Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Are you a Bag Lady?


I know a few people who fall into this category, myself included. LOL! 

I thought of this idea when I saw Lauren's Saturday Sketch. I started by choosing my paper...Basic Grey Gypsy 6x6 pad. I was looking for both a fun colour combo and papers that had a dense pattern so I could paper piece the bags. I coloured the straps with my Pumpkin Pie SU marker and added a little silver to the buckles with my Zig painty pen. Then I cut out the bags. The stamps are from MFT's Tote-ally Fantastic set in the Who's That Girl line. LOVE that line!!! 

I ran the background through my houndstooth cuttlebug folder then stitched around the edge for a bit of a fabric feel. The sentiment was cut out with long rectangle nesties. 
The bags are 'hanging' from SU rhinestone brads, and there's one in the center of the Primas too. I had the hardest time with the two accents at the top...everything I tried looked too much like a pair of eyes staring back at me...creepy! So I finally thought to add the pumpkin word window punches under the buttons and that seemed to do the trick for me...no more eyes.   :)

This card just makes me laugh...I love the sentiment. I know exactly who I should send it too, question is, do I have the nerve!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

14 comments:

Christina Hill said...

haha that's too cute. Love the little knobs that the purses are hanging from. Great take on the sketch. I'm not a bag lady at all! I barely carry a wallet. :)

Norine said...

what a fun card love the bags hanging off the knobs too cute
hugs
Norine

Joanne B. said...

How cute is this! Go ahead send it. I bet I know who you've got in mind... ;-) Will we be meeting her in a few weeks time perhaps?

Dana White said...

if it's who I think it is you HAVE to send it!!!

Leslie said...

Send it, send it! Now I'm curious.....hmm, who could it be??!!

Janet said...

LOL this card is tooooooo cute!!! bag lady!! ROFL!!!

Lynn said...

Awesome card! Love the embossing and hanging hand bags!

Corie said...

This is FANTASTIC -- I love what you created with this sketch!!

LaToya said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the details you put in to this card. The embossing, stitching, everything just cames together to make a very pretty card.

Jennifer said...

OH this is super cute!! I LOVE the bags hanging on the posts! What a great idea! HHHMMM I wonder if I have any purse stamps?? Thanks for the inspiration!

Christina Fischer said...

ACK!!! This is so cute! I love the bags hanging from the brads! :)

Elena said...

What a fun card! I love how you hang the bags!

Donna said...

lol - I love everything about this! I resemble that remark about being a bag lady! HA~

Lim said...

Oh WOW!! What a gorgeous card!!
Hugs,
LIM