Happy New Year One and All. I'm starting 2011 off with this Evening Bag that I have made for the January Artful Bag challenge being hosted by Anna of Frosted Petunias. This months challenge is to make a bag or purse using only paper (any paper medium that you like) and then to embelish it.
I am much more at home using fabric and felts so this was quite a hard one to do. I wanted the bag to have the look of lace and have soft folds in it and rather than just embelish with paper roses I wanted it to look like I had raided the jewel box. After trying several different folded papers I finally hit upon using sheets of kitchen towel. It's soft (has a pattern to it) and by carefully pulling each sheet apart gave me the texuture of lace that I wanted whilst still seeing the bag underneath (yellow card stock). So lots of glitter and bling later one Evening Bag. I love butterflies and for this year have decided that any project I make will have a butterfly incorporated into it somewhere!