Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Glowing window..

Hello crafters..
Some wonderful challenges happening this month, which has made me think “out of the box” and I enjoyed every bit of this project. I recently bought my window die (IO dies) and can’t get enough of it! I have wanting to use the die in different ways and please bear with me, cos you are going to be seeing a lot of windows in the days to come!
The challenges that have inspired me…
Frilly and Funkie- To alter an ATB or anything cube shaped.
Wow! This just pushed my creative thinking to come up with the base idea for this project! To make the cube, I just carefully opened up a drinks carton and cut it at 3.5” to make one! It was ready…I just needed to make a lid to size and work on the alteration! Wanted a shabby chic look this time.
Lulupu- To use Background stamps and spray/ misting
I have used the Urban cling rubber stamp and gave a coat of gesso over it and stamped on the PP. Voila, my first gesso stamping and I just loved it. The pink and white combo was just perfect.
 The same bg stamp was used to stamp on the window using Archival inks.
Used mini mister to spray ink on the window and also used the Cracks stencil from Prima and the spray to work on the window wall. Isn’t that cool! Dried it up soon with a heat gun to avoid a lot of running up and other mess!!!
The Shabby Tearoom Challenge- Had this lovely picture inspiration

and my project with the flowers and the window  with soft Led light inside just fitted there!
Sentimental Sunday- wanted Monochromatic colors with a sentiment!
And that’s what it is, all shades of pink and white! The color pink was unanimously agreed upon me  and my 5 yr old daughter!
and not to miss the sentiment too..."Home is where the heart is"...so true!

Crafty Catz- Recycle is the theme.
Do you even need to tell me? All my projects have a re cycled item, and this is no exception! The main structure of this project is using an empty drinks carton and have used pieces of fruit net to form the bed for the mini garden on the lid! The lid itself is made with corrugated cardboard from packaging.
Now, with all this in mind for doing the project, what do you expect will be the outcome??? Have a look…

 
Hope you liked it! Do let me know what you think of this deco piece that glows in the night! 

A closer look at the window, the window pane is an acetate sheet from die packaging and have used the wood texture embossing plate to give some texture!

The walls inside have space to insert tags and there is lots of room for a mini to slip inside the house too! Will be doing that soon. Couldn't help sharing this right away!
I am a hoarder of trash and proud to be so..I have always had friends asking me as to why I fuss over so much on altering a recycled item, so much work, loading it with embellies and so on… to me, it’s simple, when life gives you a second chance, won’t you make the best of it!
Scraps are precious, don’t throw them away..
Until then,
Happy Crafting and re Cycling.
Hugs.

























51 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! Its good to see the pinks after all the vintage projects!

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    1. you bet Tanvi...again out of my comfort Zone but enjoyed it! Thanks.

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  2. Where to start ?? Its out n out Fabulous..

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  3. I got your message...Thanks again Pooja.

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  4. Oh Rupa, this is just stunning! I love the colours and it's such a great take on the photo! Such a creative idea and spectacular follow through!

    Thank you for always leaving such nice comments on my blog. I apologize for taking so long to peek in on you, but I sure am glad I did. Your work is amazing and I think I better hit that follow button so I can be sure to catch all your works!

    See you around the next crafty corner! Hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia, so happy to have you here. Crafty hugs.

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  5. WOW... knew we had a lot in common... I love trash too... and hoard it for a while.. then I give it and share with others... no need to be greedy.. .LOL... love this GREAT ATB... lovely... and into Shabby Tea Room too.. great work of ART Rupa... I love it ...Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thanks Bonnie...it was a task fitting this to the various challenges but loved the entire process. I enjoy making and gifting too!

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  6. Superb piece, love 'the pink'. Great texture with background stamp and gesso!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Lulupu Challenge # 37

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    1. Thanks Shilpa...from the "guru" of textures! Yes "the pink"!!!!!

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  7. Another fab project Rupa, beautifully decorated with great stamping textures. Love the little bird too, so sweet.
    Julie x

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    1. Thanks Julie, how have you been? I just love that bg stamp, its so subtle and sits pretty in many of the projects. The bird is my fav too.

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  8. Rupa! I get so excited when I visit your blog! I always know I'm going to be super impressed by your recycling skills. You have made this project the most beautiful, with a purpose and it has flowers and birds and a light... I LOVE this! Gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

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    1. Thanks Ingrid, there is so much talent out there in blog land and its difficult not to get inspired! So glad to be here and I get super excited when I read such comments. Thanks dear.

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  9. Wow...wonderful creation....loved that gesso stamping pretty much....n admire the way u up cycle any thing into beauty...Grt..:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by here too, Shalu.

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  10. What a really clever idea Rupa! Love the way you've transformed that box into a thing of beauty. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks Jenny..your challenge really made me think! Glad you liked it.

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  11. Rupa the lighted one looks ethereal and so so beautiful !!

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    1. Thanks Sonia...it looks even better in the dark, though I could not get a proper picture of that.

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  12. Rupa, this is a very beautiful project! What a recycling!! With the tea light it looks so beautiful!

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  13. Gorgeous and beautiful Rupa thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne x (DT)

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    1. Thanks Dianne...your blog challenge is so close to my heart!

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  14. Super box creation, looks fabulous, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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  15. Very pretty and I bet it looks beautiful lit up at night, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

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    1. Thanks Jac and rightly said, it looks oh! So romatic and beautiful when lit at night!

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  16. Love this project, loved the stamping with gesso Rupa !!

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  17. Lovely project Rupa, love how you carved a cube out of a cuboid :)

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    1. Thank you so much Suman..trying some techniques with re cycling in mind!

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  18. I love it! Love the pink shade, the super rich lid and the window opening! AND that you upcycled something, of course!:-)

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    1. Gio, you just brought a smile to my face! Thanks.

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  19. this is just lovely. I too love the pink and the way you have recycled. Jackie

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    1. Looks like pink is liked by many! Glad I gave in to my daughter's choice! Thanks Jackie.

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  20. This is absolutely fabulous and a great transformation of recycled items. I love the colour scheme and all the pretty details on the top. It is such a pretty luminary. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you so much Cec, pink is not my color though I did it bcos my 5yr old daughter chose the color and the PP too!

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  21. Wow...a beautiful ALTERED project...so many gorgeous details!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Summer Dreams" challenge!!
    Diane TSTR DT

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    1. Thanks Diane...the picture inspiration for this challenge is just so dreamy and awesome!

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  22. Another stunning piece Rupa. Im a softy for pink but youve made it all the more awesome with the amazing textured bg and the bird!

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    1. Thanks Kripa, though pink is not my color, I decided to give it a go bcos my daughter wanted it and I guess she had an instinct!

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  23. What a gorgeous luminary! I never would have thought to use a drink carton in crafting but I will certainly give them a second life now! I think I have a couple of cream cartons in the fridge right now...!

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    1. Such a sweet thing to say, Donna. Pl do let me know when you come up with your creation, good luck.

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  24. Really sweet and pretty and a beautiful place for a bird to stop...Ruth x

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    1. Thank you so much Ruth...had a great time visiting your blog!

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  25. I am going to tally agree with my fellow DT"s here !!..Your altered project is fabulous Rupa ..I just loved the way you have used that background stamp and mist to create this whole look ..Perfect textures and beautiful color :)
    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu# 37 and Best of Luck :)

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  26. What a fabulous project Rupa! Love how creatively you used the background stamp and mists in here :)
    Thank you for playing along Lulupu Challenge#37!

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  27. Beautiful project. Thanks so much for joining the fun at Lulupu. Good luck.. :)

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