Sunday, 30 January 2011


Yes - two posts in one day again, but things will be back to normal very soon!!
The challenge at OSAAT this week is "Inspiration from a photo":-
and I chose this beautiful "Lady Klimt" image of Claire's (Hope Jacare), which is available to purchase from Stitchy Bear Stamps. 
I printed the image onto white card and coloured the background with Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, swirled on with a shaving brush (AKA an Ink Duster!) 
The image is coloured here and there with Copics, and mounted onto black card.
I used Yellow Bazzill cardstock and an Anna Griffin template to make the bag.
Added two lengths of satin ribbon - one green, one black, to secure the opening.
The  bag charm was made with punched circles glued back-to-back to create a "sandwich", with a thread through the centre and a couple of beads at the bottom.
I would like to enter this project into these challenges -  Cute Daisy May - Any shape but square and Everybody Art - A Bag or A Box.
Thanks for visiting - have a fabulous Sunday.


Laney said...

Oh Sylvia I loved this the minute I saw it absolutely stunning!!!

Agnieszka M said...

Sylvia, this is beautiful!!! Your colours is adorable!

Lisa Jane said...

I knew that was Klimt inspired as soon as i saw it .. not because i am an Art buff lol.. but my daughter did an art project using Klimt images last year .. see i do take notice lol.. she says i dont !
Love the colours in this image and that charm is beautiful
Lisa ;)

Josephine said...

I do love that image! It's gorgeous, and you've coloured it beautifully. A fabulous project!

Claire Phillips said...

Wow Sylvia - I love this it's fantastic! The charm is a perfect addition....thanks so much! Cheers Claire x

Jayne said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sylvia.....the colours are awesome and put together so well, love it!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning! Love the colours you have used!
hugs shell xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I love your image. You have done a beautiful job with your colors. I don't like working with fall colors when SPRING is in my mind. But this is really pretty.

lisa said...

Whata gorgeous image, Sylvia. I spotted it was one of Claire's as soon as I saw it and you've coloured it beautifully. Those autumn colours suit it so well don't they. I love the bag charm too, what a great idea.
Looking forward to catching up with you soon.
Hugs Lisax

RefRacBe said...

I love the image,it's so striking. The colours are fabulous too.
Rachel x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is breathtaking what an adorable bag its amazing. I love the colours too you have =got it just perfect. Hope you have a great week Hazelxoxo

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Sylvia fabulous colours you have used a fantastic project detail amazing Hugs
Sarah x

Gini said...

Beautifully elegant Sylvia, the circles dangler (technical term for it) complement the bag perfectly.
Very restful colours that reflect the photo's balance completely.
Have you noticed (if it wasn't intentional) that you've completely reflected the percentage ratio of colours in the photo, right down to the 15% of the darker tree trunk in the green bow??

Sally H said...

Wow! That is totally stunning! You have captured the colours perfectly and that image is fabulous. Off to look at Clare's images... Can I blame you when I spend too much?!

Berry said...

This is so stunning Sylvia-Anne the colours are just fabulous and simulate the photo perfectly! Hugs Rebekah xx

Christina said...

Woww that is truly gorgeous Sylvia!!
Hugs Kristel

Beryl said...

A lovely image, beautifully coloured and such a fab idea to use it for a gift bag.
Beryl xx

chris said...

How did I miss this little beauty yesterday, its just too gorgeous, the colour is just PERFECTION. hugs chris xx

Mari said...

Such fantastic coloring on such a gorgeous image. Love every bit of it. And I'm a bit jealous of whomever gets the bag! :D

Larissa said...

So pretty Sylvia! Love the bag charm.


Ps have a fabulous week! :)

Sylvia x said...

love the blog and the very interesting projects. The colours on this one are gorgeous, just like an autumn day!!!

thanks for the comment over on my blog, please feel free to visit anytime.

sylvia xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous gift box, fab colours.

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning, love your work on this image and the bow is beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY this week. Hugs:)

Unknown said...

Wow what can I say, stunning....... beautiful, perfect! Jo xxx

Liz said...

Sylvia Sorry I did not manahe along last Sunday but my eyes popped froim my head when I seen your lovely work Its just prerfection its self your one of the best most certainly in my top five anyway I just love all your work

Liz xx

MarkerGeek said...

This is utterly gorgeous!