Fall magic tote bag

What shall we do with left over canvas and some fall decoration? Well why not a fabulous tote bag. It’s the best to take our sketchbook along on a pleasant nature wandering. Here is my design:

The bag canvas is a left over from one of my exhibitions, where I wanted to create a wooden background, so I ordered some wooden plank print on canvas. The bag design I have it for years, I love it, easy to make and comes handy for a season. The deco piece I created on the back side of the wooden print. So first I distressed the edges and then I painted my canvas with glimmer mists sprays.

Next I stamped on my piece of canvas with archival ink. I turned and turned the piece, till I figured out in which way I would like to use it.

It is so typical with me, if the rain falls down it can not be normal with me. I am definitely an upside down person. I colorised another piece of canvas with glimmer mists sprays and using Sizzix alphanumeric die cut the text “fall magic”. I applied my text on my canvas.

As you know it doesn’t always rain at the autumn, sometimes the sunshines and we get some nice and warm days (my favourites). So I took a tcw stencil and some yellow acrylic and added my sunshine.

I always have some leaves left and of course some flower embellishments, and these ones here are the best examples of the beautiful autumn colours.

And of course I am a big fan of buttons and threads; all colours and size, and of course I love painting, ageing and distressing them.

And when all the magic is ready I still need to splatter a bit so everyone will know that I am that type (who loves to splatter).

When it was all dry I applied my fall piece on my bag with different kinds of stitches.

According to the weather report we are going to have a gorgeous weekend so hopefully I can take my new tote bag for a nice walk.

I am sharing my tote bag with Craft hoarders anonymous challenge #17 Happy Fall, Y’all!

And don’t forget that our Autumn magic Spring wonder challenge at Anything but a card is continuing, so you still have the best chance to get inspired and enter as well.

Thanks for visiting and have a marvellous weekend!

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About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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28 Responses to Fall magic tote bag

  1. vicki ross says:

    Nice project, Ruth! I can just see it filled with art supplies!

  2. massofhair says:

    Wonderful panel and tote bag Ruth, lots of great colours and splats!

    I use fabric for bag tags/charms and am just starting to get into using free motion embroidery, it is lots of fun.

    I might investigate fiber art next year as i like the idea of combining paints, stitching and fabrics together.

    Have a fab weekend:-) xxx

  3. I love your upside down rain Ruth…Love your bag!!

  4. Great tote to carry around just about anything… thanks for sharing your creative moments.

  5. lostcoastscrapper1 says:

    Awesome Fall Tote!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonyous!

  6. zksmith says:

    Very unusual project for you, Ruth. Or perhaps it’s just unusual for me – I didn’t know you could sew?

    • lerusho says:

      Zsuzsa, fashion design is one of my MA’s, I make my own designs, I draw my own patterns and I sew, one of the creative directions I was walking down on 😉

  7. smithgfb says:

    Your tote is just wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Pam bray says:

    Fabulous Tote…Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  9. What a great tote. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon 🙂

  10. Debbie says:

    Love your tote! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  11. kampysgirl says:

    Wonderful Ruth! And I love that plank barkcloth!

  12. This is fantastic, Ruth. So useful and so pretty! I am amazed at your ideas for using your artistic talents! This one is just fab! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  13. Anita Mistry says:

    That’s a really pretty bag and useful to. Anita

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