Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Winners and My New Bag

Hi Everyone, it's Maria!

Stopping in to announce a few lucky winners and to show you something fun project I made.

Let's start with my project :) 
Need a new bag? I have a little bit of a bag addiction--I love them ALL KINDS! 

 I took a raw canvas bag from Donna Downey. I love this bag and have had it stashed away for the PERFECT project!

I used masking tape to frame the area I wanted to paint in. 
Using fabric paint, I painted the inside of the square.

After the paint was dry, I took off the tape and used a pencil to trace the Face Map StencilGirl stencil (which I am a HUGE fan of) designed by Pam Carriker onto the bag twice.

My next step with to embroider over the lines with a simple backstitch.

After that was done, I did some beading along the edges with some seed beads. 
I used a white Stabio water soluble pencil and wrote using my own handwriting the words and embroidered over them.
 Now I have a fun unique bag to carry in my travels!

Okay....here is the part you have been waiting for! 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to leave your comments on our posts and hop along in the Blog Hop last week!

The winner of the Seashell Stencil designed by June Pfaff Daley is.....

Congratulations MONICA!!


the winner of the stencils designed by Sue Pelletier
from the July StencilGirl Stencil Club is......

Congratulations SQ54!!

Monica and SQ54 please email me with your mailing address and I'll get your stencils right out to you!

Before you go...I'm also over at Artists in Blogland today Guest Designing and I am using a StencilGirl stencil in my project (who would have guessed). Come on over and visit me! 

I will see you back here on StencilGirl Talk tomorrow! 
I am participating in the Nathalie Kalbach Stencil Hop and I'm doing my project over here on the StencilGirl Talk Blog. Stop by...you might just find a way to win a stencil!


  1. What a wonderful bag. Well done to the winners.

  2. Now that is a bag! Love your stitching- and your handwriting! I need to get stitching with stencils- love love love the look!

  3. What a cute bag.....Now you have the perfect reference for face making right at hand as well.....Congrats to the stencil winners....! xox

    1. That is SO true Corrine! I didn't even think of that!

  4. Oh that's so cool - the bag - great idea and beautifully done! x

  5. Wow! Amazing project, Maria!!
    I absolutely love it!!
    So unique and inspiring! Makes me want to make one, too! :)

  6. That is one great bag. I really love how you used the stencil.

  7. hi maria! i love your bag! i love the bead stitching, i have been wanting to do that myself, now that i see how good yours looks, i will use some bead stringing in something i do, tx for sharing, aloha, angi in hana p.s. i love your bloghops and have learned some different techniques with each round, and because i love stencil girl stencils so much, i will be back for the next round! angi

  8. Now, *that's* a bag! It is not only beautiful, but carries a encouraging message to those who see it! Good use of a great stencil, Maria! And, congrats to those lucky ladies on winning those great stencils! ;-)

  9. Wow! Amazing project, Maria!!
    I absolutely love it!!
    So unique and inspiring! Makes me want to make one, too! :)


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