Saturday, 15 November 2008

newspaper carrier bag (Altered)


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when shopping in a wee arts and crafts shop near derby i was given my purchases in not a plastic bag but a recycled newspaper bag.. its lovely, but decided it would be lovelier if it was altered. I am thinking about giving this to my friends Daughter Katie if it turns out OK when its done.. This is just one side so far. Here are before and after Pictures.

23 comments:

  1. ooooo great idea,it looks gorgeous lucky katie

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  2. Wow - I have never seen one of those bags before - and what a difference after Zuzu's worked her magic.

    Brilliant

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  3. Oh, never seen one of these before BUT what a great idea to alter it - can't wait to see it finished.

    xxxx

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  4. wow Zuzu it's truly amazing, you definitely have the magic touch when it comes to altering things and this is no exception.. fab, absolutely love it!

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  5. Thats fantastic! What a creative mind you have.
    I think I know the shop you mean - its a couple of miles from where I live.
    Linda x

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  6. I really love this ...how unusual...love the riot of colour and texture...

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  7. Wowee Zuzu who would have thought - a paper bag????
    Brilliant idea!

    Dawn

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  8. Oh, it's beautiful. She'll love it!

    xxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Its very beautiful - what a lovely gift to receive.

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  10. absolutly stunning. Adore these bags. Theyare both so beautiful. Like the recycled bag plain but, yours are just to die foe. Tey are really beautiful

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  11. Another stunning piece, like everyone else, not seen these bags before, excellent job

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  12. What a brilliant idea Louise, you are definitely on a creative roll, another beautifully altered piece, katie will love it:)

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  13. Fantastis, love it, and what a fab idea

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  14. this is fantastic, what a great gift and a great idea with the bag, love both sides, and I LOVE that they don't match, it's stunning and original.

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  15. Oh WOW! the shimmer and life that you bring to a piece AND your colors = just splendid. I really Love it, altering a newspaper bag!

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  16. I love your blog !
    This is a brilliant idea. I love all the colours and what youve done x

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  17. recycling is already good, but altering recycled goods is even better. And your work on the bad is great!
    K.

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  18. OMG OMG OMG this is absolutely stunning. So impressive work. I love it.

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  19. nah! Katie won't like it! ;) hehehe...I would though!!! :D

    Hope you're well xxx

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  20. Ohhh what a wonderful bag. Really stunning. Have a nice time.

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  21. oooh! lousie-this is just stunning!! I have finally got around to using distress inks-I'm so glad I came to your demonstration at Paperlace.

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  22. What a treat! These are lovely - would be fun to alter a 'plain brown' bag, since they are so readily available (I suppose people already do, lol!)

    such fun :)

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