It had served me well and I still liked the softness of the leather and the size of it too but it was boring.
It was ready for a makeover, a full rejuvenation, for my first Susan K. Weckesser Design Team assignment.
I have not worked with stamps on leather before. Where to start? A bit of pondering and then I saw it! One of the tags from the Susan K.Weckesser Whymsical Paper Collection.
Off I went...... gathering ...... Susan K Weckesser & Unity Stamps
........some Susan K Weckesser Whymsical Range Papers.......
......and other products to add to the rich colours that are October, no matter where in the world you live. In the Northern Hemisphere it is the richness of Autumn while down here in Australia it is bright flowers and sunshine.
A bag like this offers you many opportunities to play, to experiment and to add lots of colour to personalise it. So that's what I did!
This is the inside flap and here I used the sequin waste stamp from the A Little Bit Washi Set SB-979A. Using Colorburst and Live, Love, Create Paper by Susan K. Weckesser I punched a variety of circles. I had fun cutting a couple of circle stamps of my own and then I went a bit "dotty" with the Viva Decor Pearl Pens.
The inside pockets continued the circle theme, which I have used all the way around the outside edge of the bag. For these I used my favourite, In Circle Me SB-980A to stamp directly onto the leather and also onto alcohol inked, glossy cardstock which was then punched out into circles.
The perfect finishing touch was a second tag, with just a tiny change.
My bag has been transformed in my studio - Time To Create.
I know I am going to love being able to swing it over my shoulder and have a lot more fun times with it.
Of course, I gave it a couple of coats of waterproof spray.
After all ...we just might... ... Paint The Town Red!
Julie - Susan K. Weckesser Design Team Member