I'm so excited to share my mixed media baby boy gift bag with you today!Mixed Media Color Challenge - blue, turquoise and a neutral
I made this cute little 'nest' to put on the bag using blue and brown felt rick rack and a thin strip of burlap. I adhered a blue heart with a sequin to the nest.
Here's a pic of how I made the nest - braiding the 3 pieces together. I adhered the braided piece to a felt circle starting at the center and wrapping it around, gluing here and there as I went. For my little nest I made the strips 10" long and I cut a 1 " circle for the felt base.
I found instructions for this sweet nest on Melissa Phillips blog here:For my bag - I used black acrylic paint on the Mini Chicken Wire stencil and black ink for the sentiments.
I lightly sprayed Cornflower Walnut Ink over the whole bag, tag and stork that was stamped on a piece of sticky back canvas. I attached the tag to the bag with a brad.
I brushed Snow Cone Gellato mixed with water over the Mini Hexagon Stencil for the blue at the bottom of the bag.
And here are the cute sock booties and bibs that I rolled up and put in this sweet gift bag.
The linen bag measures 6" x 10" - I think she'll like this - She'll certainly not receive another gift bag like it!
I'm also entering this in the Just Us Girls challenge this week - Mixed Media.
Today is the 4th day of our week vacation - Kent and I are heading off to the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA - where they are having a special exhibit of Matryoshka - Russian Nesting dolls - this month. It's been so hot out we are trying to find things to do indoors!
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms - Baby Love
Paper: Tempting Turquoise - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: linen bag - Pouch Mart.com, felt rick rack - Ofray (Michaels), burlap - JoAnns, blue felt - Michaels, scallop heart Nestability, mini hexagon and mini chick wire stencils - The Crafters Workshop, Copics B21, Y21, Fabric Fusion Adhesive - Aleene's, tag die - Tag Sale #3 - PTI, Corn Flower Walnut Ink Spray - Tsukineko, Natural sticky back canvas - Claudine Helmuth's Studio Ranger, black acrylic paint - Ceramcoat, blue sequins from stash.