Tuesday, 14 June 2016

From The Heart!

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. We have some lovely showers yesterday as I was working on my altered project. My project is as fresh and colorful as my garden outside with a little vintage twist!
Without much ado, here is my altered bottle...from the heart!
Each of my altered project is close to my heart ,lol...but this one just got the tag!
I had a blast with my mixed supplies  for this project
Step1- Once the bottle was cleaned up I sponged in gesso. I then adhered 2 decoupage tissues, one on each side and waiting for it to dry. As this was drying, i whipped up m y homemade texture paste and added some fine white sand to it to give more texture! 
Here is the outcome. I went about applying the same randomly on the bottle. The idea was to merge the tissue with the texture paste.
Step2- Lest the bottle to dry overnight with the texture paste...I know unlike me but my heat gun conked! I miss him sooo much, lol! Then came the acrylic colors. 
I sponged in a base light blue and then went over with a bright green. Next I made a spray with yellow paint and it was lovely to see it hit the nooks and crannies in the texture! Well this time I used my hair dryer to speed up things!
Step3- Once I was happy with the colors, I went about muting the brightness woth archival brown ink, potting soil! Yes, I love colorful with a vintage twist! The images too were speaking a vintage style and I had to tone down the brightness, lol! I loved how the brown ages the bottle!
Step4- The tag line had to be a special piece! So I went creating a faux weathered wood chip from a chipboard...yes, chipboard. I gessoed and layered colors and distressed them to reveal the age, lol! The stamp was just perfect to fit in there and some metal chain from my stash attached to it...a lovely distressed hanging sign was ready! Love it!
Step5- After a long time, I am actual working on floral embellishments! I made the pink rose with TH tattered florals die and made it the focal pint. On the bottle lid I created a little bed with twigs and coconut coir for the floral garden to rest! The pink rose is surrounded by tiny little flowers to match the flowers on the tissue!
 I got these little bugs and birds from a crafty friend and was more than happy to have them sit pretty here. The bugs ate all over...there is also a little one in conversation with the bird on the hanging sign!
There is so much life right now on this bottle...here is an aerial view of it.
It doesn’t look bad on the other side too, lol!
I just love this little girl...there is something about here wanting to say something “from the heart”! The girl and the pretty cycle make a pretty companion with the lovely outdoor feeling of the birds, bugs, flowers and the vintage garden...what say???
I would love to hear your views on this. It always makes me happy.
I wish to enter this vintage garden in the following challenges...
A Vintage Journey- texture paste
Anything but Cute- Birds and bees
Lessology- neon colors
Frilly and Funkie – Let the words do the talking

Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and recycling.


  1. Fabulous alteration, Rupa. I always get to learn something new about mixed media after reading your making process.like here, I liked how you have a vintage look to a bright colourful base. Love it :)

  2. Ohmy, Tofa, it is really lovely! The bright green, the nest on top, the bicycle and all the floreal elements, just perfection! Brava!

  3. So wonderful project Tofa !!! Fantastique !! Love the girl, the colours and the so beautiful details. Wish you a nice day ! big hugs. Caty

  4. A stunning alteration Rupa, its a lovely vintage style as well as being colourful and summery.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Beautiful alteration Rupa, love the vintage images and the gorgeous 'hat' on top of the bottle xxx

  6. This is such a wonderful transformation Rupa, I love the colours and the wonderful images, especially the bike! The little bird embellishments are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in The Birds & the Bees challenge at Anything But Cute and for joining us at A Vintage Journey too! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. This is just beautiful and really expresses the wonders of your garden. Great textures and imagery, beautifully put together!Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  8. Oh wow. This is gorgeous! You should be so proud of this work of art!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  9. This is such a fabulous altered bottle, Rupa! It looks so dreamy and awesome! Love the colors and that bicycle image! A trully stunning work! Thank you so much for joining in our The Birds and The Bees challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT xx

  10. Absolutely beautiful altering love the tropical color scheme and many beautiful layers !

  11. Always amazing! Great use of the neon colours for our LESSOLOGY challenge - fave bit is the little best & critters!!!!

  12. Love your gorgeous altered bottle - great texture and the colours just sing!
    Alison x

  13. Lovely bottle transformation Rupa! gorgeous image and eye catching colour.Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Julia S-W

  14. goodness gracious this is epic! thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

  15. Oh my. Oh my. I'm speechless. This is gorgeous! I am in love with this creation of beauty! Thanks so much for playing along at Lessology in June!

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