Sunday, 29 December 2013

" No Words"....Special layout.

Year endings are in a way nice, bcos it gives you a moment to think back all that you did through the year and gives you an opportunity to “Thank” all those people who made a difference in your life.

This is one special project, a layout that I made for my son’s teacher (Shopana) …What is so special about it???

She has made a huge difference in his life...Shreyes is 14 yrs old, a child with special needs and has been going to this school for the last 5 yrs now. This young lady has been his tutor and my friend for the last 3 yrs and has incorporated a lot of new techniques to teach him. It is a joy to watch the 2 of them together and  I particularly love the “home sessions” where I actually get to see him perform!

I thought this is the right time to “gift” her and to express our thanks for whatever she has done for  him.

The LO is a cheerful one with lovely bright colors just like her!  I gessoed and painted the circle cutout in yellow and placed it on  white chipboard. I decorated the corners using the “bandana Technique”. This is a beautiful stamping technique with bright colors, where you stamp a bold pattern and then start highlighting it with white dots and lines! I have used the Blae and Ivy stamp here.

Once the corners were done, I placed a favourite photo of me and Shreyes on a mat and slid it thru the slot on the LO. I had this stamp with the perfect sentiment and wanted that to be the focus of the LO. The handmade blooms are using Tattered florals and Cheery Lynn daisy(B310). The embellishments  were complete with a few flourishes, cheery Lynn olive branches,




a thank you note and some lovely pearls all around the circle border.

I got very emotional when I gave this to her…and actually had no words to say to her. She has done sooo much for us and this gesture was to just let her know that we reciprocate  and truly appreciate each and every initiative that she takes with Shreyes.

“THANK YOU SHOPANA” from my heart….

I hope you liked this LO and let me know your feedback on the “bandana technique”. Do try it…its quite simple but the effect is dramatic, ornate and decorative!

Thanks so much for stopping by…see you all the coming year with more interesting projects. My New Year wishes to all of you.

Until then,

Happy Crafting and Re cycling.



  1. Wow..pretty sweet. I love this.


  2. The layout is very beautiful Rupa. And I loved to read the story behind it :) The stamping looks beautiful. Will try this interesting technique.

  3. Lovely layout and what a wonderful gift for such a giving teacher. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  4. Such a warm and thoughtful gift for a special lady! Love the daisies you added!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs for our challenge this week!

  5. I just loved the thought behind this LO Rupa..I got carried away and had to scroll back to see the details .The stamping technique looks interesting something like on fabrics.I also liked the circular diecut frame around the photo and cheerful colors !

  6. very very pretty love all the colors and the photo have a safe and Happy New Year.
    I am now a follower of your come and visit my blog

  7. wat a different LO Rupa..... truly amazing. nice thought of gifting it to a teacher, everything s perfect together.
    Wat is this yellow circular diecut frame, did u make it urself or got it somewer? really eye catching. And love ur blooms asusual... pretty things

  8. it is perfect gift for a perfect teacher. Really teachers make a difference in each child and the layout shows your love and gratitude toward her.

  9. What a beautiful gift for a wonderful lady ...Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  10. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  11. What a special gift for a awesome teacher! It must have brought tears to your eye making this for her....that's what it did to me reading your story! Some people can chance your live in a very positive way and we have to honour them! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us all. I hope you have a wonderful 2014 and good luck in Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week hugs Amy ;-)

  12. Gorgeous project!!! Love the color combination so-so much)))
    Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  13. Lovely layout.... loved the thought and feelings behind it !! thanx for playing along with CCC stamping technique

  14. I love this cheerful LO. Thanks for playing along with us at CCC. All the best.