Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Altered Purse for Magnolia

okay.. can you believe it :-) This project was accepted to be published in a magazine and totally forgot to sent the data sheet to the requested time in. Gosh..after the hospital the kids got sick and after that me.. (as usual) Iam really upset with myself!!

Removed for publishing
This purse was sent to me with the Christmas stamps from Magnolia. At first i tried to cover the bag with Designer paper but all the metal hinges made the job impossible. I would have not looked good. So i went to the craft store looking for stenciling or spray paint. NOTHING.. i got some Distress Ink in the hope that i could cover the white papmache with that and add than some rub-ons on. That did not work either. You don't want to know how the bag looked at that point. I was frustrated. My last chance was than the STAZON Timber Brown ink pad :-) (since i did not want to create such a super even surface that a spray paint would create). I rubbed the ink right with the ink pad to the bag and worked with kitchen towel to create the "texture". After that the job was a breeze.
Removed for publishing

All DP's you see on that project are tiny scraps i kept from Magnolia. Even the tag is from Sweden. All what i did is some sponging and adding rub-ons plus the 3-D Elements i found those at Michaels in the K& Company Section. I marked the spots where the brads would go with my SU piercing template so they are evenly spaced. This purse is already in Sweden and can be seen in the Magnolia store in Boras.

36 comments:

Heather "Hev" said...

Gorgeous bag :)
Shame you missed the deadline but perhaps you could still send it anyway explaining why, and giving them the option to use it for future issues if needed.

Hope your family are all better now :)

Madge said...

Wow, what a lot of hard work you have had to put in on this beautiful little bag, but the finished item is well worth the effort, it is beautiful. xx

Marie said...

Very inspiring. I would love to try this one day.

doris said...

Diese Tasche ist der "WAHNSINN"!!

GLG Doris

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous bag Claudia, and a great effect with the Stazon, I love the 3-d element, So sorry to hear you missed the magazine deadline, Hugs, Nikki x

Kim Piggott said...

How maddening for you. This is just a fabulous job. I love how you have covered this bag and all your added elements plus your gorgeous image.
kim x

Dawny P said...

It's gorgeous Claudia my friend. I love it xxxxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wonderful bag Claudia...the finished effect is beautiful...well done for not giving up on it! The brads look fabulous!
Hugs
Carole x

ribenaruby said...

You've succeeded in creating some thing wonderful through all the rummaging around you had to do . Well worth it. Great creation.

Clotilde said...

Wow wow wow Claudi, This bag is sumptuous:)

Clo

Kerstin said...

Wow, it's wonderful.
I like it.

lg Kerstin

Alison said...

This is simply gorgeous. I love the sponged effect. The added elements just finish it off perfectly. Same you missed your deadline but Magnolia I'm sure love it!

Terrie B x said...

absolutly `stunning` Claudia:)
Hope you are well:)~X~

All Pink girl said...

WOW WOW WOW what a work of art ,fabulous work xxx
hope you are feeling better soon hugs Dawnxx

Maria said...

Fabulous bag! I love it!

hugs Maria

ink'n'rubba said...

well it turned out brilliantly after all your trials! Such a cute Tilda and pretty details - now all I need is a ticket to Boras so I can go see it! hugs, annie x

scrappinpeg said...

Oh Claudia I could FEEL your frustration in all the steps you tried! hugs.... Been there in your shoes too with design team projects to alter! Well, the end result is beautiful. So it was worth all the troubles along the way..... I bet you were a nervous wreck! LOL......
Thanks for sharing...... Peggy

Jeanette said...

A real masterpiece. You were right to persevere, this bag is gorgeous. Have a great day. Hugs Jeanette

Tammi said...

After all that, it's fabulous!! What a gorgeous box Claudia, love all those brads and pretty details on it. xx

DEBBY said...

wow ,you did an amazing job with this bag.Sorry about forgetting to send it though to that magazine.
hugs,
Debby

Christine Riley said...

Claudia, this is adorable, I love this purse! I'm so sorry you missed the deadline, but congrats on it being accepted for publication. It is stunning! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Christine

Stempelchaotin said...

Ja ja ja es ist wie immer. Der absolute Wahnsinn und sooo liebevoll. Zum niederknien.

Heidi said...

WOW I love this one Claudia. Wonderful details and colors. What a job!

Hugs from
Heidi

CraftyC said...

Its fantastic Claudia, shame you missed the deadline but all your hard work paid off!
Clairexx

Jodi said...

I really love this bag! After seeing it, now I know what you meant about it being a little more tricky than other projects. I love this vintage look. =)

MichelleO said...

Oh this is adorable! Sorry you missed the deadline... I think you should go ahead and send the info... bet they would publish it! Too cute to not
HUGS
MichelleO

Judy said...

Claudia that is gorgeous!

Elena said...

You have done a lot of work with this purse! Sorry you had some troubles with it... May be you can send it next time to the magazine... I hope... Just because this purse is gorgeous!

retiredheather said...

I understand why your purse got chosen...it is fantastic. I love the look. It is wonderful.
Heather

Kim said...

Claudia this is absolutely STUNNING! What a fun project! I bet you wish you could have kept the purse!
Hugs~ Kim

tomiannie said...

Oh, that's lovely! Great job!

stempelhexe said...

Hallo Claudia,

tolle Sachen hast Du wieder gebastelt, klasse.

Gruß
Ulla

Nixe07 said...

Wow Claudia, wie toll ist das denn gemacht. Super Idee und total klasse umgesetzt. Ich bin begeistert!!
LG
Moni

Conniecrafter said...

how cool, so love the brads, neat effect!

Claudia said...

was für ein Werk, Claudi, so langsam wirst Du mir unheimlich *grins*. Wunderwunderschön.
Ich wünsche Dir und Deinen lieben gute Besserung, ich denke an Dich.

carolann said...

Wow Wow this is fantastic well done hun xxxx