Saturday, 8 March 2014

Mixed media Garden inside a...PiZZa !!!!

Hello Crafters...
Am sure you are wondering what my title is all about...what do you think is the relevance to a Pizza and mixed media layout????

Firstly, since I din't have a canvas...I converted a Pizza box into my canvas! It's a nice 10X 10 box and the side panels gave me more space to work around.  After 2 coats of gesso, it was as good as a stretched canvas to start my LO!
 And just like the different layers and ingredients in a pizza my mixed media LO took shape with a lot of textures, colors and other elements !! Have a look...
There is a pictorial of the different stages and for the textures I have used a looooots of stuff from my stash. This was such a nice way of using scraps....

Stencils, texture paste, buttons, die cuts, chicken mesh, corrugated cardboard, lace, fabric tape, washi tape, and last but not the least, a plaited jute rope for the the box...oops! the canvas, the different textures!
I have used photo inks, water and the mini mister to create the vibrant colors for the back ground and after misting I have water washed a few places again with gesso. Once I was satisfied with the coloring, I randomly stamped some music notes and butterflies.
Spring, being the garden has a loot of handmade blooms to show off...again in a riot of colors. I have used Tim Holtz, Joy crafts and Cheery Lynn flower dies and they have been colored with distress inks.
These blooms just brought instant life to garden and a few butterflies hovering around, makes it so real! the butterflies are stamped and colored with distress inks and laced with glitter.
The plaited rope frame, actually looks like a pond without a photograph...making the garden scene even more aesthetic.

Lastly, the sentiment...I just love this one from Inkadinkado...and is so apt for the springy, colorful theme! I have torn the sentiment and inked the edges just to give a rustic look and fits well into the otherwise colorful layout.
So, what do you think of my garden in a Pizza Box????
A new lease of life again to another box...otherwise useless nut now its a PIECE OF ART !!!
I can either hang it as a canvas or chose to have it as a box to keep my mini albums...isn't that a full meal now?

So, when are YOU having your next Pizza???
Thank you so much for stopping by and do take time to relax in my garden and leave a note too.
Am linking this to....
(pizza box, Up cycling, texture paste, chicken mesh, CC, PP, pond, plaited rope, pink, pastels, lace,LO,peach,)

Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling,


  1. Its very yummy meal Rupa :D ! I loved watching the snaps of idea of the textures n various elements which might otherwise go unnoticed .The whole canvas is so fresh and colorful like a spring garden !

  2. Such a lovely transformation...Sure more than the pizza, this very pretty spring garden would steal the heart :) Cheerful colors, textures, it to core , Rupa :)

  3. What a creativity !!!!!! Chanceless!!

  4. lovely.. so bright and beautiful transformation...
    thanks for playing along kraft zone challenges..

  5. Incredible rups.....wat a grt transformation......really yummy.....loved handmade blooms n the frame u made from jute twine pretty much.....all other textures n detailing are superb..:)

  6. Love the rope frame Rupa...very clever!!

  7. adore it !
    Love having u over at the BGC torn and flowerful challenge !!

  8. Stunning as always!! Colors are wonderful. Details are wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at BGC!!

  9. Such a lovely transformation... Thank you for joining us at CCC blog... :)

  10. beautiful garden... lovely transformation.. thanx for playing with CCC # glam with glitter