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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Stampotique Challenge: Treat Container


The current challenge on the Stampotique Designer Challenge Blog is to make some kind of container suitable for Halloween trick or treating.  I made two little bags.

Although it wasn't a requirement this time to use Stampotique stamps, I did use two as the images are rather creepy - in a lovable sort of way and so fitted the Halloween theme!


Moth Fab

Prom Queen
I stamped the images onto white cotton then used Distress Inks as watercolours. (Swiped the ink pad over my craft mat and picked it up with a water brush and painted around the images). I really like the effect and intensity of colour. If I'd taken a bit more care the colour wouldn't have bleed into the faces - still, I'll know for another time.



I sewed the images onto some black and white gingham fabric, then onto some scrim fabric.  I made a basic bag for each image. The handles match the lining - ideally the handles would have been wider, but I was using scraps of fabric from my stash and didn't have enough.


A couple of pumpkin buttons are sewn onto the base of the handles, and that's it, they're ready to be filled with Halloween treats!

If you hop on over to the Stampotique blog, there are some wonderful treat containers displayed on there.

Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Sherry, these are phenomenal bags, I love how you distressed the images and then sewed them on some b&w fabric making them really stand out! Great job, thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week!

Ira said...

Wow Sherry, what a brilliant idea! I just love your bags! They're awesome! Ira

Belinda said...

oh Sherry gorgeous gorgeous bags, they are so cute. I have been missing in action a bit lately and I see I have missed see some amazing creations of yours, great work. Take care Belinda xxx

Willy said...

Wow... these bags are really fabulous. Great sewing, stitching and stamping! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 17.

Jan said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these Sherry!

Terry said...

What a fun way to display these stamps! Love your treat bags! Such a beautiful job! Have a great Sunday!

Createology said...

Bootastic Bags. Super clever and very cute. Happy creating...

Gini said...

Just brilliant Sherry!
Absolutely totally surely these will win you one of the special mention spots :-)
It will be a heinous halloween crime if they don't...
Gini
xx

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How awesome, Sherry! They will be great with your costume! :O)

Mrs A. said...

Love these bags and the fact that the colour inadvertantly bled over adds to the charm of the images. Can I call round for a trick and treat!!!

Deborah said...

Sherry, these bags are awesome! The pumpkins are a great touch and the distress ink colouring is fab!Are you going to go trick or treating at the end of the month then? :-)

Moniqui said...

These are so cute! Thanks for joining us at SDC!

Kaz said...

I love these fab bags, such a brilliant design. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique x

Kathy said...

Oh wow! these are so cute and clever.

Thank you for visiting my blog the other day - sorry I'm so late returning the visit

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Simply awesome! I love fabric projects and these totally rock! I think that they will be great handbags for all kinds of girly fun after halloween! Thank you so much for joining the Stampotique challenge this week :)
Val :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in total awe of these little bags. I meant to get by sooner, but I have been playing catch up since last week. I personally think the coloring on the faces make them look even more Halloween-y (if that's a word).

I've had a few minutes to go back over your blog and, as I've mentioned on a few previous posts, I really, really love it. You are so very talented and you inspire me. Although I don't have all the tools and supplies you have, I love seeing what you come up with. That's why I'm featuring your blog as the blog of the day tomorrow (Oct 20). Thanks for being such an inspiration!

La Dolce Vita said...

hi just popped over by way of Elizabeths blog! you have a cute blog here! i will have to come back often to visit!!

Anne said...

Absolutely love these little bags and the stamps .
Anne xxx