I bought this plain Donna Downey camera bag this winter with the plan to alter it!! Every time I used it all plain looking, I would come up with grand plans of paint splashes and modeling paste shapes. I pulled out my bucket of embellishments, my Linnie Shapes and my Donna Downey flowers and letters JUMPED right out of at me. They were perfect, I could color up the canvas shapes and match them to the colorful flowers that I had in the pile.
It was play day at my local scrapbook store (shout-out to Altered Angel in Alpharetta GA, love my girls!) so I packed up the bag and the embellishments and headed out. In fact, these next few pictures were taken on my Ipod because I was working at the store - so excuse the quality!!
I sprayed up the butterflies with Dylusions and a stencil.
I glued the flowers and canvas Linnie Blooms' shapes down with Helmar 450.
So here is my tip of the day: Before I glue anything down, I always take a picture of what I have planned. This is because I have the worst short term memory . . . and the minute I move them . . . I forget where they were placed!! SO take a picture when you think you have the plan ready to go!! Then you can look at the picture for reference as you glue!!
And voila! I took the bag home, sat on the deck and took some pictures of my camera's much prettier home!!
I hope I have inspired you to brighten up something that is just too plain!! Come and join the Altered Bag Challenge over at Eclectic Paperie!