Thursday, November 10, 2011

Linen And Lace Purse - Altered Item

Blogger hasn't been working to well for me so this is posting a little late today!

Here is the finished project I did with the flowers I showed earlier this week. I hope you can see why I am so loving Flower Shoppe! I love the idea of being able to bend or curl the flower petals and make them look almost alive! If you want to ooh and ahhh right now that is fine. It's pretty much what I did when I got the flowers finished and put on the purse. I think this cart can make even the most simplistic project into something that everyone will ohhh and ahhh over!

Supplies Used:
Bare Elements Sonia Purse
Cricut Expression
Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge
DCWV Linen and Lace
Various cardstock
Pearl Brad
Imaginesce heat set pearls
Small tatted doily
Cat Eye Chalk Inks
Glimmer Mist

I cut the brown flowers from paper scraps from the Linen and Lace stack and also from some Prism pink cardstock. You can see the heat set pearls that I used around the edging of the flap. I really love those little pearls and wished they offered different colors of them. I used a scrap piece of cardstock and paper I had cut out from another project to adhere the tatted doily to the purse. This also gave me a little extra room to add the flowers and leaves.

I used Coredinations to make the leaves. I first crumpled the cardstock and then sanded it a little for the distressed look. I used a paper towel to wipe off the excess paper dust before putting down on my Cricut mat to cut. I cut the leaves in two different sizes. After getting the leaves cut and inked I folded them in half length wise and then smooshed it together a little to get the effect you see in the picture. I think it helped give them a more realistic dimensional look than just a flat leaf would look.

If you watched the CRICUT PROJECT FLOWER SHOPPE video that Christina did you saw where she sprayed with water and suggested glimmer mist, I used the glimmer mist. It is hard to see in the photos but it shows more in person and gives the pieces a nice little shimmer.

I love the little rosettes and I was concerned about them being difficult to work with due to the small size but thanks to Christina's instructions it was very simple. I think I do want to get a quilling tool like she used as it might make it easier to assemble the smaller flower centers or rosettes.

I will be posting another altered purse tomorrow. I wasn't sure if I liked it. I send a picture to my friend Carmen and she said she liked it even better and thinks it is because of the colors. You guys can make your judgements tomorrow.


  1. Ooooh'd and Ahhhh'd at the appropriate times :) Love the flowers, are they much different that the Mother's Day cart flowers? Or Art Philosophy? I am trying to decide if I should buy this one or not =/

  2. This is SOOO pretty!!! can you provide a link to "Christina" for us? Thanks in advance... lisa

  3. It's beautiful! I love the details of the flowers.

  4. That is gorgeous, Okie! Love all your flowers and the whole purse. Is DCWV Linen and Lace all paper/cardstock? I don't know if you've seen these yet, but when I went in my local Joann's store last night, I was floored to see all new stuff from DCWV and 2 of the packs were actual cloth material!! How cool is that?! It was adhesive backed, with different patterns, but not too many pages in a stack, maybe 18 (can't remember exactly). It was 12x12 and on sale for $9.99. I thought that was the neatest thing since sliced bread. Thought you could use it for your purse projects!--Pat N.

  5. Lisa I went in and added the link in this post but here it is...

  6. WOW ... this is soooo BEAUTIFUL! And that's all I have to say, just WOW!


  7. WOW that is stunning. From top to bottom this is by far the cutest purse I've ever seen :) Hugs, C

  8. beautiful, I love the flowers!!~!

  9. Soooo beautiful! I love all the flowers.
    Okie I am giving away an Advent Calendar with crafty goodies in each drawer. I would love for you to join in the fun.

  10. Well I will join with everyone in saying Ohhhh and Ahhhh!!! How cute. Wish I was the recipient. Thanks for sharing.

  11. This is another great treasure. I finally broke down and bought the Flower Shoppe cartridge. You have a tendency to "help" me spend money on crafty items. Have you tried coloring your pearls with your Promarker? I've done it on a couple of things to make them match and it works pretty well.

  12. WOW! Oakie, this is so beautiful, just stunning!!!
    Puppy Hugs,

  13. Ooohhh Ahhhing over here for sure. Just lovely. Smooches... Felicia