“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pearls and Swirls

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #60 - "Pearls and Swirls"

Our challenge this week is to create a card or project filled with pearls and swirls.

SPONSOR: Simon Says Stamp

PRIZE: $25 Gift Certificate plus FREE shipping!

WEBSITE: http://simonsaysstamp.com/

Here is my DT creation for this week......

I actually had this project completed months ago,  but held out on posting it until this week's challenge - I just can't tell you how anxious I was to share this!  I really had fun creating this delightful piece - which is easier to put together than you may think.  I discovered this gorgeous creation on Kirsten's blog. She has a tutorial posted HERE, as well as other beautiful creations. 

Did you know that Prima has clear stamps?!  I didn't - until I found this stunning  flourish stamp "Nouveau" by Prima .  I knew it would be just perfect for the design I had in mind for this week's challenge, and I am so pleased with how lovely this gift purse turned out!

Here's the recipe for this project:
Heart purse tutorial can be found on Kirsten's blog, click HERE  (My sis-in-law cut out the hearts with her Pazzles- Thanks Linda!)
Stamp:  Prima clear stamp "Nouveau"
Ink: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up! Perfect Plum
Embellishments:  Satin ribbon, Ribbed sheer/satin ribbon, Pearl strands (which I bought at Michael's), Basic Grey Magnets, Stickles Star Dust, Prima Rose, the leaves are handmade
Tools: MS Lattice Edge Punch, Stampin' Up! Curly Label Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

I hope this pearly, swirly creation has stirred up some ideas, and inspired you to join us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week.  We look forward to seeing your pearly, swirly masterpieces!

Challenges for this creation:
Our Vintage Affair - "Handbags"
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #84 - "No Patterned Papers"


  1. This is absolutely stunning did you know about the monthly challenge at Our Vintage Affair (link on my blog site) this beautiful piece of work would fit so so so well into that challenge which is Handbags
    Pop over and have a look
    Kate x

  2. Hi Annette, really absolutely stunning creation! Love all of it! Hugs Gemma

  3. Annette you out did yourself with this darling little purse! This challenge really inspired some beautiful creations and yours is right up there with the jaw-dropping designs.

    keep on creating, girlfriend!

  4. Your more than welcome hun, thanks for the lovely comment
    Kate xx

  5. Wow, this is just stunning! I've visited Kirsten's blog she's fab too!

  6. Wow the shape of the bag is amazing and your accuracy is incredible it looks very strong (would it hold all of the contents of my handbag!!lol!)
    I'd take that to the pub on a weekend!!

  7. this is stunning... I would love to have a puse like this to really use... hummmm imagine the shoes that would go nicely with it...

  8. Aww Annette this is truly stunning! love all the detail here. No wonder you were anxious to blog it - am impressed you managed to wait lol.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw. I hope you come back and join us again next week.

    Mel X

  9. Your bag is absolutely devine. Just gorgeous.

  10. Congratulations on your win over at Our Vintage Affair, very well deserved
    Kate xx

  11. I love your gorgeous purse, Annette. The papers and details are beautiful!
    I appreciate that you've linked back to my tutorial! Thank you!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Kirsten


Thanks for your comments, I really appreciate them! Please stop by again, and keep on creating!