The winner was Cathy Kizarian with a beautiful Blue & Green purse with Pink and Purple embellishments. You'll have to go to the CQI Blog to see the photos.
I was fourth, but I love my purse and I went Steam punk!
I used a Creamy beige upholstery fabric with a blue diamond design and the used beige, copper and blue satin fabrics in a chevron design. I tatted the Copper Motif on the upper right side of the purse. I also braided the leather strap with 3 different colors of leather strips and then hand beaded the strap as well. The challenge was to be judged on construction, so I went all out. I loved every minute I spent on this project.
Here are some close up pictures. Hope you like.
Back of bag (micro suede) and shoulder strap.
Close up of the Center Front - Notice the CQ outfit of the Lady in the Picture!
I did the photo by combining several portions of character & PNG items to the background.
Lower Center Motif and Silk Ribbon Embroidery
I used an Alligator clasp and satin Rat Tail string for the clasp of the purse
Close up of Right side of front with Metal flower, Silk Ribbon Floral design, Beaded Blue Ric Rac and the Color combination of fabrics.
My hand Tatted Circular Motif with light green beads, a metallic trim of blue & gold, that I beaded, so that it looks like dragonflies. I took a velvet ric rac, and beaded it with copper heart beads.
The final picture is of the Shoulder strap and how I braided it and added the beading.