It's a very layered sketch. I like it, but normally I wouldn't attempt it -- lots of layers start looking really silly on a 2-inch-wide bookmark! However, I figured that a bag ought to give me plenty of room.
So I rummaged around in my wrapping supplies and found a bag I'd saved from some gift or other. It was blue, which was perfect: clearly I should do something wintery and snowflakey with the layers of the sketch.
I invested my creativity in making paper designs rather than altering the sketch much -- I decorated all the papers myself (except for the black one with big glittery white dots, which was a scrap). I think the black with silver snowflakes is probably the prettiest one... too bad it's mostly covered up!
Tip: My craft sheet was pretty messy after creating the first three or four papers -- white ink, silver ink, shimmer spritz and even some stray glitter and embossing power were everywhere! Don't waste this lovely mess -- take another piece of paper and rub it all over the craft sheet. Now you have a cleaner craft sheet and a cool piece of paper -- mine's the darker blue piece with the dove in the upper right.
I had a specific color inspiration, hence the use of black as well as blue and white -- but I can't show it, because it's the present inside the bag, and the recipient reads my blog.
(Hey Anya, I have a present for you...)
I'm entering this bag in the following challenges:
- Christmas Challenges (with Sketches) #53: Sketch with a Twist - Use a Bag
- Repeat Impressions Designer's Choice Challenge 125: Tags or Bags (bag, not tag... it would make an awfully large tag!)
- Stamptacular Sunday #193: Anything But a Card
- Divas by Design 64: Let It Snow
- Simon Says Stamp: Snowflakes
- Charisma Cardz #48: Christmas!
- Delightful Challenge: All About Christmas
- Sparkles Monthly #38: Christmas is Coming
- Top Tip Tuesday 91: Christmas (a Christmasy creation and a tip, too!)
- The Cupboard Trilogy #6: Frosty Winter