Sunday, 8 March 2015

GREEN with Envy!

Hello crafters..
Welcome to my page today. I have my DT project with Anything But A Card to share with you today. The theme this month is “Green with Envy”. It is up to you to interpret the theme but yes, we would love to see the color green in your project too. Absolutely anything that your heart fancies except a card! Now that’s the easiest part as you all by now know that I can’t save myself to make a card, lol!

I have altered a little glass jar which for this theme. A plain clear jar on which I first created a “faux Frosted” effect and then dabbed some alcohol inks in green, blue and silver. As you can see, green is dominant here.

My favorite color is green and that is one reason I love all nature inspired projects. This is going to be no different but yes, green is going to be the highlight here. Is there anything as too much green?? No way…right now my garden is bright green with a couple of showers that we had last week and I see some fresh leaves sprouting and a few flowers too. That’s my take on this challenge…but  what about the envy? Let’s wait for that part…

Once the bottle was done, I wanted to do some heat embossing  on the bottle directly which flopped big time! The embossing powder for some reason was not melting…I dint want to experiment, so I went ahead heat embossing the flowers and the quotes on tissue. I did the embossing in white so that it shows against the green.
I love these 2 quotes from Paper Artsy and it was just apt for this project. The lid too has some left over alcohol inks dabbed on it and then I made the mini terrace garden here!

Loooots of green foliage and a focal flower in the center. Just that one flower is enough to brighten that garden. I used Arianna blooms die to layer up this flower and mildly inked it with worn lipstick DI.
A garden is incomplete without some winged beauties and so came the butterfly and the bee!
The butterfly is a Itsy Bitsy die and I shaded it using DI and then dipped in UTEE. Whereas the bee is a stamp which has been colored too with DI and covered with rock candy crackle paint. Which looks better??? Maybe the butterfly is envying the bee for more than one reason now..one maybe it looks better and two, cos its first and up close to the flower, lol!
So you get that “envy” thing now???
I couldn’t stop at that, and then lit a battery operated candle inside and was only surprised at the subtle beauty it radiated with the Buddha sitting next to it.

 I love this click... to me ,it was speaking a different language at that moment!
 The soft glow just grew brighter as the sun dipped.
Hope this inspires you to play along this month and do hop over to see what the teamies have created every week!
I would like to have my mini garden enter the following challenges.
GreatImpression – Go Green
ArtisticInspiration – AG with a twist of green
Crafts 4Eternity – Anything But A Card.
WowEmbossing – Spring (have done heat embossing in white and also UTEE)
Take It Make It Challenge- AG with stamping
All Sorts Challenge - Spring is in the air
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Green for St. Patrick's day
Until My next Creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling
Hugs.






















56 comments:

  1. So very creative Rupa...Every project speaks of ur outstanding skill to turn every bit of thing to a treasure...
    Kudos to u!!!

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    1. Thanks Sathya....I am dreading the day when all the trash becomes Treasure, lol! Have a great week.

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  2. As always a wonderful creation. Love the envy concept Using abutterfly. U hav inspired me for the second time to try out UTEE

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    1. Thanks Mridula...if you like glossy, then UTEE it is! Hugs.

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  3. Hi Rupa, this is lovely and such a brilliant idea to add the candle.
    Avril xx

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    1. Thanks Avril, glad to have you here and happy you liked it too. Hugs.

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  4. Rupa... this is so pretty.... love the repurposing of your jar. The flower is exquisite and is perfect for your mini garden. Beautiful job !!!

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  5. So pretty! Great job on the jar! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! Rebecca

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  6. Such a pretty jar Rupa. The white looks fabulous and I love the lush greens and flowers, and of course the bee!, on the top.

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    1. Thanks Lisette...never loved bees before, lol! Hugs.

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  7. What a beautiful green with envy project , so many lovely details and quote!

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  8. Such an attractive recycled project Rupa.
    Julie xx

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    1. Thank you so much Julie, Hugs.

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  9. Another fabulous makeover! Love this little beauty! Xxx

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    1. Thanks Ingrid, glad you liked it. Hugs.

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  10. i always wonder the way you turn trash to treasure rupa. superb

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  11. Wow Rupa! I love it all, the colors, the bee, the sentiment, the flower, just everything about this jar. xo

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  12. Loved the sentiment & the winged creatures!

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  13. Wow !! another amazing project Rupa ...Loved the transformation ..so creative !!

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  14. What a beautiful altering Rupa! A real feast for the eyes! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd
    challenge.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks Lucyna.

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  15. Wow, just gorgeous Rupa!! It's beautiful in the daylight, but wowsers, what a stunning piece when it's lit up at night! Just amazing! hugs :)

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    1. Oh yes! I love it by the night too! Thanks Pamellia. Hugs.

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  16. Lovely "Green" creation, thank you for calling in this week at Sweet Stampin', good Luck. debbiex

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  17. What a beautiful altered jar and so very creative! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  18. it's beautiful, very zen as I like kisses pretty

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  19. Fabulous altering.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  20. I love your little altered jar .... very creative. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  21. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with our anything but a card challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

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  22. OH my goodness, this is absolutely STUNNING. LOVE the beautiful sentiments and images you used! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Thanks Mynn, glad you like it. Hugs.

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  23. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  24. Such a pretty 'green' altered jar - I love the white stamping/embossing you've used. Just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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    1. Thank you so much Janine. Hugs.

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  25. Wow, stunning vase and gorgeous in green! Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining our 'St Patrick's Day - Green' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

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  26. Rupa this is GORGEOUS! Love the jar and that flower! Thanks so much for joining us for the Great Impressions challenge! I hope you share with us again!

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  27. Beautiful and so perfect for Spring!

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