Friday, January 12, 2018

a little bag of inspiration

 Welcome to the 
Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ Empowerment Edition Blog Hop
where fun and inspiration is in the bag! 
Well, at least it's in my bag anyway!

Using the cards is easy as 1, 2, 3
Inspirational guide cards are designed to inspire your mixed media and art journaling practice and Kiala's cards are fun and creative, guaranteed to get you motivated!


I knew I wanted to decorate my little pouch from the moment I laid eyes on it! 
It called to me to make it artsy. Really, it did.😸

The 2017 Empowerment Edition - Mixed Media Inspiration Deck

Shattered, by Lizzie Mayne and  Ancient Marks by Suzi Dennis
After looking through the cards, I chose 3 that appealed to me and of course, the first step had to include stencils because I love stencils and they always give me a jumping off point in my art, no matter what kind of project I am working on...

1.
DecoArt - Aqua Sky, Sunny Day, Bubblegum Pink 

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.
—Georgia O’Keeffe

Color can stimulate and excite us so that's why I picked bright sunny colors to decorate my pouch with because I want this bag to be full of creative juices to stir my senses long before opening it up. Along with the geometric shapes which suggest organization and efficiency which, heck, I need most days! Basically, I am empowering this bag so it has a greater creative association with the cards it holds within.

2.
Rubbermoon - Imagine, New Moon
Did you know that the moon can set intentions, and clear energy? I like to mediate under the light of a full moon and can feel it's vibes and energy pouring into me, feeding my creative powers, so it's no wonder that I wanted to display the moon symbol on my inspiration pouch.
3.
Now I love to sew and this seemed to be the perfect time to doodle with my needle and thread . While I admit to detesting the task of sewing a loose button back onto a shirt, I will happily sew on my art projects for hours...
I'm weird that way. 😜


And close-up shots of the sewing because hey, it's all about the details, right?


GIVEAWAY
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a 
Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ Empowerment Edition !
Visit these amazing artists’ blogs and comment there for your chance to win!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, January 14th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
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65 comments:

Bibliofil said...

I just love your project, especially the sewn outlines - so great!

Anonymous said...

Those cards give a lot of inspiration! Thanks for the idea! ( Annie )

Jean said...

What a fun project! I need cards like these to get me started!

beenebag said...

Just beginning to use thread in my work. Haven't tried "drawing" with it yet but this is a good inspiration! thanks for sharing:)

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully creative pouch designs and colors ~

Happy Friday to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

VA Beach VA said...

Sandee, love your darling bag, that moon's expression, the details, your colors - well EVERYthing! I love to be moon (night sky) communing, especially on cold, snowy nights. :) ~Rachel Bell bellbrzs (at) cox (dot) net

SLScheibe said...

Wow, your little bag is so pretty! I love the added beads. What a fun project :)

Donnetta said...

I absolutely love the variety that can be created using this deck of inspiration. Great idea to decorate the bag.

Glenda Hoagland said...

Excellent idea using the bag as your substrate.. Beautiful

Michele said...

your project is perfection and very inspirational! love seeing that rubber moon moon! xo

Lori Schoen said...

Great idea. I love those cards! Thank you!

Denise Spillane said...

What a great idea Robert create and embellish the bag for the cards. Love this. That is a lot of sewing and I love the beads! Bravo

andrea50harris said...

The stitching is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love the way you've embellished the bag. Those rubber moon stamps are great, so whimsical. And the sewing with the beads is lovely. Thanks.

tallulah1 said...

Great project using the stencils and inspiration deck. Love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.
Janelle sandjonriver @ windstream . net

Anonymous said...

Love how you used the shattered stencil with the moon...then it makes moonbeams!

Ginnie Hebert said...

Great idea to decorate a bag!

TerryO said...

Your little bag turned out great! The sun side, in particular, really suggests that there's something magical inside - those inspiring cards!

Patricia Ramos said...

Awesome project! Loved the Rubbermoon Stamps and your high lighting the accent stitching. Great choice of stencils too. Thanks!

Carissa Brownlee said...

Love how you used the shattered stencil with the moon...then it makes moonbeams!

Paulette H. said...

I must have that circular stencil used in the bag. It is fabulous!

Unknown said...

Absolutely adorable, Sandy.

Carol B

Rita Montgomery said...

Your little pouch turned out so cute. I love the stencils and colors you chose. Thank you. Oh, and I'm not on Facebook (just in case). :)

Christine said...

Lovely work, I just love colour!

HelenM said...

I love the bag to keep the cards in!!

KatheD said...

love, love, love your decorated bag - my supplies speak to me (out loud, right?) sometimes, too! kathed (at) gmail (dotcom)

Edie said...

Mooning over this!

Lynda Shoup said...

Love the way you included both paint and stitching! The beads are absolutely perfect where they are. Can't imagine it without them!

firewoman55 said...

Wow, talk about thinking outside the paper, this is a perfect project for these cards! I have looked at that stencil and wondered how I could use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

janisgraham (at) yahoo (dot com)

Patricia Lintner said...

I love the embellishments around the sun and the uplifting colors you used on a cold winters day. Surely brightened up mine! I love this!

Patty said...

Love, love, love your little card bag! What a great idea!

Joy Meadows said...

What a gorgeous bag!! Love the stencil and the stamp and especially the beads.

EmmaJane said...

What a great idea to use the cards to colour and embellish the bag itself. Now the bag is its own inspiration/prompt!

NANCY LEFKO said...

Great idea!

J-Lin said...

Sweet lil bag of creativity!

Lorie said...

I have a little bag just like this! I would love to win the deck and embellish the bag to store the cards in it. Thanks for the GREAT idea. loriegarver at (gmail) (dot com)

suzieq23 said...

The inspiration cards look like so much fun to play with. A blank page cannot stay that way for very long when using the cards. Cant wait to use them myself. Thank you for your inspiration today. Love the little bags to hold the cards! suzschultz23(at)aol(dot)com

Mermaid Maker said...

Great idea to decorate the bag. Love how it turned out!

Michelle Logan said...

Love the idea of personalising the bag with arty touches! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a little something!

Jakki said...

I keep forgetting you can journal / make art on fabric - and these cards are amazingly helpful as a jumping off point. Thank you for the inspiration in your blog hop page. I really appreciate your help!

Cathy said...

I love the pouch you made for the inspiration cards and enjoyed your explanatiom of what made you choose your symbols. Clever idea

K.L. Stutzman said...

Who would have thought of decorating a bag! Great idea!

Jacklyn Young said...

What a great idea! I'm thinking little gift bags for next Christmas!

Christina said...

This is beautiful! I'll need to decorate mine now too! Thank you for the inspiration!
csinkmistress at gmail dot com

Cindy Dauer said...

Charming and cheerful bag design! Great job!

Sandy said...

Sandee, thank you for sharing your design and your creative energy! Your Georgia O'Keeffe quote is most appreciated!!

Nan said...

The stitching makes the design pop! What a good idea!

alhrobkin(at) aol (dot com)

Beverley said...

This is a great project, and brilliant to see the card pack has reference to stitching. I love what the prompts have suggested.
Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot com)

Catherine Lenoci said...

Beautiful project!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I love this. The colors, the design and the stamp. Wonderful.

Crescent Rodgers said...

Love how your moon came out!

Squiddy said...

Hooray for thinking off the page - those bags sure do beg for embellishment, love what you ended up with.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh how fun!

sirkkis said...

The card sack is a great idea and looks nice.
Have a great week ahead xx

Elizabeth Bielicki said...

Love everything about this piece❣️❣️❣️

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... they are fabulous bags with the stencil and paints using the prompt cards.
Thank you for the inspiration and a chance to win the $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
and a Mixed Media Inspiration Deck™ Empowerment Edition !

Lynda MacLellan said...

Such a cheerful project! Really like how you've added the stitching...I've been considering getting my hasn't-been-used-in-decades sewing machine out and using it in my papercrafting...great inspiration.

NatureFootstep said...

I love what you created. I coudl have use for the inspiration bag :)

Natalie said...

ooohhh I LOVE this
So much awesomeness

Edwige Viel said...

Love, love, love this pouch, she's so sweet !

Kate said...

Such pretty bags! I love all the stenciled designs.
Kate

LisaJake said...

‘Sew’ creative!! I love that you incorporated something I haven’t tried yet.. Lisajake128@yahoo.com

denthe said...

I love what you did with this little pouch! Especially the beads surrounding the moon :-) You're right: the fun is in the details!

Giggles said...

Amazing little treasure!! I love the pouch and the cards!! What a great job...love the O'Keeffe quote too...that is me to a tee!! Love the colours and the moon... such a joy to visit...you made my day!! Thanks!!

Peace Giggles

BLOGitse said...

Great idea and beautiful color combo!
Have a good week!