Friday, 19 September 2014

Buttons and Bows-DT Post for Scrapping4FunChallenge

Hello Crafters,
I have a special announcement to make today. I have been invited to be a member of the design team over at the fabulous challenge blog Scrapping4Fun.  I am  so honored to be asked and thrilled about the idea of crafting along side such a talented group of crafters!

If you would like to learn more about me and my team mates, you can find my introduction here.
 
And now, my very first challenge as a member is a take on this cute picture inspiration, BUTTONS AND BOWS.


As soon as I saw this pic, I could only say “cute”…the colors, the textures and the OOO so girlie image! What more, it was little girls birthday on the 15th and this was PERFECT timing to make something for her based on this challenge.

As always, I had to upcycle something and this time it was this old tin, a generous trash contribution from a friend. She knew I would put it best use and I hope I have done justice to her thoughts! Onto the making of this “Trash to Treasure”….

My 5 yr old loves the Prima doll stamp and thinks it is a replica of “her”! I wanted a more “durable” image and so I stamped on a piece of canvas and colored it with distress inks. I gave a dash of glitter and bling to the hair band and shoes and stitched some cute buttons to the pockets. Also stamped some buttons using the Bo Bunny stamps. All around the edges of the canvas I used the embroidery floss to give a “blanket stitch”, keeping in mind the colors from the inspiration. Felt accomplished as a sewer here!

For the tin, I firstly gessoed it and gave it a coat of yellow ocher and brown acrylic paint.
 I wanted a weather wood look, yes am loving anything “woody” these days! 
I have given the “Vaseline resist” technique to get that look. I applied Vaseline in spots and then applied a coat of white acrylic paint and waited for it to try. Obviously the Vaseline will resist the color and using a baby wipe I rub the areas where the Vaseline is applied and voila! The paint comes off and reveals wood beneath! My weathered wood tin is ready…

I then stamped some flourishes, butterflies and music notes randomly. Created some grassland using IO dies and gave the little girl her space! She fitted in beautifully in her new home!

I punched some holes on the rim and threaded a lovely chiffon fabric( remnants from an old dress) and made a lovely bow with button! OH ! so girlie…

 And when you turn around…this is what you see!


I took the actual image inspiration and made mini tags using cup cake stamps from Inkadinkado. My daughter loves the creamy cakes…so this was  a double treat for her! I colored them in her fav colors and also stamped some birthday messages and pictures of balloons and gifts at the back of the tag.

I joined then all with a button brad and some metal charms which is any little girls treasure…a comb, a pair of high heels and cute envelope with a flower!

That’s about it…This shabby, girlie project was a great deco piece for her birthday celebration with all her favorite colors and elements!!!

Hope you all liked it to. Do let me know and of course take the time and have fun playing along this challenge. It is irresistible…


Thank you so much for stopping by. I would like to share my “Doll” in these wonderful challenges too..
Loves To Scrap Challenge Blog- Anything Goes
Decorate To Celebrate- Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration -Anything with Bling
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Loves To Scrap Challenge!- Anything Goes
Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.
Hugs.

Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.
Hugs.





19 comments:

  1. Like d string of cupcakes. So cute.

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  2. Wow..Congrats on your DT spot Rupa and All the best ,loved the upcycled tin with pretty girl n cute buttons !

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  3. Oh Rupa, congrats on your win over at CHA.. I love that challenge too.. and when I saw your box.. I knew it was a winner... love the wood on that... this little girl is so cute too... another winner... Love all your work, your love comes right thru them Rupa... great work/play.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thank you sooo much Bonnie, That box made me fall in love with acrylics all over again!

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  4. What wonderful news Rupa, I am so pleased for you getting the recognition for your beautiful style of crafting and what an asset you will be to them. Congrats my blog friend.
    Julie x

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    1. Thanks Julie, you have always admired my work and thank you for the wishes.

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  5. This is just outstanding Rupa! Just like I know it would be the moment I saw that image! You are so creative, I just love coming to visit you! What a fantastic makeover, I love your girl image and that big shabby bow! Great idea, how you did the cupcakes! WOW, I am blown away once again! True talent here! big hugs :)

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    1. Hey Pamellia...sometimes, we do think alike! so great creative minds, eh??? Thank you so much for stopping by and as usual taking the time to make me feel good!

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  6. Stunning "up cycle" creation. Love the image and the cupcakes.
    Thank you for your lovely DT creation.
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs
    Rachelle

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    1. Thanks Rachelle, these are all a few of my daughter's favorite things! So glad I could make something that pleases her for her birthday.

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  7. Wow Rupa! This is gorgeous! I love your style!

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  8. What amazing inspiration! I bet your daughter loved this! Always love seeing what you upcycle and seeing some new techniques. Never heard of the vaseline technique, thanks for sharing.

    Just to let you know, you never entered this amazing project into Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog. You still have a couple of days to do so.

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  9. fabulous recycling!!! gosh what an excellent project, made with such talent!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Love to Scrap! challenge blog

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    1. Thanks Shuly...that is such a sweet thing to say! Have a nice weekend.

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  10. Your project is awesome with so many wonderful details! Thank you for playing in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

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    1. Thank you so much, Leslie..glad you liked my doll!

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  11. What a great project! I love how you recycle. It looks very nice. Thanks for sharing at Love to Scrap this time around.

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    1. Thanks Annette for those comments. Have a great week. Hugs.

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