Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Colors of India-GD project for TIOT

Hello crafters..
A warm welcome to all of you and a Big Thanks to my new followers.…am here today with my Guest Design project for Try It on Tuesday where the theme for this fortnight is “Pearls for Girls”…How exciting!
I was really excited when I was asked to guest design for TIOT, such a talented team out there and its honor to be featured amongst them for this challenge. Thanks TIOT team for this opportunity.
Now, coming to the challenge…Pearls look amazing in most of the projects and probably the simplest to accommodate as an embellishment in any project. I have tried to “show off” my pearls in a different way!
This time around, I have an altered project where I have up cycled a card board box which once housed a thermal flask. In the normal course, the packaging box would have found it’s way to the bin but having been bit by the re cycle bug, I decided to give it a new lease of life thru this challenge!
I needed a box to keep my collection of bangles and bracelets and so decided to make one out this!
Firstly, I made it operational horizontally against its normal position and secured it well by stapling all the edges. I then dished out this lovely pattern paper from Temple Tree. It’s a handmade paper, almost like fabric and has lovely paisley patterns all over it.
Have a look at the paper…so vibrant, so colorful, so ethnic and traditional, so INDIA…yes, the colors are inspired from the Indian flag this time.
I had a different plan for the lid! Once the box and the sided were done with the paisley paper, I inked the edges with peeled paint DI for dimension.
For the lid, I fist adhered rushed tissue paper with gel medium and created texture with TH burlap stencil. Once this was dry, I applied green acrylic paint and before it dried, I wiped off with a wet tissue. This removes some of the paint from the top layer to reveal the white beneath…distressed look with good old acrylics!
I then rubbed in Inka gold on the raised portions of the texture. It complements the paisley’s so well, you ought to see it live…
Now comes the time to show off my pearls. I made this brooch button for the closure with some full pearls and also the danglers from it with more tiny pearls. Fixed the brooch to the box with a brad and used elastic for the closure. My box looks pretty dressed up, lol!
For the embellishment on the top, I dint want too many colors,. I made lovely layered blooms using Heartfelt creations Arianna blooms and have a closer look at them…do they feel waxy???
 Yes, I dipped them all in a pot of bees wax and this time, I put a drop of musk oil to the wax…so you can imagine the fragrance from the flowers! I really hope you can smell themmm….oooooooooo
A lovely sentiment from Inkadinkado and some more pearls to line the box and the outside of the box is ready!
For the inside, I chose a complementing paper in green from Recollections pack and covered it,. I slid a empty kitchen roll to fit the width of the box …my bangles look pretty there, don’t they?
So, is that it…NO…you got to see the back ! What do you think would possible be there???


Ummmm..guess…
I fixed a foam panel in a matching tone to” show off “a few of my “special “ earrings too…now isn’t that a bonus!
Do you see the lovely gold bottle cap feet of my beautiful bangle box??? It proudly stands on my dressing table with all goodies inside and outside, lol!
I hope this inspires you to play along at TIOT and do let me know if you liked my “colors of India” box.
I would like to enter the following challenges with this house of bangles!
Re Cycle Re purpose Re Invent Challenge Blog- AG but re cycle
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge - AG
Eclectic Ellapu - AG
Our Creative Corner- Junk in your Trunk (old carboard box, bottle caps, empty kitchen roll)
Country View Challenge - AG
Frosted Designs - Handmade flowers and re cycled materials ( cardboard box, bottle caps, kitchen roll)
BGC- Mixed media
Thank you so much for stopping by,
Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.

Cheers.

57 comments:

  1. Wonderful ideas on this beautiful and colourful box

    Lovely to have you as our guest at TIOT

    Chrissie xx

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissie...my pleasure and honor to be there! Hugs.

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  2. Wonderful ideas on this beautiful and colourful box

    Lovely to have you as our guest at TIOT

    Chrissie xx

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  3. Your gorgeous box is so beautifully made and I love the rich pearl embellishments.

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    1. Thank you so much, Glad you liked it. Hugs.

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  4. What colourful wonderful Rupa!

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    1. Thanks Julie, a little out of my comfort zone though! Hugs.

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  5. Wah rey Wah...What a make over man...How many of it...i can grab when i visit Bangalore dear...Oh my gosh...now there are too many in my list ;)

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    1. Thanks Sathya. .I am happy your list is growing! Do come soon. Hugs.

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  6. Beautiful recycling project, really well made. Nice to have you with us at TIOT this time round, Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie. ..so happy you liked it. Hugs.

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  7. Just brilliant Rupa!! LOVE all your recycled items and your idea to turn it into a bracelet box is pure genius!! Wonderful colours and the touches of gold are fabulous! It's so lovely to have you as our guest designer! big hugs :)

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    1. Thanks a bunch Pamellia. Such a pleasure to showcase my project alongside a talented team! Glad you liked it too, Big Hugs my friend.

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  8. This is a fabulous 'Colours of India' box Rupa, the lid looks so rich and really compliments the paisley pattern
    That was a great idea to ad the earrings to the back of the box.
    Thanks for agreeing to be our Guest for this challenge.
    Hugs, Avril x

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    1. Thanks Avril. I had a blast making this for your challenge and it is an added bonus that it sits pretty on my dresser now! Hugs and I see you are my newest follower too! Big Thanks and hugs.

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  9. Beautiful new life to packaging box !I loved the indian patterned paper and the texture of the lid ,never tried distress look with acrylic colors will try it now.The pearl brooch n dangler compliment the Indian look perfectly.Every time I visit your blog my cupboard is filled with boxes ;D !

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    1. Thanks Pooja...I would love to see the trash you have collected! Hugs.

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  10. Wow Rupa - what an amazing project! Thanks for playing along in the Junk in your Trunk Challenge at Our Creative Corner. So much creativity and inspiration all around. Loved the waxy Flowers and coordinating buttons - that was my favourite bit. - Candice (aka Tincan Crafter) @ Our Creative Corner.

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    1. Thank you so much Candice..glad you liked the waxy flowers, they smell good too, lol! Hugs.

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  11. Wow....fantabulous alteration rupa....so in love with the wax flowers...totally gorgeous...n the idea of using back is so clever dear...superb work..!!

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  12. A fantastic project Rupa! Love your vibrant and beautiful box.. what a great upcycling idea!

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    1. Hi Susi...Thank you so much and another one for being my new follower. Hugs.

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  13. Very beautiful and creative project, Rupa! Love all fantastic embellishments. Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge.
    Mar x

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    1. Thanks Margik..the pleasure was all mine. Hugs.

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  14. Wonderful make over. Loved every inch of it. idea to show off n store too.

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    1. Thanks Mridula..glad to know blogger is working for you. Hugs.

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  15. Wonderful make over. Loved every inch of it. idea to show off n store too.

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  16. Thanks for being our Guest Designer and love what you did for the challenge.
    Hugz, Z

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    1. Thanks Zandra. Many thanks from me too! Hugs.

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  17. A fabulous project Rupa , love the textures and wonderful details. Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge.
    Yvonne

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  18. Another fabulous piece of recycling Rupa and so inventive.
    Julie xx

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  19. Soooooo beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Julie. Hugs.

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  21. Great job Rupa on the use of "Junk in Your Trunk" items to create this gorgeous box. Thank you for entering it in our challenge at Our Creative Corner.
    xxx Laurie Moore

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    1. Thanks Laurie, glad you liked it.

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  22. Congratulations, Rupa, on your DT post.
    You have used different colors for sure, they are vibrant and lively!! Beautiful transformation of box, love your new Arianna blooms with wax texture.

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  23. Beautiful box and a great idea! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs! :)

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  24. i saw your link at the doodle artifacts recycle re-purpose blog. this is a stunning creation and a fabulous way to hold your beautiful jewels. xo from michele

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    1. Thanks Michele. Glad you dropped by and thanks again for your lovely comments.

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  25. Awesome bangle box!!! I especially loved the addition of the foam for the earrings...so clever!!!

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    1. Thanks Purvi, glad you liked it.

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  26. Such a clever concept and design!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!!

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  27. This is beautiful and very creative! I love the colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs!

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  28. Wow Rupa you knocked this out of the park. Its GORGEOUS!! And so incredibly beautiful as a way to store your bangles. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Re-Cycle Re-Purpose and Re-Invent. Our next challenge begins in a few days and please come back and join us again.

    With smiles
    Laine K
    DT Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent

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    1. Thanks Laine, I am a great re cycle buff and so happy to take part in your challenge. Glad you like it.Hugs.

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  29. This is beautifully created Rupa ! Thanks for playing with us @BGC :)

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  30. Nice idea Rupa !
    Well done !
    thanks for playing with us at BGC this month !

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  31. It's so colourful and elegant! Great idea, Rupa!
    thank you for sharing at BGC!

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