Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Wonderful Cozy Moments...


Hello Crafters..
Welcome to my page today ! Its sunny and bright here in Bangalore and yes, the nature is showing signs of new life! I love the fresh green leaves popping out and especially the smell of jasmine in our garden! It’s a delight so sip my morning cuppa with this to watch and smell, lol!
 Schools here have shut down for the annual vacation and that means trouble at home with the little one bored and behind my back! But yes, we love to craft  and so you will still get to see very little from my side for the next 2 months!

This month at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit we have “Anything Goes” as always but only mixed media or altered art. Please do remember that. I have an altered spool for you this month…a spring/ summer creation with the lovely papers from Graphic 45 French Country Collection!
The papers are so warm and cozy in itself and so I decided to do a scene to go with that! A lovely garden with flowers and birds and a window to look out too.

I chose some co ordinated papers in bright sunny colors from the pack to wrap the spool and then applied some crackle texture paste thru the bricks stencil. Heat embossed the window, shutters and the little trough in white and had them in place. Of course they had the slight worn out look with scrapping here and there!

The window dressing is using some marble hand made paper on which I have used my new stamps from KaiserCraft and the sentiment was perfect for the scene! You agree…
The planter is bursting with greenery and made some tiny bright flowers using TH tattered florals. The final dressing however is the polka dot Georgette ribbon bow which adds that “ ooo so pretty” look…what say?
Coming to the top of the spool, I made a scalloped square photo frame in chipboard and covered it with the lovely PP and inside there is a rusted copper lining if you see closely. I made that with some foil paper, ran it thru an embossing folder and colored it with acrylics and perfect pearls in copper! A perfect spot for a family picture..
The half wooden spool from Paper Artsy is also aged with some texture paste and distress stain in picket fence and walnut stain. It however holds some lovely white rose buds and also a cute little butterfly waiting to reach up there!
The sunflower is using CLD (DL 121) and CLD cutie fringe. I placed on a bed of coconut coir for dimension along side some green leaves. The vintage copper lamp post too is using CLD(B130) and it has a cute little bird house. It is a stamp and die set from Marianne Designs and I so so love it! It had to house a few birds and so came those two little love birds using IO dies!
I also made a cute coir nest hanging from the birdhouse but looks like the birds want to enjoy the outside world, lol!
The grass border is using IO dies and the fence…any guesses??? Those are remnants of the TH bird cage die…can you believe it, tied together with some copper wire! They have been aged too with some crackle paste and distress stains and the birdie seems to love perching on it!
That’s the story of my altered spool but wait wait….don’t leave. There is more to it than what you see here.
Do you really think I had a big wooden spool to alter…I wish I had, But who was giving up? I made my own spool using some empty brown tape rings and some old CD”s !!!
 Here we go.. so the spool actually opens up and the lid can be a separate decorative piece! Ta da…
And the  body of the spool can be a lovely pen stand or even hold some Easter goodies…yay! The ribbon looks lovely here...
 I would love to receive something like this, loaded with lots of surprise and that is how I satisfy my self, by making these things for myself, lol!

I am sure you can now a make a spool too at home and go ahead surprise your loved ones with these and don’t forget to take part in the challenge this month at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. I leave you on that note ..phew! But just more to tell you that I love reading your comments and am so thankful that you decided to stop here today to take that little time off to share some love…
I would like to have my “faux spool” enter the following challenges!

Frillie and Funkie – add a ribbon
Cheery Lynn Designsblog- Back to nature
 Sentimental Sundays – Spring flowers plus a sentiment
 613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes
The CorrosiveChallenge Blog – Hop into Spring
That Craft Place – Easter/ Spring
ArtisticInspiration – AG with flowers
TIOT- They who have wings
SOS - No foolin ( faux spool here,hope that qualifies! and faux metal frame)
CCCB - polka dots
MMM- Recycle/ Upcycle with a twist of flowers
Our Creative Corner- color your world

Until my next Creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling
Hugs.



84 comments:

  1. Oh wow Rupa, this is just amazing! Love it, and love how you made your own spool! x

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    1. Thanks Sammy so happy to have your first comment today! Hugs.

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  2. WOWSERS Rupa!! I am always so blown away when I visit your blog! This is just fantastic, holy moly! Love that you used CD's and empty tape rolls, how freaking creative are you!!! Love the little fence and birdhouse and the little garden underneath is so sweet! What an amazing project, you rock it girlfriend! big hugs :)

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    1. Thanks s bunch Pamellia, it's always a great feel to be appreciated by crafting buddies! Big hugs to you from here!

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  3. What a fabulous project, Rupa, I love the old world vintage look. And how clever that is can be used as a pen holder. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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    1. Thanks Sandy, it's been a while since I played along at CLD. Glad I did so with this.

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  4. Rupa its amazing, love the style and the detailing too....lovely project gal...
    http://happymomentzz.blogspot.in/

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  5. Awesome is not the word dear..Love every bit of the work here..Where on earth you get these lovely ideas....My gosh!!! Totally you blew me whenever i visit this crafty space!!! Crafty hugs deary!!!

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    1. Sathya...I am just flying! Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it really made my day sweetie. Big hugs. Hope to meet you someday.

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  6. Love the surprises you pack in all your creations, Rupa !! The whole scene is so detailed and pretty, love those birds !!

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    1. Thanks Suman, I appreciate you being here and taking the time to read all the details! Hugs.

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  7. Love, love this!!!! What a fantastic gift box and so full of eye catching elements. It's just fabulous!!

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    1. Thank for stopping by Lisa. Hugs.

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  8. Amazing project Rupa!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it Tuesday!

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  9. Fabulous little garden scene Rupa, love all the gorgeous details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

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

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  10. Wow amazing one Rupa...love the lovely cute scene ...

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  11. This is a stunning creation with lots of beautiful ideas

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. Another amazing project Rupa and your birds nest is adorable. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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    1. Thanks Julie...I am playing at CLD after a really long time. Glad I did so.Hugs.

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  13. Outstanding work, Rupa! You are so talented and we are delighted that you have shared the fruit of that talent with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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    1. Thank you so much Chana...you light my comments box always! Such a pleasure to have you drop by. Hugs.

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  14. Your altered art projects are gorgeous; I especially love that photo frame. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week!

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    1. Thanks Stella...I had a great time making that. Hugs.

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  15. A stunning alteration and so useful as well. All the details look amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's as well.
    Yvonne

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    1. Thanks Yvonne...so happy you liked it. Hugs.

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  16. Wow what a masterful way you put together so many elements to make beautiful, Rupa!
    Enjoy the holidays and the slower pace! I used to LOVE the holidays!

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    1. Thanks Julie...I am learning to enjoy though a little upset about my lesser "crafting time" for the next 2 months! Hugs.

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  17. I've been an admirer of your work for such a long time Rupa,long before you joined the team...
    Your creations blow me away every time,beautifully crafted and even your photography is spot on...
    This creation is stunning, I love it so much...hugs xx

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    1. Thanks Sandie...I have always told you, I am so so happy to be part of your team and to have a leader like you is just the icing. Big hugs.

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  18. Hi Rupa, I am in astonishment over the love you put into this creation! It just made me happy to sit and look at each and every element. That frame is probably my most favorite, but I love every bit of it! I'm a new follower of yours, as I hope to see more of your work :) Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

    AJ ~ DT member, Sentimental Sundays

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    1. oh boy! Am I so happy today...thanks AJ..you brought a BIG smile to my face today, my friend. Am glad you loved every bit of it and thanks for following me now, hope not to disappoint you! Big hugs.

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  19. It's a heart stealer Rupa.
    Just started following u.
    Will visit ur blog shortly...

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    1. Thank you so much and welcome to my blog.

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  20. Wowzers Rupa. I love how this has turned out and so very artistic too xx

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  21. Wow!! This is so amazing.. love the wood spool holding white roses.. love the project. . :)

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  22. This is a stunning work of art, Rupa! What a delight for the eyes and a wonderful decoration! Thank you so much for playing in the City Crafter challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you so much Darnell...glad you liked it. Hugs.

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  23. Your project is wonderful.....so many beautiful layers to look at! Thank you for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge. Good Luck!

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  24. What a wonderful creation and how clever to use the empty brown tape rings and CDs - I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Mixed Media Mojo challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

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

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  25. What a lovely project Rupa - love how you have decorated this in the sringtime garden theme! and it doubles as a container - so it's artistic AND functional!

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  26. WOW! Your projects are always so elaborate!!! So much to see :) Thank you for joining CCCB this week!!
    Samra DT

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  27. Your project is (as always) stunning Rupa! Thanks for joining us at MMM challenge.

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  28. WOW Rupa! Your spool project is stunning! SO many beautiful elements and colours! Fab job!!
    Thanks for sharing and for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "No Foolin" challenge this week!!

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  29. WOWIE!!!! What an amazing project! I can't get enough of looking at this...your details are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.

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  30. I love your altered art piece. Really clever! Thank you for entering it in the April challenge at Our Creative Corner. Happy Spring, xxx Laurie

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    1. Thanks Laurie..glad you liked it.

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  31. What a gorgeous creation Rupa...so many beautiful details!
    Thank you for playing with us at Our Creative Corner!
    Best wishes from Slovenia

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  32. oh wow this is simply stunning,the detail,and design is just fantastic each and every,piece is amazing,bless you for playing at TCP this week too hugs Cherylxxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Cheryl...hugs.

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  33. Gorgeous, fantastic colours and a very creative idea !!!

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  34. What a lovely creation and so much detail packed into a small space! Your G45 papers work so well with this piece and the CDs were a smart choice! Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki

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    1. Thanks Niki. ..glad to hear your comments. Hugs.

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    2. Love your project! So many details and dimensions. Thanks for joining in the days challenge at shopping our stash this week.

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  35. Wow! This is an awesome project! Very beautiful and very clever! X

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    1. Thanks Ingrid. ..happy you liked it.

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  36. Such an incredibly imaginative and creative altered spool Rupa! I love how it transforms and all those gorgeous little details like the birdhouse and rickety fence! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny..nice of you to have noticed all the details. Hugs.

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  37. What a fun alteration and yet so functional. Love all the sweet elements. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  38. Really gorgeous Rupa! Love all the details and wonderful color. Thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

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  39. Such a mixture of clever ideas and the finished project is beautiful - thank you for the how to guide. Have a lovely day :)

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  40. awwww such a yummy gorgeous project - I love altered art - your sute birds and flowers make this perfect for spring

    Thank you so much for entering the Spring/Easter Challenge over at That Craft Place

    Hugs Kerrie x
    TCP DT

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    1. Thanks Kerrie. ..so happy you liked it. Hugs.

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  41. An Absolutely WONDERFUL multi-use creation, Rupa!! Completely clever home decor piece and home office/craft accessory, too!! All of your details are just Fantastic and I love your little Sunflower with the little bird visiting it :) We sure do Love creations like this at Our Creative Corner and this is surely a creation that will Color Your World all year long!! Thank you sooo much for joining us this month!! XOXO-Shari

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