Sunday, 10 May 2015

An evening with "Mom" ..

Hello Friends…
Welcome to my page today..Thanks to my new followers and hope to keep your interest in here with my projects.
I have been waiting to share today’s project with you all…it’s a mix of elements and emotions, A mixed media project…something different from me...but first, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. It's a great co incidence that this project happened on THIS day!
At AnythingBut A Card this month we have the theme ”Inspired By The Master” . I have been fascinated by tribal art and simplistic paintings and my love for Warli, Madhubani and paintings by the noted artist Jamini Roy….I have no words. There is something about his paintings that I wanted to replicate it “my style” and I have done many of his paintings and gifted them too. One such painting is that of “mother and child” which I did about 6 yrs back and today I took a print of it and altered it!
A simplistic painting fused in a mixed media back ground…let’s see how it goes!
Yes, of course not to disappoint the altered artists, lol…I have altered a shoe box today! The last time I did so, it was liked by many of you and you can see it here. It was a small one then …but this is HUGE…some one’s big feet lol! The box measures 14X10 inches! That’s a BIG canvas to play.
I got so carried away by the project, I have not taken any step by step but don’t worry this will still continue to be a looooong post!
I started by covering the lid with tissue paper to give is a base for painting and then gave a coat of gesso. I placed the fussy cut of the painting and drew it so that I know where that will sit and worked on the background.
For that I took out Tim Holtz stencils gothic and hearts and also TCW art is and used different types of texture pastes.
I have used crackle texture paste from paper Artsy, home made texture paste and transparent texture paste from Ranger. It’s a fusion after all…
I love how each one dried and gave different looks…I also cut a few flowers from a lace trim and adhered it in placed and gessoed it. Some subtle stamping and the background was ready to take the inking and spritzing.
There is a raw natural beauty in this painting and I dint want the bg to take way that! I wanted colors that would compliment it. A mother and child bond is so special and my early memories are that of my mom and me in the garden, where she would point at the sky, trees, flowers, birds and everything around which would keep me engrossed.
 This is such a special moment and I remember spending the same time with my daughter too…the early years of motherhood too have very fond memories to me and which is why I chose to alter this painting.
I decided to give an evening look to the bg and so choose the yellow, orange, blue, green and deep pink inks and started to spritz..drying in between and working on the colors till I was satisfied.
I loved how the colors seeped thru the cracked hearts…my fav spot in the bg and then I applied dull gold Inka gold on the raised portions of the transparent texture paste.

I some places I rubbed the ink off with a baby wipe to revel the white and then egged the lid with Prima chalkers, Blossom bud and Teak Wall. I dry brushed some Picket fence Distress paint on the lace flowers and also highlighted the white portions in the painting. Before adhere ring the painting on the lid, I did some random color splats in black and white. I kept the edges dark to give the look of a “an evening in the garden after rains” …does it look all cloudy and fresh??? I also like the natural crinkled texture of the tissue paper se. You really have to touch it to feel it…It is no longer a shoe box now!
 I gave 2 coats of multi medium to seal the colors and to give the lid a bit of gloss. The chip board  flourish is from Creative Embellishments and was perfect for my tree branch. I colored it with DP and gave some color splats too. The little pink blooms on it are using CLD cuties die and rolled up,. The birdies have a coat of picket fence Distress crackle paint and then I colored them yellow. There is a bit of coconut coir beneath the nest to make it look “real” !!!
I created a bit of a shadow around the image just to give it some depth and I think the lid was ready for the sentiment! 3 simple words that says everything…”Mom is everything”…I am sure you will agree on that.
I am really happy how my masters painting took so well to the current trend of mixed media…that’s the beauty of the mother and child!
Hope this inspires you to play along this month and do have a look at the amazing creations by the DT and how each one has taken to the theme. Honor your master and play along….
Once the lid was ready,  I decided no fuss for the base. I took out papers from the DCWV paper stash and re collections paper pack. The outside has a vintage look with brown and colorful polka dots…it’s a co incidence that the spots are the same as the colors I have used!
A dull gold lace trim runs all around just to “dress up” the box and when the lid opens….
Now, dont have expectations, I really can’t make anything that big that fits into the box!
And so…I chose this paper from re collections which has these bold bright flowers in orange which was perfect for the inside. It compliments the painting outside, what say???
This box is :”special” and will go to my mother when she visits me next week. I think she will get the message….
I tale leave now and would like to tell you that I am off on a holiday till the 25th and so you won’t be seeing much of me in the next 2 weeks. I can hear a sigh…
And so I will see you on the other side of the vacation with some interesting details.
Don’t forget to play along and do let me know how this inspired you and do share your memories with mom too!
I would like to have this mother and child enter the following challenges…
Country ViewChallenge – Scenic beauty ( mom and me in the garden)
Anything ButCute – Vintage garden
Our CreativeCorner – April showers bring May flowers
Shopping OurStash – Bold and beautiful (big image and bold flowers on the inside of the box)
Fab n FunkyChallenge – may flowers
Frillie andFunkie Challenge – snap crackle crackle ( crackle texture paste and Distress crackle paint)
SimonWednesday Challenge – get sentimental
Frosted Designs - All about Mom
613 Avenue Create- AG with optional twist of let's celebrate ( mother's day)

 Until my next Creative Journey,

Happy Crafting and Re cycling.
Hugs.



54 comments:

  1. Awesome as usual Rupa !! Must be so thrilling to rework your painting, you have added so much to it,love the new colors too !! Enjoy your vacation !!

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    1. Thanks Suman. I had a great time with this. Hugs.

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  2. Gorgeous make over gal! you have done total justice to the picture and surely ur moms gonna love it! You ahve inspired me for a take on this ! Enoy your vacation ....
    http://happymomentzz.blogspot.in/

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    1. oh wow! That's so sweet of you dear...hope to see you play along. Hugs.

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  3. Wow Rupa, I am always so impressed with your projects, you never do anything half way!! GORGEOUS!! Your garden background is breathtaking with that brilliant rainbow of colours! Love your crackle hearts and the little nest you added in there!! This is truly a work of art and I am so honoured and thrilled that you joined in with us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Snap, Crackle, Crackle' challenge as well as at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thanks my friend...I had a great time with this project and only to happy to a be a pert of your challenges. Hugs.

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  4. Just too beautiful n touching project. Love every detail on the lid. I am sure your mom will be so excited to receive it. Happy vacation!

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    1. Thanks Mridula...that's a triple thanks , lol! Hugs.

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  5. Just too beautiful n touching project. Love every detail on the lid. I am sure your mom will be so excited to receive it. Happy vacation!

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  6. Just too beautiful n touching project. Love every detail on the lid. I am sure your mom will be so excited to receive it. Happy vacation!

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  7. Superb Rupa. Love it that you used a shoebox and the results are stunning.

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  8. Stunning Rupa! I do love all the texture and gorgeous colours! Fabulous piece of recycling.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Fabulous box Rupa ! Great image and the texure you've created is fantastic ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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

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  10. So lovely Rupa, the image and layers are fantastic!

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  11. Fabulous show box transformation and it made a perfect canvas for the art work. I love all the texture in the background along with the flowers and birds nestled in it. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Sorry, it should say shoe box - I need to pay more attention before I hit the Publish button :)

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    2. Thanks Cec... a 2 times....for liking it and popping back! Hugs.

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  12. Lots of great color and texture! Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create!

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  13. Wow a stunning project. The art work looks gorgeous, your mum will love this.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. Wonderful project! Thank you for joining us at Anything But Cute Vintage Garden Challenge.
    Samra DT

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  15. Such a gorgeous mixed media project. Love the colors and details. Awesome! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.
    Huggies!

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  16. So much detail and layers and textures in this shoe box transformation. Wonderful design and your painting is outstanding (the old and the new). I really liked reading your story about your Mother. So sweet! I bet she loves this.

    Thanks for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

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    1. Thank you so much Niki...this is again one of those "creatively satisfying" projects, lol! Hugs.

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  17. Just beautiful in every way, Rupa!!! This project has surely made me more nostalgic....oh yeah all ur projects are so heartfelt ones!!! Keep inspiring dear!!

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    1. Thanks my dear Sathya...what a lovely thing to say. Big hugs.

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  18. Hi Rupa! Simply amazing transformation! From a lowly (big feet) shoebox, to this stunning piece of art! So beautiful and so special--Your Mom is going to love and cherish this for sure!! Thank you so much for bringing to my April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge at Our Creative Corner this month!! Have a great vacation!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Thanks for your wishes Shari and glad you liked this. Hugs.

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  19. Rupa, my dear, I'm never going to look at a shoe box the same way again! As always, you have done an AMAZING transformation with so many lovely textures and colors to look at! Wow, you painted that Mother and child??? You are quite the diverse artist! I love the crackling and textures you've achieved in the background...lovely!

    It gives me great pleasure to thank you for joining in the fun at our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Big Hugs!
    Sara Emily

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    1. Oh Sara...looks like we are meeting after a long time! Glad to have you here and Thanks a bunch for your sweet kind words. Glad to know you liked the painting too..Big Hugs.

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  20. Rupa, my dear, I'm never going to look at a shoe box the same way again! As always, you have done an AMAZING transformation with so many lovely textures and colors to look at! Wow, you painted that Mother and child??? You are quite the diverse artist! I love the crackling and textures you've achieved in the background...lovely!

    It gives me great pleasure to thank you for joining in the fun at our Vintage Garden challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Big Hugs!
    Sara Emily

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  21. Breathtakingly BEAUTIFULL project ! I too love tribal arts and loved how you have highlighted it and the mixed media compliments it fabulously !

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  22. Total gorgeousness!! Amazed by wonderful texture in the background! Love this alteration as always , Rupa

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  23. As usual, your work is OUTSTANDING! Thanks for taking the Big, Bold, & Beautiful challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  24. Rupa this is spectacular .... Beautiful textures and I know yor mother will love it

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  25. Fabulous!...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  26. Amazing box, such wonderful details and artwork.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  27. That's just beautiful Rupa I love what you have done with the print and the colours are just gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at Frosted Designs, Elizabeth x

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  28. WOW, what a beautiful box Rupa! I love the vibrant colours and I could certainly see some crackle here and there. Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie. Nicole

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  29. Ripa your work is always amazing. The colors and the faces I love. Absolutely beautiful! :)

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  30. Gorgeous creation. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

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  31. Just stunning!!!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

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  32. Stunning work! I love all the details and colors! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

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