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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A couple of Gifts!


I thought I would  use these small purses to make a couple of gifts. As they are quite small I decided to limit the stamping as I have a habit of going OTT. I gave the purses three coats of gesso as the surface is not the easiest to stamp on. I used the lovely Ophelia stamp from The stampsmith on the pink purse and used the same image on the back. The photo stamps used on the second purse are from kreativhobby. I used black archival ink  and shaded with watercolours, then tinted the edges with a few dewdrop chalk inks. Then coated with glue n seal. I added organza ribbon roses and some tea dyed lace and pearls. Apologises about the photos having to hang on till christmas for a new camera so until then using my trusty iphone, which unfortunately does not have the best camera!





I have been asked where I bought these purses, unfortunately it is from a local garden centre, I have looked online but can't seem to find any where that stocks them.

I am entering these in the following challenges

Dream Valley Challenge
FrostedDesigns Fancy trim lace
CraftyRibbons Ribbon and lace
Bunnyzoescrafts lace it up
Stamptacular You choose, anything goes.


That's all for today so Happy Crafting. XX









28 comments:

Princess4Wiz said...

These are just gorgeous, Ephemera! I am totally in awe of your talent :-)

Beth. xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning!! I am so in awe of your stamping skills! I can't even manage to make a photo stamp look decent on paper, let alone something like a gessoed purse! Can I come for lessons lol?

Yvonne Garner said...

Just lovely. The recipients will treasure them always, I am certain! Best, Yvonne

lynne said...

Hi Paula
You answered my question as I have been searching for ages and cannot find anything similar.
I will content myself with viewing your incredible work.
Ophelia never looked so good and marrying the image with that stunning trim is worthy of a Downton Abbey style swoon!!!
The little girl is equally beautiful.
Whoever receives these gifts is incredibly lucky.
Wishes
Lynne

pinky said...

Wow these are absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
Pinky

Cath Wilson said...

Pefect - not too much detail - just enough, which makes them stunningly dramatic. I love the colours you used, too x

sonya said...

They are just gorgeous! All of them! I have some coin purses and am itching to try this! Seeing these makes me want to try it even more.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs,
Sonya

Val said...

These are stunning - the stamps you have used are really lovely.
Hugs
Valxx

Netty said...

Oh wow these purses are totally stunning, thank you for sharing. x

Andrea Fogleman said...

WoW! What an amazing gift idea! I really need to get moving on Christmas ideas. Thanks for helping me out :) Also thanks for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. These are gorgeous. Especially the third one. Brilliant stamping. They are going to make lovely gifts.
Regards Florence x

Elly said...

I just love your stamped purses (:o)

pat said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog.
Your purses are just right for a special night out, or a tea party.

My name is Cindy said...

Beautiful beautiful purses!!

Maria said...

I so love these little purses! Maria x

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

These are just gorgeous! And such sweet gifts! My fave is the rose trim! I hope to see you create with us again at Frosted Designs!

Amanda said...

Your friends are going to be so lucky to get one of your gifts...They are gorgeous!!

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs. I hope that you enjoyed the challenge

Amanda

Dezinaworld said...

I love your purses they are so beautiful. each time i visit i want one lol
hugs June xxxx

craft-roomjulia said...

Wow, these are amazing. I especially love the fist one with the roses. I would love to receive a gift like this, your friends are very lucky. Julia x

Heleen said...

Wow these are so nice! I should be happy with a gift like this. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope to see you soon again at SSC.

Hugs,
Heleen

MarcyK924 said...

Beautiful purses! I love your images! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

Anne Jagger said...

How beautiful.

Sue C said...

Beautiful projects, your stamping on a difficult surface is just stunning ! I'm sure whoever receives these purses will love them ! Sue C x

Sue said...

What a brilliant idea and they look so vintage.

Terry said...

What beautiful little purses! I know these will be very treasured gifts to some lucky lady!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Ooo Paula NICE... i love these. so original... a gift to die for (always thought that was a bit of a drastic comment to make lol) but very very desirable.
Z x

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgoeus I Love them.Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Sharon xx said...

I absolutly love your work, these are gorgeous and the people who recieve them are sooo lucky xxx