Friday, 31 October 2014

Wishes in a bottle!

Hello crafters..
Another Christmas project from me today!!! Yes, at Scrapping4Fun Challenge Rachelle wants us to showcase Xmas projects. Here is the picture to inspire you!

 So let the countdown start…before you realize, December will be here!
As always I went really vintage on my project. I loved this birdie image and had to do a mini version of it as a Xmas hanging/ ornament.

A pretty simple DIY project ( I can hear a sigh)…hopefully not a lengthy post!
For the details…
The image all by itself was so cute, I just gave it an orange backing and then a piece of black CS to highlight it and finally adhered it to thick chipboard.
I added some chit chat stickers too with a lot of festive message!. To protect the image, I used a piece of acetate from packaging.

The back side has another Xmas image which also has a 3 layered photo mat and all of this is sealed together by hand stitching! Phew! That was the hard part..to hand stitch such a thick layer (9 layers) is no joke! I pierced the holes first and took a woolen thread from my stash and started the blanket stitch…though it took time, it was therapeutic!

Once the layers were sealed, I worked on the hanging. I took this metal ornate corner and gave it the “faux Patina” look with layers of brown, copper, gold and turquoise colors and used copper wire and transparent beads to make a loop for hanging.

Now comes the interesting part, the lower part of the embellishment! Remember I said I went really vintage…so decided to have a message in a bottle concept.
I managed to find a glass vial (used to store Homeopathy medicine at home) as the focal point here and then aged the cap with the same patina finish.

I then made a scroll with music note stamped on one side and the other side I left for writing the message! I aged it with DI vintage photo, walnut stain and bit of Black soot to actually make it look as if it was an antique piece! Added a strip of yellow burlap and secured it with a jute twine bow!
 Doesn’t it look beautiful… I just can’t get over this vintagy feel!

Time to take out some copper chain link from my stash which too was not spared the patina! I added some tiny colorful glass beads and baubles to the link to make it more interesting and the sound of it hitting the vial is music to the ears!
A tiny little flower using TH tattered florals die  just found its way here as a last touch.
That a simple project right??? I told you so…

Hope this inspires you to play along at Scrapping4Fun, can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
You don’t need fancy stuff at all…most of these items were already there on my craft table, except for that glass vial…I had to empty some medicine out of it and couldn’t wait to buy one! So much for my passion!
I would like to enter my ornament in the following Challenges…

Sugar Creak Hollow- used anything clear ( Acetate, glass vial, glass beads and baubles)
Simply Create Too – shop in your craft room ( all of it except the vial from the medicine chest, Lol)
Craft Room Challenge – Vintage Christmas
Alphabet Challenge Blog – ‘S’ for stitching – not an easy job getting all those layers together!
Divas By Design _ Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge – “Rollin” use anything round ( glass beads, baubles and the vial surely rolls!)
Natalie and Amy - Stitch It!

Thank you so much for stopping by and do let me know how you like this project. I always love to read what you have to say.
Until my next Creative journey,
Happy Crafting and Re cycling,

Hugs.

41 comments:

  1. What a fun and creative wall hanging! love all the beads and the wonderful message in the bottle!

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  2. Thanks you so much, Julia...so nice to hear that from you!

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  3. It is beaytiful...love that patina look on corner charm...:)

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    1. Thanks Neha, congrats on your blog too, will visit you there soon! Good luck.

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  4. Gorgeous wall hanging Rupa, love your image, the stitching and decorative bead work, suits it all perfectly.
    Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

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    1. Thanks Julie, have a great weekend.

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  5. Its Lovely Rupa :) The Sitching work added a Zing to the Project ..
    Hugs
    Remya

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    1. Thanks Remya, glad to know what took time, actually looks good. Enjoyed the stitching part!

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  6. Fantastic Rupa! I love the stitching around the images and your faux patina really turned out well! Love the scroll in the bottle! What a wonderful ornament/project, full of vintage goodness! big hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia, have a great weekend. Hugs.

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  7. Beautiful DT creation. Love the vintage feeling and the message bottle!
    Thank you for your DT creation
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs
    Rachelle
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Rachelle, for this opportunity to create something for Christmas. Loved making it. Hugs.

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  8. Gorgeous ornament Rupa! Love the vintage images! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for the Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' challenge!!

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    1. Thanks Donna...hope you found the rolling things!

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  9. Beautiful design! Love your use of clear elements! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

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  10. Wow, Rupa, you made a wonderful piece out of the nice image. I love the sewed border, th ewire and the littlle bottle...simple DIY , eh!!:-)

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    1. Glad to see you here, Gio. Thank you so much. Have a great weekend and Hugs.

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  11. Hi Rupa!
    Great♡it! Thank you so much for joining my blog! Have a nice Weekend my friend.
    Hugs Sandra

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    1. Thanks Sandra. You too have a great weekend, Hugs.

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  12. Wow.Lovely Vintage hanging ! I loved loved the hanging part ,colored beads ,the glass vial beautiful !

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    1. Thanks Pooja, have a great weekend.

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  13. Rupa everything on this is simply fantastic...So many super cute elements in this ...the cute bottle , the lovely stitching , the beautiful paper...how do you keep churning up these stunners!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    1. Thank you Sonia...the more I create means I am having good sleep or vice versa! lol!

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  14. Oh wow! I absolutely LOVE this! Fabulous! The bird is so cute and the metal and bead embellishments are perfect. Thanks for inspiring me to make some Christmas ornaments. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer...you made my day! Wishing you lots of crafty days ahead. Have a great weekend.Hugs.

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  15. This is beautiful and will be gorgeous hanging on a tree.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Mari

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  16. This definitely has a vintage feel. It's beautiful and the images are beautiful too. The message in a bottle...I absolutely love this idea. All the metal and jewels add a great touch. And you hand sewed too! Another great creation Rupa!

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

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  17. Hi Rupa ;)))
    I like your creative wall hanging and I love the stitching around the images.
    Wwwaaauuu....and the massage in a bottle....great idea!
    Ooohhh...and thank you so much, for stopping on my blog :)))
    I'm your new follower;)))
    Hugs from small country in Europa - Slovenia, Jana

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    1. Thank you so much Jana. What a surprise. I love your work too...have a crafty week and thanks for following my blog! Bigs hugs from Bangalore.

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  18. This is gorgeous and so pleased you joined us at the Divas by Designs Anything goes challenge.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  19. Wonderful creation...thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

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  20. Very pretty! Love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

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  21. What a fabulous wall hanging/ornament. your stitching is beautiful and all the accessories are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Natalie & Amy's Challenge.
    Kim x

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. Glad you liked it.

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