Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge #83 - Anything Goes

Oktoberfest is around the corner & I am invited to a party which will be all about sausages, sauerkraut, pork knuckles & lots & LOTS of beer. :)
I'm tasked to bring the pretzels & thought it would be nice if I were to pack a special one for the host.
So, here's this is the special little something for my dear friend.

I took an ordinary brown bag, cut a hole in the center to create a round window using my Spellbinders classic circle die. Then, I attached a piece of transparency on the inside of the bag so that I'll be able to see the yummy pretzels from the outside.

Cheery Lynn - Nautical Wheeler die

I added a fuchsia coloured satin ribbon & white polka dot organza ribbon to the center of the bag. To decorate the window, the doily used was from Cheery Lynn - Nautical Wheeler die. Then, I folded pleats of a floral blue ribbon & glue it around the window.

I made a topper out of a baby pink CS. Punched a decorative border with Martha Stewart - Eyelet Lace edge punch. On the top, I lined it with a white pom pom trim, a pink baker's twine & white pearl string.

Finally, I coloured the image, the Cute Bavarian girl in hues of pink & blues. I also tried colouring her in a different skin combo. Usually, I colour the skin with E000, E00, E11 & R20 but for this image, I changed the E000 with a E51 & added BV00 for shadows. The result is the image turned out slightly tanner than my usual but I still love it! :)

Copic colours used

So that's all now, folks! Cheers & have a wonderful week ahead!

Materials Used:
The Paper Shelter Digi Stamp: Cute Bavarian 
Papers: Xpress It Blending card, White & baby pink CS
Punches: Martha Stewart-eyelet lace edge punch
Other Materials: Spellbinders - Classic circles,  Cheery Lynn-Nautical Wheeler die, Transparency, fuchsia coloured satin ribbon, white polka dot organza ribbon, floral blue ribbon, white pearl string, chipboards (For the pop-ups), Signo White pen, Copic markers & a huge bag of pretzels.


  1. Wow Shirin that is stunning, your colouring is just fabulous you put so much definition in your images, its a brilliant result. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Love your colouring of the image Shirin and fab bag... sounds as if it's going to be a good party !!!!!!
    Eileen x

  3. I loved it.
    The pink and blue together is beautiful.
    The image is super cute too.