Tuesday, October 27, 2009

MMSC25 - Altered Victoria Secret Bag



Welcome to week 25 of Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! This Rosebud Carriage stamp by our very own Shawne, is so adorably cute and girly. I was so excited when I found out she was going to be our sponsor this week. Shawne has the sweetest soul and is a very talented artists and mother!

When I saw this image and saw the VS bag I just knew I had to attempt to get them together! I just envisioned a little bag my daughter would love to put her little princess stuff in.



A "BEFORE" shot of the bag.



An upclose shot for you to see how cute the carriage is. I colored with SU Markers and an Aqua painter on watercolor paper. I also added Stickles here and there for some sparkle.



I used Purple Calla Lilies as the corner embellishment.




I added the butterfly charm that I had on hand and was able to use the pretty purple ribbon Priscilla had given me. Thanks, Priscilla! :)


20 comments:

Cassie said...

Haha, that's a cool way to use up those bags! I love it ;D

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Your daughter will be styling with this bag Sue. Very pretty coloring and a very soft design, very feminine and fit for your little princess. Fabulous coloring Sue and love the flowers and charm!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Sue, I just love your recycled bag!
Your coloring and shading of the rose carriage is fantastic. Great take on the sketch! Love the embellies too! I would just love to receive a present in that bag! Lovely! What an inspiration.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Sue!! I just love your altered bag!!! How beautiful!! Love your coloring of the image and your added charm and flowers!! So creative my friend!!! You sure did a magnificent job on the sketch my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Shawne said...

Aww, Sue you're the sweetest, you know I love your bag it is fabulous in every way your coloring is gorgeous and you used just the right amount of stickles, beautiful calla lillies and I love that your daughter is getting it because I know it will be loved!!! Thank you!!!

Carol said...

Sue you are going "GREEN"...I love it!!! Victoria Secret called and wants you to alter all their bags for the Christmas Season!!! Just kidding...wouldn't that be cool though.LOL This is just about as cute as it can get. I love those little Calla Lilies, they were the first thing that caught my eye. Two years ago, my good friends daughter got married and one of our friends painted these Calla Lillies on her shower invitation. Just gorgeous. I still have mine "it's framed". Your butterfly charm is exceptional as well. Thanks for keeping me inspired!!!

Hugs,
Carol

Carolyn said...

What a creative girl you are, Sue! I love this and have lots of these bags that are just begging to be altered. You are a wonderful source of inspiration. I love your coloring. This is a very beautiful piece that you have created.

Carolyn

Abby said...

Wow Sue I never thought to alter a VS bag...genius!

Abby:)

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

This so bright, cheery and of course girly! Perfect for you little princess! I love your shading/coloring and the idea of altering the VS bag is just perfect. :)

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Sue you're altered bag is giving me some ideas for stuff down the road! This rosebud carriage is so pretty in pink :) Nice job, your daughter should have a ball with it, xox ~Jeni

chercroppin said...

Very clever Sue! Love that image, and you did a fab job coloring in too! Great take on this week's MMSC, I need to get mine done LOL.

Love the sprig of flowers and that butterfly charm, very nice touch!

Lori said...

Clever! Your coloring is beautiful, a great little "girly" bag!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

What a fabby idea for the VS bag...I've always thought they were pretty in themselves but now I have another idea! This is just beautiful, love the coloring, calla lillies and butterfly...want some more bags to decorate???
Great job going green!!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Sue - what a fabulous idea! I love this altered bag, thanks for the inspiration!! Your colouring Sue is 'out of this world!' Absolutley stunning!! Love your tale on this sketch and the use of those adorable Lilies - I love them!! So much for the eye to see here - I love coming to visit with you and see that you have been up to!! God bless you Sue! {{{hugs}}}

Jamie Lane said...

This is really cute, clever idea!

Stitchinwitch said...

That is so cute. I love the carriage stamp. Any little princess would be proud to have that bag

Stitchinwitch said...

That is so cute. I love the carriage stamp. Any little princess would be proud to have that bag

Stitchinwitch said...

That is so cute. I love the carriage stamp. Any little princess would be proud to have that bag

cabio's craft corner said...

Sue, I bet you 101% that your daughter is going to love it and be proud to have a cool mom like you.
That is awesome that you used the sketch and altered it onto the bag!
Hugs,
Cabio

susanwilliamsrn said...

aw sue! this is so cute...i love this idea to recycle those bags....with 2 girls in the house i have tons of those pink ones...i am so jealous...congrats on the cpoics cert....i want to get into those so bad...but they are SO addicting and expensive...good luck and cant wait to see what you some up with.