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Altered Pencil Lines: Challenge #1

The first group of projects for the Altered Pencil Lines challenge is up! Here is an image of my sketchbook where I figured out what I was going to do:


You can see the inspiration sketch on the left and my designs (and sewing math) on the right. Here's a bigger image of the final product:



The purse is all cotton, with a cotton lining (I even put in two pockets -- one for a cell phone and one for whatever else). It closes by tying a beautiful silk ribbon. The large placard, which says "If at first you don't succeed," is made from polymer clay and mica powder. The little white beads holding it on are actually tiny freshwater pearls.

Does the sketch I used inspire you? How about any of the others from Pencil Lines? Make something fun and leave me a link! Or visit Altered Pencil Lines and see what the other fabulous members of the design team did and add your own to the user gallery!