Monday, 29 September 2014

House of Charms and an Announcement!

Hello Crafters,
Have another news to share with you…Am joining the wonderful group of ladies of ABAC! Oh yes! I am pinching myself..some amazing talent here and loots of fun!
There is still a week left ,so come and play along!
So, what is it this month??? STEAMPUNK…yes! Oh my…I have not done this till date and a genre I never thought I would! This is the advantage of being in the DT…you have to come out of your comfort zone and am glad I did…cos I was doing it, I realized I was enjoying it!

So, don’t think…just jump start. If I can, you can.
For beginners like me in this genre…here’s what I did.
This time around, I played with an empty tin! Have quite a few of them now. My layman knowledge about Steam punk is metallic and  mechanical elements in simple language.
So this is what I did…hunt my entire house for small mechanical stuff like bolts, nuts, washers, spring a and so on…believe me I searched all nooks and crannies I wouldn’t have otherwise looked at and yes, I was lucky! This are all I found and glued it on the lid!
Then I went about adhering kitchen foil on the lid and slowly pressing out the impression…this is the fun part! It is magical see the impression coming out, as I was doing it I scrunched the foil so it formed a natural texture. The same with the base of the tin too!

Now, the part outdoors…yes I used a black acrylic spray to liberally color the tin. This just got over in 5 mins and it was still damp, I dusted the gold mica powder and here you see the lovely textured tin with the golden hue! Lovely eh?
How can I not embellish it…even if it is Steam punk!!! I got this lovely imege of a lady from the net and she fit in so beautifully on the lid . I gave her a lovely frame with a metallic chain which has an antique key hanging on one end.
The flower( I can’t do without it) is from TH tattered florals and had the edges heat embossed with gold and lovely gold rose as the center. A lovely tribute to the lady!

The inside of the tine is lined with this lovely vintage floral PP from DCWV and look what’s inside…my collection of metal charms. Finally they have a house and lady to take care!!!
That’s it…am done! The shortest post from me I guess, I told you it was easy…so go ahead and play along!
Thank you so much for stopping by and would love to hear from you about my first STEAMPUNK creation!
I would love to have my lady enter these challenges!
613 Avenue Create- anything goes
Decorate To celebrate- anything goes
Alphabet Challenge- "Q" for Quadruple (4 layers on the flower, 4 elements on the lid..flower, frame, key charm and hardware findings!
Crafty Creations- Vintage
Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.

Hugs.











29 comments:

  1. need to plan visit to your home rups, to see all these lovely pretties

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    1. Thanks Shylaa...you are always WELCOME home and to my studio. Big hugs to you.

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  2. so pretty thank you for joining us at the anything goes challenges at decorate to celebrate. hugs

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  3. Wow! This tin is awesome. It came out so fantastic. I never have guessed that the foundation was foil.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Mari

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    1. So happy you liked my "tin", Mari. Thanks.

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  4. WOw ..Wow..and Just WOW..!!! Congrats Rupa on you DT spot :)

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  5. Oh Wow!! That's BIG. Congrats Rupa. I'm so happy for you. This is absolutely fabulous creation. I am hearing this word 'Steam punk' for the first time. And you have a marvellous job. Thanks for sharing the process, as always, loved it!

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    1. and you have done* a marvellous job

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    2. Thank you Jasleen...you just made me feel wonderful! All my crafty buddies wishes mean a lot.Big Hugs to you, dear.

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  6. Awesome, a fabulous creation with lots of little detail, beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations challenge. Barb

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  7. Such a gorgeous creation Rupa. Makes me to try doing one :)

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    1. You always take the time to appreciate, Thanks Sarah. Please do post when you make one, always there to help you.

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  8. Just gorgeous Rupa! You have really given me some inspiration to try something with a touch of steampunk! Such a beautiful project, big hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much, dear. Glad this has inspired you...am sure you will rock this to. Waiting to see. Crafty hugs.

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  9. congrats on your DT post. love the black and gold hue...

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    1. Thanks sujana for taking the time to be here.

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  10. Very cool Box! Love it!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Decorate To Celebrate! DTM, Sarah

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  11. What a fantastic creation! I love the way the inking changes the whole piece. Very steampunk. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

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  12. Awesome...never thought I would say this to a steampunk project but you have rocked this one too!!

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    1. Thank you Sonia...even I never thought I would attempt a steam punk project, lol but its cool!

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  13. Awesome!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  14. This is a fabulous project, love all the details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge
    Avril

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  15. Rupa, Congrats on your appointment to the design team. Love your steampunk artwork here, and you've inspired me to add this to my list of things to try! Really great piece!

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    1. That's so sweet of you Sara. Thank you so much and have a great week.

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