Friday, 6 July 2018

Paperbabe Challenge #77 ~ Picture Inspiration

Hello Creative Friends

I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to the weekend?

Today I'm here to announce a new Paperbabe blog challenge
using the picture below as your inspiration.

We'd love to see your take on the Picture Inspiration so
pop on over HERE and join in with the creativity.


Here's what I got up to and how it came to be..

Using a large canvas tote bag I masked around the edges and used paints suitable 
for fabric to create a background. Painting, spraying, dabbing and scraping through 
stencils from the Paperbabe range. I had so much fun creating it..


With the Peony and Buds stamped onto plain decoupage rice paper I applied directly 
onto the painted canvas using fabric decoupage glue, sealing it with another coat 
and then began to paint it using the colours from the picture prompt.


When finished I painted around the flower blending in colours to hide any of the rice paper still visible. When happy with the design I removed the masking tape.. 
I love how the paint has seeped just a little outside those lines.


With some machine stitching added around the edges of the print 
I ironed on the back to fix the paint making it suitable for washing. 

My Hand painted Canvas Tote Bag is complete.


...but what about those hanging words I hear you say..?
well I'm saving that tutorial for another day!! Hee hee..

Thank you for sharing your time today and popping in
it really makes my day.

Take good care everyone

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday

Creative Supplies:
Paperbabe ~ Dots Stencils in all sizes. 
Paperbabe ~ Peony & Bud Stamp Set 
IndigoBlu Paints
Fabric Decoupage Glue
Decoupage Rice Paper

30 comments:

Sue said...

Tracey this is gorgeous, what an amazing bag, and you little tease with your dangly lol. Have a lovely weekend, Sue xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, this is fantastic, love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous colours and gosh love this heaps.xx

Redanne said...

Wow, wow, wow Tracey, all of my favourite colours - they do look so beautiful together! The flower is gorgeous and I really love how the colours seeped around the edges too, it adds so beautifully to your wonderful design! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that your laptop perks up a little for you.... Hugs, Anne xx

Jannet said...

What a brilliant bag Tracey ! Decoupage rice paper ooh that sounds interesting ! A beautiful colour combination challenge. Hope you are keeping cool in this lovely sunny weather xx

Dorthe said...

The most beautiful tote bag dear Tracie , - gorgeous with your beautifully painted rose, and the interesting background . I too love the seeping under creating beautiful tones there, and all the patterns you created ,with paints and pens.
An amazing bag to show on your tours in town my friend.
Big hugs, Dorthe, xxx

Dotty Jo said...

Goodness, what a stunning creation! You are so talented, Jo x

Fliss said...

What a beautiful bag Tracey! Such a lovely idea too and the peony is really gorgeous.
Have a lovely weekend, Fliss xxx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous project Tracy, beautiful decoration for the tote bag.
Yvonne x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, gorgeous bag and I love the techniques you've used. This would make a great gift too. Have a lovely weekend. Angela xx

froebelsternchen said...

I love this tote bag Tracey. It seems quite atmospheric to me I love the flower and I adore the colours and the clever way you made this with the rice paper and sewing details and this tag is so beautiful to the bag! Another WOW project of you!
Always new ideas and all put in practice in a masterful and clever way! You are such an artistic and talented soul!
And great tutorials always - looking forward to seeing how you created the tag!
I hope you get your PC problems fixed soon, I feel with you!Annoying always!We have enough to do beside of our hobby and art.
Happy weekend dear Tracey!
Big hugs, Susi

Shoshi said...

How lovely is this tote bag, Tracey! Just gorgeous. I love how you've blended the colours and all the different layers. Thank you for your second comment which I've just spotted - yes, junk jewellery is always fun, and at fetes you never know what you are going to find. I always come away with some treasure trove!

At present I am too tired to do anything creative except knitting - it's been such a busy week or two and it's all catching up with me now. I need a few days to recover and I hope next week isn't going to be quite so busy. It was amazing that I got that book back, wasn't it! I still can't quite believe it.

Shoshi

Christine said...

Lovely work!

Gillena Cox said...

Oh this excellent. Happy weenend. Thanks for dropping by my blog Tracee

Much­čĺ×love

denthe said...

What a great result! I love how you did that background with the stripes. It gives it an extra special touch :-)

DVArtist said...

Wow that bag is just beautiful. Well done. I am going to check out the blog challenge link now.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMGosh. I am in LOVE, Tracey. I love how you masked the area and how well you kept the paint between the lines. I fell in love with the entire bag, and can't wait to learn more about the tag. Your instructions and photos were well done and informative, too.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of photos your lovely creations,

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Linda Kunsman said...

what a beautiful, beautiful bag you have created- I just love it!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely unique and glorious. Great techniques and wonderful colours....Thank you for the step by step and the fabulous inspiration x.

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my goodness Tracey! This is one of the prettiest things I've seen! It is truly creative and marvelous. I just love this IndigoBlu image and your background is incredible. The stripes would never have been something I'd think of, but I think set it off! Truly stunning work my friend. Big hugs, Autumn

SLScheibe said...

Looks super! A really fantastic piece!

Jennifer Rose said...

great job with the bag, looks great :)

Mia said...

Your bag is absolutely perfect, Tracey!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration, my friend. Kisses!!!!!!!!

NatashaMay said...

amazing. thanks for sharing the process

craftytrog said...

Wow! It's beautiful Tracey!
Hope you're having a great week!
Alison xxx

Jackie PN said...

Tracey!! This is beyond gorgeous!!
I am totally in love with the background you created,it looks like one of those expensive scrapbook papers! And I adore your flower which fits perfectly with the whole design! Absolutely stunning Tracey!
sending big hugs,Jackie xx

Unknown said...

Love this. I've been thinking of trying something similar so now I'll have to have a go. Thank you for the inspiration! Jan

Jane Elizabeth France said...

Oh my word... truly gorgeous work Tracey, if you didn't use it for yourself, I am sure as a gift, a friend would shop with pride with this beautiful bag. Xx

NatureFootstep said...

wonderful work! I love it, sorry I´m late visiting :)