Thursday, 7 January 2016

Happiness Documented!

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today...yes, pretty soon eh? It’s still the first week of the New Year and I have my 3rd post already! Well that’s how it is when you are pampered with a lot of crafty goodies to start with and memories of a wonderful holiday in the woods! I just couldn’t wait to start after that and  use up my new goodies...a few being the bright, vibrant dylusions paint, the new months and year stamp and of course the Sixzzix thinlits die(my fav)...you will see it in a few projects to come!
Well, it also happens to be my birthday in a couple of weeks time and I thought I will make something for myself! Just make something where my creative fancy takes me and this is what I ended up making....
Any guesses???
It is NOT a planner, NOT a card holder, NOT an organizer...then what??? Have a look at the heading now...can you guess? Well we come to that at the end...let’s see how I made this!
I have altered a kitchen roll here...yes, you got me...the ingredients here are all found objects from home, kitchen roll, bubble wrap, corrugated card board, sand, beads , buttons, bottle caps and pieces of die cuts and broken charms!
Here is how it looked before the paints attacked lol!
Once I had all them glued securely, I gave a coat of black gesso...sorry no pic here. Quite scary though it was to see the whole thing turn black!
I wanted my fav greens, blues, oranges and dull gold in this and that is what came to my table. Well there is another reason for these colors too...scroll down!
I started first by dry brushing in fresh lime dylusions paint and OO la la..it just came alive! I love the freashness of this color and next I hit it with london blue and it just got brighter! 
It made me happy to see the black going to the background and how the colors popped!
I then ran some old gold Inka gold on the raised spots and it just immediately highlighted the textures! 
That was just mind blowing...this my first try with black gesso and bright colors...LOVE it!
I was greedy to have this one brighter, so got some subtle oranges in with the mini leaflets.
 I have punched the corner with my new punch and stamped the months on them They are all inked with wild honey and rusty hinge DI. Still greedy, I got the freshly bloomed flowers from my garden, lol!
The metal butterfly too got a dry brush of london blue paints and some beaded body and it almost blended with the rest of the project! Two little bottle caps hold the tube in place.
Since I was in celebration mode, I had the thin lits die take prominence here! Now coming to the little leaf lets... “Happiness Documented”...This little thing is going to document my happiness thru the year.
I have decided that from this month onwards, I am going to write down all that makes me happy.
Yes, I am just going to write down the happy things in my life here, on these open pages....and end of the year make it into a mini book and then read it whenever I want to...isn’t that COOL!
Well you see that I have already kick started with Jan...and its filling up...Make one for yourself too. It’s better to move on thinking about all the good things that has happened and just letting go of the unnecessary bad thoughts.

That brings us to the end of this colorful project, one precious gift I am giving myself! I would love to know what you think about this. Thank you so much for stopping by.
I am documenting this in the following challenges...
Anything But Cute- Ring out the old, bring in the new
TIOT – letters and numbers
Scrapki wyzwaniowo- altered art
Frilly and Funkie – Holiday hues ( a refreshing holiday in the woods, colors of nature!)
Peek-a-boo Designs- AG with the Indian flag colors(blue, green and saffron)
Creative Moments- Ag new beginnings
Loves to Create ch blog- Ag mixed media


Until my next Creative journey,
Happy Crafting and re cycling,
Cheers.






















49 comments:

  1. Stunningly beautiful. Will try my hand at it.

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  2. Wow this is gorgeous! Lovely gift for self..agree It is important to pamper us! ! Happy birthday in advance

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  3. Drooling over this one Rupa! Such refreshing colors .

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  4. What a fabulous idea!! LOVEEE it! :)
    Suchi xx

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  5. Not only is your project beautiful but I love the concept of the happiness documentation. I had heard of the gratefulness jar but I love this concept more!

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  6. Wow Rupa, you never fail to impress me with your creativity and style! This is just pure genius! A paper roll and corrugated cardboard, WHAT!!!! Just love the colours and all the amazing texture you created, and you sure put your new goodies to work!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge, love what you did with those new paints! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  7. This looks beautiful rupa !! black gesso and dry brushing is so much fun !!

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  8. Gorgeous, creative project. I love the design and colours. Very beautiful, indeed.
    Thank you for joining us at TioT ♥

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  9. Gorgeous, creative project. I love the design and colours. Very beautiful, indeed.
    Thank you for joining us at TioT ♥

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  10. This is stunning and such a beautiful present for yourself. I like the idea of writing positives on the cards

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. This is such a neat idea, how very cool and oh so beautiful!

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  12. Very creative Rupa!! shatabdi express...

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  13. Rupa, the colours on this are lush and what a fantastic idea to make a happiness place to document the whole year. It will be wonderful to go back and read through it all at the end of the year. You are so creative!

    I am so pleased you found something new to use so that you could take part in our 'Ring out the Old, Bring in the New' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne xx

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  14. This looks stunning and so colourful. It is a super project idea and I am so pleased you joined us over at TioT's.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. Wow Rupa, you never cease to amaze me with your creations. This is fab and the colours are lush.
    Julie x

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  16. Rupa This is brilliant and good on you for documenting your happiness...so clever!

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  17. Gorgeous, stunning project! And thanks for the tut. Really amazing what you have made out of normal, everyday things!

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  18. Very pretty, such an amazing transformation :) love the beautiful colors you chose :)

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  19. Rupa, I a so happy you were gifted with so many creative goodies, but I believe you really didn't need anything new to make something new and creative out of what you have! You are so gifted at that! This project is simply amazing, and I love the colors and the way you put to use such common household cast offs to create this beauty! And a wonderful gift to make for yourself; when we focus on what's good in our lives, it blocks out those things that bring us discontent. Good for you, and something I need to put into practice this year!

    Thank you for joining our challenge Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

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  20. SO beautiful in all the sense!!! As i said...U can make anything into treasure, dear :) Keep inspiring!!

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  21. Oh wow! This is amazing...I'm so glad I came across your blog:)

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  22. Holy digity dang! What a clever and genius way to upcycle and recycle all at the same time! Isn't black gesso fun!?! It is daunting to see everything turn black but when you add the colors-BAM! You have totally bammed this out! Awesome sauce color choices and highlights. So very sweet of you to make a gift for yourself and to remember the good times. Wowzers and gorgeous! Aren't new craft supplies fun!

    Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

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  23. Thank you so much for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Hugs

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  24. Beautiful project Rupa ! What a wonderful idea, thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C

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  25. Wow, it's brilliant , Rupa! Lovely (self) gift ever, by the way, no one knows better than you what you like most. The colors are so light , can't believe they came from black, you outdone yourself. Amazing upcycling!

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  26. It's totally amazing! I love the idea and I love the way you used ordinary things there! Thank you for playing with us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo :)

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  27. A stunningly beautiful project created and love the way you have played with the right colours !! Thanks for joining us at the challenge
    Sharada Dilip
    DT PEEK-A-BOO DESIGNS

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  28. So unique! Thank you for joining us over at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!

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  29. Stunning Creation. Thanks for joining our challenge

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  30. Absolutely beautiful! Colours, content everything! perfection! Cxx

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  31. Thats one stunning recycled project you have made ..love everything about it !!

    -Peek-a-boo Designs

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  32. Thats one stunning recycled project you have made ..love everything about it !!

    -Peek-a-boo Designs

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  33. First time I came to your blog and I am stuck. Awesomeness.

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  34. First time I came to your blog and I am stuck. Awesomeness.

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  35. Such a clever project! Thank you for joining us over at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo for our "Altered Art" challenge xx

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  36. Oh my goodness Rupa! What an incredibly imaginative idea and so beautifully executed! I had no idea where you were going with the kitchen roll and collection of ephemera but bit by bit your wonderful holder emerged. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  37. Wow Rupa ...this is super gorgeous alteration...something very original n beautiful..!!
    Thanks for joining us at the challenge !!
    Vijaylaxmi (Shalu)
    DT PEEK-A-BOO DESIGNS

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  38. Well, just looking at this incredible creation should lift your heart, but then to have all the notecards documenting things that make you happy... it will be an explosion of positivity! I adore the bright blues and greens, especially with the gilding to highlight all that fabulous texture... and all that out of some old bits of nothing!! Amazing, Rupa!
    Alison xx

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  39. A beautiful creation. I love the colours you have used. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Moments. Rebecca x

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  40. What a transformation.!! Stunning beauties :) <3

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  41. Amazing project!! Thank you for playing along with us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo.

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  42. Fantastic project! Thank you for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!

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  43. Gorgeous project!! Thank you for playing with Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!

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  44. Absolutely stunning perfect patina! Easy to fool some one that this is aged copper :) What a lot of imagination and creativity you have. TFS.

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