Monday, 25 January 2016

There lives Rapunzel!

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I’ve been missing here, I know...I have my house getting painted and there is so much mess around but it’s always a pleasure to see the colors coming up on the walls!
Well, it dint stop me from crafting, coz they still haven’t reached there! Last week my daughter had a fancy dress at school and she played the little Rapunzel! She is so smitten by this character for her looooong hair and beautiful looks and I too am smitten for other reasons and so began this project!
Here is what I made! 
The tower where the pretty Rapunzel lived....my creative fantancy took a lovely tour, inspired by this story and the character!
I built a tower with a musical window, a lovely box planter, snow clad garden with butterflies and dragonflies, a log plank base for the tower and an OPENABLE ROOF with a surprise and of course there is something at the back too! 
Hang on......
Step1- I went about covering the entire tower with tissue paper for texture and strength. Once dry, applied homemade texture paste randomly with a spatula. I have used urban cling runner stamp on the wet texture paste for added texture. Told myself to be patient as the entire thing dried!
Step 2- I mixed some gesso to acrylic Prussian blue and gave the tower a coat. As that was drying, I got to make the base plank ready. A piece of chipboard was covered with black gesso. I tried the regular white glue crackle method and I just loved those BOLD cracks. I drew black likes to make it look like a few planks together and made it stand on a flat pebble base.
Step 3- Once the tower was ready, stamped some bricks with Bo bunny stamps and also applied some gesso thru the TCW bricks stencil.
The little angel is made with POP and have antiqued it with brushed pewter DS and acrylic black.
 The window is an IO die cut which has some black splatter and musical backdrop ( Bo bunny again). Only during the course of the fancy dress, I came to know that Rapunzel had a beautiful voice and could sing very well too!
The box planter is lined up with some snow clad foliage and red buds are using TH tattered florals, smallest flower.
Step4- the roof is a piece of chipboard covered with corrugated cardboard and given the snowy effect too and its detachable! 
Will come to the surprise later...
The flower on the garden outside is using Joy crafts die and the little butterflies and dragon fly are stamped and colored using my new water color brush pens and mounted on rusted wire to give the illusion of flight!
Step 5- Do we go to the back yard???
 You see the lovely Rapunzel framed!
And they lived happily ever after...a wicker heart and a vintage key hangs casually to tell their love story!
Did I mention surprise??? I told you the roof opens...yes that’s how she got out in this story, lol!

Now I cannot decide if I should keep a perfume bottle inside and gift it to my valentine....
OR keep my favorite (current) water brush pens and gift it to myself so that I see this on my table everyday! Help me....
And here comes another surprise...
This tower was not built in a day! The secret companion hiding here is the ever faithful empty toothpaste carton! Don’t we chuck that out every month! Not any more...build a lovely home for your Rapunzel too!
Have a good day and thank you so much for stopping by.
I am having this tower enter the following challenges....
Frilly and Funkie- sing, sing, sing ( can you hear her singing from the musical window?)
STAMPlorations- Mixed media
Stamps and Stencils- Oh so blue!
Emerald creek dares- Valentine's is not in the air
Southern ridge trading co – Jan winter challenge
That Craft Place- Anything goes
SOS- 3 rose buds, 2 butterflies and 1 heart
613 Avenue Create- Ag no twist
Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and recycling.

Cheers.
























19 comments:

  1. Wow...I love the surprise elements...And the way u keep it secret till the end...Like fiction stories :) As always pretty detailing dear!!

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  2. so many fun techniques and textures here Rupa !! beautiful up cycling as usual !!

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  3. Beautiful little project Rupa! I love all the blue tones, so frosty and perfect for a winter project. The incorporation of the music notes works so well with this, and the flowers are beautiful too!!

    While I'm here - Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Sing, Sing, Sing' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  4. A gorgeous project, super techniques and photos to show us how you made it.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. What a pretty and effective project. Love the little touches you added. Thanks for joining us at More Mixed Media Challenge - Blue. Michelle DT Member.

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  6. Great recycled project with lots of fun elements. Love the pop of red against all the blue and white and also love your story behind this piece. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  7. Way, way cool project! I have been wanting to make a house myself. Such great ideas here. Love the texture you added!

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  8. Beautiful job on Rapunzel's tower Rupa! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "3-2-1-" challenge.

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  9. I love your Rapunzel's tower, Rupa - gorgeous texture and lovely romantic embellishing to go with that photo. Glad to hear your daughter's been enjoying her dressing up too.
    Alison x

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  10. I can't believe that this amazing creation started as a toothpaste carton! What a fabulous transformation and a great idea for a gift box. I can certainly see your dilemma in keeping it or giving it away. Thank you so much for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares
    {julia} Emerald Creek Dares

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  11. Your imagination and creativity never cease to delight and amaze me, Rupa! Never before has Rapunzel been housed in such a lovely tower! The colors and textures are fantastic, and all your special touches make me smile! Thank you so much for sharing this with us in our Enjoy your Embossing Challenge at Frilly and Funkie!

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  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our first challenge at More Mixed Media, our ‘blue’ theme – hope to see you again soon x

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  13. great project! :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  14. How fun, Rupa! I've never seen a better version of a toothpaste carton, lol!! I hope your painting is all finished....so worth it once the mess is over! Thanks so much for your visit and kind words... much appreciated! xx Lynn

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  15. wow - what a transformation! Your tower is beautiful - love it to pieces - thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils this month. Hugs rachel x

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  16. What an amazing tower that you have made. Love all the detailing and how you can put things in it..Great post tooo....Thank you for joining us for our 1st challenge at More Mixed Media and hoping you would like to join us again..Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy xx

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  17. Amazing project ! Love the all the details you've included, thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

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