Thursday, 1 October 2015

Small Wonder

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to another month and I am back with my altered art project for Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. You can make anything but a card but altered art or mixed media only.
I have today a shabby book to share with you! It’s the size of a palm and unravels a big SURRISE in the end!
The book cover is a shabby chic style...after a long time from my side. For the cover, I dry embossed a white CS and then used DI peacock feathers to color it. Then took another scrap PP from Prime Sunrise Sunset pack and created texture with crackle texture paste. Once dry, I sprayed in some green and blue inks randomly.
I then decoupaged this lovely napkin onto this paper and then dabbed on some gesso on the sides.
The spine is using Tyvek paper and then I covered it with this pretty lace, (my prize win at Lessology). I inked the edges of the lace with tea dye DI and pierced an eyelet to hang this cute bottle charm. 
I have filled it with colored white sand. I colored white sand with peacock feathers DI. Love that color and some wooden beads and some silver charms give it thet perfect girlie look! The ornate metal corner is colored with silver alcohol inks too. I named the book “Small wonder”.
Ready for the ride ahead????
I shall now open the book and you can see the first SURPRISE...well, its not a book here!
 I altered a tin box to look like a book! On the lid i have a frame where I have used resist technique to color. I heat embossed a pattern with clear embossing powder and then mopped up the colors mustard seed, crushed olive and peacock feathers from the craft mat!
Well that not it...There is another SURPRISE inside this book.
Out comes a mini ordinary book. Its a mini star book. It says “Short Stories” cos i have used the pages inside to showcase my daughter’s childhood photographs and against each picture I have these one line quotes from Inkadinkado.
There are 3 layers to this star book and on the final later I have used PP from Prima sunrise sunset stack and have done some stamping around the pages.
The colors in pink and yellow urged me to use up some more lace for the base of the page! It surely looks pretty with all that dressing, lol!
 Once the pictures and the quotes came in, it becomes an attractive display.
The advantage of a start book is that it can be a display on table or can be closed into a book at any time!
My daughter loved seeing herself in my craft project today! I hope you enjoyed too and play along with our challenge. Do drop in to see what the team has to show you.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
 I would like to have my “small wonder” enter the following challenges.
The Crazy Challenge- Shabby chic
Dream valley Challenge- recipe-Lace, pink, embossing
That Craft Place- Ag mixed media
Loves to Create Challenge- Ag mixed media
Lessology- Its reading time ( up cycled tin box)
Until my next creative Journey,
Happy crafting and re cycling.



  1. This is stunning and so unique love everything about it hun xx

  2. An element of surprise is always fun :) beautiful project Rupa :) Ur daughter is so cutee :)

  3. An element of surprise is always fun :) beautiful project Rupa :) Ur daughter is so cutee :)

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  5. What a stunner Rupa !! love everything about it, the star album is gorgeous !!

  6. Beautiful! you are the queen recycler darling !

  7. This is absolutely stunning! . Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  8. Gorgeous Rupu !!! just wonderful at all !! I like very much your idea to incluide a little álbum inside the so beautiful tin-box !!!! amazing !! Congrats !! I wish you a very nice day, big hugs. Caty

  9. Wow!! Another fab project!! Love the surprise & that star book is sooo pretty with cutie pics.
    Congrats for the Deco Art membership & beautiful goodies!!
    Happy crafting & recycling !!

  10. Oh rey...Wat to say...u blew me all the time with ur awesome creative ideas...Muahhhh...
    U r 1 sweet simple wonder...
    So much Love and hugs....all the way from UAE :)

  11. Oh my. U r a wonder too :) n hence your creations.

  12. Oh my. U r a wonder too :) n hence your creations.

  13. Wow..I loved the whole project ,but the start book is may Favorite and The bgs are awesome!

  14. How lovely - the cover is great with that gorgeous background crackle and delightful bicycle - and what a wonderful star album - brilliant stuff, Rupa!
    Alison xx

  15. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.
    /Pillan, DT

  16. I have always admired your work Rupa,long before you joined my team.You always surprise me with such stunning creations and have done so again with this book...its gorgeous...xx

  17. Rupa this is amazing... first off I love the altered tin... beautiful with the lace and all and then the surprise inside is so magical. What a perfect little way to keep some of your very special photos of your little girl. Beautiful job as usual !

  18. Hi Rupa, wow this is such an amazing creation and such a beautiful keepsake to cherish forever!! I love everything about it from the cover down to the surprise little book inside. Very unique.
    Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you back next time.
    Hugs Amanda

  19. Super creation, thanks for playing along with our Bingo Challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  20. WOW what a lovely star book and such priceless pictures of your daughter!
    Dr Sonia

  21. I am overwhelmed with how pretty and amazing this project is! The last photo was the best of all! And all that lace sticking out wow! You really did a nice job with this piece! Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

  22. This is completely epic! I love every square centimetre of it! Tons of lovely details to fuss over...too many for just one comment! lol Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place. Mixed Media hugs, Erin xx

  23. Gosh...what a darling project! Sooooo clever and so beautifully done!

  24. Gosh...what a darling project! Sooooo clever and so beautifully done!