Thursday, 24 July 2014

Keep the door Closed !!!

Hello Crafters...
Am sure you are wondering about the title of this post...but, before that I would like to thank you ll for the lovely comments and the appreciation that you gave me for my altered nest shadow box! Looks like you all do like re cycled projects, and hope I will not let you down on that! A big and warm welcome to my new followers too.
Yes, now about this title...I made an altered door knob hanger and I think it is best noticed and appreciated when the door is Shut, right???
Here too I have recycled an empty drinks carton to make the basic door hanger and then went about altering it Julie Nutting style!!! She had done it on a canvas, and I can see a canvas in empty cartons these days!!! LOL...

Am excited about this tag cos it's going to my sweet little niece in Japan. It's het birthday today and she happens to be in India, she is all of 3yrs old and looks just like a Japanese doll! Wondering how...yes, my cousin married this lovely lady from Japan and the kids seems to have inherited a loooot of their genes!!!
Onto the door hanger...yes, I chose this cute prima doll as it best describes little girls of that age and stamped her using Momento brown onto a sheet from Prima, Sunrise sunset paper line.
I then stamped using the script stamp from Bo Bunny on her. To color her, I chose my much forgotten Dervent, pastel pencils!!! Oh was just so smooth and fuss coloring and shading with it! I loved it.

 I paper pieced her frock and heat embossed little flowers in white on her and then colored the frock on darker shades of orange and green. there is a green crochet lace on her hemline and have colored her hair bang and shoes with white liquid pearls. A cute felt flower in orange and green decorates the hair band!

Using a metal charm and some coordinated beads, I made a sling bag for the little girl and hung it around her shoulder! Isn't she looking cute with that???

For the BG of the hanger, I paper pieced all the scraps that I had with matte medium and then stamped some stitches on it and gave light water wash of gesso. later stamped some doilies and with home made texture, used dots stencil from TCW.
For the base I made a frill using green checkered polyester cloth and then on top a white lace and then sealed with some flat back green pearls.

The flowers are using scrap Georgette cloth and TH tattered florals die with a button in the center.
The sentiment is from Prima, Leeza Gibbons(Wishes and Dreams).
That's pretty much the front!

The back is very simple, with a paper embossed back ground using the cup cake embossing folder from Itsy Bitsy.

I then made a paper quilted pocket to hold 3 colorful tags wishing the little girl for her Birthday!

Yet another satisfying project of trash to treasure...hope my niece is able to treasure this!
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving those lovely comments. I love it!

 Am linking this to...
Artistic Inspirations
Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Crafty sentiments Designs
Top Tip Tuesday
Moving Along with Times
Until then,
Happy Crafting and re cycling.


  1. Love it Rupa.. love the prima doll coloring and fabric flowers.. :) your niece will love it :)

  2. This is so cute Rupa, I love these doll stamps and have a few myself. Her little handbag is a gorgeous added accessory and the tags on the back a nice surprise. Julie x

  3. This is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. Little girl is so cute with coloring Rupa....

  5. so cute Rupa, loved all the lovely accessories you created for the doll !!

  6. Its so Beautiful Rupa ! loved the sling bag n cute charms .

  7. fab door hanger
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  8. So cute, love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. Wonderful! I love the idea of the door hanging. It's absolutely adorable! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and hope to see more of your art work. Hugs, Gail

  10. Hi Rupa! This door hanger looks amazing! So much beautiful work went into... I'm sure the little one will love it :)
    Thank you for your sweet comment and for joining my blog too! Much appreciated! It's great to have you on board. I have joined yours and look forward to some more crafty goodness from you ;)
    Take care! Ingrid xx

  11. Lovely door hanger what a fab idea ,thanks for joining us Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  12. Wow, love this right on down to the cute little beaded clutch strap! So glad you joined us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. ~Diane GDT

  13. as much as i loved the front view.... u hav gone ahead and done a great job on the other side too.... soo in love wid dos georgette flowers

  14. this is awesome!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders!!

  15. Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at Artistic inspiration with our Button/anything goes challenge!! Hope to see you again for next time Hugs Tania (DT)xx

  16. I love ALL of the material elements on your fabulous project. So happy you joined our Material Girl challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

  17. Oh this is just wonderful! Very well done! Love the colors, the beading and the sweet tags! How fun. . .what a great gift! So glad you joined us for our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  18. This is so cute! I love the idea of using the Julie doll. A number of years ago I made door hangers for all three of my kids for Christmas. I used the wood ones you get at Michael's. I really should do them again and give them to my great nieces and nephews! You inspired me! Thanks for playing along with us a Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  19. This is stunning! I love the way you hung the beads around the doll! So clever! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  20. So pretty, love it.
    Beautiful colour choice, and a gorgeous card.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Crafty Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas,
    As You Like It and
    The Stamp Basket.

  21. Wow!! This is sooo the prima doll. Your niece will love this unique pretty gift !!