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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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