Hi friends, I thought that I would pop in here to share share a little giftie that I recently created! I love to have several "just because" gifts on hand, so when someone is on my heart I have a little something ready to give them to brighten their day a bit.
I created a custom canvas gift bag by painting it using the Illustrated Faith Acrylics paint (more on that below). I filled it with a long and skinny notebook, matching pen, and a dressed up gift card holder.
Even though I loved making all of this, the bag was the most fun! Isn't it great when something we picture in our minds turns out exactly as planned? :-)
I started with a blank canvas drawstring bag. I had this one in my stash, but they are easily found in almost every craft store. I then chose a couple of paint colors (I took my color idea from the Die Cut Prompts that I decorated the bag with). I wanted to lighten the yellow a bit, so I added some white. One thing that I wanted to point out, I slipped a piece of scrap chipboard (you could also use cardboard) inside the bag to prevent the paint from bleeding through to the other side.
Before I started painting, I watered down the paint a little. I wanted to create more of a wash effect than the opaque background the full strength paints would have given me. After the paint dried, I splattered on some white acrylic paint, softening the background even more. To adhere the Die Cut Prompts, I just used a heavy duty liquid adhesive.
Here's a closer look at the gift card holder. I'll admit that the idea for this came from this cute Die Cut Prompt (IF Pop Culture)! I dressed up the focal image with a little Enamel Heart.
You can see that the gift card easily slips in and out of the pocket I created (using a piece of the She Blooms patterned paper).
I definitely have a thing for notebooks! I love them! I chose to cover a long and skinny notebook, perfect for creating lists. For the cover, I just wrapped a piece of black cardstock around the notebook, allowing for a 1/4" spine. To decorate it, I stitched on a strip of one of the borders from the She Blooms Treasures & Text sticker sheet. I then added lots of different die cut prompts (also from the Pop Culture Die Cut Prompts) and a few more stickers from the She Blooms Treasures & Text. The cute little letters that I used to spell the "notes" sentiment with is from the Homespun Hey Sugar Sugar Alphabet sticker sheet.
To see more of the Illustrated Faith/Bella Blvd products make sure to check out the Bella Blvd blog!
I'm so glad you joined me here today! Hugs, Laurie
IF Shanna's Favorites Acrylics, She Blooms: She Blooms, Treasures & Text; Die Cut Prompts: Pop Culture; Cardstock Stickers: Homespun Hey Sugar Sugar Alphabet, Praise Him; Enamel Hearts: She Blooms Mix