september artful bag challenge

Hello September and hello also to our third and final Artful Bag Challenge Playing With Paper theme! My inspiration this month came to me right away. The new copy of Better Homes and Gardens Halloween (which I posted here) had this amazing Autumn Mad Tea Party.

Mad hats, a tea party and velvet pumpkins. Who could resist?

I love the combination of autumn browns and gold mixed in with bright pops of lime, teal and of course pumpkin orange.

This Alice had a fabulous mismatched vintage-y outfit and an even more fabulous mini top hat fascinator. But what she didn't have was a proper tea party bag.

So I imagined one for her made from my Halloween in Wonderland scrapbook papers (Graphic45), my favorite black and white striped Halloween napkins and similar colors from the magazine's tea party.

I used the same template I created for the 'bags' I made to hold the August ATCs I sent out. On the inside of my paper purse I made a tea party collage. Again from the Halloween in Wonderland papers.

Pumpkins and tea parties. Simply divine.

That cute little fascinator Alice is wearing reminds me of Gianna Majzler's amazing hats. There are instructions in the magazine on how to make your own. I think it might be fun to make one for Halloween.

Well I hope Alice likes her new bag. It was lots of fun to make!

Now that it's officially September I'm excited to really get started on my Practical Magic party prep. It so nice to see lots of familiar 'faces' coming back from last year. I'm also putting the finishing touches on my Gypsy Dreams party post which is just a week and a half away. Let the pumpkin madness begin.

I can't wait to see all your fabulous autumn paper purses!


Linda said...

Hi Anna, I love your purse. You did an amazing job, and it makes very whimsical and it makes a great statement.

Linda said...

So sorry...that came out wrong. I ment to say. This bag is so very whimsical, love the texture and it makes a great statement. I would carry this everywhere.

BLiSsAngELs said...

Oh I wish it was real i can see myself with this... it would love stunning with your striped black and white stocking.... Hugs wendy Oh yes i have posted mine...

Theresa MacNaughton said...

I went out to buy this magazine because of you! What fun holiday ideas!!!! Happy September to you, Anna!!! :)

Elly said...

What a great idea to use the alice in wonderland theme. Love the pompoms and the turqoise touch. Magical look (:o)