Wednesday, 3 July 2013

I Love Promarkers DT Project - Inspiration Photo

We have a fun new challenge for you at I Love Promarkers, this week we have a fabulous inspiration photo.
Please tell us in your post how the photo inspired you, as it's not always obvious.  You could go with the colours, flowers, butterflies, or perhaps the picture inspires you in a different way, just be sure to use your Letraset pens on your creations.
Our sponsor this time is Polka Doodles who are offering a brilliant prize to our randomly chosen winner, pop on over to the I Love Promarkers blog for more details.
 As you can see, I decided to make a gift bag rather than a card this time, as I needed something nice to pop an end of term gift for Robbie's teacher in.  This small, plain, kraft bag I found lurking in my stash was just crying out to be decorated, and it doesn't take a genius to see how the photo inspired me!
This was the perfect opportunity to use up some off cuts from my Papermania Sunshine Capsule Collection paper pack, along with some blue card, no whole sheets were harmed in the making of this project!  I inked all the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink, rather than add bulk by matting and layering.  The butterfly border along the top was done with a Tonic punch, I can't recommend the geared ones highly enough.
The flowers and butterflies were stamped and die cut with a Hero Arts and Sizzix set, which I just don't use often enough.  It stamps beautifully and having the matching dies is so handy.  This is the first time I've coloured them in yellow shades, using Promarkers of course, and I've added gems to the flower centres and highlighted the butterflies with various colours of Stickles.  I finished my bag with some sunny, yellow ribbon and a bow.
 I made a matching tag from a luggage label and the same papers as before, adding a stamped sentiment and a butterfly made with a Tonic punch.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Clear it Out - Theme - Make Someone's Day, Stash - Use Something Sparkly
Bunny Zoe's - Wings
C is for Challenge - #1 - Flowers
Crafty Boots - Anything But Square
Cupcake Craft - #249 - Anything but Square
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - Anything but a Card
The Crazy Challenge - #148 - Anything but a Card
One Stop Craft - #232 - Add a Tag


  1. Beautiful Wendy, Hero Dogwood is a real favourite of mine.

    B x

  2. beautiful gift bag wendy.i love the flowers and butterflies and your colours are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Gorgeous gift bag Wendy, lovely colours and images, Robbie's teacher will love it, Kate x

  4. A stunning bag gorgeous image Ginny x

  5. great gift bag Ginny - fabulous xx

  6. What a beautiful gift bag! Thanks for joining us at CIO . . . hope you stop by in the future to join us again.


  7. A beautiful gift bag Wendy. Marlene

  8. So beautiful is your bag x

  9. Gorgeous hun...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  10. Thanks for joining us @ CIOT..the bag rocks.. hope you play with us again LYNN B. <((><

  11. Very pretty gift bag, lovely design and great colours.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  12. Dear Wendy, you have made a beautiful project, all the colors you used go so well with this brown bag. Fantastic layout. I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
    Hugs from Poland,
    Anna xxx

  13. I love this. Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog. Good luck!

  14. I always love covering bags. Makes the gift holder so much more personal.Great tag that coordinates as well.This is a super project!!Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month.
    Barbara - SNSCC

  15. Beautiful bag you made! I love everything about it!
    Thanks for playing along at OneStopCraftChallenge this week :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  16. A beautiful gift bag, so pretty...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  17. Beautiful bag! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's crafts ♥

  18. Absolutely gorgeous bag Wendy, thank you for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges.


  19. What a beautiful gift bag! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Cupcake Craft Challenges :o)


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