Sunday, 12 April 2015

Golden Sunshine...

Hello Crafters..
Welcome to my page today…I am here with my DT project for Anything But A Card Challenge where the theme is “FOOLS GOLD”…so go ahead and create anything but a card please!
I personally do not like gold but do like it if it is aged or dull ! But when you say Gold, I can only think of yellow and so my project today has a yellow base with different hues and textures of gold!
Ready for the feast???
It’s bright and sunny here with new life to nature…I see new leaves, new flowers and new colors in my garden too! I have altered a picture frame this time…A lovely wooden frame that was gifted to me on my birthday by a dear friend who knew I love to alter ! And that is what I did…
Am going to be celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary soon and wanted to make something for that and also remember I said, I am doing up my house too???
I ideally wanted to make something that would light up a corner shelf and have use some bright colors but Distressed…yes, How can I not do that???
I covered the wooden frame with gesso and then sponged in lime yellow acrylic color. Time to distress…out came the sand paper and I rubbed a bit to revel the wood benath and then dry sponged some gesso in places to give a distressed and white washed look too.

I also rubbed in a bit of dull gold Inka gold randomly in the edges to give a vintage “celebration” look !!

The focal point was going to be not the “found relatives” but some real ones, lol! I took a sepia print out of “us” and decided to work a floral theme around us!
colored some Rhine stones with gold alcohol ink and stuck them randomly. A bunch of floral decoration on the left side with a big loopy bow and flower cluster on the top definitely catches your attention but hey, did you see that I have stamped the sentiments on acetate!

This is my first acetate stamping and it took me two tries to get it right and I liked the subtle, transparent and different look of the sentiments popping out!
There's one tucked casually behind the bow strands and has the gold alcohol dripping from all the sides.
The other one is a fist tail banner and for this I dabbed some purple and gold alcohol ink on the reverse for some splash of color! Both sentiments are from KaiserCraft.I drilled some holes on the inside shadow portion of the frame to suspend a few metal chains with glass beads to look like a half curtain!


The loopy bow has the trinket pin which says “Fragile”…perfect for this project and I made a chunky charm with some aged gold chain and glass beads.I aged the ornate book corners too to give a dull gold look.


 However, I kept the butterfly  and the flowers in bright colors because they add life to this project!

The Monarch butterfly is an acetate die cut using Frantic Stamper Precision die. I first sponged some alcohol ink in gold and then applied some grunge paste with metallic gold color mixed in it and then sprinkled some coarse gold glitter too! That’s a LOT OF GOLD in one little butterfly but I just loved how it looked after drying! I think it steals the show here…

The flowers are all using  different die fro Heart felt creations Arianna blooms, CLD sunflower and CLD sastha daisy die. They have all been colored with distress inks. The foliage is also die cuts from Tattered lace ferns die and CLD Tropical leaves.
That’s the end of the alteration and I think I have never used thus many forms of Gold in any project and I am glad this challenge made me discover the different possibilities.

 So come on, take out all that gold and play along this month. Hope to see you projects soon there!
I hope I did justice to the plain  frame that my friend gave! I am getting a vintage white display cabinet made for my living room ...a new home for my latest creation!

Thank you so much for taking the time to be here and taking part in my anniversary celebrations.

I would love to have my celebrations frame enter the following challenges.
A Vintage Journey – Thru the glass door( acetate, picture frame and glass beads)
Brown SugarChallenge – Distress( I just love that word, lol)
Craft StamperChallenge – Take a technique- color
Cherry Lynn Designs Challenge – Pretty in purple
Art With Heart - Spring Break
Frilly ‘n’ FunkieChallenge – Spring time die cuts
Moo Mania Challenge– feeling of spring
Crafty  Sentiments- lots of flowers
The Corrosive Challenge Blog- Floral fantasy 

Until my next creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.
Cheers.




52 comments:

  1. WOW your glittery butterfly is stunning and always love your beautiful handmade blooms
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    1. Thank you for the lovely first comment. Glad to see you here after a break. Hugs.

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  2. WOW.. this is such a beautiful frame ! I am thrilled about it!
    Thank you very much for sharing it with us at Moo Mania & More Challenge Rupa!
    Amazing!
    xxx
    Susi

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  3. Wow, wonderful creation Rupa, especially love that golden butterfly!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa...for a change you liked the gold too!

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  4. fab frame
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
    hugs
    céline

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  5. Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

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  6. OMG ! Now this is a totally new look you gave the frame, I had anticipated a more grungy look! But you totally surprised me with this one, loved the purple..........not seen you use much of this!

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    1. Thanks Tanvi...for this beautiful gift and the giving me the opportunity to alter it. I just loved it and glad I was able to surprise you. Yes, this is out of my comfort zone colors! Big Hugs.

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  7. WOW Rupa, love this beautiful altered frame, so many gorgeous elements here, love that metallic half curtain !!

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    1. I knew my "Desi Girl" would like that! Thanks Suman.

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  8. Wow....lovely process..Every project of urs making me to come and visit ur home dear..Must be an art gallery..with all ur awesome artistic works!!!

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    1. Thanks Sathya...waiting to "show off" to you when you come down here! Hugs Sweetie.

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  9. Lots of great techniques used to alter this frame and turn it into Springtime sunshine. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  10. A stunning project Rupa, great textures and details. It will look wonderful on your shelf.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Super stunning frame...love the way u add gold To this project and that's without any feel of that goldenness ...and that glittered butterfly is show stopper of this project ....totally gorgeous...!!
    Advance Anniversary Wishes to you dear !! :)

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    1. oh boy! Thanks for the "no gold" look mention Shalu...I was just aiming at that and you said it! Big hugs dear.

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  12. I am with you on not liking gold much but you would never be able to tell altering seeing this gorgeous project! Wonderful upcycle and so very vibrant! Awesome job! ~Niki

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    1. Thanks Niki...am not the only one!

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  13. Gorgeous frame Rupa and what a wonderful transformation you gave it!! Beautiful flowers and I am loving the glittery gold butterfly!! A stunning upcycle project and so perfect for springtime! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Springtime Die Cuts' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia...so so happy you like it all in this project. Big hugs.

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  14. What a lovely keepsake you have created, Rupa. Your floral arrangement is stunning. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  15. Congrats on celebrating your 20th Rupa! Your altered frame is so pretty with it's new color and all the lovely flowers, jewels and butterfly! thank you for joining us in the AVJ Through the Looking Glass Challenge! Julia xx

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    1. Thanks Julia..glad you like it. Hugs.

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  16. Rupa your frame is just fabulous with those flowers and sentiment!!! I just love it. So many great details! Thank you for playing at Red Rubber Inspirationals this week. Hope to see you again soon! Barb DT host.

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    1. Thank you so much Barbara...it's always nice to hear different aspects of the project. Glad you liked it. Hugs.

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  17. A wonderful piece

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

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  18. i love all the textures what a beautiful frame

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  19. I was really enjoying looking at the way you altered the frame - and then I saw the butterfly - WOW Rupa, it is absolutely stunning! This is such a lovely way to celebrate and remember your anniversary. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne.....your comments made me smile. Thanks for your visit, hugs.

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  20. Gorgeous altered frame the colour is wonderful and vibrant and would light up any room. Fantastic dimension . A wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary . Thanks so much for joining us at the Eileen Hull Art With Heart Challenge. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy, glad you liked it. Hugs.

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  21. What a lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar for our DISTRESS Challenge. Good luck.
    Lynn, BSCB DT

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  22. Gosh, this is such a beautiful project. Love all your gorgeous flowers! Thank you so much for participating in our Cherry Lynn Designs challenge!

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  23. Love your entry to The Corrosive Challenge! So bright and cheery! Thanks for joining in our challenge, and I wish you the best of luck!
    DebbieM

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  24. This is fantastic Rupa. I love how you've added such beautiful embellishments and those little pearly dots to the frame to add to it's beauty. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  25. Well worth two goes to get that lovely acetate stamping done! A fabulously ornate makeover for the frame - bold and beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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  26. Very creative and gorgeous frame...congrats on your anniversary!!! This is a wonderful frame to hold you celebration photo in. Thanks for joining us on Art with Heart Challenge.

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