Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rustic ring of light

Hello Crafters,
It’s a mile stone today! Am happy to be sharing my 100th post to day…time flies, it’s just about a year that I started blogging and looking back , I am so happy to have  so many bloggy pals and crafty friends on board. Thank you all for your support and your frequent visits to my blog and also taking the time to leave a comment. This ones for all of you who are visiting me today...
Today’s post also happens to be my DT post at Anything But A Card where the theme is Autumn Magic/Spring Wonder Isn’t that fun…you can make anything but a card, but keep the theme in mind.
As for me, my hands were as usual itching to do something vintage and rustic..it’s a simple creation but involves some techniques. This time around I have altered an empty brown tape ring to make a rustic, vintage candle holder! Almost like the one salvaged from your grandmother’s attic…Yes! That’s the look I wanted and I think, I pretty much got there, here it is…
I had this scented candle given by my friend which had dried flowers and leaves stuck to it, so decided to make a decorative holder for it. After gessoing the tape ring, I went about creating textures on it with damask stencil, it was tough to work on a cylindrical shape, but managed to do a decent job!Once that was dry I layered 2 shades of acrylic colors, bright yellow and lime green and slightly sanded it to reveal some white portions.
Once dry, applied walnut stain DI on the rim and randomly on the ring too to age it. Then I created the rusty look to the holder by rubbing granite texture paste here and there and applying brown paint and copper dust over it.
The ring was already looking worn and rusty by then, I chose a matching PP to stick inside the ring. At this point,  my holder looked soooooo antique , maybe rescued from my great grandmother’s attic..lol!
I decided to brighten it up by adding some rhine stones. I adhered them using 3D gold liner and it formed a nice ring encircling the bling!
The next part was the embellishment…very minimal but lots of technique here. I chose 1 leaf from TH tattered leaves set and 3 others from CLD and then gave them different treatments. The TH leaf was cut on chipboard with printed paper which I distress crackled and rubbed wild honey and walnut stain to age it. The CLD leaves are from colored hand made paper in autumn colors. The red leaf has text stamped on it and the other 2 are heat embossed with  clear UTEE and the edges in platinum!
There is just 1 striking vintage flower using TH tattered floral and the focal point is the vintage image that I have down loaded from We Love Vintage Challenge Blog. They have some amazing collection of vintage pictures.

 This picture though already vintage, I have aged it further by adhering it to black CS and tearing it to reveal the black edges and then gave it the faux shattered glass effect using clear UTEE and covering the edges with platinum.
Finally, I had this stamp size sentiment from Whimsy about friends and I tucked that inside this fall arrangement. The entire arrangement is on a bed of coconut coir which gives a lovely texture and dimension, hope you can get the feel of it in the pictures.
That’s it, a small thing loaded with details…once the candle was lit in the center the look was just magical! It brought back memories of my grandmother…after all it was salvaged from her attic right???

How did you like this, do let me know…it’s gives me immense pleasure to know what you think and I do believe there is scope for improvement too…so feel free to let me know otherwise too. I am waiting…
Do take part in our challenge at Anything But A Card, keeping the theme in mind, you still have time and have a look at the amazing creations by a talented bunch out there every week!
 I would love to enter my rustic ring of light in the following challenges…
Our Creative Corner - Go Rustic
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash Challenge -Most colorful time of the year
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Leaves
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - altered art
Inspiration Journal- Disguise ( The empty brown tape ring)

Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.

Hugs.

54 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Especially love the base and seeing a picture of the candle lit just made me feel all calm and peaceful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisette...happy to know my candle is delivering it's message. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  2. Lovely project Rupa.... I loved the leaves very much... Oh my god how many techniques you have used to make these leaves... mind blowing...

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    1. Thanks Ramya...you brought a smile on my face! Thanks dear...have a great week. Hugs.

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  3. Great project.It's always so much fun to read how a project is created.First of all,awesome idea to recycle.I love the texture and the vintage feel.The leaves look awesome too.So many details!Thank you for the share.

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    1. Thanks mate...glad you liked this! It's a pleasure working alongside you and learning to work with textures. Have a great week.

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  4. Ooo this is lovely...So cozy and warm, a real autumn centerpiece , handmade with such enthusiasm great to see that you used one of our vintage pictures!
    Thank you for joining us at WLVC!
    Regards Jacomijn

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    1. Thank you so much, Jacomjin. Your vintage pictures are irrestable...would love to use them all!

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  5. Wow! Gorgeous candle setting, lovely idea too! Xx

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    1. Thanks Ingrid, have a great week.Hugs.

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  6. Prachtige creatie , erg mooie kleuren bij elkaar
    Liefs Anneke

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to be here, Ann.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful and so much work, but well worth it for the beautiful end result, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

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    1. Thank you so much Jac, yes this did take time, but am happy to see so many of you like it!

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  8. I think you did a wonderful job. Candles are one of the pretty tihngs to make our home cozy and comfortable for fall. I love scented candles and your piece is lovely. You added gorgeous details. Of course I love the leaves ( that's our challenge this week) but I also love the way you aged the vintage image. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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    1. Thank you so much Stella. I din't realize the beauty of the creation until I lit the candle! It took me by surprise . So happy you like it. Hugs.

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  9. Absolutely amazed by your creativity. Beautiful upcycling. Congrats on your 100th post. :)

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  10. Congrats on your 100th post !! Very Beautiful candle holder and lovely vintage look..

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  11. Another beauty Rupa..Especially love the rhinestone - gold liner idea..tones down the rhinestone and makes it look so elegant. And Congrats on your 100 posts-- thats awesome..I manage to average about 60 posts a year and struggle to keep that up too!!

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    1. Thanks Sonia. I am slowly able to use my painting skills here now, no more guilty on neglecting that genre! I hope I continue to keep this pace! Have a great week doc, see you soon!

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  12. Lovely Rupa! Great minds think alike in terms of making candles for this month! Love the rustic vintage look!

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    1. Thanks Neva...you are also making them! Would love to see those. Good luck.Hugs.

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  13. Hi Rupa... I adore your project. Love how you transformed the empty tape roll... I have several of these in a bag because they are so useful for crafting projects. I love the vintage image.. I actually thought you put this on a piece of bark... It looks fabulous...

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    1. Thanks Toni for taking the time to appreciate the finer details. Am happy we are there working alongside inspiring each other. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  14. What a fabulous idea using a tape ring. Would never have thought of that. Inspired me now hun. Loving the colours also. Fab project and it is a delight to be working alongside you. xx

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    1. Thanks Elaine. I know you love altered projects, but am even more happy to know this inspires you! That made my day...thanks dear. Have a great week. Hugs.

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  15. A true trash to treasure transformation, and so gorgeous too, Rupa ! Thank you for taking the time to tell us the techniques and goodies you used on your rustic vintage candle holder.

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    1. Thank you so much heather. I love to write and am happy to spread the little details that I am discovering. Thanks for taking the time to be here. Hugs.

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  16. Oooo...wowwww.....this is so lovely. I am a big fan of this kind of projects. Great to see this at our WLVC-challenge. We love cards but we love this too....Thanx for sharing this and come back soon at WLVC.
    Hugs Plony

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    1. Thank you so much Plony for accepting my take on your challenge! have a great week.Hugs.

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  17. You are the queen of altered projects Rupa! This is just incredible! Love your leaves and flowers and the natural fibres! Gorgeous transformation! hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia...the Queen of cards! As always, thank you so much for dropping by. Have a week of great creations.Hugs.

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  18. Fantastic arty project. So useful too !!

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    1. Thank you so much Sid for dropping by. I am glad you liked this. Have a great week.

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  19. Wow! My jaw is sitting in my lap right now. This altered candle holder is absolutely STUNNING!!! All that texture and dimension, and your attention to details is amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

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    1. Oh! Thank you Chris. You just made me smile with that! So happy you liked it...Have a great week. Crafty hugs, Rupa

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  20. Congrats on your 100 post!!! Beautiful creation! Love the design! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

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    1. Thanks Charlene.Have a great day.

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  21. A lovely warm homey feel to this make! you've put it together beautifully! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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    1. Thank you so much, Melissa. It is always a pleasure to make altered stuff and so therapeutic too! Have a great day.

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  22. This is adorable!! Congrats on your 100th post! Love your pretty projects! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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    1. Thank you Ros. I am glad I could participate in your challenge this time.

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  23. Congratulations on your 100th post. This candle creation is stunning. I love how you have upcycled the tape ring... so inventive! The treatment you have given it is fabulous.. love the vintage feel and the glorious autumnal warmth brought by the leaves and the glowing candle.

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  24. Thank you Diane for taking the time to appreciate all the details. Happy to be working alongside you. Have a great day.Hugs.

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  25. Congrats on your 100th Rupa.
    Beauty created once again.
    Always love to see your creation n u write up so well.

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  26. Hey Mridula. .Thank you for liking this. Have a great week ahead.

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  27. Gorgeous project Rupa! Love the pictures with the lit candle...beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for the "Most Colourful Time of the Year" challenge!!
    ~*~donna~*~
    http://yellowdoggreetings.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you so much Donna, glad you like all the details. Even I liked the whole thing lit up!

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  28. Congrats on your 100th post and what a super talented journey you are on Rupa. Your blog just grows in strength and so well deserved. A lovely inspirational project.
    Julie x

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    1. Oh Julie...it's so nice of you. Thank you so much...glad to hear this from you. I am learning and happy to be appreciated by you all...so inspired by your works too. hugs.

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  29. This is just such a beautiful piece, I love all the colours and the detail is just wonderful. I love candle too and this would just fit my mantle perfectly :-)

    Thank you for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

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  30. Thank you so much, Becca...happy to know it suits your taste! Have a crafty week ahead and hugs to you.

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