Yes, she thinks I've lost it, Why would you make a purse out of paper? Because I can, was my answer. I'm loving this Tim Holtz grunge paper. It reminds me so much of leather, I can't quit using it.
It took me some time, but I figured out how to make a purse pattern, I wanted something big enough to use and the cricut would only cut little purses. This purse is made with 2 sheets of 12x12 grunge paper. It measures 5 1/4" high x 10"wide x 2" thick. I inked it with Tim Holtz distress inks. The purse is tea dye and the edges are vintage photo.
I bought this Awesome set of rubber stamps by Oxford Impressions at my local SS and stamped images all over the purse. I took a couple of images from Tim Holtz paper and cut them out and used glossy accents on them. I made the flowers out of old piano books and used glossy accents on them also. I used old lace on the front, a magnet closure and added a Tim Holtz swivel clasp with a key and a tag I made out of the grunge paper. I'm not sure about the tape measure for the handle, what do you think?
I also think it needs more, possibly my initials out of scrabble tiles on the back? More charms etc. I'd love your opinion, and I love your comments.
I probably will use it occasionally with just a few things in it. HA!