Monday, 23 July 2012

A Handbag???

Those of you who know your Oscar Wilde hopefully get the reference of my post title! This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Hey Girl". I don't often make deliberately feminine themed projects, so this challenge made a pleasant change, something different to wrap my head around.  And, lets face it, what could be more girly than a handbag (or purse, depending what side of the Atlantic you're on!).  I decided to go with a fun movie-night theme, right down to creating the mini movie posters you see in the background of the photos!

I started out by cutting out the black purse template from white card and colouring it all over with Fired Brick Distress Stain (great for quick colour coverage!).  After that came all the stamping - all of it from the At The Movies stamp set.  I stamped the film numbers onto card and then glued them to the film strip ribbon, using the tiny attacher to fix it to the purse.

One quick word about the popcorn container.  I initially stamped it using Distress Markers to colour the stamp, but I didn't like the way it was turning out, so I did it again, this time using distress inks to stamp with.  I stamped it 3 times, once in pale brown, again with just the red area and finally with the black part.  It's difficult to get the 3 images in exactly the same place, but I think that's the charm of this technique.

Btw, see that photo I took where Bogey and Bergman are framed by the purse handles?  I can't figure out if that's romantic or just plain cheesy, lol  I'll leave it up to you! :)

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)


Candy C said...

Dan, love your purse or handbag...depending on which side of the Atlantic you're on. :) It's a beautiful piece. Love the colors and the design. <3 Candy

misteejay said...

Wow, what a fab creation and although you've used red it isn't screaming at you...the shade is just right and everything works so well together - love it.

Toni xx

Marijke said...

this is just fabulous, love it

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Isn't it funny what you overlook, not spotted this stamp set and I love it, particularly how you have used it here. I love your self created posters in the background, just the attention to detail I love. Your handbag/purse is fabulous, I love the images and film strip ribbon. Very creative Dan. I am brain washed I nearly put thanks for joining the SSSS challenge lol lol. Tracy x

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous handbag! I love that the film strip ribbon and the film strip stamp fit together like that, and the dimensional way in which you attached it is super cool. TFS!

Suzanne C said...

Dan I couldn't wait to see how you handled the Hey Girl post... This is so fun! Perfect girly project and love that you did the movie theme! The photo angle is perfect! (Who doesn't love Casablanca!) Beautiful purse!

Sandra said...

Super cool! Love this handbag a lot! You are so right, a handbag is definitely feminine! That filmstrip is so fun! Love the theme! Stunning!

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Wow, amazing handbag, Dan!! I really like the movie elements to it, this is really innovative!

Simon Says Stamp!

butterfly said...

Don't carry a handbag myself (big leather backpack!), but I might just consider it if it looked like this. Fabulous dynamic shapes and colours, and I love a classic movie theme - wow!
Alison x

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

This is really cool, Dan. Blessings!

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