Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tea light holder mixed media


As I was reading my blog roll , I came across 2 challenges(which I am linking to) that have highly inspired this project

Firstly,  Lulupu challenge 49 = color palette+ feminine creations + use wings which has a fantastic picture. In the picture something subtle but what caught my attention the girl in the picture holding a candle stand, the bronze clock and the tinge of pink, blue and peach.

 Another challenge that truly got me starting was CSCC #14 mixed media challenge. The romantic picture kept making me this of candle light. In the picture I loved the magnifying effect with a dash of bright red which steals all attention.

 So there I was sitting in my crafting area staring at an old cardboard box. I knew I wanted to make a candle light holder, but these 2 pictures set my mood going.

 I am making this as an inspiration for the unstampablles challenge with a theme of family tree with a twist to make it vintage. I interpreted the theme slightly differently to think of members of the family as  different elements of a tree (flower/ fruits, roots, flora , fauna), with light meaning family bond in the center.

 
I altered a cardboard box into a tea light candle holder. I added strips of cardboard and painted make it appear as wood. Further randomly added torn vintage pp , dabbed with inks and gesso.
 
I added brown and orange flowers (from flourishwithbling) and some hand made flowers. I made a metal butterfly from some broken old earrings. I also made the peach flowers of handmade paper and added pearls to it to embellish
 
 
Embellished this with pearls, beads, fibre etc. I also stuck a magnifying glass to focus on “our journey” to add some emotion and magnify emotions.

 
 


Hope you enjoyed it and play along the unstampablles challenge which is giving away a superb pillow box die from Die-namics .

materials used

Linking this project to
Lulupu challenge 49 and CSCC #14 and
 BGC #68 (make your own embellishments). I have made flowers, used magnifying glass as embellishment.
 

15 comments:

  1. What an interesting project, and done so nicely. Thanks for joining us at CSSC.

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  2. Love your re cycled project and the way you have interpreted the theme. So colorful.

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  3. So many lovely details here Urvashi!Thank you for sharing with us at Lulupu Challenge#49. Good luck!

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  4. Amazing work Urvashi.... I loved all the details and the embellishments....Thank you for joining us at CSCC #14... All the best....

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  5. An unusual and very beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at CSCC #14!

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  6. Urvashi i think this is so clever and I really like the idea of family as linking elements from nature.

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  7. Beautiful project! I like your flowers.
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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  8. Lovely creation Urvashi!! Beautiful. Thanks for playing with CSCC # 14. Good luck. :)

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  9. Thats wonderful !!!!!!
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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