Sunday, September 01, 2013

Here and there !

Ahoy Sailors ! 
I thought why not share a complete post here. Its just been sneak peeks for a long time and it sucks !
 Lo! I start with the best part of my project, flowers.
I drew them, cut them, coloured and distressed them. So they are handmade in every rustic manner. 

Please ignore the glue peeking out of the petals. 
A few days back I posted on facebook about UHU glue complaining about its not-so-good adhesion. 
Well, it so happens, as revealed by my friend who saw to it that a lesson was taught to me, I tend to pull apart things while checking for the strength of the glue. She said "Well K, why are you posting about it on fb, ask me. If you pull apart your papers or anything in a teeth grinding strength, no glue would withstand that force". 
But ! 
Yes, but...with UHU glue, there is a method. I was not completely wrong in being bewildered about it.
You have to glue both the surfaces you wish to adhere, wait for it to get tacky ( which means it becomes translucent from its previous clear state) and then stick the surfaces together. 

Somehow, the distressing of the flowers I did turned it into this leathery looking wild flower. 

 To make the small flowers, I used a jef punch on a distressed paper and used fevicryl frolika 3D in royal blue to make the centre. 

The fact is, I wanted to match the flowers with the Papermania designer paper I have used to cover the wallet box card. 

Finally! the shimmer shimmers in the sun to prove that I had after all sprayed the flowers with heirloom gold shimmer. 

Turns out, I managed well with a floral spray. 
I have had  wire wrapped in floral tape for a long time, I decided to make tendrils out of it. 

To be truthful, I am not sure I can pull off a good vintage project. However I am ok with this wallet card. 
I like the size and the fact that it allows good enough space adds to its charm. 
The problem is the colour of the designer paper. I am scared of such dark vintage tones. Mustard is certainly not my favourite colour, not even this blue. 

Thats the front that snaps close with a self-adhesive velcro dot I purchased a while back. 

Damp squib ?
I knew it. When I made the wallet I had no clue which designer paper would I be using and it turns out,  they are stark contrasts. I am disappointed although the fact that it won't show when closed, gives me some respite. 
I don't think that the person who gets it will actually see it wide open :P. 

 Anyway I loved making the charms for this key holder. Its essentially made using tim holtz embellishments but this was my first attempt at colouring with alcohol ink and I love it.
This is my DT inspiration for the present BGC challenge # 38 that I am hosting at BGC.
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Trust me I need reassurance from time to time to believe I am creative.

P.S. I have had no time to be a part of ongoing challenges but I guess I would want to be a part of crafters corner's 321 challenge this time :)


  1. Ahh !!Gorgeous ,... Gorgeous work Kalinidi :) ...Your blooms are in a class of their own .and whats more I really do love your choice of PP in this wallet card and also the colors ..For me this one is just perfect !! Ohh and before i forget those charms are really beautiful as well
    So glad you decided to play along Crafter's corner challenge #12 Best of luck with it :)

  2. I loved the colors Kalindi( except for pink )!This wallet looks beautifully vintage n the charm is wonderful !


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