Tuesday, 6 January 2015

My very own HAND MADE....

Hello crafters..
Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year..a year filled with lots of color, creativity, good health and happiness.
I had a great holiday this year end with my Bro visiting me from London and we spent some amazing family time together! He also got me a lot of crafty stuff from there (well, actually only that!)…who wants anything else???Lol!
I am having a great time using up my new supplies and for this project I have tried a couple of new things which are my favorites and I have been wanting to do for a long time!

I have altered a worn and torn cardboard box this time…so what’s new in that?
I love textures and this time I have experimented with air drying clay and wooden block prints...(These are used for fabric printing)…

I applied a layer of clay on the lid and them stamped with wooden block…just look at the impression…I just Love it!

I wanted a metallic look to the box, so went and colored it with black acrylic colors and when it was semi wet, I rubbed in silver dust. The result is an antiqued silver look and I also embedded some Rhine stones on the clay before it dried. That saved me some glue, Lol!
For the base of the box, I modge podged some tissue paper and then gave it the same metallic treatment.
For the closure, I screwed in a eyelet screw and then created a beaded dangle for it. If you observe, I have been using blues, silver, black, turquoise and yellow only…any guess why? You have to wait until the box is open for that!
The embellishment on the lid is pretty simple but a few of my fav things again..handmade flower using my new Ariana blooms die(prize win at Craft Hoarders Anonymous),a resin butterfly, some twisted rose buds and the quote says it all.

A closer look at the butterfly…have colored it at the back with pearl blue metallic colors and on the top applied rock candy crackle paint…in the cracks applied silver mica. For the antennae, I beaded some colored glass beads on to a wire and twisted its end and voila…here she is!

Are you ready to open the box…here we go.

I love contemporary jewelry and wanted to try something with stamping and when my Bro go me this new stamp from Paper Artsy, I knew it was worth the wait! It was as if I had to make a piece of jewelry only with this…

I enjoyed every bit of stamping the image, coloring with DI, sealing it with industrial resin, adding the jewelry findings , fixing little glass bead danglers and finally stringing the organza chord! Phew that was all quite a bit of new things to me but I loved the end result, MY OWN HAND CRAFTED JEWELLERY!

I think the quote in the inside lid is just perfect for the New Year! I have stamped it and mounted it on a piece of corrugated cardboard; I love its natural texture.
That kind of wraps up my 2nd project for the year! Very very soul satisfying…the thought of re cycling and also creating something new and also with all my fav elements in there!
I would like to enter my trinket box and handmade jewelry in the following challenges…
LTSCB- use items with these alphabets( L-layers, leaves, T- texture, trinket box, S-silver, string, stamps, C-chord, card board, B- beads, butterfly!
Lessology- card board central (old card board box and corrugated cardboard for the sentiment panel)
Artistic Inspiration- anything goes with a twist of new (new texture, new stamps and my first piece of handmade jewelry)
TIOT – Favorite things (texture, handmade embellishments, re cycling, jewelry making)
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes with a twist of matching envelope (I have a matching box for a change!)
Artistic Inspirations- anything goes with a twist of new.

Until my next Creative Journey…
Happy Crafting and Re cycling…
Remember, TODAY BELONGS TO YOU…

Big hugs.















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    1. Thank you so much, glad you liked it.

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  2. Jewellery is Awesome Rupa..Artistic,trendy..one of a kind ! Loved he metallic look you have achieved with simple clay n wooden stamps ! fabulous..project !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja...always amazed at your early visits and prompt comments. Have a great week dear.

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  3. Amazing work Rupa! Love your new stamps......can't wait to use them ;-)

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    1. Thanks bunch, Tanvi. Hope to see you soon at my place...atleast to see the stamps! Lol

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  4. Just mindblowing n artistic. N so very attractive. Love it. Every technique is new. New set of stamps are really tempting. Will see ya soon. Hugs

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    1. Thanks Mridula...hope to see you soon.

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  5. That's a lovely set Rupa! The impressions on the clay and the way you've painted it......fabulous! Priya Venkat

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  6. What fabulous altered project! I love your creative idea and the great texture. I also love your beautiful pieces of jewelry and your new stamp.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar x

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    1. Thank you so much Margik. I am glad you liked it all!

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  7. Complex and completely professional looking once again! I never thought of putting clay on a surface this way. I must try this since I got myself a huge hoard of block stamps from a clearance bin at a knife outlet in the USA! Yes, how ironic isn't it, considering I couldn't find them easily when I visited India last time! You always stretch your imagination to the fullest and come up with brilliant looking projects in the end.....very fascinating. Love your jewelry!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much as always taking the time to be here and being generous with your comments! Big hugs, Rupa.

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  8. Gorgeous box Rupa. I love air dry clay and the versatility of it. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  9. Holy cow Rupa! You never cease to amaze me with your stunning projects! This little case is just gorgeous and the air dry clay with the stamping really turned out spectacular! Love the silver antiquing, it looks like real metal! The necklace and earring are works of art all on their own! Two thumbs up my craft friend! big hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia...the box is a little heavy with the clay work! Big hugs, dear.

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  10. As always, you have blown me away with your upcycling!! Love the texture you created on the box and the color gives it an antique feel. The necklace and earrings are quite stunning. Did you use shrinking paper for them? fabulous job Rupa!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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    1. Thank you so much Tina. Good to catch up with you and glad you liked all the details in here! Hugs.

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  11. YOu have rocked the new year Rupa!

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  12. The butterfly and the jewelry is simply amazing and the way you write and build up the interest and suspense is amazing!! Please do wear the jewelry when we have a next meeting...It looks simply out of this world!!

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    1. Thanks again, Doc. Of course I am going to flaunt my creation, cant wait to meet all of you and chat up! You are the queen of tutorials, Sonia...I just tell stories, Lol!

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  13. awesome Rupa, love the jewellery too. I love these blocks too. Have few of them...:) .

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    1. Thanks Neha, New year wishes to you. Hope to see you play around with the blocks!

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  14. Awesome project Rupa.... Thank you for inspiring us as always.... I love the jewellery very much.... Will mail you asking its details.... I too love to wear this kind of set.... very pretty.... You have given a grand and crafty start to this new year....

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    1. Thank you so much, Ramya. Glad you liked it and will def share the secret of the making! Maybe I can even make one for you...Hugs.

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  15. Oh wow. The embossed impression looks amazing! You've certainly given a new life to an old cardboard box! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at LESSology.

    P/s: The cursive font on your blog is hard to read.

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    1. Thanks Yyam and thanks again for raising the font issue. ..will look into that.

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  16. This is really beautiful with wonderful texture on the top.

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie x

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  17. amazed by your talent.Thankyou very much for visiting my blog.
    wish you all the best for more creative stuff
    anandhirajan

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    1. Thank you so much for your wishes Anandhi. .have a crafty week.

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  18. Such a gorgeous restyling.Elegant , super textured, a little treasure to have and display! And lovely necklace, too.

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    1. Thank you so much Gio. ..good to hear from you. Hugs.

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  19. Wow Rupa, you have certainly worked your magic once again on this little box and your jewellery is stunning.
    Happy New Year to you and your family, Julie x

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    1. Thanks a bunch Julie. ..always appreciate and value your comments.

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  20. Wow, what an amazing project! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

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  21. As always, your project is imaginative and very well executed! I love the technique used to achieve the antiqued metallic look on the clay...very nice! Thanks for leaving this beauty on our front porch; we were delighted to find it there.
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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    1. Thank you so much Chana. ..always a pleasure to hear from you. You make me feel so good. Have a nice day. Hugs.

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  22. Wow! Great project. Very inspiring. Thanks for playing with us at 613 Ave. Create.

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  23. Wow what an amazing transformation Rupa. I love your finished box :) thank you for playing with our challenge over at LESSology

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you like it.

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  24. What a wonderful box you have created Rupa! Love the stamped clay and the coloring and beads and then the inside is so beautiful and filled with your lovely jewelry - what a delightful creative project!

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    1. Thanks Julia...for taking the time to be here. Glad you liked it.

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  25. Wow, Rupa! You've certainly been having fun playing with the new goodies your brother brought over. I just love that stamped clay texture on the tiny box - brilliant effect, and so cool with the metallic look. Stunning handmade jewellery - it's just fantastic!
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you , thank you..Alison...I am just flying! I hope to reach ground soooon....THANK YOU...really appreciate your comments. Hugs.

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  26. Oh My Goodness Rupa, what a lovely post, your altered box is just gorgeous - the stamping, the colours, the embellishments - wow. And then the inside! Just gorgeous. Your jewellery is stunning too - how wonderful to have a Brother who brings you such fantastic gifts. I agree too, who needs anything other than craft goodies as gifts!! Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne. ..glad you liked it all.

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  27. Rupa, you have excelled yourself. This is absolutely totally & fantabulously STUNNING. Both inside and out. WOWWWWW! That's all I can say. And I'm so glad your bro came loaded with scrappy gifts!!!!!! Thanks as always for joining in with us at LESSology....& have a wonderful creative 2015:):)

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  28. Such wonderful projects...I am amazed at how you turned them into awesome work of art with fabulous colors and embellishments. We are delighted you joined our Challenge last week at 613 Avenue Create. If you have not visited this week, please do so because we have lots of fun happening with our 2nd Annual Block Party where there are lots of prizes to be won from the Challenge and the DT Trivia. Hope you join the party. God bless always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  29. Wow amazing - both your projects are fantastic

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    1. Happy to know you liked it all! Thanks.

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  30. What a beautiful project!!! Love it! Thanks for playing along at love to scrap challenge blog!

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  31. Hi Rupa, Congratulations on your Top 5 spot with TioT.
    I am on the admin there and wondered if you could please contact me at: avril_branthwaite@hotmail.com.
    Thanks, Avril

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    1. Thank you so much, Avril..I have mailed you.

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  32. I pinned your super cool box! Love both the special box & jewerly you made. You can tell how much time and love went to making them! Hugs for playing with us at LESSology!

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    1. That's so sweet of you, Mitra..Thank you so much.Hugs.

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  33. This little box is just spectacular and has so many amazing techniques! Wowzers! I have been wanting to try the clay stamping and now after looking at your work or art, I am going to. Thanks for sharing! Awesome job! ~Niki

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