Friday, August 29, 2008

Handbag Challenge #4

From Adriel:
Well, it's that time of the week again! Time to show you my creation for the handbag challenge on Theresa's blog. First, let me show you the inspiration. It might help you understand what I made better. If you see what I made without seeing the inspirational piece, you may wonder what's wrong with me! Here is the handbag:

Okay, so when I saw this I was like, "Right!" These colors are just not "me" naturally speaking. I have never done anything with yellow and black! I thought about it yesterday a few times. I didn't spend much time thinking, because I didn't come up with anything when I did! LOL! Anyway, last night while surfing the creative corners of the WWW, I came across a video tutorial on an adorable purse made with punches! Once I saw that, an idea began to form in my mind for what I was going to do and this is what I came up with. How about we call it the bumblebee card? That's what I think of when I see it!

Hmmmm, I'm not crazy about what I ended up with, but it's fine. Honestly, it looks much better IRL, but all I've got are the pics that didn't come out all that great! It'll have to do...

The purse is made from a 1-1/2" square of black CS and a 1-1/2" circle of black CS. I coated both of these with black craft ink then covered with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. I cut small strips of the light yellow CS and coated those with versamark and clear embossing powder and heat embossed those. I then assembled the purse according to the directions in the tutorial (previously mentioned). I wanted to capture the glossy look of the purse in the inspirational piece. I also used a square silver brad for the "clasp" and the handle is some ribbon that's been lying around. The rest of the card is pretty basic: 3x3 light yellow (I have no idea where I got the yellow, but I was so thankful for it because none of SU!'s yellows were the right hue), black square with corners notched with a hole punch, white square with corners notched, black sheer ribbon, dimensionals. It was challenging, but I enjoyed myself and got to try that fun purse tutorial! Hopefully, if anything, you'll check out the purse tutorial and get some inspiration from that! Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

Theresa Forseth said...

Your card is so great and I love the story you wrote to go along with it! I know the handbag was a challenge - but I didn't want every week to be so easy! :)

Thanks for playing!!!!!!