Monday, January 17

Simon Says Stamps and Show ~ My Polka Dot Case!

Good Monday, I enjoyed a busy weekend as my little boy is now seven wow such an amazing age!
So, this week's theme at 
Simon Says Stamp and Show is....


Polka Dots

I have wanted to make a grunge bag since for ages but thought I would start with something a little smaller... I have used the Tag and Bookplate die as the template, I've folded grungepaper in half and ran through die cut machine to create a tag top at each end, then sewn up the sides to form a pocket.


I used the solid flower from Wendy's Botanical art, stamped directly onto grungepaper and covered with glossy accents. When the accents were dry I went over with the polka dots, stamped using ranger paint dabber, which resisted the distress inks.

I have lined the inside of my case with felt to protect the contents...


Yes my ipod, now I can wear it around my neck and save the screen getting scratches.
I have created a loop to hold my ear phones too.


So, the back has had the same resist treatment as the front but using the leaves from nature's art. The sentiment is also from nature's art stamped using archival black. The strap is the polka dots ribbon from Webster's pages holiday trims. I have made a channel for the ribbon so it can be changed or if I didn't want a strap one day I can used the loop on the side, stamped with the star from Bitty Grunge set.

For access to the bits on my ipod I've used sizzix corners to create ornate holes to feed cables through.
Hope it inspires and why not pop round the rest of the team to see what they do with polka dots!!!

THE director ~ Linda Elbourne 

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderfully creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

14 comments:

Chris said...

A fantastic make Kim, so imaginative and I love your stamping and the way you used the die, really gorgeous project. Hope you're well and belated Happy Birthday to Dillon, hope he had a lovely day! Big hugs, Chris x

Ellis said...

Amazing bag, looks wonderful! =)
Hugs, Elenor

LaceTopDesigns said...

wow! such an imaginative way to use the tag die! I have this die too and been a bit uninspired by it. Now you've given me ideas for little gift bags/pouches. Thank you!

~amy~ said...

::thud:: This is over the top magnificent Kim!!!!

Juls said...

fabulous!!! so very creative!!! Love the gorgeous rich colours! Hugs Juls

IsaNorris said...

This is A STUNNING project !!!
Love it
isa

Netty said...

Oh wow Kim this is fabulous and so useful as well, brilliant work. Have a great week. Annette x

Julie said...

What a fantastic project!

Wanda H said...

Totally awesome bag!!!!

Lori said...

I LOVE this Kim! What a fantastic idea, it's grand!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

I'm blown away! This is a sensational piece of "useful" art. The entire design is positively brilliant and it's gorgeous to boot!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Kim,

The green in this piece is BRILLIANT!! Fab work!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

I've missed seeing your TGF creations Kim!! This is so cute!! Love it!

Jeannie said...

Kim, this is brilliant! I have just finished my version of the Grungepaper bag from Craft Stamper (see www.lilackittycreations.blogspot.com)
I was wondering what to make next from Grungepaper, because I love it so much,and thanks to your inspiration I will be planning my next project!

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