Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Mobile Nest...

Hello Crafters,
A warm welcome to all of you. Today I have something bright and vintage with a twist! Does it make sense…it will soon!
 My experiments with “Trash” continues and looks like “re cycling” bug will NOT leave me! Every time I hear that word in any challenge, heart sings and my fingers dance!
So this is want went under the scanner this time…an empty room freshener refill carton and a liquor carton!

And when they got together, this is what happened…

The restless souls will have to wait till the end to see the “twist”.
I went about sticking the refill carton to the flattened out liquor carton and gave a generous coating of gesso. I am re discovering my love for acrylics and always looking out to try new techniques.
My love for nature naturally favored the greens, yellows and browns and using these paints, I created a blended background. I also edged the ends with Distress inks peeled paint and walnut stain. I love to bring about that vintage feel to any project, maybe it’s my age..LOL!!!

Stamping on tissue is a new chapter for me and sounded interesting. I decided to go for it and stamped some birds, nest and music  notes using Prima stamps, “Nature walk” on tissue. I used archival inks in green and brown and tore them to be adhered on to the colored bg.
I used matt gel medium and just loved the way the tissue held on to the bg colors leaving an impression of bold stamping! I felt accomplished having tried something new, though on a small scale…still needs improvement.
I took the tissue stamping all around on the sides too.

For the main panel, I did dry embossing on brown card stock using the wood grain embossing folder and inked it with vintage photo and walnut stain.
The sentiment is from the net and I hand wrote it. It give s such a warm feeling to the project and once you see the twist in the end, you will understand that makes a lot of sense “literally” too!
A prima bulb junkyard finding adds more warmth on the main panel.
A single flower using TH tattered florals…totally vintage with script stamping, jute center and natural twine bow! Love it..

To the base, I adhered coconut coir to give the feel of a 3D nest and added some “pearly” eggs! Beneath the nest there is some green foliage too.

To the back of the panel, I have attached a piece of burlap( torn and treated from a old gunny sack)! Yes, you heard me right, gunny sack…
Two eyelets on the top and paper rope stained with mustard seed and scattered straw ensures that nest can be hung from anywhere!
So, finally what do you think this will house??? Are you ready for the twist…here it is…

Now, read the sentiment once more..isn't it just apt??? LOL…
Thank you people for stopping by and do let me know what you think.
Happy to have salvaged quite a lot of ‘trash” here, my soul is happy with this song and dance!
I would like to link this nest to..
Try it on Tuesday _ Re Cycling
Craft Stamper Magazine – Stamping on tissue
Sugar Creek Hollow – Word play
Crafts 4 Eternity _ Favorite color combo
Creatalicious Challenge – Flower Power
Crafting For All seasons _ Colors of Autumn

Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.
Hugs.

I


40 comments:

  1. Your can turn anything trash into beautiful and useful stuff !! I loved the Nature theme and stamping on tissue my favorite !

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  2. Loved it Rupa..you turned the box into mobile nest..so Lovely..

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  3. I have seen so many mobile holders, Rupa but nothing as unique and as innovative as yours :)
    Fabulous recycling idea and the stamping on the tissue. The nature theme works so well here. I totally loved your project.

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  4. love that all your projects are so beautiful....and functional, Rupa !!

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  5. Hello, Rupa, my first visit here (from TIOT) and my head is now spinning after reading all your marvellously creative techniques and seeing, in the end, whew!, such a fantastic holder. Great work, love it.

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    1. Thank you sooo much Sheila..I am flying after hearing your lovely comments. I love to re cycle and glad you had this challenge!

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  6. You do have a unique way of looking at things.Wonderful trash to treasure conversion.I personally just collect trash and its never turned into something nice:).All the techniques you used on the project are awesome!

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    1. Thank you soooo much, Pallavi...that's such a nice thing to say. Crafty hugs to you.

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  7. Beautiful creation Rupa, totally innovative :)

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    1. Thanks, my dear crafty pal, Shilpa.

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  8. Beautiful piece, love how you made this. Thanks for joining us at TIOT, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie for liking this.

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  9. Wow Rupa! You have blown me away again!! This is genius, beautiful, functional, oh ya, did I mention BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats on your Craft Hoarders Anon win, I just loved that project too!! You are such a star! big hugs :)

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    1. Oh Pamellia...we meet so often! Thank you for your wonderful comments and it means a lot when a "rock star" crafter comments! Big hugs from here too.

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    2. Hi sweetie, I just noticed you entered this project into me new Try it on Tuesday challenge! I'm so glad you did, this is just perfect for our Recycle It challenge!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

      Hugs Pamellia Try It On Tuesday DT :)

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  10. Wow!! Love your project :-) So many nice details :-) Thanks for playing along with us at Suger Creek Hollow this time. DT Heidi

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    1. Thank you so much Heidi...enjoyed participating in your challenge. made me search for words!

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  11. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  12. This is a fun project! I love all the details. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much, Renee. Have a great week.

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  13. WOW this is stunning Rupa!! I love all of the beautiful details and your gorgeous colors! Fabulous recycled creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
    Tammy x

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  14. Gorgeous piece of re-cycling, and a piece of art! Thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

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  15. Fabulous re-cycling ..... thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  16. Clever recycling - it's a gorgeous project! Thanks so much for joining us at Take It Make It!

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    1. Glad to know you liked it Shirley. Thanks.

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  17. Rupa you turned trash into treasure, beautiful and so happy you joined us for the Take it Make it challenge :-) xxxx

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    1. Thanks Tracy..learnt a new technique from your challenge. Happy about it.

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  18. Wow what a transformation its just amazing

    Hilda x

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  19. Love it Rupa, what a great idea! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month! xxx

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    1. Thank you Trish. Am glad you like this.

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  20. Such a lovely project, a great recycling idea as well. Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge this month. xx

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    1. Thanks Nikki, glad you liked this.Have a nice weekend.

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  21. Wonderful and creative project. This is really fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar x

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  22. what a creative piece, love your upcycling, and I love the little eggs in the nest. Thanks for joining us at SCH
    hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Daniele...glad you liked the little things in this project. I had a great time choosing the words or this...Thanks to your Challenge! hugs.

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  23. absolutely brilliant, a crafter after my own heart.i look at if i can use something before i throw it out! love your work and now following. Thanks for joining in at Crafting for all Seasons. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

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