Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A fall/Autumn Wreath

Hello Crafters,
Am back after a holiday, A warm welcome to all my new followers and hearty”Thanks” to all those of you who took the time to vote for my previous post!
Its autumn/fall challenge every where and a lovely sight to see the leaves change colors ! 
At Scrapping 4 fun Challenge, this month we have a choice of SEASONS to chose from...
You can create a card, LO, Mini album or "off the page" creations too!  
As for what I created, here it is…

Looks like a lovely canvas eh? 

All you restless souls, can scroll down to see the  end product …but for the others, here are the details!

Firstly, gessoed the top  and then created this lovely grainy texture with acrylic colors and applied distress crackle( Clear rock candy) in areas and at it dried , lovely cracks appeared! Rubbed walnut stain in the cracks to age the look and also inked the edged with Black soot to give dimension.















Next took a leaf stencil from my local craft store and used home made texture paste to add some falling leaves effect! Highlighted these leaves with Inka gold.




Now comes the interesting part…the wreath!
 What do you think it is made of??? Have a look…
Yes! You got it..an empty tacky tape ring + burlap twine from packaging + WREATH!
Isn’t that cool… the rest of the project was just about embellishing the wreath. 
The lovely leaves are from CLD Tropical leaves and Spellbinders, all cut from an old wedding invite and have inked the edges with Walnut stain.
The sun flower is also from CLD and the buds are using TH Tattered florals. 

A little vellum butterfly, heat embossed and colored using markers is seen hovering around the flowers!

The wreath is held on the top with hand dyed seam binding in autumnal colors.

Keeping the theme in mind, I have chosen the words that best describe the season and pulled out the Ideology chit chat stickers! These are all inked with wild honey and randomly placed around the wreath!
That’s it..my canvas is ready!

So…is that the end…
Do you want to see the final look???
here it is...
The box was so irresistible and had to have another lease of life!

Do let me know what you think and hope this inspires you to play along with us at Scrapping4Fun. Thank you so much for stopping by.
I would like to link my fall wreath to the following challenges…
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge _ Ribbons,Twine& Fibers( have used ribbons and jute twine)
Frilly and Funkie - Autumn Colors
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything but a Card
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Falling in love with...
Craft Hoarders Anonymous- Happy Fall Y'all
Unruly Paper arts- fall and harvest
Inspiration Journal - Disguise ( can you find the empty tacky tape ring?)
Have a great week ahead.
Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.

Hugs.

74 comments:

  1. Stunning creation, love the wreath and your background.
    Thank you for your DT Creation at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Hugs
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Rachelle...the pic was really inspiring! Glad you liked it. Hugs.

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  2. Gorgeous creation! Love your wreath with the flowers, so pretty! xx

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    1. Thanks Ingrid...so happy you like it. Crafty hugs from here!

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  3. Wonderful..I loved the textures and the jute wreath !

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    1. Thanks dear...you always take the time to stop by. Have a great week ahead. Hugs.

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  4. Suoerb canvas Rupa... loved the wreath and the textures...

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    1. Thank you so much Ramya. ..have a great week ahead.

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  5. Fabulous autumn creation, lovely wreath.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  6. Beautiful project Rupa. Very creative. - Jim

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    1. Thanks Jim, for taking the time to be here. Have a great week ahead.

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  7. Another super stunning beauty Rupa...the twine ring is so gorgeous !!

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    1. Thanks Sonia...happy you liked it. Gearing up for our next! See you soon.

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  8. Wow Rupa so stunning and inventive. Beautiful project.
    Julie x

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    1. Thanks Julie for taking the time to be here . what's next from you...crafty hugs from here.

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  9. Beautiful creation love the wreath-very inventive and love all the texture and embellishments-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

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  10. Great project and what a surprise. I thought it was a canvas at first.Love the wreath idea and the flowers and colours are perfectly autumnal.You are awesome at recycling stuff.

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    1. Thank you so much Pallavi. From the master of textures! Have a crafty week. Hugs.

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  11. so beautiful thank you for joining us at anything goes challenges at decorate to celebrate. hugs

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  12. Wow Rupa, I am just never disappointed when I visit you! Another absolutely stunning project! That crackle background is just amazing and I love the natural tree bark colours! Your wreath is fantastic, I'm completely stealing...uhmmmm, I mean borrowing that one! Love the autumn flowers and leaves too! Fabulous make my crafty friend! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so juch Pamellia for noticing the finer details! Waiting to see your "stolen" wreath! Lol...hugs.

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  13. Amazi n g creation Rupa. I always wait to see what next comes from u. Really inspiring. Love the fiber ring. Simply elegant.

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    1. Thanks Mridula...that's such a sweet thing to say! Your feedback means a lot. Keep it coming.

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  14. Amazing project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you, it's a pleasure visiting your blog.

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  15. Fab creation. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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  16. What a very creative project! I love the wreath! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you so much Glenda. Glad you liked it.

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  17. This is a gorgeous mixed media box! I love how you used the ribbons and jute twine. Thanks for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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    1. Thanks Donna, happy to share this in your challenge.

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  18. Gorgeous!!!! Love the wreath and all the mixed medium elements. Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  19. Beautiful project and such a clever wreath! Love the background with the crackles too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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    1. Thanks Anna...glad you liked it.

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  20. Beautiful project and awesome job with the wreath. Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  21. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  22. Great altered project. Love the wreath and the dyed seam binding ribbon. The background texture is awesome!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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    1. Thanks Lynne. .glad you liked it.

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  23. Rupa... this is soooooo pretty... I love the texture on your canvas, and brilliant idea for the wreath.... I love using old left over items for my projects. The seam binding turned out beautiful also. Thank you for creating with us as Unruly

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  24. Thanks Toni.what a surprise to meet you here at Unruly! Glad you liked it. It's a great feeling to used re cycled items and happy you do so too. Hugs.

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  25. Thanks Toni. ..what a pleasant surprise to meet you at Unruly! Glad to know you share the passion of re cycling too. Hugs.

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  26. What a super transformation of the box into a fall beauty. I love all the recycling you have done here but making the tape roll into the wreath form is the best. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you so much Cec, it's always a pleasure to take part in your challenges. Lovely inspirations there. Have a great weekend. hugs.

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  27. A stunning and imaginative piece of art - Brilliant

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  28. Stunning! Love your masterpiece! Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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    1. Thank you so much,Donna...so happy you liked it.

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  29. You always do such amazing dimensional work. This is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  30. Thank you so much Gloria. What makes me happy is you still remember my previous prize winning creaking door! That's amazing. Its always a pleasure to take part in your challenges.

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  31. Such a beautiful project. Thanks for joining our RAQ at Unruly PaperArts this month.

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  32. How clever with the tape ring! Very much in disguise, wink. Your card is lovely...thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Emporium!

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  33. Thanks Yvonne. ..you got it but again it's a box in disguise! Glad you liked it.

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  34. Rupa, What a great disguise! I would have never guessed it was a box! But I did have your wreath figured out, dear! Hard to trick a trickster, but you had me on that box! I love all your flowers and foliage, the stunning painting and that lusciously colored seam binding! All so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Sara. ..you clever girl! Glad you liked them all. Big crafty hugs.

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  35. Beautiful box! I love the fall flower and leaves. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  36. Such a great idea to use the empty tape roll Rupa and I adore the embossed butterfly surrounded by the autumn foliage. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny. Love your challenges.

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  37. loved your creations for this month's challenge Rupa...thanks for joining in the fun at Inspiration Journal...hugs kath xxx

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  38. Rupa this is a such a lovely fall inspired canvas, your wreath and those flowers are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Unruly PaperArts this month. Danie xx

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  39. What a creative project! It's stunning, Thanks for joining this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  40. this is so pretty! i love how you created your own wreath! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  41. Gorgeous!! 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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