Monday, April 15

Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!

Happy Monday Sweet Blends.
I am honored that Tara, Craftin' Desert Divas, asked me to participate
in her Newest

and I am thrilled that the Pinque Peacock Pinquettes are joining as Guest Designers as well.

Welcome to another Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
This linky party is a "Peacock Color Challenge". Inspired by our sponsor Pinque Peacock.

You must use at least one color on your project and it must be the focal point.  You may also use several or all the colors on your project. You may have accent colors other than the colors on the chart.

Every Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party at Craftin' Desert Divas. Tara will designate a theme and invite you to share projects you've made!!

And don't forget about the prizes!
Every linky party will have a sponsor and a winner, plus a top 3! The winner will be announced on a semi-weekly basis. The more times you link up, the more chances you have to win!! Sponsors will be announced at the beginning of every linky party.

I would love for you to be a follower at Craftin' Desert Divas so you don't miss out when the new linky party starts and the theme of the linky party.

Linky Party Rules & Guidelines
Linky parties are open from Monday at 12AM Arizona MST thru Sunday 12PM Arizona MST.
Any projects you submit must be linked to your blog or online gallery.
Projects must be NEW, no backlinking, please.
Number of entries per linky party is unlimited.
You may link up ANY type of craft project (layout, card, altered item, tag etc) as long as it goes with the theme of the party.
Winners will be randomly chosen.

This "Peacock Color Challenge" linky party sponsor is Pinque Peacock

Pinque Peacock is sponsoring a ...

Pinque Peacock has just released a wonderful array of items for the "Peacock Beauty" New Release.  Dazzling Stick Pins and Luscious Fabric Covered Buttons.
Hop on over to the Pinque Peacock Shop and see all the beautiful items.

~ ~ ~ ~ NOW ONTO MY PROJECT ~ ~ ~ ~
For my project today, I am delighted to share my finished Altered Cotton Tote Bag (another New Item COMING SOON to the  Pinque Peacock Shop

I used a lot of supplies and techniques, so I will explain as I go along and share the images along the way, too.

I first started by stamping the Peacock (by Inkadinkadoo) using clear embossing ink, Blue Glitter embossing powder, and my heating tool.
The center flower image was stamped from the Unity KOM - 12/12 Everyday Fairytale using TH Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.  I then painted the leaves and flower petals with my Creative Inspirations Paints.  I love the sparkle and shine their paints have and they are so easy to work with.  I have tried them on several projects, and have been pleased with the result on ALL of them.

The Butterfly image was stamped from the Unity KOM - 1/12 HEART and SOUL and heat embossed with a lavendar embossing powder.

Although it is hard to tell, there is another stamp used behind the Layered Garden Beauties (larger fabric flowers available at Pinque Peacock).  It is the Circle Journaling Image with leaves.  It is from the Unity KOM - 8/09 Following my Heart.  I simply painted the leaves with some light green glitter glue. 
I hot glued the peacock feather ribbon around the top of the bag opening on both the front and back side of the Cotton Tote Bag.
 To add a little pizazz around each of the circles, I affixed gorgeous Flat Back Pearls, in an array of colors, that are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.  I love the vibrant and rich colors of all her pearls and adore her unbeatable prices.

The small cluster of flowers near the bottom of the Cotton Tote are all Handmade Flowers from the Pinque Peacock Shop.  A few small and medium Felt Poppers and a few small Splendid Swirls.  I added more of Miriam's Pearls to the centers. The larger flowers pictured below are the Layered Garden Beauties.
The swirl of rhinestones near the butterfly is from Want2Scrap.  I really love the effect this gives to entire design.  The small sun in the upper corner is an off brand and the round circles of rhinestones under the Splendid Swirls are by Recollections (I think).
The peacock feathers are also handmade using a few supplies (Coordinations Cardstock, Stickles, Gold Dew Drop ink, Markers, Acrylic Paint, Perfect Pearls mist, and a black jelly roll pen).

I am so glad I got the idea to add the rows of 3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon under the ribbon border on the top of the bag.  I love how it brings the color palette together.  I pleated the ribbon in rows of Sunflower Yellow, Goblin Green, Ice Blue, and Witches Brew Purple.  

I added a few droplets of Perfect Pearls, here and there, for added effect.

I am eager to make these Custom Decorated Cotton Tote Bags be available at the
Pinque Peacock Shop

Make sure you hop over to the Craftin' Desert Divas Blog and peek in at the gorgeous Inspiration on display.  Then Link up for your Chance to Win an Amazing Prize!!!

Remember to 
Keep Crafting, 
♫ ROCKS ♫ 
:O) Jessica


  1. What an absolutely stunning tote bag, Jessica!! Wow, all of the details are amazing!! It's gorgeous!! Happy Monday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Jessica... this tote bag is absolutely amazing! You are such a talented, creative artist lady!! I love every single detail of this piece!! ~Pinquette Donna K

  3. Jessica this is beautiful!!! I love all the bright, vibrant colors. What a neat idea to make a canvas bag! :)

    Thanks so much for linking up with us over at


  4. This is a WOW project, you did such an awesome job!! Love all the embellishments and painting. The thank you card is darling too!


  5. Looking fabulous!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  6. ooooo my...this is the flower...the stamp...the blings...the layout...absolutelyy...gorgeouss...this is truly WOW...:D

  7. Jessica you rocked it girl!! This is my favorite project. I love the colors and all your wonderful embellishments, they are perfect. I love your pins you make. Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer at Craft It Up & Link It Up!!


  8. Love all the pictures showing the steps! Your bag is marvelous! So going to steal that peacock feather idea! :)

  9. This bag is beautiful!

  10. I had to come back and visit your project one more time! :)

    Can I just say that now anytime that I see a peacock or peacock feather you come to my mind! Love your designs and all the wonderful products that you make to sell.

  11. Wow! This is just so beautiful my friend! Hum...need to think of what to make...I have plenty of Pinque Peacock product to use!

    Hugs & Kisses,


  12. I was so sure I had left you a comment. Maybe its on FB book. Anyway you created such a beautiful bag. I love each product you used. TFS AJ-


I so enjoy reading your comments and love hopping back over to your blog to see your latest and greatest!
:O) Jessica B.
Keep Crafting
Cuz Crafting Rocks

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