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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sentimental ~ Fashionable Stamping Challenges


Happy Sunny Sunday to you all, well it is Sunny ATM and I'm happy because it's the latest FSC challenge which is sentimental, chosen by the lovely Esther. It would be great if you could pop over to the FSC blog and see the gorgeous projects made by Stampettes. We also have the lovely Suzanne as a guest designer for us this fortnight. Our fabulous sponsor is Leo from Flonzcraft and the winner of the random draw gets to spend $20 dollars in his stamping store.

I love the sentiment 'Sewing Mends the Soul' in my 50's retro style grunge paper purse as  I find sewing very therapeutic. 

This was really easy to make as grunge paper is fab to work with. I used one of the  6" x 12"  pieces of grunge paper and painted both sides in cream emulsion. Then folded it into three. I used fancy edge scissors to cut the sides then stamped and coloured all three sides. Then I machine sewed (but hand sewing will work just as well if you use a pointy tool and Tim Holtz design ruler to punch holes in the grunge paper first) all around the edges. I finished the purse with a brass magnetic snapper.  It is just the right size to fit in my bag with a few essential sewing supplies

All the stamps used are from Crafty Individuals CI - 322, CI - 328 &  CI - 383 apart from the sentiment which is from Indigoblu

The purse reminds me of liquorice allsorts for some reason, mmm now I have a craving for some  LOL. I had Mad Men in mind whilst making this. Perhaps Joan or Betty carried one of these in their handbags, with a bag of Allsorts!!

Have a great day & Happy Crafting xx

23 comments:

Sue C said...

Gorgeous purse Paula ! I love the delicate colours and your stamping and sewing is stunning, as usual ! Sue C x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Paula. This is a gorgeous purse, with some lovely finishing touches.There are some gorgeous stamps that you have chosen, and the swwing theme is you through-and-through :) A great project Paula
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

This is glorious Paula, such a wonderful attractive purse for sewing ephemera. I love all the sewing images you have used on that gorgeous creamy background and your sewing expertise is exceptional.
Happy Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hi Paula
Stunning use of the CI stamps and I see you have been busy stamping up the latest set.
The colours are so perfect for a retro feel.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Wishes
Lynne

Sophie said...

Wunderbar, Paula, das ist wieder einmal sensationell...
Liebe Grüße xx

Sue said...

What a great idea Paula and the stamped images are lovely.

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fantastic combination of your two great love, sewing and stamping! Brilliant make!

Netty said...

The best use I've seen of grunge paper ever, the little purse for all those sewing needs is wonderful. Fab work again Pauline. Hugs Annette x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous purse and so useful to have in case of sewing emergencies.
Yvonne x

Paula Whittaker said...

Brilliant use of the grunge paper - looks amazing.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Paula, Fabulous purse, and some of my favourite images. A useful keepsake too.
Avril xx

Fliss said...

A really fabulous idea Paula. Love the soft pastel colours which I think must be what brings Allsorts to mind - I think I want some now!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful idea, the whole project is fantastic.

Claire said...

What a beautiful project Paula, gorgoeus colours and such a creative idea. Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

butterfly said...

What a delicious wallet - love the retro look... and while it wouldn't mend my soul (not a friend of needles and sewing machines, much to my regret!), I think it's a lovely sentiment!
Alison x

Elly said...

Stunning and unique. Love this idea as a little gift. (:o)

Buttons said...

Such clever ideas here!! Love that you have used grunge paper rather than opting for material and how well has it turned out! Hugs, Jenny x

Ellie Knol said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE your sentiment! And you're not the only one sewing - I also love it!

Terry said...

Paula, you have not lost your inky mojo at all to sewing! This is stunning and so much stamping fun! Love this and hope you have a wonderful week!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, it has such a wonderful 50s vibe to it, and I love the paint and stamping on grunge effect. Perfect!

Lucy x

Esther said...

This is gorgeous Paula, so many lovely images and the colours are gorgeous - love the sentiment too ! Esther xx

Chris Warner said...

How fab' this is!! Sewing is one of my favourite categories for images to use and these are just beautiful.... great colour mixes and composition work. Chris xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

Gosh just have to make one of these, a grunge paper purse sounds adorable to me.

Lovely inspiration as usual Paula.

Hugs Shirley x x