Too Pretty to Cover Up

Altered Purse by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Celtic Knot
Hi there friends, today I’m showing something that started out as a card and ended up as something else.  Lol, you’ll be interested to know that this was something I put together in way less time than it normally takes me to make an original card.  I’ve been dying to use Spellbinders Celtic Knot with all that luscious texture.  Once I embossed it on gold Art Foil Board and buffed it to the degree I liked, I decided the texture was way too pretty to cover up this time (maybe next time).  So, out with a small wooden purse  purchased at Michaels for a couple of dollars, my favorite gold Krylon Short Cuts Paint and ScorTape Sheet Adhesive.  I spray painted the box and it was dry and ready to use in less than 15 minutes.  I traced the purse on to my embossed panel and ScorTape Sheet Adhesive then cut them out.  I applied the ScorTape to the painted purse then laid the embossing on top of the adhesive and pressed it down good with my fingertips to anchor it.  I finished it off with a fob made using Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Bronze  and Spellbinders Squares One mixed media bezels by Susan Lenart Kazmer.  Both bezels are spray painted with the same paint (takes about 3 minutes before they are ready to handle) and one is filled with a pearl while the other was filled with hot glue before spray painting and then embellished with a pearl.

Edited to add:  Purse stands 6″ tall including handle and is roughly 6-1/2″ wide.


All that, in a little over an hour…

Rubber Stamps: None
Craft Paper: None
Ink: None
Accessories: Spellbinders Celtic Knot, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Bronze, Spellbinders Squares One, Recollection Pearls, ScorTape Sheet Adhesive, Engraving Art Gold Foil Board, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

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Have a great weekend sweet friends!! 


  • CarolQNovember 22, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    Isn’t that just stunning – you’d think it was totally metal work at first glance. fabulous work Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne van de GrijpNovember 22, 2013 - 3:04 pm

    Oh Becca…..this is abs G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!
    Hugs from Holland,

  • JennyNovember 22, 2013 - 3:10 pm

    Wow Becca – you have really excelled yourself this time. Each time your blog arrives I open it with anticipation and am always amazed by what you create, and this is no exception. Congratulate yourself – it is stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)November 22, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    My oh my! Fabulous project, Becca! The effect is stunning.
    No wonder your blog is called ‘Amazing’PaperGrace!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • DianeNovember 22, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    Oh, WOW!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonNovember 22, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    What a stunning result! I just love what you have achieved!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsNovember 22, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    Utterly fantastic! From a card to a purse. The design is just magnificant.

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  • Carol WNovember 22, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Jaw-dropping. I understand how you couldn’t cover it up!

    Can you tell us more about this gold foil art board? It looks as though it has a black patina highlighting all the little indents in the embossing… Just perfect for this folder.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila WeberNovember 22, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. What is the size o the foil art board that you used? And what is the overall size of the purse? This would make an awesome gift for a jewelry making friend of mine. Thank you, SheilaReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 22, 2013 - 4:05 pm

    Amazing!! What a clever way to use the celtic knot!! This is a wonderful project – and a good idea for Christmas gifts! Thanks, Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • gltinnolaNovember 22, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Becca, that is absolutely gorgeous! Can I have it? LOL!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksNovember 22, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    Oh my, you do think of things, don’t you? This is absolutely STUNNING! Can you bear to give it away or do you need to keep it for yourself? :) I don’t think I could bear to part with it myself! That Celtic Knot is a treasure, just like you!ReplyCancel

  • Heather BNovember 22, 2013 - 4:20 pm
  • IreneNovember 22, 2013 - 4:21 pm

    Fabulous!!!!! You inspire me…..and make me spend money….lol
    Could you tell us more about the gold foil art board……I haven’t heard ot it before. Also, what is the size of the purse…..thx,IreneReplyCancel

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  • Judy I, St. Louis MONovember 22, 2013 - 4:43 pm

    What a stunning project! I agree, it’s way too pretty to cover up.ReplyCancel

  • Carol SouthernNovember 22, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    Oh my, Oh my, this is one stunning looking purse. You amaze me daily with your ideas and ability to produce such fabulous things. Thank you Becca for everything you do.ReplyCancel

  • Tosha LeyendekkerNovember 22, 2013 - 4:58 pm

    WOW!! Stunning!! Love the way that creative brain of yours works Becca!! It takes you places I could only dream of going!! This is a work of art!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne ShipmanNovember 22, 2013 - 5:05 pm

    WOW!!!!! Simply beautiful!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 22, 2013 - 5:13 pm

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!!!!! NOW, WHO gets this LOVELY????? ;) WHAT A FABULOUS JOB you’ve done with all this!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 22, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Your purse is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Sorry I have not been around for a while. An eldery relative that we care for has pasted away. We had to talk care of everything, not done yet.

    it made me think of you when you had to care for your husband.ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 22, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    My dear Becca!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful, elegant and a great treasure!! I am in love with it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleNovember 22, 2013 - 5:45 pm

    I sometimes think “she can’t come up with anything more beautiful” and then you do! This purse is just plain fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry KushibabNovember 22, 2013 - 6:01 pm

    Brilliant and beautifulReplyCancel

  • CynthiaNovember 22, 2013 - 6:06 pm

    And, this is gorgeous! Yes, it is!ReplyCancel

  • croppinmamaNovember 22, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    Absolutely stunning….you’ve outdone yourself! I’m enjoying seeing your ‘out-of-the box’ ideas. I would never guess all of the embossing was not metal. Whoever receives this will be thrilled.ReplyCancel

  • LoriNovember 22, 2013 - 6:32 pm

    Amazing! Time to start your clothing line. :)ReplyCancel

  • April S.November 22, 2013 - 6:57 pm

    That is Fabulous!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie WNovember 22, 2013 - 8:34 pm

    Simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • FrancesNovember 22, 2013 - 8:39 pm

    WOW!!!!!! This is amazing. Such creativity Becca. You truly never cease to inspire us.ReplyCancel

  • Diana DNovember 22, 2013 - 9:23 pm

    OMGosh!!! This is simply stunning. I had no reason to own that embossing folder, until now. I too thought this was a metal purse.
    Happy Thanksgiving :)))ReplyCancel

  • Linda ENovember 22, 2013 - 9:26 pm

    That is absolutely fabulous, Becca! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockNovember 22, 2013 - 9:43 pm
  • Linda C.November 22, 2013 - 11:21 pm

    Jaw dropping exquisite! Your talent knows no bounds!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WNovember 23, 2013 - 1:42 am

    How different – love the embossing and the pearl decorations.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 23, 2013 - 1:44 am

    Oh my god Becca, this is sooo gorgeous work from you AGAIN. I absolutely LOVE this little purse, and I can only agree this pattern really is too beautiful to cover up with anything. The endresult of this purse is just overwhelming and soo gorgeous, that it takes my breath away.
    Thanks sooo much for all your awesome inspiration here always, please have a wonderful week-end sweet lady.ReplyCancel

  • RoseNovember 23, 2013 - 2:38 am

    Hi Becca,
    This is so lovely – I’ve got the Celtic Knot as well and have never covered it up, it’s just too beautiful.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • Mrs BNovember 23, 2013 - 2:54 am

    Hi Becca. Wow, I too thought this was a regular purse that you had fixed the embossed card to! My very first thought was how did you do that? Then I read the blog. So clever, and beautiful. The celtic knot is on my wish list already, but has now been moved up! Have a good weekend. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKNovember 23, 2013 - 3:16 am

    Good Morning Becca
    It’s so frosty here this morning it looks snow!
    Cold too!
    I love how you have buffed the details on the folder, really deep now, and so intricate!
    To put it as a handbag cover is genius Becca, you are so clever!
    Take care

  • Rebekka KNovember 23, 2013 - 4:10 am

    This is just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeNovember 23, 2013 - 4:11 am

    Good morning Becca,
    Just the size of handbag i like, big enough for my phone, money, keys and tablets and believe me they would all fit in. When your finished with it, just spend it across the big pond to Scotland and i would be happy to give it a good home for you.
    Beautiful work Becca and i can see why you might want to turn it in to something that the beauty can be seen.
    Love and crafty hugs

  • Jan Moss. U.K.November 23, 2013 - 4:48 am

    Morning Becca. Wow. Stunning. What a talent you have. Have a great day. A glorious sunny morning here in the U.K. Hugs. Jan.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisNovember 23, 2013 - 5:06 am

    This your newest awesome creation, a celtic purse, is stunning to say the least. I don’t know why but everytime I see something spectacular I am filled with joy! This purse is off the charts and the recipient will absolutely love it. Now I just have to dig a little to find out what Art Foil Board is! I just have to try my hand at this great project!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineNovember 23, 2013 - 5:43 am

    WOW,WOW,WOW, Becca

    I have said it before and i hold by it, you certainly lead the way with your craft ideas and talent ,
    Thank you for sharing all your work with us ,it is a joy to be a follower on your blog .
    Have a lovely weekend .

    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellNovember 23, 2013 - 6:56 am

    Very pretty purse, I would not use it because I would not want to ruin it at allReplyCancel

  • Margie vossNovember 23, 2013 - 7:16 am

    OMG I can’t believe it’s just exquisite .Becca I’m 68 years old and you inspire me everyday I wake up.please continue to inspire all of us.Thanks and have a blessed Thanksgiving to you and your Family. Thanks Margie nyReplyCancel

  • Terri WNovember 23, 2013 - 8:16 am

    So very pretty Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MargNovember 23, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    What a wonderful project.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BNovember 23, 2013 - 8:09 pm

    The handbag is absolutely gorgeous! You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MullenixNovember 24, 2013 - 11:50 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Glad you are able to think outside the box.ReplyCancel

  • LageneNovember 24, 2013 - 6:47 pm

    WOWZERS! Beautiful Celtic knot purse!ReplyCancel

  • JOYCE ANDERSopnNovember 25, 2013 - 1:27 am

    Breathtaking!!!! looks sooo real, need to HAVE IT!

    GOD BLESS YOU, I’m too am excited for my favorite day:12-25-13
    “A star was Born”

  • Leslie MillerNovember 25, 2013 - 1:42 am

    Goodness, what beautiful texture and pattern! A darling little purse and you make it sound so easy. A treasure from the treasure that is you!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa GregoryNovember 25, 2013 - 9:22 am

    I still cant get over your gorgeous creation!! I have embossed Black card stock before, and rubbed some Inka Gold Metallic Rub to achieve this effect, but the gold Art Foil Board method sounds delish!! I love it!! What a beautiful little treasure you have created. xoReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterNovember 25, 2013 - 3:25 pm

    Oh wow that is absolutely Stunning, your embellishing of the purse is outstanding, wonderful creation!!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MDecember 8, 2013 - 11:01 pm

    Now girl you’ve gone to making purses? Lord is there nothing you can’t do? I’d love to have this! Have you thought about making a video tutorial on this?ReplyCancel