Monday, 8 December 2014

Jack 'n' Jill in a pail !!

Hello Crafters,
This year is going to be over soooon….unbelievable, but don’t we love this month??? I love it, vacations, family meets and holidays and looking forward towards a brand new year…but before that we have assessments and exams in school and next week is going to be busy sitting with my little one to prepare for her tests!
I am going to do as much possible this week and today I bring to you yet another altered project, vintage style deeply influenced by the master, Tim. It’s actually re created  a scene from his wall flower paper pack… It takes a different eye and different set of hands to do what he does, Lol…but to each, his style!

 The master who taught distressing and grunge and texture…this one is for you!
 I altered a mini pail, well not actually a pail but a container which once had some yummy chocolate mousse in it! My little one loves the inside of it and I was just waiting for her to finish the contents and give me the container. Lol!
Have look…I didn't
think twice to alter it but it took me a whole day to work around this miniature! The wall flower paper pack is my current fav and I cut this 3 inch square from the book with a heavy heart!

First, I adhered a piece of paper from an old novel on the pail and inked it with vintage photo then fussy cut this pp and stuck it there. The yellow flowers and the bird caught my eye and that is what I wanted to re create with a lot of foliage!
I altered a modge melt bird with rock candy distress crackle and then highlighted the cracks with paints…look at that! It has a cracked porcelain look right??? This is “jack” and decided he needed a partner and so I brought in “Jill”, perched on top of the pail!

I had lots of ready made foliage peeking out of the pail and then stuffed in some coconut coir actually lots of it to make a lovely nest and I dint spare Jill too…altered it with crackle paint too! Jill is happily nested with a little white egg which I inked with broken china.

 I heated up a piercing tool and poked it thru the plastic pail to create 2 holes so I could string a cooper wire to make the handle. I grunged up a little piece of corrugated cardboard with sand textured texture paste and stuck a chit chat sentiment and had it hanging from the handle!

The yellow flowers are all the smallest one from the TH tattered florals which have been curled up to form tiny buds hanging from the foliage.
Are you ready for the other side of the pail…
I have a little fence running all around the pail. These are actually remnants of the bird cage die…the pieces that fall of the nest, lol!  I have distressed it and trimmed it to match the height of the pail!
 A few foliage from the fence too  and this lovely sentiment from TH visual artistry set says it all at the back. I love it!

You may wonder why it took me a day to do this..but I visualized each and every bit here before actually working on it and loved every inch of this mini pail.
Do you want to know how BIG this is…have a look! So that’s the scene from the wall flower paper pack with Jack and Jill…

My inky fingers are a proof for all the distressing, lol! 
Hope you liked it. Do let me know, I love reading your thoughts, they always bring a smile to my face.
I would like Jack and Jill to enter the following challenges…

A VintageJourney – birds of a Feather
The ArtisticStamper – Anything Goes
SweetStamping Challenge Blog- Things with wings
613 Avenue create – Anything Goes with recipe..I have used column #2
Sugar Creek Hollow - No cards
The Mirror Crack'd - Re cycle/ Up cycle
Until my next creative Journey…
Happy Crafting and Re cycling,
Big Hugs.


  1. Gorgeous Rupa! Love your little flowers and the texture on your bird is incredible! So many wonderful details on such a small scale! Another project that has blown my hair off! big hugs, have a great week my friend!

  2. This is so lovely! What a great idea and a brilliant transformation. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Mirror Crack'd challenge.

  3. What a super cute upcycling project Rupa! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  4. Amazing! So tiny and so much beautiful detail, a little work of art! Thank you for join in g us at Sweet stampin' this week.

  5. Totally stunning! thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin
    Sue DT x

  6. Rupa, your blog is sheer ART... all the 'projects' just reflect YOU... and each one is just so sweet and loving in all ways... I love each piece in all the creative ways you have manifested it... Thanks so very much for all the love and giving you do with everything in your life...
    Love, Light and peace...Bonnie

    1. Bonnie, my friend...Thank you so much. You just made me feel on top of the world! Have a great week my dear, hugs.

  7. Rupa - I am so glad you shared your project & creativity at 613 Ave C! This is a work of love without a doubt! Such fun to enlarge your pictures and look at all the details... Very fun indeed!
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    1. Thank you so much Ginny. glad you did so. Thanks for your sweet comments.

  8. So cute!! And your little one has exams? Poor you! I am lucky in my kiddo's school no exams for another year.
    Dr Sonia
    My latest post: How I repaired my Big Shot

  9. A fabulous project, so many awesome details. Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this time.

  10. This is many pretty details and it brings such a good feeling to watch something so sweet. Thanx for joining us at SCH.
    Hugz Plony

  11. Hi Rupa, this is such a beautiful project and a great design. Thanks for joining us at AVJ and good luck.
    Julie x

  12. OH how very sweet!! This is so marvelous Rupa!!! I honestly love every wonderful detail and find this very inspiring!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

    1. Thanks Linsey and thanks for joining my blog too.

  13. Where to start ?? Its just fantastic..from a plain plastic container to a fabulous piece of art ! I loved the porcelain look on jack n jill both and the bright colors too :)

  14. This is just the sweetest little nest you created from the pail Rupa! Love the crackled bird, the papers, eggs, grass - a lovely creation! Thanks so much for joining us in the AVJ Birds of a Feather Challenge!

    1. oh! Thank you so much for your sweet comments, Julia...glad you liked it all!

  15. WOW! This is so pretty! Very creative!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

  16. Completely love this, Rupa - so pretty and full of the joys of spring. Love the crackle on the embellishments, and a great quote around the edge - another really inventive piece of creativity. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

    1. Thanks again, Alison. really appreciate your taking the time to be here. Hugs.

  17. Oh just so adorable. Love it. Your detailing is commendable. Imagining before making is so you. I am a crafter who goes with the flow n only after finishing sees it. Such a disaster. Lol.

  18. Fabulous Rupa - an amazing miniature piece of art! xx

  19. Oh my Rupa a Miniature work of art!

    Thanks for sharing this beauty with us

    The Mirror Crack'd