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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Recycling

Hey peeps,
Yesterday was our rakhi.. Don't ask me why we celebrate it later than the rest of the people for I have no clue but it was a good haul this year.. More cash for craft shopping.. LOL..

Anyways This is my first project as a GD for any blog and it feels good.. ALTHOUGH.. it gave me jitters and goosebumps and worse was.. I could ask NO ONE for help as to how it looked.. I think I realized that being a DT member is not easy and deadlines mess up your mind for when you really need a Eureka moment, it sadly never happens.... It definitely was a good experience...

Now going onto the challenge, this time around at CraftyJC, we are doing our bit in saving Mother Earth so we'd like to see recycling in your projects.. it could be ANYTHING and not necessarily restricted to paper.. so get cracking and open your minds... Please make sure you leave a before and after picture so that everyone can know what it is that you have exactly recycled...

Here is my project, I made a bag out of old newspapers and embellished it with quilled flowers.. one made from recycled reader's digest cover and some flowers made of quilling strips...

The BEFORE PICTURE

 Well as you can see, I've used old newspapers and my readers digest magazine covers ONLY.. I could never cut up my reader's digest....

And THE AFTER PIC



Voila.. Here it is.. I coloured the bag with red acrylic colours.. Those black die cuts are done out of old perfume box gift set whose scraps I threw away.. Did some faux stitching.. The digital sentiment is from some place I picked up on the internet ( blast my horrible memory, I need to organize my digital folders better)...The center quilled cornflowers are the ones I made from the reader's Digest cover, the side flowers are made of white quilling strips.. the cornflowers have a bee-hive shaped quilled piece for center.. I have blinged it up using Pie Lane glitter balls and butterflies..

The BACK...



The TOP VIEW






The bag is made out of sticking 5 sheets of newspaper together to give it some sturdiness.. I also added pieces of packing cardboard to give the base and top lapels some sturdiness...

You wanna see a side view.. Oh well if YOU INSIST..*wink*



Well I loved this challenge.. It made me try something which I had never done before and it was VERY challenging for me.. It took me ages to work out what I really wanted to make and kept trying and trying until all the elements fell in place... Recycling is a good way of using a lot of scraps to give a unique dimension to your project..

Hoping to see y'all at CraftyJC with recycling..

I am entering this project for the following challenges:
Wags 'n' Whiskers=> anything but a card
Totally paper crafts=> not a card
MAWTT=> Handmade flowers
paper play=> make your own flowers
Bearly Mine=> flowers flowers flowers
Die cut dreams=> make a gift box or bag



I also wanted to thank Dr.Sonia.. She gave me an award which makes me feel super.. She gave me the appreciated follower award... Well Doc.. It's a pleasure to be your follower for I get to learn so much from you.. Thank you for inspiring me always with your work...

Gosh it is difficult for me to give it to any one person.. So this is for all the people who drop by my blog regularly and comment.. you know who you are so right ahead and pick this award.. This is me saying thank you for always always being there and encouraging me to work harder...

That's all for now folks... Am off to plan my niece's birthday party which is tomo...Your comments are highly appreciated...Till the next time.. Happy crafting...

Hugs,
Khush

P.S: I've gotten a lot of requests for the corn flower.. I will DEFINITELY try to put up the tutorial next week.. Life is very hectic at the moment to say the least...






36 comments:

snehal watwe welde said...

wow ...you transformed the whole thing beautifully and frugally ....well done

Hussena said...

well like i said in the jc blog i really liked your idea and the bag looks fab,and u have decorated it so well love the flowers.. so so pretty....do a tutorial soon:):)

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! this is a wonderful project! absolutely adore those flowers!
thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends in the die cuts/punches challenge. :)

Priya said...

Absolutely creative idea khushboo... Congrats on your 1st DT post... gr8 color combo red and black... wht will be its dimensions?

Indira Tanwar said...

It's like turning a pupa into a butterfly!! I am a BIG fan of recycling and great to see this challenge. Good work Khush!!

Tejal said...

Beautiful..love the red and black combo..I could not cut up my mags either..I just hoard them for the pretty pictures!!!
Fantastic job of recycling!!
Kal se raddi tumhari ghar bhejungi!! :D

Nannieflash said...

Wow gorgeous card love the colour choice and design. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

angelin said...

This is absolutely fantastic and stunning .congrats .

chillin with Quillin said...

that reall is awsome!!!!

Monica said...

I love, love, love it, Khush! It is so vibrant. How did you do the red painting? I mean it is so shiny - acrylics, right? The flowers are so pretty as well. The faux stitching looks awesome. GREAT PROJECT!

xxx Monica

Dr Sonia S V said...

Khush when you are t making tutorials do make one for this recycled bag-- I cant figure out how to make a good one-- Fab job as DT-- and yes I could never cut up readers digest either!

Gaurav said...

the bag is awesome i liked the colour..... good job and now girls can go on shopping and the boys who are carrying their bags will not get bored they can atleast read newspapers :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation, love the colour!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow its pretty. I luv it.

Esther said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Very clever, super creative and darling!!!!!!

E.T. said...

wow wow wow wow! BRILLIANT Khush! LOVE that red, looks like fancy leather girl! Beautiful creation! We all should try and recycle things! Look at you creating a beauty out of recycled stuff!

Victoria said...

this is such beautiful work - thank you for joining us on totally papercrafts this week

Neelam said...

wow..this is awesome...post a tutorial soon..want to give it a try

Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy & Helene x

Shubhra said...

Yaar mind blowing hai !! AWESOME....unbelievable but true.. ! Pls share a tutorial ! Congrats for CraftyJC :)

Debs said...

Fabulous creation - great idea!
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mandy said...

Wow stunning gift bag...
Mandy x

yyam said...

Whoa! What an awesome project! Love how you upcycled and that brilliant red...so eye-catching! :)

Karuna said...

This is brilliant!!! i hope am able to come up with something n soon!!

Priyadarshini Deshpande said...

Super Awesome!!

SUGANTHI said...

WOW very creative Khush.

Priyanka Datta said...

awesome job khush...red looks beautiful...

Crafting Misfit said...

Great project! Very unique. You linked up to my Show and Tell... do you mind just posting a link back to Show and Tell on your blog post? thanks :)

Thanks for linking up on Show and Tell this week!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Stop by my blog anytime!

Tracey Manderson said...

great idea, and very eye catching :D Good Luck with the challenge, and thanks for joining us at BearlyMine.
Hugs
Tracey

Deirdre said...

Oh wow, amazing project - love your creation.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay Challenges this week.

nicoleqmullen said...

Fantastic idea to use magazines up, its just superb!! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Benzi said...

Oh my, talk about recycling and coming up with something really cool...you did it, Khush. Great job!!!! I really like the shine on your bag..looks like patent leather.

Ulysses' mama said...

Very nice! I'm a new follower!

Smita said...

Love the bag!!!
As for Rakhi, he he he... that is what being a Maheshwari/ Bikaneri is all about :-p

4polinka said...

Great bag. I might have to try one day making it for myself. Thank you for sharing.