june artful bag challenge

We're halfway through our bag challenge already and we're once again doing the Altered Art theme. For this challenge we will take any everyday object (as along as it isn't a bag) and alter it to look like one. The last time we did this theme, you all came up with so many creative and wonderful ideas. I can't wait to see what you have this time.

Thank you to everyone who played along with the Playing With Paper theme last month. As always, all the paper purses were amazing. I'm a little behind visiting all the entries but now that I'm getting caught up on my projects, I'm going back to see the ones I missed.



For my Altered Art bag I decided to alter a plain old dvd case. It took me a few tries to come up with something that worked. I started with a fun sweet cupcake theme but couldn't get it to all work together.


I finally decided to go vintagey. First I gessoed the edges of the case then painted it vintage gold. I cut a piece of velvet remnant to fit the cover then basted the gold and wine trim around the edges. Then I went through my jewelry kit and attached a charm bracelet I made last year. And last, I added a velvet flower 'clasp' and a lenght of chain for the handle.



And now I'd love to see your altered art bag!






16 comments:

Linda said...

Oh Anna, What a beautiful bag. I would love to carry this one myself. I love all the textures that you have created and the blending of the colors. This is a great work of art.

I hope to be finished with mine soon. Time just got away from me.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Beautiful!! I'm hoping to get some time next week to do one.

CuddlyBunny said...

Anna, you clever girl! Your bag is outrageously perfect! Stunning and sweet and WONDERFUL!

Electra said...

Anna, your purse is brilliant!
AND pretty! AND Elegant. Wow. I love it.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh my goodness...this is fabulous! I am late finding this delightful challenge but maybe I can participate in another one down the road. Happy Day to you and a wonderful weekend ahead. ~ Lynn @thevintagenest

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Anna! Funny after just recently purchasing the "Sabrina" (Audrey Hepburn) DVD, I stored the disc in an album I have, but couldn't part with the cover (it's a sickness, I tell you!).. I just thought "I'm sure I can make something with this!".. And what do I see? I LOVE what you've done with YOURS! Oh, if you only knew how much I LOVE pocketbooks too!.. Love how yours came out! Have a great weekend! ~tina

DonnaMundinger said...

This is just stunning! I would never have guessed how it started out. I found your blog through CuddlyBunny. HHHmmm... might just have to play along one of these days! So much fun! xxD

Elly said...

Uhh..i love that vintage look you made of it. I would carry it to the opera. (:o) Elly

Sara said...

such a gorgeous bag, I would never have thought of a DVD case. Hugs Sara

Mrs A. said...

Super idea for a DVD case. Had to miss out doing last month due to unforseen family committments. Really need to get my thinking cap on hard for this one. Hugs Mrs A.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This is absolutely stunning, Anna!!!! You did a beautiful job!!! :)

chillin with Quillin said...

It's gorgeous!!!
Paula

PATRICIA said...

Anna, demorei mais voltei....amei este desafio, foi uma delicia produzi-lo.....xoxoxoxox

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

The embellishments are a hit on your altered bag also what a great bag for afternoon tea.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

querida Anna,
consegui trazer minha participação
espere que gostem da ideia - box trident - bag mirror and Tweezers
abraços
Ana Caldatto

Fran. said...

Hi Anna I was late again for June but got it in before tomorrow!! I had a busy month!! and I went on vacation still playing catch up!! Your purse is pretty cool. What an awesome gift bag ideal, like a wedding or something. Looking forward to next months challenge I've already got my bag and ideal. Take care, XO Fran.