Saturday, July 24, 2010

Greenhouse Gala purse

For those people that know me, they know that I like to take an item and alter it. Does anyone know what this started out as? Well, its a small composition book that can be found at any local drug store, office supply store or department store. I used my Xacto knife to cut the corners to an angle. I covered the book with the Greenhouse Gala designer paper. I ran the Basic Black cardstock through the crimper to add a little texture.

And how about the pansy flower? This actually is made by punching the Butterfly punch two times out of Shimmer White cardstock. Thoroughly spray the paper with water, then use the aqua painter to drop a couple drops of Elegant Eggplant and Summer Sun reinkers. Since the paper is wet, the colors run in to each other. After the paper has dried some, roll the edges around a small dowel and let thoroughly dry. Draw the lines in the centers of the flower with the Elegant Eggplant marker and attached the two together with a gold brad.

Add the flower on top of the Basic Black strip that was crimped. Add two black grosgrain ribbon "handles" to the inside of the composition book with Sticky Strip, and voila! You have turned an ordinary notebook into a purse notebook!

Thanks for looking! ~ Martha

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