Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Floral Bag Topper

Morning all. Katherina set a challenge to make a bag topper and as I had never made one before, I thought it would be a fun thing to try. The only problem I had was what to put in the bag!!! I didn't have any sweets or choccies in the house, I don't have any nice home made biscuits...then I though what could be nicer than a bag of primas!!
I followed the fabulous sketch from Cupcake Challenge 22 and I kept it nice and simple. Apologies for the photos, I have taken loads and these were the best I came up with.... the sun was in a bad spot and I kept getting awful shadows. The Melinda with book stamp doesn't really go with the flowers, but she is the only WOJ stamp I have!
A close up of the front shows a little more detail. I have coloured the image with distress inks and have used stickles on the wings to give them a little sparkle!
Card/paper: cream and metallic silver card, dowecraft glamour prints paper
Stamp: WOJ - Melinda with book, not sure about the sentiment.
Colouring: Ranger distress inks - faded jeans, vintage photo, walnut stain, fired brick, worn lipstick, tattered rose and weathered wood.
Embellishments: Prima flowers, jewels, spacer, pearl brad, american crafts ribbon, silver stickles
Tools: Water brush
Thanks for looking and don't forget you can win some stamped images by commenting on the post below. x


  1. I can't think of anything nicer than a bag of primas Liza and yours is stunning. A gorgeous WOJ image and so beautifully coloured. Love the pretty papger you used too. Chris x

  2. Beautiful & great colouring :o)x

  3. Oh what a beautiful gift!
    Just love that image and so beautifully coloured.
    Love that paper.
    kim x

  4. Love the bagtopper you made Liza. Love the colouring and the pretty pink papers!

    I didn't know what to put in my bag either so I left it empty LOL. Great idea to put prima's in the bag, but I don't have a lot of prima's so I wouldn't want to give mine away LOL.

    xx Naoual

  5. Anyone would love this gift...I love your topper so much, beautifully coloured too...good luck

  6. Hi Liza,this is gorgeous, i love it:)


  7. Its gorgeous Liza, great idea to fill it with flowers makes a fab gift for any crafter i would be thrilled to recieve it as a gift as would any crafter :)
    Val xxx

  8. What a cute topper. Great Take on the sketch - Thanks for joining in this week. xx

  9. Liza this is just gorgeous, what a fantastic idea, prima's instead of chocolates or biccies...i love that.... your images is coloured so beautifully. Crafty hugs... Tina xx

  10. A fabulous bagtopper! And yes, you don't always need cookies or buiskits for such a small present. I think the recipient will love your flower bag :)
    Thanks for joining!!


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Liza x