Sunday, October 9, 2011

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #5 Halloween Bag

Good Morning Ladies,
I should be at a dog show right now...but I am home with a nasty cold. Too sick to show. I think this is the first time this has happened in all my years of showing. And the show was so close to home. So instead I am creating between sleeping, coughing, and sleeping.

Here is my entry for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #5 Halloween Bag....
■ Decorate a Fall or Halloween Bag
■ Create a bag with a topper on it following Selma's tutorial
■ Your bag must have leaves and a pumpkin on it
■ Use some kind of letters/words on it

This is my take on this challenge....and the link to
 My bag was created using sizzix dies that I already had here at home. The leaves on the bottom portion of the bag are silk leaves. The haunted house has yellow stickles for the light in the windows and orange Tim Holtz distressed stickles to accent the roofs and the door knob. I ran the ghosts through a cuttlebug embossing folder inked with grey ink to give this bag texture. Their eyes are black stickles.
 The topper of this bag has punched leaves. I added bazzil letters that I colorized with Tim Holtz distressed stains in rusty hinge, and picket fence.  The cat and moon is a sizzix die. I added lime green stickles to the cat's eyes to make him a little spooky. I did not have any boarder dies so I had to settle for a Martha Stewart  punch.

 A side view of the bag. I scored my topper in two places on the top so as to create a nice flat sitting. 
I was not going to do this challenge being sick and all, but then I knew it would be the perfect trick or treat bag for my little buddy Lucas. I also like the idea that I can take this bag challenge into christmas and make bags for all my loved ones gifts.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog


melody2542 said...

This is simply adorable!

melody2542 said...

By the way,picture do not do justice. Could I get one of these loved ones Christmas bags?

Memaw said...

This is so cute-I am sorry you are sick and hope you get well soon, but honestly you do great work no matter the health - WOW

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

This is a darling bag. I like the embossed ghosts! Great idea for ghosts. Well done Lori.

Selma said...

What a cute bag. I love it. You are so creative -- love what you did with the ghosts. You did a great job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us again at Joan's Gardens.

Joan Fricker said...

Judy, your bag is adorable. Your ghosts are so cute and Lucas will love having his name on his bag.
Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge. You did a great job on your bag.