Saturday, 10 May 2014


Hello my Lovelies, this is photo heavy, I took a large brown envelope and made it into it into a purse., It's 12 in. x 9 in.

I used one of my master boards I had and decorated it with a flower I made with material I had dyed years ago and some lace, stamped some sentiments on tissue, they are from my stamp set I won from PaperArtsy...
I used some washi tape and a crotchet flower for the clasp, used foil tape on the back of the flap, stamped her name on the washi tape.

This is the front of the purse, the bottom panel I stenciled a vine and colored it with some Pebeo paint for glass..

These photos show how it folds together

 This is the inside, I made the paper, gessoed over the  original paper and stamped it with script, and a flower, Martha was a wonderful gardener and always fed the birds in her yard..
 I added the birds with some beautiful tissues my wonderful Magpie Cuz in England sent me and some sentiments from an old BD card and a square bit of crocheted lace.
 I pogded some lace on the panel, the flowers I punched out of the card stock I used for the off stamping..

 I stamped the Sisters and chocolate make life bearable on tissue from a sewing pattern, Martha used to make all of her families clothes and was a Quilter.
 I added different lace with gesso this time, I adore the birds and know my DS will too a few more close ups...

I want to thank you for visiting my nest, things haven't been good at my nest,yesterday one of my BF went to check on her Dad and found him passed away in his bathroom, then I got a call from the hospital saying they just brought my Brother in, they are not sure what is wrong with him, he was totally confused, he is 71 so it might be early on set dementia, so I think we my sister Sue and I will be heading up there.  I'll try to keep you posted, if not you know I'll be out of town for a while.. I'll be thinking of you all..
((( HUGE HUGS ))) 

                                            NAMASTE !!!!


Redanne said...

I am so sorry Dianne to hear that you have had such bad news, I hope your brother improves soon.

On a happier note, your purse is stunning, I love all the elements you have added, it really is very beautiful. Big hugs, Anne xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hi Dianne. I am thinking of you and sending lots of love. The purse is gorgeous - I love the birds, the lace, the flower - everything about it! I love how you put such thought into everything you do and that it is created from what you make yourself rather than manufactured elements. Your work always has your style to it, Magpie Cousin. Martha will love it, I'm sure. I do hope that things improve for you and yours soon. Julie Ann xxx

Kate said...

Oooh, such pretty colors. Reminds me of a Monet painting. Lovely idea of making a purse!

Anonymous said...

To take a large envelope and transform it into a purse, I never believed it to be possible but how wrong am I!
The colours with the layers of stamping, Gesso, paint, etc, is positively dreamy.
It is as though I have taken a gentle stroll through a beautiful garden with the birds singing and the sweet scent of flowers in the air.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to write in a separate comment how sorry I am to read of all this sad news surrounding your life at the moment.
I will keep positive thoughts for your brother and hope that the hospital will give you some positive news on his health.
Take good care.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Honestly, you are a magical little magpie, Dianne, and Martha will treasure this thoughtful and beautiful purse always!!

I'm so sorry to hear about your BF's father and about your brother. I send you a big cyber hug and will keep you in my thoughts. Sending positive thoughts your way!! Hugs, Darnell

iris said...

superb beau
j'aime beaucoup les couleurs
ainsi que les décorations
oiseaux et fleurs
l'ensemble fait penser
à des émaux
edith (iris)

Sue Lelli said...

Absolutely AMAZING detail on your purse! It is just GORGEOUS! But I can't stop thinking about your brother. I will keep him close in thoughts and prayers. You and Sue have safe travels and keep us all posted my friend, when you can. HUGE HUGS of comfort coming your way!

butterfly said...

Oh, Dianne - what a terrible time you are having - I'm thinking of you with so much love and hoping that life will take a turn for the better very soon.

It certainly doesn't show in the card you've created - it's full of love and joy and beauty. The layers of colour and images are amazing, and I love the lace and gesso giving such great texture. Beautiful birds and beautiful words - Martha will treasure this.
Alison xx