October 18, 2011

Beauty is as Beauty does...


While cleaning out my closet, I found a Chico's jumper that I love but haven't worn in ages.  I hated to give/throw it away - so I decided to use the fabric and make something new out of it.

Since I'm going to Spain and Portugal at the end of the month, I decided to make myself a new tote bag to coordinate with the clothes I'll pack for the trip.

I drew a pattern then cut the jumper apart.  Applied gesso to the bag front; continued painting until I was happy with the face.  Finally, constructed the bag.  It's lined with a beautiful painted fabric which you cannot see here.   A magnetized snap was added for security - voila a new tote bag for my trip!


This week's Texture Tuesday challenge is to combine two of Kim Klassen's textures with any photo.  I used Kim's textures: extreme grunge and beauty.




6 comments:

Ann's Art said...

Wow!...you're so clever..it's an amazing bag. I reckon you should go into production.

Ruth said...

that is amazing Pat! You're very talented, I hope you have a wonderful trip :)

Terri Stegmiller said...

A great way to repurpose your jumper with great results too. Lovely!

Geri Centonze said...

Wow, love this - it will be perfect for your trip!

Kia said...

I love what you did, Pat! I admire your creativity! :)
Have a lovely day, greetings from Italy.

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, I love it! I envy you going to Spain and Portugal! I hope you're going to take lots of pictures to share! Have a wonderful time!
Cindy