Wednesday, 20 May 2015


Hi :)

Here's another mixed media upcycled project. I made this to gift my mom on mother's day.

If u r interested in the steps kindly read on.
The process is sooo long. I've kept it as short as possible :)
•I started with a cardboard packaging box of a clock. 

•Covered it with papericious wood texture pattern paper. (Steps done on all 5 sides. Back left undone.)
•Applied texture paste (sakura+camlin mixture) through stencils. ( TCW: Art is, blazonry, chevron. Bricks stencil is home made by drawing on OHP sheet & fussy cutting with craft knife)
•colored the BG with distress inks (peacock feathers, salty ocean, broken China & squeezed lemonade). Made blotches with water to add more texture.
•went on to add colors over the textured area with Pearl & metallic acrylic paints.
•Added gesso splashes all over.
•some BG script stamping with just rite stampers French rose BG stamp &  memento tuxedo black for added interest.
•used vintage photo DI around the edges as well as around the space for my photograph.
•I printed the photograph ( It's a personal favorite pic :)) with laser printer. Inked the edges with VP. For the frame i used border punch & water colour paper & inked with mowed lawn, shabby shutters, peacock feathers & gathered twigs. I also added an acetate front layer for added gloss &  protection.

• for the embellishment part, i used some Puffy floral stickers i got from a local store & colored in the same scheme after giving a coat of gesso. Added some pearls & crystals on the center for bling. Also added a resin embellishment & paper doily.

•The butterflies are stamped, Colored & fussy cut. I especially love this blue one which i made in the same way like here. the flower is made of that same watercolor paper. The two petal layers are hand drawn & Inked up with peacock feathers distress ink. Some random script stamping & fussy cut. I used my scoring tool to get the dimension & i guess it worked fine. I also drew & cut this floral swirl.

•sentiment "happiness" is handwritten (Brustro fine liner pen) on thick water color paper fussy cut leaving a white border around & then glossy accents applied over it & completed the remaining words over the canvas itself.

I've initially given an eyelet opening with golden ribbon loop at the backside for hanging on the wall.

My mom loved it. Hope you liked it as well.
Do lemme know ur comments. Thanks for your time.
Create. Have fun.

Linking this to,
The flower, butterflies, swirl & frame are all handmade..
I've used teal, green & yellow color from the palette & lots of butterflies for the wings.
I've used gesso, stencil, chipboard.


  1. Fabulous alteration! Love the colour and the texture of your piece!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo.

  2. Thank u so much :)

  3. Wow! Just WOW! Your mother is very lucky to recieve such a gorgeous and personal gift for mother's day! I love the texture and colours and the way you've embellished that lovely photo of you both!
    Thanks so much for joining the May challenge at Mixed Media Mojo!
    Siv xx

  4. What a lovely keep sake for your mom. It's beautiful.. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck, Rupa DT..

  5. What a beautiful project this is and how lovely that you have made it for your mum.
    I love the textures and the decoration too.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedds Creative Challenge...x

  6. Thanks a lot :)

  7. Thank u so much :)

  8. Thank u very much :) glad u liked it :)

  9. This is beautiful, I love the way all the little bits come together - it's really hard to believe that some of those embellishments are just puffy stickers - it's amazing what a coat of gesso can do! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month ~ Steffi :o) xx

  10. Absolutely stunning and bet your mother loves this. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spriit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  11. This is fabulous! Loved the textures & the colors are brilliant! Super interpretation of the inspiration pic! Thank you for sharing with us at Lulupu Challenge#49. Good luck!

  12. Thank u so much :) yes i was surprised with the results too :D

  13. Thanx a lot :) i hope she does ;)

  14. Thank u so much :)

  15. Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Mixed Media Mojo, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. Yeah for recycling! Love this Riswana! Great job!!! Thanks for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo!

  17. Thanx so much. Glad you liked it :)

  18. It's so beautiful! Textures, colours and all details are amazing.
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

  19. Thanx a lot Aneta :)

  20. Stunning
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!