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 frame...gives 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 theme...my 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....
http://beyondgrey.blogspot.in/2014/03/bgc47-torn-flower-full.html
http://colorconceptionschallenges.blogspot.in/2014/02/glam-with-glitter-challenge.html
http://blog.kraftzone.in/2014/03/3-celebrate-spring-with-mixed-media.html
http://lulupu.blogspot.in/2014/03/challenge-27-lulupu-2nd-birthday-special.html
(pizza box, Up cycling, texture paste, chicken mesh, CC, PP, pond, plaited rope, pink, pastels, lace,LO,peach,)
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.in/2014/02/favourite-3d-texture-and-why.html


Until then,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling,
Cheers.

13 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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..:)
    Shalu
    www.allbyheart.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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

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