Sunday, June 28, 2015

In the Spotlight + Mini Challenge... Rupa

Hello everyone! It’s June and I am in the spotlight this month which means you get a sneak peak into my life and my works! Always a pleasure to share both with you all. With that said…read on!

I am Rupa from Bangalore, India and am 43yrs old married for 20 years now and blessed with 2 kids (a son and a daughter).

My interest in arts started when I got married and had to set up my own house. I had a flair for interior decoration but no formal training, which is when I started learning various forms of art and painting just to decorate “my home”! 

After the birth of my first son ( a child with special needs) I was forced to be a stay at home mom and that’s when my passion and hobby became work too.

I started taking art classes from home and have been doing so last 15 yrs and still do. My son now is 16 yrs and I have a 5yr old daughter too and my entire family is very supportive of my passion.

Here are a few of my art works…

My entry into crafting was accidental 2 years back when I just bought the Big Shot machine in an impulse. I discovered my style was Vintage with lots of textures and most importantly, altered art. My USP is up cycling and have hoarded a lot of trash at home and they all get their time to get pampered and have a new lease of life.

A few samplers here on those!

An old clothes iron that was defunct..but not NOW!

An altered book.

An altered plastic eye case.

To view more of my works, do visit my blog here.

My project share with you today is mini journal that I made with my daughter’s old note book pages and an old pair of jeans that I had outgrown!

Though I am not a coffee drinker I just loved using coffee in this project to stain all the papers to give a vintage look. The entire process of staining paper scraps and PP from the stash and making signatures is so therapeutic and the end result is that you have something functional and it smells good too, lol!

Here are a few pics of the journal… I love the little surprises it throws up as you turn the pages. Lots of stamping and little journal tags and quotes.

I also found an old diary from my grandmother’s cupboard and it was from the same year that I was born! So I tore a few pages and also have my birthday page sewn in here.

Just made this journal extra special… I don’t have a heart to write
on this one bit I do carry it where ever I go!

My challenge to you for this week
is to create anything
Yes, I want you have at least one up-cycled item in your project.
Come on its easy and have some fun!

Do visit my blog "Together for Arts" to see a lot of trash to treasure make over’s and let me know if it inspires you to play along. Until my next creative journey – Happy Crafting and recycling.



  1. Rupa - lovely spotlight and I enjoyed reading more about your creative life. You are an amazing artist and your REcycled creations are always inspiring me. <3

  2. Hi Rupa, enjoyed reading about you some and getting to know a bit more about you. Love your project as it is made with a lot of beautiful memories, personal associations and nostalgia !!

  3. Hi Rupa, enjoyed reading about you some and getting to know a bit more about you. Love your project as it is made with a lot of beautiful memories, personal associations and nostalgia !!

  4. Loved reading about you.Your artwork is fantastic!Never knew this aspect of your creativity.I totally agree that Upcycling and altering stuff is your forte and boy you are talented!Your journal is gorgeous!

  5. Fantastic spotlight and your work is amazing! Every page of that journal is fabulous (and smelling like coffee is pretty great too!).

  6. Loved reading about you and you know I love your work and specially altered n recycled project ! The book is Awesome filled with beautiful details :)

  7. You are such a versatile artist Rupa! Love the designs that you have featured here and so many vibrant colors! What treasures. So happy to learn more about you and your lovely family. Hugz. ~Niki

  8. Wonderful spotlight Rupa !!! And so gorgeous artworks!!! I love your creations... Splendid!. Very nice Family yours!! Big hugs.

  9. Fabulous Rupa.... love love love all your creations.. I'm going to rummage through cupboards and see what I can recycle and play along...

  10. Thank you friends for all your support. So glad you all dropped by. Big hugs to each one of you.