Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Decorative Purse Container - Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi Everyone,  this weeks Cheery Lynn Designs project is a creation I can use on my work desk for all my pens, rulers, and odds and ends.  The purse is a wood kit  made by Kaisercraft, and stands at 6 inches tall.  I adhered gorgeous My Minds Eye papers to the inside and outside.   As this project is going to be used I did not decorate any of the sides or back - just highlighted the front.   

I have many favourite Cheery Lynn Design dies.... but the Lace Rose and Flourish has the most adorable swirls, leaves and curls.  This die can be cut into smaller pieces to decorate, or used in one long flourish.  As you can see with my project I cut my pieces to 'fit' my project.

The flowers were created from tissue paper, and the Scalloped Window Stackers. You can create a variety of flower sizes using the Scalloped Window Stacker dies and various paper mediums.  All I did to create the two on my project was cut multiple layers of tissue paper, from the varying sizes of each die.  Each layer was crunched up in my hands to 'crinkle' and a brad put through the middle to hold each layer together.  I separated some of the layers to give a little more dimension.  On the smaller flower, I wet a few petal edges with water lightly and curled the edges in slightly.

The leaves I used for this project are the Judy's Blooms die set, which comes with the flower and leaves. Also, Pine Branches were added to give a little more character to the flower.  AND, I just had to place a Small Exotic Butterfly onto the project .... I so love them!

To complete the project, a small amount of stickles was applied to highlight the die cuts.

Dies Used:

This weeks challenge at the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog is "Lots of Layers" - call on over to see what Bonnie and Sandy have created as examples for the challenge, they are both cute!  You can find all the challenge information "HERE".

Till next week


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow Sandie, another stunning project! I love it when things are actually useful:0)

You make the most beautiful flowers!!

Adriana B said...

Wow Sandie, this looks delightful, it would lovely on your desk, love the tissue flower,:)
So glad you are on the DT for Meg's garden, so looking forward to working with you and the rest of the team :)

Dawn said...

What a gorgeous way to add storage space to your work area! Your purse is beautifully embellished.

Hugs, Dawn

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Lovely Sandie, thanks for sharing plus all things on FB page you are a blessing, Shaz in Oz.x

Lisa S. said...

Oh My Goodness! So thrilled to find your blog and I adore this project. I keep seeing Cheery Lynn and now I am going to have check out the store because I love these dies.
Your work is stunning Sandie and I am just beginning my journey on your blog but consider me a regular because I will be. You are so talented!!

Anonymous said...

I really love your design
this cut is sublime arabesque with your beautiful flower
I love the glittery butterfly