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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Makin' Magic!

Hi Everyone!


I have been busy creating a purse for the amazing Anna’s Artful Bag Challenge.


It is called "The Domino Effect of Love."


This is how it started--from a simple match box. But, before long, a "metamorphosis" took place...


I embellished it with images from Shabby Cottage Studio. 10 hours later, this is what it looked like! (Notice the shades of blue for Blue Monday and red accents for Rednesday.)




Here is the inside of the purse with an image from the Graphics Fairy!


Linking this to:


Blue Monday


The Graphics Fairy


The Artful Bag Challenge


Metamorphosis Monday


Bloggers Bodega


Rednesday


Time Travel Thursday



54 comments:

Barbara said...

Cindy, do you ever make something ugly? Or really screw up a piece?lol That little purse is just gorgeous!

Hugs XX
Barbara

Terri said...

Oh that is just precious! I love every bit of it.
Hugs,
Terri

StamperBee said...

Very Pretty!!! Hugs, Kim

Suz said...

I think that is just amazing, Cindy! The concept is incredible and the colors are smashing!

Suz

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Cindy,
You've done an awesome job! I can't believe your "bag" started out as a little matchbook! Wow!
Angela

Gail said...

Oh Cindy what beautiful magic you made! This is just precious.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

Donnie said...

That is so cute. I would have trouble working on something so small. Some days my paws are huge...lol...

Donna said...

Oooh, la, la, Cindy! Your purse is gorgeous! I would never guess that it all started with a matchbox! And I can tell that you spent alot of time on it. Just stunning:)!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Cindy-that's just incredible! What a beautiful creation!

Frosted Petunias said...

Oh my gosh Cindy it's beyond adorable!! The theme is perfect and I LOVE the colors. Oh and the matchbox is brilliant! I also love how you filled it up with layers and layers of images, plus the rose and sweet butterfly. Truly eye candy. Love love it!! So glad you played along and thank you for sharing:)

Anna♥

Terry said...

Hi Cindy! What an amazing before and after! Absolutely beautiful! Have a great evening!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow Cindy! No one would ever guess this started out as a matchbox. Absolutely fantastic! Best wishes and hugs to you, Tammy

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Cindy, that's one amazing transformation, just sooo beautiful and vintage and I love it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

SmilingSally said...

How talented you are, Cindy!

Thanks again for your sweet gift, and thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Linda M. said...

Cindy, Your purse is awesome. How on earth do you keep all those challenges. I'll have to make a list. I love all the little items inside the purse too. Hugs. Linda

One Heart said...

Wow. Your creativity just keeps getting better and better. I love it!

BLISS angels said...

Love it Cindy ... it is HOT! HA HA sorry I couldn't stop myself... I have mine posted today too hugs Wendy

Boo-Bah said...

How beautiful! I love the way creative minds work. I woould have never thought that a match box could turn into such a pretty little purse.

Kim said...

Hey Cindy, Love your little purse box, so pretty!! there is nothing you can't make beautiful! I showed some of my friends the Pocket Watch and tags you made for me and they loved it!!! Have a great week!! :) xo

Dezinaworld said...

Gosh you are amazing, this is a fabulous project. love how your mind works Cindy
hugs June x

Diann said...

That is just adorable! I would never had thought it started out as a match box!

peggy gatto said...

Wish I had thought of that!!!!
I love it!!!
fun!!

Ira said...

That is one precious gift box, love every single detail of it, and the colours! They're so bright, very pretty box!!

Sweetened by Kagi said...

Wow this is beautiful! You are so creative:) What an inspiration! I am your new follower- I hope you will follow my blog too: http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com/

Jensters said...

Just popped over from someones blog and im just loving your purse....hope you do well in you challenge....you have a new follower.

PetraB said...

This is awesome, I love your recycling! The bag is so sweet.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauu lindo lindo

Sandy Ang said...

I still can't believe it - from a humble matchbox ! And you've managed to embellish it with such wonderful images. Altered art indeed

Honey at 2805 said...

Magic from a matchbox means more than just a little flame. Very pretty. Hope you will stop by aat your convenience.

Hope Filled Living said...

Cindy, this is so pretty. As usual...lol.
Love to you,
Mary

chubskulit said...

That's lovely!

My Blue Monday Post, please come by anytime.

Frenchy said...

Oh Gorgeous ! Cindy !!
You are so creative and i love small art !
Hope you are doing good !
Love ya !
XOXO

Cameron said...

You always go all out....this is soooo pretty!

Susan Allan said...

Who'd beieve it, from a match box!! Incredible!!Sue x

Faye said...

Not only is the purse amazing, you also are amazing for creating it! This is beautiful. What a transformation!

The Altered Paper said...

Wow! I can't believe your pretty purse is a matchbox Cindy! Fantastically Creative! Beautiful Work! Hugs, Tee

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is just beautiful, Cindy! You had me at the harlequin pattern!

Linda said...

This bag is so lovely. I can imagine carring it myself to a masquerade ball. So fun and whimsical...Oh I could go on forever....You did an amazing job. Thank you for sharing.

Love of the Sea said...

You make the best tags. So beautiful and creative. I love my Valentines Day tag. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

LV said...

You are very talented and creative. Taking almost nothing and designing such lovely things.

~~Carol~~ said...

Who could have known how much beauty could come from a lowly old match box?! Your little purse is so pretty, and I love the way your creative mind works!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Very creative handbag.

Devonay said...

Beautiful! I love the colors!

Dandelion Dreams said...

Cindy,

What a beautiful tribute to love! I can see why you started with a matchbox, because this is Hot!Hot!Hot! You really make the digital designs look good. I especially love that ticket. One of my favorite color combinations. This is really a work of fancy. :)

Faith, trust, and faerie dust!

Heartinmyhand said...

Cindy, This is fantastic. Love the colors. Clever that you used a match box

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Cindy! WOW! What a fantastic metamorphosis!! This is absolutely stunning! Love all the details - simply gorgeous!! :)

Selma said...

Fantastic! I love it, so special work.

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

Too adorable! LOVE IT! Great use of layers.

Antonella said...

Cindy - what a beautiful tribute to love. This is such a fantastic transformation.

I am out visiting all the wonderful purses since I decided to take the plunge and join in the fun and having a wonderful time!

Hugs, antonella :-)

Wendy said...

Such a most charming and enchanting bag. I love it.
wishes and whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Absolutely adorable, Cindy. What a fun piece of art. And I love the name you gave it, "The Domino Effect of Love." What an appropriate title...and description. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party. Be sure to enter the giveaway, if you haven't done so yet.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Toni said...

What a great idea using the match box.... love all the special little details.... beautiful job !!!

Sandy Ang said...

It's amazing how much you managed to fit onto a matchbox ! A wonderful 10 hour labour of love.

sonya said...

Hi Cindy!
It's so hard to believe that it's a matchbox! It's beautiful!
I hope all is well with you, my friend!
Hugs and love,
Sonya