Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 3 of Caardvarks & Coredinations Blog Hop: a round retro purse box



This purse box post is for the last day of the
Caardvarks-Core'dinations hop.
I just can't thank You All enough for hanging with us 'Varks.
It's been a blast!



The tag was made by embossing on the smooth side of black whitewash Core'dinations & stitching then colouring it all with Copic markers. The tutorial for the bling button is here.



1...Caardvarks & Core'dinations blog hop info
2...how to make scratched resist patterned Core'dinations paper
3...round retro box details
4...digital stuff (dress makers judys image & patterned paper)
5...the link to the template (and pictorial) for this purse box




...make scratched patterned Core'dinations cardstock



Because of the slightly nonporous finish of the Whitewash Coredinations, you can get interesting resist effects with embossing & sanding (or a little stranger but fun for me, at least: scratching)

The background paper for this purse was made by...

1) Printing & embossing some digital patterned paper I made from a doodle (onto Whitewash Core'dinations.)
2) Scratching fine lines on areas of the image (where you see the colour)
3) Adding different colours with marker & wiping away the extra marker (it will stay just where the scratches are)


To make a rainbow coloured black
magic Core'dinations:



Of course, this could also make any spectrum of colour you like. It's as simple as ABC:

A) emboss Black Magic Core'dinations
B) sand the embossed areas
C) colour in the sanded spots

I like that you can be as messy as you want with the colouring since the black hides it. So it's a really speedy technique.


...make the digital label shaped frame:



1) Print the digital frame (this is from Marks Paper Company)
2) Emboss it with clear embossing powder & cut it out
3) Pierce & stitch it with white embossing thread
4) Colour the thread with Copic markers in rainbow hues




...make the thin Core'dinations frame
for the body of the purse...

1) Trace round box template onto Black Magic Core'dinations

2)
Flip it over to the light side & draw a frame. (You could reduce & print the pattern & trace it if you'd like it really even. Freehand is retro though, right? ;o)




3) Cut the frame out & check to see that it fits over the image

4) Emboss it in an embossing folder (this is Textile Textures from Provocraft

5) Sand the embossed area & colour the sanded parts with markers (I did a rainbow, but the sky's the limit!)



...make the handles

Step 1) To make the handles: cut some rings & glue them to each other so both sides are Black Magic Core'dinations. Pierce them if you'd like to stitch.



Step 2) Emboss the handles, sand them, & then colour with markers.
Step 3) Stitch around them to embellish, if you like.





Please feel free to use these, if you like them:

84 comments:

Diana said...

Wow.....guess I got an early start today. This is another awesome project. I have a pre-teen granddaughter that would love this little purse. Thanks

Tanis said...

LOVE THIS! What a fun project :)

dstandard said...

WOw awesome project!

Dragonlady said...

Mel you are too good to us. All the tutorials and templates etc. Everything you have done is so stunning. Particularly love the colours on this project. I will enjoy folloeing you in the future.

Thanks

Ali x

Sarah said...

Wow!! Another stunning project! love how you colored the core!

Lorelei said...

Wow, is this fun or what, love it.

connie said...

Mel-I found your blog on Monday during day 1 of the caardvarks hop--you do beautiful work and I love you having the tutorials for each card/project you create. Thank You!

Jolene said...

Holy canoli!! There's so much to be learned from this one post alone. It will take me weeks to catch up on your blog. Thanks for the beautiful projects!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Another awesome blog hop day! Super cute purse! And I love all your tips with the scratching and rainbow coloring!!!

Magnificent!

SMK said...

what cool effects you got with the black magic line! :D

Michelle said...

This purse is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing - love the dresses!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great project. Love it.

Josephine said...

I especially love the rainbow effects! Beautiful.

Kelly Booth said...

How FUN and so Creative...Love this!!

Nancyroo said...

very cute!

cher46 said...

Love the touch of color!

Priscilla said...

Your work is so wonderful. Every detail and your tuts are fantastic. Beautiful effects in this purse project.

Katy said...

what a cute purse!!

bkeefe said...

another of day of great templates, tutorials, and such a cute idea. thanks!

Kelly Booth said...

WOW...this is Wonderfully Creative...Love it!!

Wendy K. said...

Love the rainbow idea!

Tricia said...

you just KILL ME with your ideas and tutorials and the downloads to replicate! seriously cool talent here! Thank you so much!

Sarah A said...

Wow this is so funky and fun...

Sarah x

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Wow, that is one awesum item you made. I love the colors and the tutorial makes it easy to follow.

Shawna said...

Very cute Mel! I love ALL your projects!

Teri said...

Again - another great project! Thanks for sharing.

Alison said...

I LOVE the colors in this.. WOW what a great card.. this is simply beautiful.. TFS

Kim Etherington said...

I love the little pattern paper you made with the dress stands. What work doing all those different coloured stitching. This paper looks like fun or you atleast make it look like super fun!

Allison Cope said...

Holy canoly Mel! This rocks!!! Love the tutorial on creating your rainbow effect! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! I've enjoyed visiting your blog the last few days!

java diva said...

Thanks for the digital paper, I love the pattern! So cute!
Thanks for the tip on coloring the black magic! I would never have thought to do that. It looks stunning!

Susan McRae said...

Love the colours on this project!

StacyC said...

OMGosh girl, this is awesome.. Thanks again for the templates & tutorial... Awesome stuff.

Catherine Kraft said...

What an adorable purse, can hardly wait until I can settle down to get one made. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial and all the extras.

catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Rona said...

MORE great tips!!! love the "rainbow" look you achieved with your copics!! (how do you think of all these great ideas?)Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness, wow Mel you've done it again!! Another jaw dropping project!

Kathlene said...

First, thanks so much for dropping by my humble blog (I'm honored). Second, props for another GREAT project and tutorial! I think I need to get some of that black Coredinations. Wonderful post today (love the rainbow effect using copics)!

Patricia said...

thanks for your tutorials are fantastic

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the use of color and the tips to color the cardstock!!

Ewik21 said...

WOw awesome project!

Marijke said...

Wow, what an amazing project you did!!! Thanks for sharing!

Southern Cricut said...

You outdo yourself everyday. BEAUTIFUL.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I love it... I love the dress form doodles you made, the embossing & the purse of course...amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carey said...

So Great! I love the way the colors stand out against the black.

marla said...

Wow can you ever make the coolest projects.

Sharon said...

OMGosh! How super cool! LOVE it, bright colors too. Great Job!

Scoobie said...

Another great tutorial. I love the idea of printing on the cardstock and then scratch it. TFS!

June Houck said...

I bow to you, card making diva!!!

Margie said...

Very cute- thanks for the digis!

Amanda Profumo said...

Fantastic project! Thanks for the digi paper!

Anonymous said...

the dress shapes are too cute

Yelowflower said...

the detail!!!That is a really kewl project. Thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

What a trip it is to come and see what your creative mind has come up with. Always something for me to learn. I love it! Great tip on coloring the white yarn with copics. Thanks so much!

cindy said...

Nice project, again! Love the purse details and design!

Anne said...

Oh, love that digital paper, thank you so much Mel :). Another awesome project with great instructions and inspiration

Eva said...

WOW Mel, this is sooo gorgeous and love all you had to share!! Thank you soo much for your generosity!!!

Nicole Maki said...

Love the black and rainbow color scheme.

Very cool.

nannette13 said...

Very colorful and great project! I will have to do this one! Thank you for the template!

Karen said...

Cute purse. Love the dresses, they are so pretty.

Lucy, England said...

Oooh - WOW. Love the multi-colours, and the images are awesome, thanks for sharing. :)

Rhonda said...

so very cute and once again a wonderful tutorial! Thanks!

Celeste B. said...

Another very cool project.

jamie said...

another great idea, TFS!

Tiffany Heilman said...

What a great technique! I love it.

Shawninaz said...

Luv the dress forms, awesome project!

reen said...

I love the rainbow effect. Once again, nice projects.

Heidi said...

wow, this is great! how long did this project take you??

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

purse-nally I love it!

tiffguam said...

WOWzers!!!! THIS ROCKS!!!! I still have to use your dressfrom clip art! Thanks for the reminder :) OH, and thank you for leaving that sweet comment for me over on the CARDS blog!

Susan Grapengater said...

This project is so cute and thanks for all the details!

Julie said...

Great tutorial and card....
Thanks so much

cindy ziliak said...

So very cute!

cal8007 said...

Mel, what a fabulous little purse - I just love your rainbow technique, gorgeous! Thank you so much for the digital stamp and paper.

Carmen

froggygal81 said...

awesome project

kathy s said...

are you clever or what- love this purse

Aliy said...

so cute, I know someone who would love this, its inspiring!

JessicaK said...

Beautiful coloring and gorgeous purse.

Dawn said...

Mel - your site is so informative... love all your projects.

Sandie said...

Great idea. Always good to see something different.

Luv Sandie

Cathy said...

I'm am stunned by your detail, as usual....and bookmarking your blog for future reference.

Thanks!

Dawn said...

your mind must be always in high gear!! love the rainbow colored floss!! fab project=)

Diana said...

Absoutely darling.

Nathalia Castellon said...

Absolutely friggin' fantastically fabulous my dear friend!!! :)

Shore Girl said...

Love, love, love your site -- thank you for the digital freebies!

Venus said...

Dear Mel,

First, I want to say how much I appreciate your blog. It's fun and full of creative things. I really like your purse templates that I downloaded some. I'm lovin' your blog. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Venus
http://weheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com