Monday 4 August 2014

Pocket full of Wishes..

Hello Crafters…
Just as I was giving up on my “creative mojo”, I received my new craft supplies !!!  Mr. mojo has re visited…Yeh! Yeh…cant wait to start…
I decided to make a card for my brother. I have been thinking about him lately….he is 9yrs younger to me and in that sense we actually never got to spend many years together! He was in the 10th grade when I got married  and left home( the time when he needed me most) and later after his higher studies, he left for London.
I have fond memories of this little boy in his tattered jeans who is a happy go lucky guy…and today, miles apart…he is a handsome young man, discovering himself! He is free spirited, loves music and is a drummer too! He is going thru an important and experimental phase in his life…and thru this card I wanted to convey what is in my heart.

Oh my! Am I getting sentimental here! The card has all the macho elements( I think) and I had great fun doing this one without my trade mark flowers. As always , this card is loaded with macho embellies…some of his favorite things too! I have stuck to browns, blues and whites as that’s what describes him best!
A masculine project and without being influenced by Tim or using his products is next to impossible!
Let’s go ahead with the pictorials…
The hand made pocket made out of an old pair of jean, machine stitched and have distressed the edges, torn in places, inked with walnut stain, used TCW stencil( mini texturized) and Distress stain(picket fence) to create the splatter! The pocket has a music sheet on the inner side which can be seen on the roll up and on the torn parts! I love it!!!!!
 The metallic finish gears are resin charms using the modge mold. I decided to have my "brother" inside Tim's ornate label! A little jute bow with the gears adds a lot of weight on this side of the card! Hope you can see Tim's stitch stamps used here with distress ink, walnut stain.

 Some more stenciling with DI(black soot) and Distress stain(picket fence) and the hand written sentiment with 2 lovely resin doves using the modge mould. Have colored the doves too with distress stain. The zipper on the top too has been given a metallic finish with inka gold.

The rolled up pocket with the tags spilling out. The tags have been stamped with Tims Visual artistry stamps using Di and have been inked with faded jeans and walnut stain. The tickets have been crushed to give some texture and weathered look. The entire card has been distressed using the distress tool and stained again with picket fence(distress stain)! Well, that's my first stain that I have bought, wanted to try before I buy a lot of them...looks like my next order list is getting ready, lol!
Grunge paste and metallic finish to the die cut(hardware findings) fastened with a brad.

The tags have space at the back for some more messages

If you are wondering what the birds are doing on a masculine card...well I am hoping these birds will carry this message to my brother!

My little bro needs a lots of positive vibes now and with this card I hope to give him that much needed support though I cant be with him in person. Do join me in wishing "good luck" to my brother on his new venture, on which he has set his heart and soul and is working very hard towards his passion. Love you, Bro...
Am linking this to...
Until then,
Happy Crafting and re cycling.


  1. ;lovely card and sentiments Rupa !! Loved the music sheet as an inner pocket lining and other thoughtful details !! My heartfelt wishes and prayers for your brother !!

  2. Excellent card Rupa... Surely your positive thoughts will be with him... He will feel much better seeing your card.... You have embellished the card so well... I just love it...

  3. Such a gorgeous card for your brother! Love the jeans! Perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  4. Wow.. so much detailed work.. Rupa. All masculine elements are perfectly fitted on the card!! amazing!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Lulupu challenge #36

  5. Hi Rupa! Great masculine card! I'm sure your brother will love it and will certainly appreciate the effort! My brother is 7 years younger so I can relate.. I left home when I was 18, moved to London at 20 and have lived here since..
    Best wishes,
    Ingrid x

  6. Hi My blog friend, I adore this card for your brother and am sure you will be on to a winning entry with it. I have an old pair of jeans sitting in my craft room too, waiting for the perfect project - 2 minds thinking alike.
    Julie x

  7. Love the detailing and textures Rupa..Wonderful :)

  8. What a fantastic take on Macho theme Rupa..It has everything masculine put together superbly..I loved the denim pocket,zipper,all the gears n yes the birds too !

  9. lovely vintage style project, love every element, your bro is lucky to have a crafty sister like you rups

  10. Popped over from Jasleen's blog to see you creatons and am happy I did. This is a well thought out and wonderful bit of art Rupa. Very creative. - Jim

  11. This is very clever Rupa. Loved every bit of detail especially the gears and the zipper. The well placed embellishments kinda define the whole guy card. lovely

  12. This is a card made from the heart Rupa. I do wish your brother the very best in life. Am sure he will appreciate too the effort you've put in to make this for him. So happy that you joined us at Lulupu with this creation.

  13. Wow Rupa! Your project is a stunner! Love all the fabulous details you added. Embellished to perfection! Thank you for joining us at Lulupu challenge#36!

  14. AWESOME! Thanks so much for joining us at Lulupu Macho Challenge. Good luck.. :)

  15. Hi there Rupa. My apologies for the oversight in commenting on this beautiful project. I genuinely did think I'd commented on each and ever one of the entries for this challenge but obviously slipped up here. Please be assured your entry was considered as part of the final voting. Kindest regards, Jenny x

  16. What a beautiful layered and textured card, Rupa especially loved your sentiment behind creating this. I'm sure your brother will really appreciate it ! Fabulous embellishing and perfectly masculine.

    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu #36 and best of luck !

  17. Always love the texture to your creations! I bet your brother loved this good luck and well wishes card, it's different and amazingly put together. I love the recycle pieces as well. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  18. Wow the detail and goodies you put on this card are amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap!
    Cathy DT

  19. Fabulous textures and composition, and colours that are right up my street - lovely make! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x