Sunday, 7 September 2014

The Creaking Door !

Hello Crafters…
How have you all been doing? It’s September already and all I can think of is my daughter’s birthday. She will be turning 5 and thinks the month September belongs to her! Every day she goes about, “ so it’s September now, when is my birthday? “ That’s an everyday conversation now…but why am I saying this to you??? Cos she just got a new pair of shoes and while she is happy her pair, I am HAPPY with the empty box!


It went straight to my craft table and this is what it became after a few hours!!!


 Fall/Autumn/Flowers is the challenge in many blogs and how I love working on nature inspired challenges. 
Thanks you for the lovely response to my “Speaking wall” and this time it’s the “Creaking door” for you… earlier I also had "A Glowingwindow" which won in a few challenges! I think I can build a house now, Lol!
I had the dark woods and some bright colors in mind while starting this project so I made the lid of the box into wooden log door!
The planks on the door are hand painted with acrylic colors and bid flat brush! The dry brush technique here gave a wonderful texture here and the knots on the log too are done with the tip of the brush. Wish you could see and touch the texture here. I was reminded of my “One stroke painting” days as I enjoyed making this door and some planks to go inside the box too…
Gave a lot of ornate touches to the door with a couple of corner plates colored with gold alcohol inks and the hinges are heat embossed in gold and specks of black too using TH, hardware findings die.

The wooden door knob is again painted in black and then rubbed in the inks gold to give the metallic look and added a couple of charms to a chain link and left it hanging there!


The focal point here is the center wood panel which is distressed using the “Vaseline resist” technique. I have kept it simple because there was a lot happening around it. I snipped a few curls from an otherwise big flourish which I have heat embossed and topped with glossy accents to make it look like metal.
I then hand wrote the sentiment on a piece of tracing paper with the versa mark pen and heat embossed in gold and stuck it on the panel.
Now comes the colorful part…The flowers are all handmade  and inked with D Inks using Cheery Lynn dies except for the buds which is TH tattered florals. The leaves too are mostly CL and this set is my new purchase and love those tropical leaves set ( B 119)! I had a mixed color of leaves to go with the Fall theme and stuck to yellows, pinks and purples for the flowers too!

These colors against the wooden back drop was  so visually appealing and I just couldn't stop myself from going over board! Well, I really don’t need a reason to overload my projects and this is no exception. 
A few curly, twirly sprigs, sun flowers(DL 121), daisies(B310) and looooots of leaves add such warmth to the front door! I think this will make a good deco piece on the front door itself…may be will make one for that too!
And when the door creaks open… this is what you see!


Some wooden planks made with waste card board makes the shelves and stores my new collection of alcohol inks, embossing powders and there is room for MORE!!!
The sides  of the box are spray painted in black and gold where as the inside is given the same wooden log treatment. I have done some subtle stamping of flourishes using the Hero Arts stamp and Stayz On brown ink.
That’s it…did you hear the door creaking? Just let me know what you think of it. It’s always so encouraging to read all your comments and gives me a reason to visit you too!
Am linking this to….
Craft Hoarders Anonymous – All the pretty flowers
Our Creative Corner – Autumn image inspiration
A Vintage Journey –  with a flourish
Cheery Lynn Designs – All aboutTexture (have used sunflower, shasta diasy, tropical leaves, olive branches die)
The Mirror Crack' d – Anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Until Then,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling.
Cheers.


68 comments:

  1. WOW Rupa ...another super stunner. Loved the way you made the door-- wow true artist!! And the flowers look Especially pretty in this one!

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    1. Thank you so much Sonia...re discovering faux techniques now and enjoying it.

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  2. This is gorgeous Rupa.................& I see the green twigs too :-)

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    1. Thanks Tanvi...Yes the "secret ingredient" is there! Thanks for noticing it.

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  3. This is totally stunning, Rupa!

    LOVE your painted planks and the wonderful autumnal flowers! What a great way to use the shoe box!!!! Happy birthday to your daughter too! ;)

    And thank you for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!

    Claudia x

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    1. Thanks Claudia. her bady is on the 15th and will definitely pass on your wishes. Thanks for opening the creaking door and for liking what you saw!

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  4. WOWIE!!!! This is so GORGEOUS! Love this so much and your flowers are amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Eva...have a crafty week.

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  5. Wow!!! Absolutely amazing project!!! Love the woodgrain background and the flowers are just awesome!
    Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

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    1. oooo thank you so much Irina..so glad to hear this from you!

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  6. Rupa, what a fabulous project, I love your wooden top! Your flowers are stunning. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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    1. Thanks Sandy..the CLD tropical leaves are awesome and just added beauty to this project! Glad you liked it.

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  7. Amazing project! I love your dry brush painting, it all looks fab! Xx

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    1. Thanks Ingrid...hope you had lovely holiday! happy crafty week ahead, hugs.

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  8. This is my first visit and I came from The Mirror Crack'd challenge. This is a real stunner. I was caught up in your description of everything you made and how well you used mixed media to your advantage. You reminded me of a technique, vaseline resist, I haven't used in a long time. Thanks for reminding me how well this technique works. Again, I LOVE your very romantic entry and will certainly be back.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comments and taking the time to stop by. I enjoyed visiting your blog too, hope to meet you again thru our crafty creations!

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  9. Wow Rupa an absolute stunning project. Your flowers are perfection, beautiful painting and a great storage unit now. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie. Have a great week ahead.

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  10. What you painted the logs?? No chance I took it to be pp..you are amazing Rupa !! Loved the bright colored flowers and the metal findings..its hard to believe they are not metallic in real :) !

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    1. Thanks Pooja...that sure made my day! Have a crafty week dear and hugs.

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  11. Amazing one Rupa...love the wood log painting and love how it turned out..

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  12. Awesome do u teach. I wanna learn from u

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    1. Thanks Jay for your visit, and yes, I do teach.

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  13. Oh my goodness this is stunning! So very creative and yes I did hear the door creaking! Wonderful flowers and elements all roll into the gorgeous finished product! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thanks Glenda that's so sweet of you. Happy you heard it creaking and liked it too! have a great week ahead.

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  14. Wow!!!! What a transformation. I was fascinated at how real the wood planks look...and even the knotholes. Very impressive! The flower bouquet is stunning...like a lovely meadow! All the wonderful little details you added like the rusty hinges and doorknob are delightful. Then, the door creaks open and, Oh, Joy! Crafty goodies so you can treat us to more beautiful art! This is a favorite, for sure! Thanks for joining Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #15: All the Pretty Flowers!

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    1. Thanks Kathy...I was visualizing as you are wording it and it looks and sounds beautiful...so sweetly written! Have a great week ahead.

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  15. Holy jumpins Rupa, you have outdone yourself!! This is just so amazing! I am blown away by your painted wood plank texture, your flowers are just perfect, your faux metal embellishments look absolutely real, your creativity about what to do on the inside is just as amazing!! I can't stop looking at it!! I sure hope you wouldn't mind if I borrow some of your genius!! What an inspiration you are, my crafty friend! big bear hugs :)

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    1. This is so flattering, Pamellia...Thank you so much for such a sweet comment. Can't stop reading it over and over again, feels really good. Of course, go ahead and do it...what are crafty friends for??? Bear hugs to you too.

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  16. this is amazing Rupa! love the colors, flowers, textures...thank you so much for joining our mixed media challenge at TMC:0)
    grtz Jolanda

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    1. Thanks Jolanda..happy to be part of your first challenge. Glad you liked the door creaking!

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  17. WOW, that turned out awesome. Would not have guessed that it was a regular shoe/photo box. And love all the fall colors from the flowers. Great job. Thanks so much for playing along with us in our September ePlay challenge.

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  18. Fantastic project Rupa! Loved seeing how you went about creating as well. Your flowers are gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

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  19. OMG Rupa, this is so so pretty. Love all the details. My favorite are the wooden panels, would love to learn how to create that.

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    1. Thank you so much juhi, do visit my studio if you are in Bangalore. Planning to do a pictorial soon, so stay tuned!

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  20. What the sheep?! You painted that?! WOW! Just WOW!!! It's beautiful....absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along at eP!

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  21. This is a gorgeous project, and I love all your beautiful flowers, colors, and design! Thanks for playing along in this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge, and good luck!

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  22. Gorgeous! Love every detail. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  23. Wow…you took and old cardboard box and made it a work of art. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  24. Oh my this is awesome. You would never think it was just an old (or rather new) empty shoe box. I really like how you have made it look like it's actually made of wood with your amazing hand painted planks, including the knots in them. Just fabulous!

    Thank you so much for sharing in our first ever challenge, and I really hope to see you back again.

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

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  25. This is brilliant. I guess i'm addicted to doors now. Love how you've painted the box (:o)

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    1. Thank you so much Elly. Have a crafty week ahead.

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  26. Amazing project and technique for the door, love it!!

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  27. Wow wow wow - One of the very best things I've looked at today - amazing and love the way you have created the texture


    Have a great Sunday

    Hilda x

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    1. Thanks for your visit and lovely comments, Hilda. Wishing you a crafty Sunday too!

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  28. Wow! This is absolutely fabulous with that wood grain that looks better than the real deal! And your flowers are amazing! I'm going to have to get those CL dies. The colors you picked for the flowers are eye-popping and just made me fall in love with this piece. The great thing is that it's functional, too! A trifecta for sure! Sara Emily

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    1. Thank you so much Sara...just so happy that my door is creaking so often and liked by so many! Have a crafty week ahead. Hugs.

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  29. Oh my. This is absolutely stunning. Your'e beautiful flowers are so vibrant against the barn board. Wow. Thanks for joining us in the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  30. I don't even know what to say?! You PAINTED that wood?! I am in awe of your vast and impressive talent! Honestly...and you made something useful out of trash! I am so proud of you! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders!

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    1. Thank you soo much Gloria...that's the best thing I heard today! SO happy you liked it.

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  31. Gorgeous project. I love the wooden panels too. Thank you for joining in with us at AVJ
    Annie x

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    1. Thank you so much Annie... so happy to share with you and glad you liked it.

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  32. Rupa! congratulations on the win!!
    what an absolutely stunning project. The flowers are so pretty and colors so vibrant. The wooden panels... gorgeous! = )

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    1. Thank you so much Saba for dropping by! Congrats to you too for being the DT favorite. Crafty hugs.

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  33. Congratulations on your win Rupa !! so happy for you, love the wonderful pop of colors on the wood base and all the embellishments !!

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  34. Oh! Thank you for the lovely surprise, Suman. I am happy you liked it creaking!

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  35. Great job Rupa :) following you now!

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  36. Congratulations, Rupa! I KNEW you were a winner! Wonderful creative work! hug, hug!

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  37. Just coming over from Dr. Sonia's blog to tell you how awesome your tutorial is! LOVE this altered box. Kya se kya bana diya tumne. I'm not a regular on blogger offlate and that makes me miss some of the amazing posts from my crafter friends. :( Great going friend.

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  38. Thank you so much Jasleen for taking the time to be here! Glad, you liked it.have a great week ahead.

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  39. Wow, I just came over from The Mirror Crack'd challenge--this is absolutely stunning. I love Autumn and this piece is so creative! Since I am new to mixed media, I really enjoyed every description and detail!

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