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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Artful Bag Challenge - February

For this month's Artful Bag Challenge, the theme is Alter It.  The objective is to take any object that is NOT a bag and turn it into one.  Here's my creation:
I took an empty microwave popcorn box and turned it into a movie lover's handbag.  The purse handles are made of 'celluloid,' which I printed onto a transparency.  I decorated the box with movie posters. And I also used magazine covers of silent screen stars of whom I am fond.
Citizen Kane is one of my favorite films.

Lillian Gish (on the cover of Photoplay) is another favorite silent film star.  I was fortunate enough to see Miss Gish in person in the early 1980's when she appeared at a showing of one of her films.

17 comments:

  1. Oh how much fun...Great idea...Now you can sneek popcorn into the movies. I love how you incorperated the handle into the theme. Goes hand in hand.
    Thank you for your comment.

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  2. How cool! You are so imaginative! I love the handle, Rosebud.
    Take care,
    Angela

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  3. I can't believe what you did with a popcorn box? And the handle is the best ideal I've seen. Really Neat!

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  4. Jeanie your cinema bag is beyond clever and sooo adorable! You incorporated so many great details and the film strip handle is brilliant! Love it, love it!! Thank you for sharing and playing again :)

    Anna

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  5. que criatividade...
    o detalhe da alça é formidavel

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  6. Oh my gosh, this is unreal!!! I LOVE your purse!!! I better think of something to make, huh? You give me inspiration!
    XO

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  7. What a clever creation Jeanie - love that printed film. Love how the graphics and colors fo the box work with your ephemera.

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  8. Cute bag love all the embellishments on the bag.

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  9. Jeanie, I love it and want to take it with me next time I go to the movies. How cute is that bag. I love the film strip handle. So cute.
    wishes and whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

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  10. Jeanie,
    Talk about "fun at the movies."! A microwave popcorn box has never looked so good. I like that you allowed some of it to show through, working it into your theme. Your creation of the film strip is point on and the handle is just perfect!

    Faith, trust, and faerie dust!

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  11. Jeanie, I love this idea. The use of the film strip for the handle is very clever. Great job

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  12. Hi, Jeanie! What a cool and funky bag! Love the celluloid strap (genius!!) and the movie posters are a perfect touch on the popcorn container! Very cool!! :)

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  13. This is indeed very special style, but I like it.

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  14. Hello Jeanie - what a fantastic bag... Love the way you tied in the popcorn with the movie theme. Love your creativity and the opportunity to share all your favorite movies.

    I am out visiting all the wonderful purses since I decided to take the plunge and join in the fun!

    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  15. Jeanie... how ingenious is this... looooove it !!!!

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  16. Love the connection between popcorn and the movies. Such a creative bag you've made !

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