Sunday, 29 July 2012

Challenges


Hi you all! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! I spent my time yesterday doing some odds and ends for challenges. The first piece is for the Challenge at Out of  a Hat Creations, where the theme this week is sewing. This is something rather difficult for me, as I can't see to thread the needle, but fortunately my sewing machine was loaded. The image has been printed onto canvas, and sewn on with the machine, which was not behaving well, and kept sticking. I then put some lace at top and bottom, sewed a button on - by hand! - and added a tassel made of string and beads. This is the second little bag I have made, and I still have one more to decorate, just not today!



The second piece is a tag made for the 'Renaissance Men' Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Blogspot. I have chosen an Image from Leonardo da Vinci. The stamp is from Lost coast designs. The background tags - one over the other - have been distressed and stamped. I added some lace, some sequin flowers and a string and ribbon tie. I am also entering it into the 'hey girl' challenge at Simon Says.



That's all for today. Have a good Sunday, take care, and thanks for visiting!

37 comments:

  1. That bag is so sweet - I love it. The tag is beautiful as well - I am very partial to working on tags - you did a great job.

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  2. cute little bag you made and the tag is lovely too!

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  3. Sewing machine not behaving did not stop you from creating a lovely bag! I love the lace trims on that very vintage image! Now the tag and thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, is absolutely perfect! Wonderful background and image and the pearls looks beautiful on the tag tie! Both so lovely!

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  4. Wow Valerie, these are gorgeous! I love the stamped image on the bag and the lace looks perfect with the awesome pearls too. Your tag is equally exquisite, what a beautiful set!

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  5. Wow, Valerie, the bag is wonderful and the tag is totally gorgeous! I love the way you stamped the face separately and how you've embellished the tag. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with your beautiful creation.

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  6. Loving both your beautiful bag and romantic tag. x

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  7. such a lovely bag, beautiful.
    Your tag has the most beautiful colors, its so elegant, have a wonderful week end!

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  8. Oh Val the bag is beautifully done and your tag, well what can I say. I have said it before...you are the Queen of Tags my friend.
    Happy Sunday to you.
    Lesley♥

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  9. look beautiful, nice to see your blog now following

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  10. Both are totally adorable. I'm having a great weekend here. Pleasant weather and getting lots of things done :0)

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  11. Wonderful pieces Valerie as always. So much work on both of them. The button with the hanging pearls is really eye catching and a beautiful addition to the bag.

    It's always terrific to have you join in with us at Out of a Hat-thank you

    Love Chrissie xxxx

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  12. aww cute bag and wonderful things you make love the tag

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  13. Lovely projects Valerie your bag image is great and the bag so cute love the tag I have this image and I love it, although my stamp has been under used of late....must get it out again....

    MaggieH

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  14. Sorry I haven't been around so much Valerie - just can't seem to get here. LOVE the bags - and the photo on the bag is incredible! Did you have a pattern for the bag or did you buy the bag and then decorate it? You're tag's gorgeous too. Have fun today. hugs, Donna

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  15. Hi Valerie,your bag & tag are gorgeous,I love the vintage look.Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Jant x

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  16. Lovely work, as always. Love both of the pieces you have created! I sill have the little bag you made for me last year, it holds my crotchet and knitting needles! Hugs, Sarah

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  17. Wonderful Valerie! The bag is so sweet and I just love the tag - one of my favourite images.
    Hugs xx

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  18. A stunning tag Valerie and your bag is so lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

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  19. Hi Valerie. Gorgeous bag. Beautifully made. Love the image and the embellishments. Yummy! Fabulous tag. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters again this week. Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Florence xx

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  20. Hi Valerie, Beautiful vintage style bag love the image and lace you have used. The tag is just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Out of A Hat. Hugs Sandra X

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  21. I love the pretty tag...

    Your bag is lovely.... you are very versatile!!!

    Love Karenx

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  22. A fab and useful bag Valerie :) and just love the soft and femine tag :)
    Von ♥

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  23. The tag you have entered into Simon Says Stamp and Show is a beauty. I really like your background. That soft blue is a wonderful background for your pink edging and background behind that beautiful stamp of a Da Vinci woman. I also like the lace trim. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  24. Don't you just hate it when our "toys" (i.e. sewing machines) don't behave?! I think both pieces came out lovely--pearls and lace are a perfect combo!

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  25. Two fabulous creations, love the bag, and the great images you used.
    Yvonne x

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  26. Loving all your lace projects...The bag is a stunner! do take care, gerri

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  27. Sewing machines never behave for me so you have my sympathies!

    Lovely bag, what a super image you've chosen to go on it. I really like the lace too - it looks lovely on the bag and the tag, which is has wonderful colours and another super image :)

    Have you had the rain we've had today?

    x

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  28. Not yet, looks like it's on its way....

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  29. So pretty Valerie. Your little bag is sweet. How funny I posted a little sewing today too. Had the same problem as you, threading the needle! Love the lace on your tag too. It's a beautiful soft look. x

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  30. Stunning projects!!! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge! - Ashli

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  31. Love both of these! My favourite is the tag because I love the Da Vinci sketch image - it's just gorgeous and the colours you've used are wonderful. Well done you for persevering with the bag - it turned out so well!
    Juliaxx

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  32. Fabulous bag and tag ! The image on the tag is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  33. Well you mad that bag look so pretty. I love the bit of lace. And I also love the image on your tag. Such a pretty tag my friend..

    Hugs~

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  34. I so love this image of Head Of A Young Woman! It looks wonderful on your tag...so romantic! Then all of the lace is just fantastic!!! Amazing job here! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

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  35. Gorgeous bag Valerie, I tooo cannot see to thread the needle even with my specs ! The tag is fab and I love that stamp especially with those fantastic colours, such a perfect match.

    Marie

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  36. Such a pretty tag, bringing out the femininity of the super Leonardo stamp. And I adore your omnibus image on the bag!
    Alison x

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