Monday, May 17, 2010

So...what was my inspiration for this week’s Artful Legacy blogspot post? A paper bag. Yep. A small, plain paper bag that was laying on the floor of my craft room! I knew the moment I saw it what it was going to grow up to be. A wall hanging! I added some corrugated cardboard (just stripped the paper off the flap of that overflowing box that’s been sitting there..), whipped out the paint brush and some off-white paint, gave the cardboard just enough to make it look like Tom and Huck took one or two swipes at it, stamped Artful Legacy’s Love Background (SKU # AL 507 O) on the bag, tore the edges right off, then went to town with other (beach-themed) embellishments. The worn-well look is vintage beach! Ever need to make "sand"? Simply mix 1/3 silver to 2/3 gold microbeads! Adhere with Crystal Effects and you have instant beach. That’s the pretty gold tones you see along the edges of the paper! Add sunglasses, starfish, flip flops and of course some mesh (um, that’s really latch hook rug mesh!), and more shells from Artful Legacy -Small Shell Cluster (SKU # AL 347 G, a charm made from a bottle cap top (Thanks, Tommy!)...and instant wall-hanging! Oops-forget the white cord and "Sharon knots" along with yet another shell by AL – Channeled Welk (#SKU AL 351 G) to top it all off. I love it. I don’t know about you, but I am going to be myself, treasure the moment and put my sunglasses and flip flops on and head down to the beach to take a long walk, dream, RELAX, count my lucky stars and watch the sunset... Until next time, happy stamping and scrapping. Blessings, Sharon


Dawn B. said...

Wow this is amazing. I love what you did here.. I would have never thought of that.. Great job.

Stressed Stamper said...

Really like this - I can never look at something and see something else - a bag is a bag not a wall hanger....really great job