Friday, 17 July 2015

Light it up!

Hello Crafty peeps…
I welcome you all today and would like to share a 3D project. Do you believe that inspiration comes from any where??? 
Well, for me this project  is proof for the above statement…
A couple of days back, I had just “switched off” from my creative mode and was relaxing watching T.V as my little one was falling asleep on my lap.
I was watching a Hindi serial on prime time and accidentally my eyes caught hold of an ornate lamp shade hanging from the wall. It was a eureka moment and I just thought I had to do something like that! Well, I wasn’t going to make a lamp shade but one thing I was sure of was that I was going to have a very colorful sleep that night, lol!
Like I said, it was one heaven of a sleep! (no hell, here please)…so many visuals crossing my mind and the next day I just googled to see if there anything called” floral chandelier” in reality and believe me, the options were endless!
This one caught my attention and was very close to the “visual dreams” I had the previous night! 
So here is what I made…
The  Sizzix  flourish alterations die is a my new purchase and I am so happy I could use them in a very different way. I loved the ornate swirls and it was just perfect for the project!
This is what I started out with for this project.
 All the flourishes are cut from my little one’s play book..the hard bound one. It’s amazing how the Sizzix die cuts it like butter. I joined 2 pieces back to back to make really thick and sturdy.
First, I gessoed all the flourished with a sponge and also the foam tape ring and some twigs from the garden. Once the flourishes were dry, I used versa mark and clear UTEE to seal the white gesso. This gave the flourishes an amazing wrought iron kind of finish, just what I wanted. I also stamped some Bo Bunny text on the ring randomly.
I then scrapped the white paint from a few places for that shabby look! With 8 flourishes, one tape ring, 4 twigs I started making my chandelier! This one was going to be a candle decoration that can be on display anywhere in the room!
I fixed the legs for the chandelier with the twigs and started arranging the flourishes on four sides of the ring. (I used up 4 here) and the remaining 4, I cut the split curl part to form the ornate “legs” of the chandelier!
The remaining part of the flourish hung from the ring. So the entire ring is now covered with the ornate metal work! Once the main frame work was ready, the rest of it was easy!
I made some handmade blooms with TH tattered florals inked with DI and stamped with a plaid texture stamp from American crafts. A few leaves for the fresh look and those tiny flowers are using the modge mold and Plaster of paris which I have inked too.
Ta da, it’s ready! Just what I had in mind and when I lit the candle… I was just taken to another world! I loved what I saw and tried to take a pic in different times of the day…
In the evening..
At night…oooo, I love this one!
That’s it…I have decided to watch more serials from now! Do share your experiences of how you have got your inspirations from the most un expected source!
 I would like to have my floral chandelier enter the following challenges…
As You like It Challenge- fav style/ color (shabby chic and pastel colors)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge- flower delights
Beyond Grey Challenges- Dimensional project
Until my next creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.



  1. Wrought iron look from cardboard!!! Amazing job Rupa!

  2. so inspiring........the serials are .........:) Rupa !! love the pic with the lit candle !!

  3. This is gorgeous Rupa and what a brilliant idea for a candle holder! I have been on the fence about that Sizzix die, definitely going to get it now! hugs :)

  4. WOW this is amazing!
    Linda xxx

  5. Oh Rupa another amazing creation which looks stunning, a beautiful centrepiece for a table and so inspirational. Please enter it into the challenge at That Craft Place as is Mixed Media - Anything Goes.
    Julie xx

  6. You created that holder ???I thought it was readmade n you embellished it :) Its awesome..beautifully constructed :) and
    the wrought iron look ROCKS..

  7. Gorgeous piece and such a clever idea. Love your flowers. Thank you so much for joining in the Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challnege. Tracy x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Love your flowers.....Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  9. A gorgeous project and a clever idea to use the die cuts the way you did, to make the base.,
    Yvonne xx

  10. Oh my goodness Rupa, this is a work of art! I love how you took that die and turned it into this stunning creation. Thanks so much for joining in Eileen's 3D challenge at Art With Heart. Anne xx

  11. Absolute surprise! It's too pretty

  12. This is simply amazing work Rupa....Your candle stand is just stunning...I love how you have created the entire project from scratch..Brilliant idea !!

  13. Love your story behind this beautiful piece! So, you also dream of your creations some times too? Your piece is definitely a centerpiece! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  14. Wow! That's so wonderful, Rupa! You used beautiful flowers and colours.
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

  15. Huge WOW, Rupa - that's a creative showstopper! Brilliant use of the flourish die, and so wonderful to see your dreams turned into reality - I just love it.
    Alison xx

  16. You created an exact replica of the original Rupa! What a great design and so very clever - not to mention a lovely piece for your table! Julia xx

  17. oh my soul!!! I am absolutely loving this!! I have this die and would never have thought of doing something like this!! beautiful piece! thanks for joining our July Art with Heart challenge - make it 3D challenge!

  18. What a great idea! I love this. =) Thank you for sharing it with us at the july Art with Heart Challenge.

  19. What a gorgeous project! Just love your colour choice. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  20. Such an Amazing project

    Thank you so much for entering the Challenge over at Crafting Musketeers

    Krafty Hugs xx
    Kerrie (crafting musketeers DT)

  21. Such a stunning transformation ! Wouldnt have guessed what it is if it wasnt for the tute !
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC !

  22. Pretty, amazing, fabulous all the adjectives fall short for this great project.