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Friday, June 29, 2012

It's construction time!


This week at Card Crafter's Circle, our themed challenge asks you to create a CONSTRUCTION CARD ... that is, something other than a single or gate-fold card ... it could be a step card, waterfall, easel card, shaped card - whatever you can construct!

Our sponsor is Milk Coffee .... gorgeous images, and so generous... three digis for the challenge winner, and one each for the Top 3!

I decided to create a handbag card...

using a basic template for the bag, I cut out two shapes from different patterned paper (thick).  I adhered them back to back, to form the card, so the inside would be a contrasting pattern to the front. I used strips of the inside pattern to create trim for the front of the card, and for the fold-over flap.  In the same patterned trim, I double sided two strips to create a handle. I created a faux clasp by fixing two buttons together (and I was so glad to find buttons that matched my paper colours!). I also added a rubon at the bottom of the bag.

When the bag is opened out, it reveals a patterned paper that resembles a bed of flowers (at least that's what I think!)... I thought this pattern was the perfect placement for the Milk Coffee image that I used ... although she is praying with her hands clasped, I imagined her praying in a bed of flowers, or swirling round and round in her billowing dress, in a field of flowers just like they do in the movies....

The image is coloured with markers and a water pen... the flowers in her hair are glitter pen.  I also added Irridescent Ice Stickles to her dress, although it doesn't show in the picture, sorry!  So it looks as if she is praying... lifted with foam tape... but if you give her a spin, you'll find she spins too! My little take on a spinner card, which was my original plan.

I'd also like to share this creation at these challenges
Milk Coffee - Summertime
Fab N Funky 127 - Cure and Girly
Whimsy Inspiration #45 Anything But a Square

Thanks for peepin'!
  

12 cared to share!:

MilkCoffee said...

Wow, fabulous handbag Pauline! Love the colors and the whole layout, it's so gorgeous! Thanks a lot <3

Jennifer said...

This is just incredible! I love your bed of flowers and your image is perfect! Your papers just looks fabulous together!

Jenée said...

This is too, too cute, Pauline. So very clever of you to construct that little purse. Really like your colours. Totally FAB my creative leader!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsy Stamps.xxx

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow, wow, woozer, these handbag cards are rockin. Love, love. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet love. Hugs

judit said...

Hi Pauline, love your handbag card! Absolutely fabulous! I am here on my DT duties for Fab'n'Funky - thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week! judit x

Trish and Treasure said...

Great idea for a card design!!! Such a pretty bag. It's the sort of bag you would expect to see in Japan, it is so very cute!!!! I like how you added a rub on... I always forget about them!! Can't wait to see you!
Hugs Trish xx

Judith said...

Gorgeous cute and girly handbag card - thanks for playing this week at fab'n'funky challenges hugs Judith x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Beautiful creation Pauline, i love this handbag and the papers you chose are awesome. I love how you have colored the image too, great job my friend! Thanks so much for playing along with us at MILKCOFFEE this time:)

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Beautiful purse card.Love the color and love your coloring of the milk coffee stamp.Thanks for joining us at Milk coffee stamps summer challenge.

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

You have outdone yourself on this one Pauline, it's gorgeous!

Julie said...

This is great - I love it! xx