Thursday, 8 April 2010

Colour Create 42 - Lilac, Grey & White

I thoroughly enjoyed making this project for Colour Create! I just adore this colour combination of Lilac, Grey & White (inspiration piccie inmy sidebar) and had just received that lovely bunch of hyacinths from my darling DIL so it seemed appropriate to include them!
You really need to pop over to the Colour Create Challenge Blog - the demo cards are wonderful and you won't regret also popping over to the DT's blogs for a quick look-see as they're really talented girls and their blogs are an inspiration!


1 x A4 white card
1 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper (mine is K&Co)
1 x A4 DS Pearlescent paper (I used Stardream) in lilac
1 7 x 5 cm scrap of white card
1 7 x 5 cm scrap of lilac gingham vellum
1 x 11 x 6.5 cm scrap of dull silver grey card for tag
1 x mtr of lilac satin ribbon for handles
Selection of paper flowers to taste
Adhesives to taste.


I just made it up as I went along really!

1) Take your white card and score a panel of approx 6cm right across the middle. Fold the 'leaves' inwards and this 'U' shaped card is your basis.

2) Cut two 8cm x 21 cm strips of your pearlescent paper and fold each lengthwise down the middle forming a valley. Then score & fold back on themselves, approx 1 cm in from edges forming two 'mountains'.

3) Fold a 'hem at the end of each of approx 2 cm ensuring the deeper 'valley' points inwards into the bag.

4) Using ds tape on all three sides adhere these to the 'U'shaped white card forming a 'gusset'.

5) Using your ribbon, first make two small bows for the embellishments, then cut in two equal lengths.

6) Adherethese lengths carfully to the exposed DS tape on the sides of the gussets to make handles.

7) Using your deep punch (I used a Martha Stewart punch) and your Stardream paper, make two borders, one for each side of the bag. Adhere with adhesive of choice (I used my Xyron).

8) Take your patterned paper and cut two pieces approx 8cm deep and edge with your narrower punch.

9) Chalk or ink around all four edges lightly to add dimension.

10) Adhere these to sides of bag, slightly overlapping the Stardream border

11) Make your tag with the silver, white and gingham scraps. (The gingham goes over the white to enhance it).

12) Using your flowers and some silicon or pinflair glue, create a mound of fllowers and leaves to the left of the front of your bag I used about 12 flowers plus berries and leaves.

13)When you're happy with that, stick TWO 3d squaers together making a high 3-4 mm pile and adhere to the far end of your tag. Tuck the 'sharp' end of your tag under your flower mound. Add a couple of flowers to the tag.

14) Finally, add your two satin bows to the ends of the ribbon handles on the front of the bag.

Hope you all like it!



  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Another stunning project! hugs, eisey

  2. THIS IS GORGROUS!!!!!!! Love the flowers.. They are a perfect touch!!!
    hugs, Janiel

  3. Wowza!!!! This is super pretty Eileen! I love the flower cluster you used and the pretty butterflies you added. What a beautiful gift for someone!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  4. Wow, this is so beautiful.

  5. Such a beautiful creation and all those gorgeous flowers!

    Wendy -x-

  6. Hi Eileen. Wow, your project is absolutely fabulous! Such a brilliant use of the challenge colours. The flower combo is dreamy.
    Lucky you - the flowers your d-i-l gave you are so beautiful too.
    Sharon xx

  7. This is just gorgeous, thanks for the directions!

  8. Gorgeous creation, Eileen
    Such beautiful details, love the hyacinths too...perfect gift!!

    Karen x

  9. This is gorgeous Ei, lovely hyacinths too!

    Love, Rose xx

  10. beautiful card ei, the bathroom isnt yours is it lol i would never make a card i would be soaking in their all day

  11. ...LOL! No, it isn't - I wish - !
    I'd have trouble fitting a camera into my bathroom to take a photo, it's that small!

  12. gorgousflowers and beautiful bag

    thank you for visitng my blog again

  13. This is fabulous, love the colour and I bet those flowers smell loverly!!

  14. Wow, gorgeous Eileen.

    Also thank you for your very kind comment on my blog, much appreciated. Have a great weekend.




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