Creative Girl Tote Bags (Somerset Life)

Turning the clock back to the Jul/Aug/Sept 2017 issue of Somerset Life when I had a trio of Creative Girl tote bags published.
The bags were made in answer to a challenge call for canvas bags, something which I’ve enjoyed altering since I began to rubber stamp.  They are literally a blank canvas for any style.
Red Lead stencils which are listed in the Supplies within the article  and stamps from PaperArtsy JOFY and also from Red Lead and Paperbag Studios.
Each page was decorated on both sides.  The instructions are within the article but it’s no mystery to see that the bags were pained (PaperArtsy Frescos)
Side one

Side two
Normally I like to add bits of this ‘n’ that but that wasn’t the style I had in mind for the totes, I wanted the stamps and stencilled sentiments to be the focus.Side two
This bag simply had a black re-cycled silk sari ribbon bow.Flipped over to the rear side and “artful spirit” is the stencilled sentiment.It was fun to work on the bags especially as my colour choice isn’t or I should say, wasn’t as they were made some many months ago. Being published is obviously the cherry on the icing, on the cake!

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. breathecreaterelax
    Jan 25, 2018 @ 00:20:50

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I actually have a couple of canvas bags that could use some beautifying. Gorgeous work!


  2. Annie Gilmour
    Jan 25, 2018 @ 08:59:48

    Stunning totes Lynne and the PA stamps and paints look amazing. Love the inspiring words too xx

    Congratulations on this publication xx

    Hugs Annie x


  3. Christine Smith
    Jan 25, 2018 @ 09:02:34

    These are fabulously decorated! Such a cool idea – love them! xxx


  4. Fliss
    Jan 25, 2018 @ 12:54:58

    Such beautiful bags Lynne. Love the soft colours and the pretty stamping. Congratulations on being published again.
    Fliss xx


  5. denlillelade
    Jan 25, 2018 @ 16:36:42

    Oh so many different, but all so pretty and wonderfully, decorated totes- Love the pastels you used, Lynne,- even some of them would also not be my style, normally .But you know that, dear friend.- so sweet they are . xxx


  6. pearshapedchris
    Jan 25, 2018 @ 21:04:39

    These do look wonderful Lynne! Pleased to see you published again! Hugs,Chrisx


  7. Jackie P Neal
    Jan 27, 2018 @ 14:31:20

    These are so adorably sweet Lynne!
    I love your color choices and the simpleness of the designs- so you!
    Well deserved on the publishing!!
    Hugs,Jackie xx


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