I started by using the TCW Snowflake stencil and spraying Picket Fence Spray Distress Stains through it, masking off the handles.
I then used a piece of Heavy Smoothy card and used the same stencil with Grunge Paste. When it was dry I then gave it a wash with Sky Fresco Finish paint. I did stamp some snowflakes using a Tim Holtz stamp and Snowflake Fresco Finish, but I seem to have obliterated them with the many layers of paint !
The Seasons Greetings is die cut using the Christmas Stacked Words strip die and I've used Ranger's Sticky Embossing Powder with Tumbled Glass Distress Glitter on the letters. The swirls and foliage are die cut using the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Thinlits and Festive Greenery strip die. The rosette is made using the Tim Holt Snowflake Rosette and it cut from card that I've stuck Tissue Wrap to. I rubbed some White Fire Treasure Gold over the snowflakes and when the light catches them they shine beautifully !
I made a similar panel for the other side of the bag, spraying it with Picket Fence Spray Distress Stains through the TCW stencil first of all.
This was quite a simple project to do but I love the combination of the Kraft and the shades of blue. I've also got one gift bag ready for Christmas !
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge, there is a £10 voucher to spend on those much 'needed' craft items at Artist Trading Post for the winner. Also, do make sure you hop over to Artist Trading Post Exchange to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous recycled projects !
I'd also like to enter my project into the Recycle Re-purpose and Re-invent Anything Goes challenge.