Friday, 11 April 2014

Spring makeover!

Hello Crafters...
My studio is getting a new door and am soooo excited about it! The old glass door has a gap underneath and since my studio overlooks the garden, I have been having a lots of creepy, crawly visitors and rats too who have had a taste of my work..literally! Yes! my flowers have been eaten up from many projects....

Since the new door is arriving soon, I decided to make a "Welcome" hanging sign inspired by spring and so the lovely colors, birds, eggs, nest, butterflies and more!
Have a look....

The recycled item here is an old serving tray!
I was fortunate that this was a circle and decided to have the focal point as an egg cracking up and the welcome sign popping out, surrounded by a lovely spring garden! Do you see that here????

Firstly, I adhered CC to the entire tray and gessoed it up..

.then added some PP on the top and bottom half with a torn center to the give the cracking up effect. From the torn center I had the lovely pink net cloth that comes out and I stuck the foam "welcome" die cut in bright yellow(the yolk) !


Frankly, after this I had a creative block and dint know how to go about for at least 2 days...then the idea of a spring garden with loots of creepers is what came to my mind. I have drilled holes on the top and bottom and to right side I have a threaded a jute rope I which the creeper is entwined and some lovely little orange flowers peeking out. I was half there as I was so happy with greenery on one side and decided the other half of of the tray would be bare with some random mini bricks stamped and some CC torn and distresses which were also randomly stuck.

The birds nest is made from coconut coir and have also used some coconut shell chips in a few places...the eggs inside the basket and the bird perched on the nest gives the much needed garden look. I have used bright colored handmade blooms in purple, yellow ,orange and white here and also the cicus plant here made from CLD quills die...dosent it look beautiful??? I have planted it on top of a coconut shell chip!

A few stamped, colored and hand cut butterflies hover around in my spring garden too.

 I added a sentiment as an interest factor for people visiting my studio who would take that second glance to see it and get inspired! Well this wont make you laugh, but if it brings a smile, my job is done. here too I have used a coconut shell chip on which a little butterfly is sitting!


I managed to find some cow bells in my stash and you can see it handing in my garden here...every time the door is opened I am sure to hear it ringing...Oh! I love it.
 I cant wait to hang this on the door...but need to wait for sometime!

Thank you so much for visiting my garden and do let me know what your experience was....
Am linking this to...
Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.


  1. Great transformation dear.Great compilation! Absolutely love this!!!!

  2. I loved this mini garden in a tray Rupa :D !! Wonderful idea of craking egg to show welcome ,the foliage looks lovely and handmade blooms are very pretty !

  3. I't's amazing transformation! You have a whole garden there.
    Love colours!
    Thank you for joining us on the BGC#49 challenge!

  4. your projects are always so lovely and fresh. nice to see everytime.

  5. Very creative Rupa.Looks cool and cute

  6. wow!! It has lot of elements Rupa..loved your altered hanging for your new door :)

  7. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! I just love everything about it! What a perfect way to display it on a door! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "You're Egg-stra Special"! :)

  8. Gorgeous 'Garden themed' project!!! Love all the details and the sentiment :)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

  9. What a makeover Rupa! So much here to remind me of Springl Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x

  10. This is just awesome ,Rupa!! Such lovely ideas you get!!! Love all the details of the creation but the bird with the nest and eggs just stole my heart :)

  11. This is absolutely brilliant!! Well done!
    Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT!
    Riette (Red) DT

  12. I just love the sweet little bird and nest, so springtime fresh! Upcyclying the serving tray is absolutely inspired! Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

  13. Thats just amazing !!!!
    Love the little garden you created in that serving trey !
    Its fantastic !
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC Grown with love challenge !

  14. Such a beautiful and smart take on the challenge ...Love all the details :)
    Thank you so much for playing along with us @ BGC#49

  15. Lovely, fabulous altering. Great embellishments.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Moira DT xx

  16. A fabulous alteration of your tray and a beautiful hanging for your new door.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit x