Today I have the first of several projects I made for Kim, aka CoyoteKim for a "Whats in your vintage purse swap" And the theme for this one was "Paris". I started out with an unfinished wooden purse I purchased at Michael's.....and then I painted it with an antique Gold Acrylic paint, after the gold paint dried I applied a coat of black satin Acrylic......and then I sanded it so the Gold would show through. I had such a hard time finding Paris themed paper and embellishments at my Local Scrapbook stores.......so I ended up using this yummy black paper with the tiny gold fleur de lis from the DCWV Mariposa stack. After I adhered the paper to the purse..........I liked the matte look of the paper with the shiny gold fleur de lis....so I chose to NOT mod podge over the paper on this one. The beautiful background label is also from the same stack......I fussy cut it out and applied it to the front of the purse with Fabri-Tac glue. The flowers are from Recollections and the Eiffel Tower is Jolee's. I made the black butterflies with an EK Success 3D punch. I punched all three layers of the butterfly and then adhered them together in the middle only....and then added antique gold stickles to the body of the butterfly. Then I added a little bling and a butterfly stick pin. (Lots of butterflies on this one.....not sure if butterflies are a "Paris" thing though. LOL but I think they look pretty with the Eiffel tower.)Below I have pics of the top and back of the purse. I will post pics of the inside and the goodies I made to go along with it over the next few days! Thanks for Looking!