Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Saving Grace .... from a garden chill maybe

Sorry I am so late this week, my mom fell again and it kinda distracted me : / anyway... the theme this week at Mixed Media Monday is "Cool it down" . I am not much on blue so this teal is about as cool blue as I get... I do think this is really kewl though :)) and in real life the teal looks much lighter.



I am also entering this int Alter It Monthly for the September "Rust" theme.

I thought that I could use in in my bathroom. I have an old smashed shaving case that I am working on for in there too. The chain on the purse hangs from the back side of the purse so I intend to hang it on the wall open. Then I can use it to hold things I use everyday like my brush, comb and hair clips.

I rusted the frame and chain then used an image from my new "nicely nudes" collage sheet and printed it on fabric. She is nude in a garden so she must be cool :)) I covered it with cracked mica and used an old belt buckle for the frame. Then some antique lace and vintage brass and rusted metal findings finished it off.

Photo Update 9-25:
I have said this before... I just kept looking at it and feeling it was not quite done. I am honorable at taking things apart and redoing them.

18 comments:

Terry said...

Such a lovely little purse! Love the way you altered this! It is kewl! Hope your Mom is doing ok! That has to be scary for you!!

Carolyn said...

Fantastic project, as usual, Inka. Can't wait to view it in person because your art projects are so inticate and one misses the details via a photo.

Good luck with your mom.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I am so enthralled by this beautiful purse...it will look awesome hanging anywhere in your home. Love you have the idea about the brush and comb...you will have to scour your antique shops as you love to do to see if you can come up with a vintage set...Love it, Inka. You are so talented. Hugs, Gayle

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful purse, it looks really wonderful.

Lynn Stevens said...

Darling altered purse Inka,
I do hope your mom is o.k?

Yvonne said...

stunning, Inka! Such eye candy to see your creations :)

Netty said...

Its so gorgeous, you have terrific taste. Hope your mother is OK. Annette x

johanna said...

so beautiful!! awesome purse!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Oh goodness ... I should have said that my mom is ok this time. She is bruised but nothing a couple of weeks will not fix :) Thanks for your concern!
Artful hugs!
Inka

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

glad your mum is ok...poor thinbg.
Your purse is absolutely gorgeous :)

Zuzu's Blog said...

thanks you for linking up with us again this month :)

this is LOVELY...(with capitals no less) and a proper altered item too. well done..

Lorraine said...

really like this Inka and hope your mum is well soon

Gillian said...

A beautifully altered little purse Inka, this screams vintage which Ilove, thank you for sharing this with us at Alter It Monthly.

Kaelin said...

gorgeous! hope your mom is ok..

Kristin said...

This is so cool - I love how varied your art is - always such an inspiration - and FAB background it is hanging on too - a girl after my own heart, Kristin xo

Diane said...

This is stunning, Inka! I hope your mum is OK!

Gaby Bee said...

This purse is amazing! Your rusty interpretation is wonderful. Fabulous entry for the challenge.

janita mantel said...

You are so talented, your work is very special, everything is beautiful