Thursday, August 9, 2012

LESSology Challenge #17 : Fun With Envelope

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Hi there, Happy Thursday. 
I like to share an upcycle project that I made for LESSology Challenge #17: Fun With Envelope. I have earlier playing with a few 'potential' envelope projects but this one has got to be my favorite!. It's trendy enough NOT to be called an organizer. LOL. Well, it is a bit of a sorter, where I could keep receipts, postcards, some loose photos or even business cards in the build-in accordion folders, made out of envelopes.

Front view. Love the 'boho' look of the black-on-black pattern here.


It's a hoot creating this purse. I've got to play with a scallop punch, stamping the foam covers with black gesso, hand-stitched all four corners with black thread, a bit of making beads tassels and using a crochet doily!. Bliss.

Humble materials used in the project. [I changed my mind. Didn't use the evil eye in the end, it's for another project :)]


I created an accordion sorter inside the purse. You could hide the envelopes from showing on the sides with scrap fabrics or strips of pattern paper. I like mine bare, just like so. I scallop-punched pattern papers for easy labeling. You could also use decorative paper clips, wooden pegs or small tags as labels. Love the texture from stamping with black gesso on the foam covers. (Donna Downey said it best, "when in doubt, gesso!". LOL. So cute). I guessed, you could also use Stazon for stamping . And lastly, added beads tassels for additional interest. I used jewelry making tools to assemble the beads & the findings. 

I hope you'll be full to the brim with ideas and ready to play with us @ LESSology!. Have fun upcycling!

Hugs,
Shahrul

18 comments:

  1. Oh wow!! This is neat!! I have lots of used envelopes at home ( Mom's jemputan kahwin and all! ) ...would love to play....hmmm...

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    1. Yes, yes ... pleaseee use them :). Check out LESSology blog for more great ideas! Hugs.

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  2. WOW! You are one talented lady. I just love this. I have to say you rocked this challenge. It really is amazing.

    Hugs~

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    1. Thanks Linda. This is such a fun challenge, is it not?

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  3. Wow! I love your accordian Purse art! Stamping with black gesso, oooh! Have to try this now!

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  4. What a fabulous purse! I love how you've used simple punches as tabs.... they look so elegant!

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    1. Thanks Marjie!. I haven't use my punches for ages! LOL.

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  5. very beautiful, your very talented

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    1. Thanks Dortesjs!. I find that you have many creative & clever ideas on your blog too! So inspiring.

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  6. This is GORGEOUS!! Love the color and texture to this and the beading is perfect. What a fun idea for our scraps, these look great together. You always make fun, creative projects, LOVE IT!!

    Thanks for the comments on my blog, gald you love the fabric art, some of it was inspired by you and how freely you play. There will be more to come!! I just posted my Project Life update, hooray for still being caught up.
    Enjoy the weekend and hope it's filled with creative fun! HUGS!

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    1. I had a great weekend crafting. My laptop acting up so I wasn't able to blog at all, but will certainly keep you update on my latest journal pages soon. Hugs.

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  7. That is foam!!! I thought it was leather! BEAUTIFUL project!!!

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    1. You are right, just a humble foam. Thanks!

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  8. OMG...Incredibly cool! LOVE LOVE LOVE this :) Those measuring tape earings below are so creative too!

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