Tropical Explosion- Is it a Hit or Miss?

Hello everyone, my favorite time of the week is here… It’s Hit or Miss time!

I’m inspired by all of my mixed media artist friends, and with a little coaxing from a friend I created this “Tropical Explosion” cross body purse! My first mixed textile purse. (10″ width x 8″ length)

What do you think? Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?

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I mixed leather, canvas, and vinyl into this design.  The leather handle and bottom trim piece really give it an edge. The cross body straps are removable for versatility.

2014-03-01 17.38.22I added the clear plastic vinyl as a side panel and pocket.

2014-03-01 17.40.44I included two pockets inside not shown here….


What do you think?  is it a Hit or Miss?  Fab or Drab?

Stay tuned there’s more to come from La Cartera!


15 Comments Add yours

  1. kanzensakura says:

    I like it! Is it big enough for tablet as well as long billfold? Would the side pockets accommodate a cell phone?

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! Yes to all! A kindle fits with room to spare, a long billfold and more. The side pockets will accommodate a Samsung Galaxy cell phone too.

      1. kanzensakura says:

        Now that is excellent purse engineering and what I always look for on the few occasions I buy a purse – and always a crossbody.

      2. lacartera says:

        Awesome! I guess I’m on track with this design I will definitely move forward on this one!

  2. A definite hit! 🙂 Very pretty! 🙂

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! I’m definitely in love with this one. I plan to make more colors too.

    1. lacartera says:

      🙂 I appreciate the Hit!!! I really like it too! 🙂

  3. Hit! I love the vinyl detail. Very unique!

    1. lacartera says:

      Thank you! The vinyl is one of my favorite details too! I’m planning to incorporate more vinyl in future designs this spring and summer.

      1. Excellent! I look forward to your designs!

  4. Ali says:

    BIG Hit!
    This is my favourite from all your bags so far. I just love the fabric, when I was scrolling through reader catching up on my blogging news the photo jumped out at me! 😀

    1. lacartera says:

      YAY! Thank you! I love creating new designs….Stay tuned there’s more to come! 🙂

  5. Love the clear side pockets!! congrats on the posting, proud of La Catera! #moretocome Tiffany Swirl and Sunshine is still the best!

    1. lacartera says:

      Hahaha! Nothing will ever top the Tiffany Swirl….your custom order turned out great! I love that one too! 🙂

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