March 5, 2011

From Trash to Treasure

One of my favorite things to do is go looking for treasures at the local thrift and junk stores. I came upon this adorable little purse and new it would be perfect for the Artful Bag Challenge, This month the theme is "EMBELLISH". It SCREAMED Steampunk!!!.

I then dug into my wonderful stash of laces and ribbons and searched through my cogs & old watch parts.
I then wanted to add some danglies and charms and realized that would fit right in for :
Gingersnap Creations #90 challenge "CHARMS"
Studio L3 CCC #34 "Dimensional Fragments" on page 63 of "The Book". Such a cool technique, I will definitely use this one again and again.
Bling It On, a brand new challenge blog with this weeks theme, "Anything Goes" (with the added option of a charm) .

The precious little steampunk child on this charm was on a collage sheet that I purchased from Inka @ Altered Artifacts Etsy Store.

I hope you enjoyed :)
xoxo Toni


Linda said...

Oh my goodness....How very creative you are and oh what fun you've had. I love all that you have done. A great work of art.

Jolanda said...

what a fantastic bag! I love all the additions you have made to it. :)

SmilynStef said...

Oh my goodness ... you created a treasure for sure ... thanks for "charm"ing us at Gingersnap Creations.

Julie Forest said...

holy moly! This is stunning!!! What a fabulous bag for the altered bag challenge and you've embellished it beautifully! Love you collaged fragment!! Very, very creative!!! :)

Pellie / Penny said...

Your where so right - the perfect shape for steampunk embellishing. And what a wonderful job you did on it.

Truly a one of a kind work of art.


Martina said...

Oh, Toni what can I say but WOW!!!
Your pieces are sooo beautiful and these are just wonderful eye candy:-) You are sooooo talented!!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

thanks for your sweet comment

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

simplesmente FABULOSA sua criação!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, totally fantastic!!!

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Jeanie Callaghan said...

What a unique and wonderful creation! Well done!

Electra said...

This is really wonderful, I love all the details!

Asas à imaginação said... quite fantastic!!!
Details very interesting!!!

Petunia said...

Love this!!! What a fab little bag. Yes, steampunk is perfect for that bustier. Love the lacings and the charm is brilliant! Thank you. I'm so glad you could play :)


Netty said...

Wonderful, wonderful, loving it all. Annette x

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous concept. A true masterpiece.
I can see I will have to put my thinking cap on straight for this challenge.

Angela said...

How cool! Very steampunk-ish!!

Selma said...

This is really fantastic bag and you have made it much and much fantastic ever.

CuddlyBunny said...

OH! HOLY COW! What an amazing piece of trash-to-treasure goodness!

Your choice of embellishments is just amazing, and the whole thing ... SO cool!

jacirascrap said...

Esse projeto ficou show!!!

Pauline said...

Toni, you rock! I so love this! Not sure I'm bold enough to carry it on my shopping errands, but wow.. what a stunner!
hugs and blessings,
(another Artful Bag)

Wendy said...

Toni. This is such a great transformation. I love it. Love the softness of the roses with the hard of the steampunk items. I love steampunk and I love this creation.
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.