Monday, May 2, 2011

More Tattered Bags & Graphics Fairy Love

I got the image for this velvet bag from the Graphics Fairy website. I just love the original with all the handwriting on it as well as the image of the opera star with it's beautiful pinks. I printed the image on iron-on transfer paper and ironed it onto muslin and attached it to this bag that I made this weekend. No too bad for having no pattern. I love how romantic it turned out.

Detail images of the antique lace and handmade rosettes I put on.

Next are some really neat old photo bookmark postcards from the Graphics Fairy site. Love the fact that she put them up with their backs. I printed these on iron on transfer paper and put onto muslin, cut out and placed a layer of natural quilt batting then sewed them together. They are fun and different.

Last is a tote bag I bought at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 and altered with an image from the Graphics Fairy as well as a few old doilies and antique lace pieces. 

Big thanks to Karen at The Graphics Fairy for all the great images!


Matilde said...

It's gorgeous!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Just gorgeousness!!!
You are a talented lady :)
Thank you for sharing with us ~


Barbara Jean said...

LOVE that first purse made of the black fabric. Looks like Velvet!

And how clever to take a little old plain purse for HL and make something so beautiful!!
Creative girl, wonderful pieces.

barbara jean

Robin said...

Oh my, you have created some gorgeous things here Thespa! I love all of them, but that velvet bag is absolutely stunning. Have a wonderful day.


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oh, I love the velvet bag, just gorgeous!!!TFS.I came by from Brag Monday.
Have a great day.
XO Marie

Terri Kahrs said...

My heart is beating just a little bit faster after seeing this beautiful post! Thespa, your bags are gorgeous! I just ended my blogging break and am so happy that I stopped by today to see what you've been up to! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Netty said...

Oh wow Thespa they are all totally gorgeous and your bags are so beautiful. Annette x

Diane said...

Thespa, oh, these are all beautiful! Amazing what you can do to alter a simple bag, isn't it. Gorgeousness!
And the tag/ pretty!

I'll be checking out that book too!
Thanks for the tip!

It's easy to see you are OUT of your slump, girlfriend!! Yay!

XO Diane

Createology said...

Oh how happy I am to have found you again. I don't know how I lost you but it happened. I love love love your bags and bookmarks. Your carpet bag is fabulous. Marvelous May to you my dear...

Suz said...

Oh, my goodness! I keep running across you again and again and every time you have something just beautiful. This is quite an incredible piece of work. It seems like I am forever searching for a "dress purse" and there is never anything I like (this doesn't happen often, as I don't dress up often, but when you need one, you need one). I would love to find something like this. I think I better get my little crafty act together and make one!
This is such a fine example of something that only two hands can create.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Velvet bag turned out great. LOVE the photo bookmark postcards - what a great idea for a small gift.

Dee said...

Stunning bags you made.

Your new follower

Lynn Stevens said...

Every piece is just gorgeous! I'm loving these fabric transfers!
hugs Lynn

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