Sunday, 30 October 2016

Pile It On! Challenge - Scraps & Offcuts

We have another fun new Pile It On! Challenge starting today...and the theme is:

'Use Scraps & Offcuts'

Our sponsor this month is Fresh Brewed Designs:
Prize - 3 Digi Stamps of the winner's choice!

I used scraps of Halloween papers to create a patchwork effect on a treat bag...the papers are the remnants of some My Mind's Eye 'Boo to You!' and 'Spider's Web' collections that I've had for years. I distressed the edges using some 'Black Soot' Distress Ink, and my distressing tool, then added some stitching using my CutterBee Bug and black & white gel pens. The little tag is from an accessories sheet that came with some of the papers...I added  couple of stamped sentiments from the Penny Black 'Spooky' set and ties it to the bag using some black & white Baker's twine. Once I'd filled the bag with treats, I tied the handles together using some offcuts of ribbon.

Here are the challenges I've piled on:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Pile It On! Challenge.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic bag, love the combination of papers too.

Sue xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Love it! Jo x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous bag, love it too!

Love and hugs

Jenna ♥ said...

Hi Helen! This is wonderful Halloween gift bag!!!! Love it!!! Have a great Sunday!!!
I send warm hugs from CR :-)
Jenna's Design

Di said...

What fun this is Helen! Brilliant how you've used the papers and a perfect tag too. The 'spider web' ribbon around the handles is such a great idea too!


Di xx

Lisa Walsh said...

Hi Helen,
I have just been browsing around & fell onto your blog, saw your treat bag & simply had to let you know that I love the work you have put into this. I am a big fan on papercrafters that use their paper scraps as we all have them laying around waiting to be used (which hardly ever happens in my craft studio :) I love the patchwork & distressed effect, the lace, ribbon & tag really complete the look. A fantastic job. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Papercraft Business

Jan Ltc said...

I just love this design. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky xx Jan DT

Barb said...

What a great Halloween project this is Helen and a great way to use up scraps. A really fun project. Barbxx

Alison Barlow said...

Fantastic creation - I love all the little bits of papers you've used. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

Caryn said...

Gorgeous Halloween gift bag - love how you decorated this.

Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

Miranda said...

Love, love, love your bag! Thanks for playing along at HIMCR!