Thursday, 19 February 2015

Musical Tree !

Hello crafters..
I am back after a small break…just a little busy with my little one’s school admission. Now, relieved as I am done and have an admission into a good school close to home!
Today’s project involves my fav colors..are you guessing?? Yes, one is brown (not surprising) and the other yellow!
This combo just adds that “sunshine” to any project…and so am here with an altered wall plaque this time.

The base is an MDF cut out and I had a great time doing this for a “Family” who loves to entertain people and there are so many fond memories in that house for me! I made this for my Aunt and Uncle so that they have it on the door and think of me every time they enter their house! And for every visitor who rings their bell, I thought there will be something interesting to watch until they open the door, lol!

Have a look and tell me….
I have done my favorite tree bark technique using masking tape and homemade texture paste. I hand drew an oval and did the texture work only in the outer boundary and colored it with acrylics. Once satisfied with it, I made my own music sheet paper with archival ink and Bo bunny music notes stamp and inked it with vintage photo and walnut stain to antique it.
 I then inserted this page in the center of the bark and curled out the edges of the bark, so it looks a little dimensional. I love the combination of the vintage music sheet against the tree bark. A musical tree lol!
I was clear about having a spring/summer look…bright and inviting …so went with yellows, a little pink and red color flowers all using CLD sunflower die, Joy crafts, heart felt creations and the small flowers using a circle punch! . I inked them to my requirement and arranged them on the bark.

 The resin flourish is another of my fav and is quite long! I did it in green and then used PVA glue technique to create the crackle and applied yellow color. The yellow and green cracks make it really bright!
Flower clusters on 2 sides with some faux berries made with beads and dipped in blue alcohol inks give that little pop of colors from the flowers.The sunflower centers too have some shiny micro beads!

 The dragon fly too is a resin mold on which I applied rock candy Distress crackle and filled the cracks with brown acrylics.

The alphabets are made using TH marbling technique, I used yellows, oranges, blue and green DI . Applied them on the craft mat, sprit zed water and swooshed in a CS and got a lovely pattern!~ I then cut the alphabets and layered it with another card board alphabet for thickness. I wanted it glossy and so I dipped each one in hot melted UTEE to get a thick coating…just look at those glossy marbled alphabets…

I did the same treatment to the music note die cut with music notes stamped on it!
A little sentiment “May your day be filled with Sunshine” says it all! It is tucked under a sunflower and some coconut coir nest! I just get thet cozy feeling when I see that, do you??? And oh! That BEE…was a last minute addition, my latest buy! A stamp that I heat embossed, colored and dipped in UTEE…a perfect fit near the sun flower! It just had to be there, Lol!

I drilled holes on the top and bottom to have some antique metal chain for the hanging on the top and some antiqued bells ringing in the bottom!
Truly a musical tree…what say friends??

Waiting to hear from you on this...I love sunshine and I love music and this incorporates both of that...Actually it just happened that way and I am so happy it did!
I would like to have my musical tree enter the following challenges…
ArtisticInspiration – Anything Goes with a twist of sunshine
TIOT- Tic Tac Toe ( Beads, Punch, Flowers, flourish and a string of alphabets!)
WhimsyStamps Challenge – Use a sentiment
OCC - Tic tac Toe- (metal, die cuts, embossing powder,stamps, crackle paint)
Craftingfor all Seasons- Punches/ and Dies
InspirationDestination – Anything Goes
LTSCB – Anything Goes
Make MyMonday – Favorite Colors (brown, yellow and green too!)
613 AvenueCreate – Anything Goes with the optional twist of RAK

Until my next creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.

Big Hugs.

61 comments:

  1. Its soo pretty Rupa .. !! There is so much detailing .. Am sure Aunty would love this on her door ..
    Hugs
    Remya

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    1. Thank you so much Remya...am giving it to her tomorrow! Hugs.

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  3. Every post here is so inspiring dear...Love every bit of elements and works gone through the make over!!! Musical tree...love it totally !!!

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    1. That's such a lovely thing to say sweetie...Thank you so much. Hugs.

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  4. Your wall plaque is really gorgeous and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at TioT.

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  5. Awesome. I enjoy reading your blog. It's like u r talking.
    I love the bee, too cute. Best addition. Also the marble look on alpha just stands out. It's a warm welcome altogether. Love it!!!

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    1. I actually wanted to fit in "warm Welcome" but realized the colors will reflect that! And Thanks dearie for getting that! Big hugs.

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  6. This is a very beautiful project. Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. So much happening in your plaque! Awesome it is!

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  8. So beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  9. WOW so much to look at and can I share a secret...yours is one blog where I relish reading every word you write!! And woo the sunflower centers are to die for!! And the Utee is so beautifully showcased...please dont share anymore Utee projects...you are tempting me to splurge on one more craft supply!! Hehe do share more Utee projects...I love what you do with it!!
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    1. Thanks Sonia...I love your secret..Thanks for sharing that! I am not a lover of glossy stuff but since I thought this could spend some time outdoors, I wanted to protect the alphabets and the bee too! Glad to know you still have some craft supplies in your wish list, lol! Hugs.

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  10. Beautiful Rupa! Love the musical notes background and all your gorgeous foliage and flowers! I love your technique on the welcome letters, just fabulous! A gorgeous project! hugs :)

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    1. Thanks Pamellia. Good to see you here, Hugs.

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  11. What a beautiful project Rupa with so many pretty details and embellishments! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week!
    Samra DT

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  12. Beautiful Welcome board Rupa.. lovely details .. :)

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  13. Wow..Its so beautifully done Rupa ! I love how you combine various colors,textures and bring life to your projects :)

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  14. WOW! This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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    1. Thanks Ema, glad you liked it. Hugs.

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  15. Wow what another work of art Rupa with so many beautiful elements to look at.
    Julie xx

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  16. A beautiful wall hanging, the colours and flowers will brighten any day. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time
    Yvonne

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. ..am glad you liked it.

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  17. A fabulous wall hanging love the beautiful flowers and all the embellishments oh and I just love love love the little bee(I love bees lol) just gorgeous-Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

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    1. Am glad my last minute add"bee" is a big hit. ..I love it too. Thanks Carol.

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  18. What a great rustic "welcome" sign. The embellishments are fabulous. I love how you did the inside of the flowers with the beads. Good to see you again :o) Also, thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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    1. Thanks Tina. ..had to catch up with you here. Hugs.

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  19. What a beautiful project with so many pretty details and embellishments!
    Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

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  20. Lots of gorgeous little touches which all come together to make this a very eye catching piece Rupa! Love the little beads and the 'berries'. Thanks so much for joining my tic tac toe challenge at Our Creative Corner. Juliax

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    1. Thanks Julia. .glad you liked it as much as I enjoyed making it.

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  21. Tree bark looks real, Rupa.. Wow!! I thought, you had ready made frame like that.
    Beautiful embellishments on the plaque :) I wonder how much patience you have to make them.
    You Uncle Aunty, surely going to like this musical tree!!

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    1. Shilpa...so nice to have you over at my blog! Thank you so much for that wonderful comment...I happened to give it to my uncle and aunt today, they were so touched ! Hugs.

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  22. Hi Rupa, I just love your bright and cheerful hanger !! Great design !

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    1. Thanks Sid...glad to have you here after a long time!

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  23. Fantastic! Such a warm decoration for every home you made. Brava!

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  24. Looking at the photos I am impressed. So many details; it must have been a time a time consuming project and it shows off. Lovely! Your aunt and uncle will be thrilled to have this on their front door!Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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    1. Thank you so much Stella...yes, they loved it and it's happily hanging on their door!

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  25. Great plaque! Thank you for playing at Try It On Tuesday, Cindy (DT)

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  26. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  27. This is stunning. Really lovely work and gorgeous colours - thank you for joining us this time at Love to Scrap and good luck - Michelle x

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    1. Thanks Michelle.Glad you liked it. Hugs.

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  28. What a lovely creation! the flowers are so bright and cheery!

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  29. I love all of the work you put into this! Every detail makes it even more beautiful! I would love having something like this on my wall! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog :)
    ~Dusty Rae
    Dust Makes Rainbows
    LTSCB DT

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    1. That's such a sweet thing to say! Glad you liked it....Thanks Dusty Rae.

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  30. Love the idea of this welcoming guests to the home. It's a beautiful piece.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

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    1. Thanks Avril, Glad you liked it too! Hugs.

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  31. Gorgeous creation and love those colours.
    Thanks for joining in with our MMM colour challenge.
    Fliss x

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