Thursday, February 20, 2014

My New Camera Bag and an Altered Challenge for you!!!

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!


  1. So adorable I love it and the colors are of course my fave!

  2. Beautiful bag Karen ! Love the colours ! Sue C x

  3. Gorgeous bag Karen ! love those flowers and your stenciled butterflies. It is indeed a Joyous creation ! x

  4. This is gorgeous. I love how the embellishments match (or fit) with the bag...... love it Karen!!!!!

  5. FABULOUS camera bag, Karen! LOVE your colors and your flowers and the butterflies! The frame is a great detail too!