Wednesday, 31 May 2017



Hallo Everyone!

I'm quite excited to have
Karen Gist here today with
another of her fabulous
creations so without further
ado, over to you Karen:

"Hi, I have chosen to decorate the Cotton
 Carrier Bag for this project. 
What a fantastic bag this is!!! 
Its made of sturdy cotton, 
is a good size and has a zip...I love it!!!!

To start - stamp the sunflower from the 
PaperArtsy set ELB24 on some scrap paper
and cut in half.

 Enlarge it by using a photocopier or your 
scanner software and print out. 

Now trace the image onto your bag. 
I chose the sunflower but you could 
use any stamped image this way.

Paint your image. 

You can see by my photo that these 
Starlight Paints are super shimmery! 
They have a lovely consistency for fabric too.

Punch shapes into some fairly stiff card
 to use as a stencil. 

I used a Woodware scalloped circle but you 
could use any shape you fancy.

Dab paint through the circles randomly
 over the rest of the bag.

Add some other circles by dipping a bottle top
 into the paint. 

Heat set all the paint using an iron then doodle 
around all the shapes using waterproof pens. 
(I used Uniballs for this)

Sew some ribbon and braid across the top of the bag 
and add buttons to the small circles and
 large buttons to the handles. 

Tie a length of ribbon to the zip pull and you are done!

Supplies used:

Ribbons & Buttons

Karen your bag is just
right for the summer.
Thank you very much for
a lovely project

I'm going to have to make one 
of these - I can just hear people
asking me where I bought it

Hmmmm..... pocket money opportunity?.....

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Fabulous project. That will definitely turn heads this summer xxx

  2. I LOVED making this!!!!!!! x

  3. It looks great, well done Karen. x

  4. Beautiful bag Karen. Happy crafting, Angela x

  5. A beauty that is great to be seen with!

  6. Fantastic project Karen!!! Love your ideas, very clever as all you do, and the result is really beautiful. What a great bag you have now for summer teehee :-) Coco xx


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