Saturday, 15 November 2014

Frozen in time !

Hello crafters..
Happy Saturday to you all …I have something totally contrasting to my previous post! Well, that’s how it is every time…I love to create different styles and this time it is something feminine, shabby chic, grungy, vintage, frozen in time and some PINK…Does thet make sense??? I have played around with some textures and techniques and done a fusion of Prima and Tim Holtz…you can imagine the result!
Here it is…an altered match box.

I made a jumbo match box using cereal boxes and covered it with Prima Something Blue papers. I stuck to the colors grey and ping and little bit of aged silver. This is my first time in this color combo. The theme being “Sewing”.
I have taken the focal image from We Love Vintage Journey Blog where they an amazing collection of vintage pictures that you can down load.
I have always refrained from too much pink and thank to the Grey here…I managed some grunge and texture. I mixed some fine white sand to texture paste and added color to get the cement finish and have applied this in various places.

The stamp set that I have used is Tim Holtz Visual Artistry. The flower is made using fine cotton fabric that I starched and swished it thru D Inks spun sugar and walnut stain. Then I did second generation stamping of Bo Bunny script with Archival inks and ran the fabric thru TH Tattered floral die. I layered up 3 flowers to get this one!

The little sentiment is from Whimsy stamps I have given a watered down effect on the back ground.
I have badly been wanting to use Distress embossing powders and sadly it is still in my Wish list and I couldn’t wait till it came. I saw some techniques using salt crystals/ sand and tried it out. I mixed some white sand with ranger silver embossing powder( equal parts), applied versa mark on the area to be embossed, pored this mixture and heated it from BENEATH…this is important, otherwise the sand flies off…I got it the second time only!
 That is how I embossed these buttons and one side of the vintage clock  face. Do you see the sand crystals peeking out, not as good as the master but somewhere there….please give me an honest feedback on this

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Now for the inside of the box…I stamped the body form on prime PP and heat embossed in silver, stick it to two layers of cereal carton and cut it out to get this chipboard like embellishment! 

I then dressed it up with a net fabric gathered skirt and a bow and grungy button! The edges are all distressed and inked with grey chalk edgers from Prima and DI walnut stain!

The other aged up embellishments in silver and grunge is all for you to see…all sewing related!

For the pull out I have aged some jewellery findings and attached trinkets, beads, my faux distress embossed button and a monogram ‘A”. The monogram has been given a brushed metal look using silver CS, chipboard, embossing powders, UTEE and distress crackle paint rock candy (for the back)! First I ran the CS alphabet thru an embossing folder and then went ahead to give it the aged silver look! Looking forward to hearing on this too…

For the pull out on the top, I have attached a shabby linen chord.
At the back of the cover, I have this lovely quote from the same TH set and I have altered a vintage clock face here using crackle paints and the distress embossing! I am in love with these textures and hope I have not gone too grungy !

I like  this “frozen in time” look  with all the textures and distressing. Do let me know if this appeals to you.
I may decide to give this to a “special” friend who is a sewing enthusiast depending on your comments and feedback.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges…
Lessology – use a monogram
We Love Vintage Challenge Blog – grey and pink ( thank you so much for this choice, else I wouldn’t have ventured on this!)
A Vintage Journey – All sewn up ( I have tried some new experiments with the master’s techniques! )
That’s Crafty Challenge- Anything Vintage
Until my next creative journey…
Happy Crafting and Recycling.
Hugs.



















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    1. Thanks Neha. have a great weekend.

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  2. Oh how many new techniques you have used Rupa!! hats off to you for experimenting so many ideas in one project.... I love the cement texture created with sand and texture paste.... I also love the fabric flower you have made.... Great project... Loved it very much... have a great weekend...

    http://shilpakari.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks a bunch for an honest feedback and stopping by Ramya. Happy weekend to you too.

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  3. Wow! Rupa how nice to see that you are so enthousiastic about the colour combi!
    what a lovely picture did you used from our blog whit all those beautiful accents and technics!!
    Great to see you back @ WLVC!
    Kind regards,
    Jacomijn

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  4. Thank you so much Jacomijn..i love the pictures in your blog and couldn't resist this one. glad you liked it. Hugs.

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  5. wow Rupa.
    you have made a gorgeous creation in this color combinatoir and i am glad to hear that you were enthousiastic.
    thanks for join us at WLVC
    regards from Anneke ( WLVC )

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  6. Especially love the "A" you have made it look so beautiful

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  7. The match box is beautiful , Pretty , Awesome .. Am short of words :) The technique is wonderful Rupa . The sandy effect has given a new feel and texture to the clock- " Vintage " ...
    Keep experimenting . Love to read and see your works !
    Hugs
    Remya

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    1. Thank you so much Remya..am glad you liked all the details.

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  8. Amazing Rupa! You should do PINK more often!! Love your sand in the texture paste idea...soooooo stealing that one! Your clock is brilliant, you have really done some amazing Tim techniques here! What a fabulous project! How big is your matchbox btw??? hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much Pamellia...i just wanted to hear that...I was so hesitant,this is re assuring.I know it needs more refining, I guess with practice. My match box is 2.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches tall and the depth is a little over an inch! Hugs.

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  9. This is so cute Rupa..nice charms inside the box and beautiful makeover of box..

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  10. Wow Rupa, your little matchbox reminds me of the scene in the Disney film Cinderella, when all the little mice appear from hiding in objects to stitch Cinderella's dress. Love your pocket watch it looks fabulous and very Tim Holtz in style. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.

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    1. Thanks Julie...really appreciate this coming from you.

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  11. Wowww...it's so gorgeous...again.....I love this kind of stuff so much....Thanx for sharing this with us at WLVC's challenge....Hope to see you at the next challenge starting 18 november.
    Hugs Plony.

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    1. Plony,my friend the images on your blog are irresistible, I had to play along though these colors are out of my comfort zone! I am glad you liked it, looking forward to your future challenges! Hugs.

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  12. Wow one more master piece Rupa. Rupastofa is such an apt name. Live the textures. Love the idea of alpha hanging

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  13. Thank you so much, Mridula.

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  14. Wow Rup this is one brilliant project - love it

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  15. mooie projectje!
    bedankt voor het mee doen bij WLVC blog.
    groetjes Miranda (DT)

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  16. What a lovely sewing theme box Rupa! Love all the little details on the outside and inside - wonderful techniques used as well! thank you for joining us in the AVJ All Sewn Up challenge!

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    1. Oh! Julia. ..Thank you soon much. Really appreciate his coming from you. A good start to the week.

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  17. Oh wow. This is stunning! LOVE all the little details and the amazing texture on your monogram!

    Thank you for joining us at LESSology!

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  18. Another stunning project - sooo many interesting techniques...thanks for sharing them with us all:):) And of course, LOOOVE how you've interpreted our LESSology challenge!!!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy...so happy you liked it.

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  19. Wow - this is absolutely delicious, Rupa! I'm a huge Beatrix Potter fan, so I love the front of the box, and I love all the crackle on the embellishments. I think your homemade Distress Embossing Powder looks really cool on the clock face, and all your amazing attention to detail has really paid off to create something very special. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

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    1. Oh My! I have been admiring your works all along and greatly influenced too... This means so much to me! So really happy that this project tickled you! Thanks a lot for appreciating the finer details too.

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  20. Oh I missed such Gorgeous post of yours Rupa ! Everything is so Beautiful..the colors,textures and the sand technique loved the result .

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  21. It' stunning, Rupa. Inside and outside. The clock is a masterpiece, really frozen in time!

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  22. Wwwwauuuu....Rupa this is amazing. I like your inside and outside! Vintage or shabby chic is soooo cute....very beautiful project!
    With love, Jana

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  23. Such a fantastic make Rupa! I love all those sewing related details though it's the little pocket watch that has captured my heart. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks again Jenny. .I enjoyed this experimental project a lot.

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  24. So cute, a tiny delight and an inside as well as an outside...lots of detail Ruth x

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  25. This is absolutely delightful Rupa, I have enjoyed looking at every single detail and just love all the crackles and trinkets. You did a great job on this.
    Thanks for linking to 'All Sewn Up' at A Vintage Journey.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  26. Thank you so much Brenda..so happy you could appreciate all the fine details.

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  27. What a wonderful project Rupa, stunning and such fantastic embellishments!! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!!

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    1. Thank you so much Astrid...I can't believe my eyes. So happy to hear this from you.

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  28. So gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

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  29. REALLY enjoyed this post! The colors and bling you used are fantastic! SUPER COOL JOB! hugs from NY and thanks for playing with us at LESSology!

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    1. Thanks you so much Mitra...so happy you liked it. Big hugs from Bangalore!

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  30. I'm so sorry I have not gotten around to your blog, because this is one beautiful box, Rupa! I love every single detail, but the pocket watch is my absolute favorite! I've got to come back when I have some time to do some drooling! Congratulations on your very well deserved Pinworthy mention on Avintage Journey!

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    1. Thank you so much for your good wishes, my friend. Have agreat week ahead...hope to catch up soon with you on another crafty creation! Hugs.

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