seen these stamps before.Are they exclusive to England? Just wondering...
Sharon
aka celticrafter

Sharon said...

Hi there...me again! I should have further read your instructions for the bag. Thanks for the link to the vintage images!
Sharon

Netty said...

Totally wonderful stamping Paula and loving the addition of the lace. Never thought to stamp it all over before as have a few of these bags left over from last year....thank you for the inspiration. Enjoy the sunshine, hugs Annette x

Paula Whittaker said...

loving your style and this truly fab creation!

Sue C said...

Beautiful work as usual Paula, love the images and the lace is gorgeous. Sue C x

Jessica said...

Oh, this is so beautiful!! I have fallen in love with this bag...

Hugs Jessica

Daniele said...

what a stunning bag Paula, love all that stamping and the images and lace looks gorgeous
hugs

Pat said...

Oh just so gorgeous, love what you have done with the bag beautiful vintage images. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

Pat xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Paula! A lovely lacy bag! Thanks for sharing about he new challenge blog, too! Have a fabulous weekend. Yvonne

Katie K said...

Paula,
I just love the sepia monotone. Beautiful images and lace, so feminine and romantic.
We finally are having some sunshine in Vancouver too. Unfortunately I caught my son's cold, so I'll be in my PJ and have a cup of tea and a box of tissue by my side this weekend.
Hugs,
Katie

chrissie said...

This is so beautiful it took my breath away. So ideas to think about.

Thank you for joining us at Out of a Hat Creations this week and hope to see you again.

Love Chrissie xx

Samantha Read said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning, you are such an inspiration Paula.
Wishing you a lovely weekend,
Sam xxx

Janet said...

Hi Paula,
WOW !!! Stunning bag I love it
Thanks for joining us at OOAHC
Janet x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, absolutely stunning! Loooove te lace accents :). Enjoy the sun, hun - I am! lol ;)) xx

Redanne said...

Such a fabulous idea. I looked at those bags in Hobby Craft and wondered what could be done with them and now you have given the answer - wow, your lace elements are beautiful and the images are lovely - I wish I had 10% of your ideas Paula, they are wonderful. Anne x

Sue said...

Just fabulous Paula. The stamping is gorgeous and so much detail.

Sarah said...

I love sewing, fabric and stamps and you have them all in here tuned to perfection! Such a great idea and I love the trio of ladies...wonderful lace and they look perfect with the papillon stamps...Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

Sharon xx said...

Stunning and beautiful Paula x

Sue said...

A magnificent creation...love it, so pretty!
xx

Maria said...

Oooh, this is stunning Paula, I love those images printed on the cotton and the gorgeous lace corners! If you're interested Paula, The Fruit Pixie also have little calico bags for 85p each :-). I hope your ankle is on the mend.

Maria x

Lucy Edmondson said...

OMG! Everytime I think you have made the most beautiful thing ever, you then surpass it! What can I say? (Don't forget to let me have your address),

Lucy x

shamraiz said...

Belated Happy Mother’s Day! Another amazing Art work, from you. Love what you’ve done with the ribbon and such pretty Lace and great sentiment.
Regards,
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baileyrosy.com said...

What a stunning project such amazing detail and so beautifully crafted.
Marie

Rita said...

Hi Paula, your bag is absolutely beautiful. I love all that you've done and I'm sure it will be well admired too. Hugs Rita xx

Netty said...

Hi Paula, am back again with a question....did you coat the bag with gesso first please before stamping? Annette x

lynne said...

You never fail to put a foot wrong. Time after time it is another sensational creation.
I have to say, adore this bag.
Wishes
Lynne

Dawn said...

Lovely work I love the TH stamp and the lace is YUM! Dxx