Monday, April 5, 2010

JAI 11

Closed Purse

Open Purse

What a challenge this weeks is. I had to actually use my brain for a change LOL.

I have spent far TOO MUCH time on this challenge, BUT I do love the outcome.

I have cased it from SPLTCOAST STAMPERS GREAT idea!

I have HAND embosed a piece of card to get alligator skin effect. (Took night after night in front of the TV to complete). I have stitched around the edge of the whole pures & also around the floral strip & corners as well as the leather look strip on inside of purse with the closing stud; BY HAND! I had to painstakingly put 1mm spaced wholes every where 1st before stitching it.

Hope you like my effort at a Faux Purse.

Card Stock: Close to cocoa, designer paper.

Cotton Thread: DMC 3862

Ink: Versa Mark with Clear Embossing Powder(LOTS TOO)

Embelishments: Hodge podge Hardware brad & frame, a mirror.


  1. This is great!!! You have done a wonderful job. It looks so real!!! Thanks for sharing

  2. OMG. Naomi! This is amazing! I was looking at it thinking: She's stuck paper on a purse ... but the whole thing... It looks so REAL! So amazing - you're just too too clever. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

  3. OMG what else can i say. This is absolutely amazing. Well done. How on earth did you hand emboss the leather bit? This looks fantastic. I have eyed off making one for ages but thought way too hard. :) TFS

  4. HOW I EMBOSSED: I have a Fiska embossing board, with a line of 20 tiny squares on the embossing template. So I used my embossing tool & pain stakingly embossed rows & rows & rows.... of squares. Took forever, but worth every minute. (Bring on a CuttleBug!)

  5. OMG. O...M...G... I've been sitting here squinting at the screen saying to myself "BS! That looks so REAL!" Awesome! I love it!

    btw, BS isn't for Big Shot... lol

  6. Wow wow wow..this is gorgeous and soo worth the effort aye? Gorgeous Purse!

  7. So awesome, Naomi. I thought you had used that leather look paper, but no, you did it all by hand. This is so ..... clever. I just recently watched a You Tube Tutorial on how to do this to refresh my memory and had it in my wish list of things to do. Your wallet is such an inspiration.

  8. Wow!That is AMAZING. I love it. Congratulations, Amanda xx

  9. Wow congrats this purse looks so real. it almost looks like one of those designer wallets that are worth thousands. Just jaw dropping stuff. Loved it.