Wednesday, November 14, 2012

3 D Princess Purse

     Hello new followers. I am so happy you have decided to join me on my crafting vision! Today I am posting  as a member of Erica's Design Team @ My Cricut Craft Room. Today is Theme Day and Erica asked us to do a 3D Princess Purse. Piece of cake ( at least I thought so when I signed up, lol). Anyways, I love silhouettes and thought the  image on Forever Young on page 43 would be perfect. Not!!!!!! Let me show you how it started, lay idle for a while, and then wound up with a project I am now so proud of.

I used the purse feature and also the shift for the insert piece. I had cut this at fit to length and ended up with a 4" purse. Hmmm, not too crazy about this. With the pattern background it seemed to take away from the silhouette. It also was small. Now what to do? Well, I am making clothing for my GD's American Girl dolls for Christmas and found this was a perfect size. Then I hit a road block. Mo-Jo gone..... what to do? I walked away for days and then decided to pick it up and really look at it.
     I decided to add a closed eye and some hair. I used Memento Rich Cocoa marker with Potters Clay for some highlights for the hair. I didn't color all the hair because I had other plans for that area. I wanted to define the face a little more so, of course, I added some blush to the cheeks. It's getting there but I still was not happy. She needed some definition to the neck line. Now the wheels started turning and this is what I came up with:

Of course every Princess needs pearls! Remember, the theme today is a Princess Purse. Now I am really starting to like this project a little more, lol.

 No Princess would be complete without a crown. This is why I didn't color all the hair in! I used Slumber party to cut the crown @ 1 1/4" out of some scrap card stock. I also added a pearl to the purse closure. Speaking of the closure, I was not happy with how the tab slid into a slot. The slot was on the main piece but not the insert piece.

I cut off this little tab circle and decide to add a small piece of velcro for easy opening and closing.  The velcro is on the inside lid as well as the outside of the purse. Notice the pink insert piece. It is the same on the front side and there is no slit for the tab. 

This is the view from the side. It would make a great favor for a Princess Tea Party but remember, I had plans to use this as an accessory for American Girl outfits. Want to see it all together? 

Voila. I will do this again using fabric with a chipboard base to make it more sturdy but, in the meantime, I have the basic idea and the perfect size.

     Well I hope I gave you some inspiration as well as encouragement to never give up. You never know, you just might be pleased with the outcome!! Now be sure to head back over to My Cricut Craft Room and see what inspiration my DT Sisters have to share with you now.


ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Mary this is too cute. I love the face with crown and the choice of paper!

Unknown said...

very cute Mary!!! I think it would make a very cute Christmas gift with little pretties in it for the princesses.

Kathy Salido said...

This is so cute!! Love how you drew in the princess, it looks fabulous!!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love how you walked away and came back to your project. I find that when I'm stuck it's best to walk away and come back at it with fresh eyes. Love how your purse turned out! Awesome job. :)

Desi Lee Designing Divas said...

Oh My Mary what a great purse. I just love it very CUTE!!!! TFS

Anonymous said...

I love your purse! I like the inlay of the face and that you colored all the details. It gives your purse the extra touch fit for a princess! Well done Mary!


Suzys Crafts said...

I love how you did this. Super cute.