Monday, 8 April 2013

Going travelling.

Hi you all! No, I am not planning on going off on a journey - wish I was! I have just been working on something for some challenges. Over at Out of a Hat creations the theme this week is travel / suitcase. I decided to make a weekend travel bag from some leather-look paper I have. Here you can see my Fräulein Holzbein (Miss Woodenleg) carrying it. The bag is 7 cms wide, and has lots of travel stickers on it.


The handles were made from long strips stuck with dst and fixed on with brads. The metal corners have been treated with Frantaj patina.


Inside it is lined with script patterned paper and has pockets front and back for tickets, cards etc.


And as you may have seen, there is a bunch of charms hanging from the handle. I made these for the challenge at Artful Times. I made some tiny tags, laid them back to back to make them more stable, and laminated them. The little book (1,5cm x 1cm) has a cover made out of the same 'leather' as the bag, pages  made from 18th century book pages, and it has been sewed together with some gold wire. The charms have been fixed to a TH clip, which I shortened to fit the tiny bag.





And inside the bag is a tag book. I never go anywhere without a book, or my Kindle - which is lighter to carry) and my family used to laugh at me because I always had books in my bag, even as a small child. I have made various tags, some made from old book paper again, some from dp, and some stamped with a travel stamp. I think it was from Tattered Angels, but I can't remember.




Here are the fronts


And the backs....


I made the tag book - and the mini book on the charm-holder - for the challenge at the 'Craft Room', which is 'In the library'. Also linking to Manon's Paper Saturdays

Thanks for visiting, take care, and have a great day!

41 comments:

  1. Hi Valerie this is truly a fabulous make I love it especially that teeny tiny book. Thanks for joining us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra X

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  2. This is really stunning, that bag looks real, and the charms and books, especially the midget one, are fantastic! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. My Valerie this post is just full of wonders. The bag is amazing and will be wonderful for the challenge at the Hatters this week.

    The bags charms are fantastic-I hope they are in the swap

    I just love the book you made as well.

    What a productive day from you.

    Sleep well

    Love Chrissie xxx

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  4. Just wonderful precious travel things Valerie, you are so talented!
    Manonpopje is having paper saturdays, you may be interested http://manonpopjes-manonpopjes.blogspot.ca/2013/04/welcome-to-paper-saturdays.html

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  5. This is very special, Valerie. I can't imagine the hours you must have played with it to have it look like this. I'm in LOVE. You should be winning all the prizes on this one. So incredible. hugs, Donna

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  6. Gorgeous creative design, love all the fabulous detail :)

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  7. What wonderful projects to link up to the Craft Room Challenge! Helene

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  8. That tiny little book is so cute! What fabulous works of art, but not surprising at all! Love these! Hugs!

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  9. Hi Valerie,,,this is just wonderful. Gorgeous miniature details...thank you for sharing your fabulous project with us at the Craft Room. Wishes, Suzanne x

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  10. wow wow wow - I'm speechless - this is absolutely fantatstisch and all the great Mini Tags - so beautiful!

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  11. "WOW!!"
    This travel bag is absolutely beautiful, Valerie. :]
    A work of art... I LOVE IT! ~xx

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  12. What a gorgeous bag and those tags look fabulous as accessories 😊
    You made me smile because I always carry a book sometimes several. Great to see you at Paper Saturdays.
    Manonx

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  13. What a fabulous tag, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

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  14. Sorry - I meant bag.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Valerie you have aced both challenges ! have a gold star and go to the top of the class. Love the croc bag and the tiny charms you have made for us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  16. This is one sweet bag my friend. I love it.

    Hugs~

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  17. die ist ja wohl genial! HAMMER Valerie!
    und all die Tickets und Tags und das hĂźbsche Minibuch ..ich in echt begeistert!

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  18. Thats wonderful Valerie I especially love the sweet little charm holder.

    Karen x

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  19. Wow Valerie, these are fabulous. I so love the tag charm and you must have great patience to make that teeny tiny book. Xx

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  20. Hi Valerie, I love love love the purse and the little book. I've missed so much of your fabulous art work, glad I'm back :)

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  21. OMG! you made a bag?! It's so beautiful, Valerie! and the tags..you are something else! I love everything about this piece, all the details and the colours, are just great! what fun!
    xoxo

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  22. Wow!.. so much amazing detail and so much to see - this is absolutely fantastic, love it very much. Gill x

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  23. I can't think of anything to say except ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! Mo :0)

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  24. This really is a work of art Val. Love your little tags and the tag book and using that paper for the bag was just perfect!

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  25. Really fabulous, love the whole thing.

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  26. Hi Valerie brilliant travel bag , all fab projects thanks for sharing with OOAH this week Janet x

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  27. This is fabulous! Oh my goodness... the texture is amazing and I just love the little details... the charms and tags are wonderful additions. Happy crafting!

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  28. WOW was fßr eine tolle Arbeit. wirklich ein kleines Kunstwerk, gefällt mir sehr gut. Danke fßr Deinen Besuch und den lieben Kommentar:-)
    LG Anja

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  29. Wow Wee! Awesome work. You knocked yourself out with this project. All I can say is OUTSTANDING! Oh by the way, no you are not unGodly dear lady. My house is not clean either. That's an old saying that cleanliness is next to Godliness, but because we don't clean as good as we should does not mean that God is not at our side. He's there with you right now and me too.:)) Thx for stopping by. Take care, good work.

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  30. You have been busy, your travel bag is fantastic and your tag books are brilliant. So glad you joined us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  31. If I didn't read your post I would thought you used real leather! The charms are also amazing! Hope your weather is a little warmer now.

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  32. Well Valerie - what can I say. Everything you have done is absolutely wonderful. I cannot believe that book is so tiny, what an amazing feat. Love the charms you have made for our challenge over on Artful Times. Thank you so much for including us in this one of a kind artwork.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  33. A fabulous bag, the skin effect looks so realistic. Loving all the contents and details. The charms are amazing as well.
    Yvonne x

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  34. Hi Valerie, what a brilliant project. Your bag is superb and so are your tags. x

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  35. This is just amazing Valerie, all the more so because of the size. I love the little charms and the tags, and just everything! xx

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  36. Brilliant Creations! Valerie, I love them all, but that minature book is just darling! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, debi x

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  37. This is such an awesome creation, dear Valerie. You must have spent ages and ages for all these details... I love the colours, the textures, the whimsy! And I adore your little collection of charms and the tiny booklet! So inspirationl! Thanks for sharing! Greets, Manu

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  38. Wow, this is stunning! Such beautiful little details for our challenge, and the bag is amazing! Thanks for joining in with our "In The Library" Challenge over at the Craft-Room.

    Maria x

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  39. Wow, well done, all of it! You must have been busy from the crack of dawn to dusk! These are all gorgeous, done with such beautiful details too! ~Diane

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  40. Love your travel bag ,that tiny book is FAB!!!!
    hugs Lynn

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  41. Hi Valerie - wow what a gorgoeus creation, love the bag and the book charm is just so cute.Gorgeous tag book too...thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Room..Esther xx

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