I hope Julie Ann will forgive me for using her initials in the title, i think they look great!
Over at Paper Artsy this week they have introduced a new Guest Designer called Julie Ann Lee, she is an amazing Crafter, very talented and makes some beautiful things, you really should visit her Blog, i am sure you won’t be able to tear yourself away.
Julie Ann has made the most amazing casket which she blogged over three nights. She has inspired me to alter an MDF Handbag as i don’t have any boxes at the moment.This is the front of the finished Handbag.
This could turn into a very heavy picture post, thought i would spare you by not posting every one i took. I hope the following images give you a flavour of how it was put together.
Base coated in Snowflake Fresco then a layer of Nougat then used Grunge Paste through a couple of stencils.
Used a number of Fresco Paints to get this finish, wanted to see if i could achieve a summer scene.Forgot to take any pictures between the base and the above lol.
Took a break from the project as i couldn’t find a Story for the Handbag, nor could i think of what to include as the secret stuff inside, it is at least completed, now for the inside bits.
Forgot to say i have used Inktense Pencils to colour the moths and have added a lot of Treasure Gold to the flowers, the feet and the handle. Everything else fresco Paints.
This Handbag belongs to an older lady who loves to garden, amongst other pastimes. She loves a bit of sparkle and has a wicked sense of humour but she is often quiet and so not everyone knows her.
She keep things to remind her of her Dad who introduced her to planting and pruning and reading gardening books. So many wonderful flowers to choose from…
She keeps a little note pad in her bag as her memory isn’t what it was.
She can make notes, write down things to do and remember birthdays while she is down the bottom of her garden waiting for the Garden Fairies to visit.
She has a few other bits and bobs in there too.
Buttons come in useful for many things but mostly they cheer her up.
Fish Meal to feed her vegetables.
Ah yes, reminders of her time with her Dad when they used to collect flower and vegetable cards.
A few of her special favourites she always carries with her. Here is the handbag full of the above items. Wonder if she’s seen the spiders, argh!
Time to leave all the special bits in the house while she visits with her Garden Fairies.
Hope you like the Handbag, the story and the secret bits she carries with her, do you know who she is?
Is she You?
Well i see i have overdone the pictures again, sorry!!! Hope you have enjoyed visiting and leave a comment so i can see if you have or not.