Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mind Wide Open Challenge for April



Gail has given us a lovely image for the April challenge. It just spoke to me, so I made this little purse using silk dupioni, some wonderful lace and trims, silk ribbons and lots of beading. I made some silk yo yo's with pearl centers and added a 3 inch swinging trim. Ah yes and a little jeweled bee. Lined it with silk and added a silk like cording. I love the faded look of this image. It is ready for a tea party don't you think. Drop on over to Mind Wide Open and see all the creative entries. I would sure love your vote.

18 comments:

Kims Art said...

I love this piece and I also love the faded look of the image. Just beautiful!

The Whispering Poppies said...

That is just BEAUTIFUL, Sharon! I love the colors and textures!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Sorry prejudice here...be voting for yours...as always...awesome!
Andrea.

Snap said...

Sharon,

This is just gorgeous! Wow!

wendy said...

Just beautiful! It makes me want to learn to crazy quilt.My sister taught me how but I really need more practice.

Merry said...

Beautiful combinations..the fringe really finishes the purse.

Janet said...

Oh....that is so beautiful! My mouth dropped open when I saw it! The colors are so soft....almost like a watercolor.

Lilla said...

Hello Sharon, I never got to a project this time. Thanks for coming by my place.
your purse is very pretty and I hope you win.
aloha Lilla

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous work Sharon, I love all the detail, it is so soft and romantic :)

Shellmo said...

The detail on this purse is so beautiful! I love it!! I will be voting for you of course!! :-)

studiorose said...

This is so delicate and pretty! LOVE the fringe. Nice work!

Laurie said...

Sharon this is gorgeous! What a beautiful imagination, I never would have thought of that! Wow! And of course you have my vote!

Joy said...

Sharon, your purse reminds me of something that Jane Seymour would've carried in the movie Somewhere In Time. :o)

Sharon said...

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on my purse. It makes me smile inside. Warmly, Sharon

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Gorgeous purse, Sharon! You are so gifted!!! (I voted for you at "Mind Wide Open"! Good luck!

Elizabeth said...

This is stunning!! I love the silk YoYo's!! I have just been gifted with a bunch of wonderful hand dyed silk ribbons and now all that I have to do is start!! Never done silk ribbon work before- I just need to start and find the time!! LOL!!
You really inspire me! Off to mind wide open!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness...this is stunning!! I'll get over there and vote!! Laurie
PS>>I'm heeling.lol

Barb said...

Sharon,
I absolutely love this one!!
The soft colors are beautiful.

Blessings, and admiration,
Barbara Jean