Friday, 27 June 2014

Shabbily Mixed Up !!!

Hello Friends...
I have a shabby mixed media altered box to share with you today. Oh! I am just lovin the mess and textures of mixed media and gives me a double high when I use up some trash and things lying around the house to give a new look with the mess created!!!
You want to see the beautiful mess????
As always lots of pictures and detailing. Love the challenges that I am linking these to...lots to experiment,learn and create. I would like to dedicate this to all the friends I have made from blogland, crafting journey and those who have liked my work and put up with my my re cycling phobia!!!

 The top of the box has some rugged texture created with twigs from the garden and jute rope from packaging. The twigs have been generously gessoed and misted with LSG flat fabio(Rizzo's rowdy red) the name! Random placement of rose buds and the butterflies gives it a natural look. The blue butterfly is heat embossed in silver and inked whereas the smaller one is stamped and colored using distress inks.
The blooms in all their glory! An assortment of handmade flowers all done by me. I love making my own flowers, very addictive and therapeutic. You agree???

The front panel of the box. I have used leftover upholstery fabric(feels like canvas) to cover up the outside of the box. I just love the frayed it the much needed shabby look. The fabric has been adhered to the box using fabric glue and then I have created textures on it using Prima wood grain stencil and texture paste mixed with acrylic colors. I have stenciled all over to match the rugged texture of the twigs. The kaisercraft butterflies are stamped randomly using Archival ink. For the closure I have used satin ribbons to tie up and rolled up jute rope and gessoed it to give the look of a button. The rose buds, and a twig with the pearl end, a flourish and a few hovering butterflies add beauty and warmth to the lovely sentiment on the banner.Hope you can see the blue pebble feet!

 The equally beautiful view from the back side! The flowers spilling over, the fruit net and the stenciling...what a view.
 The lid when opened up...the fabric patch with stenciling and butterflies continues..
 The walls of the box are lined with complimenting colored PP from Recollections(As beautiful as a peacock) paper stack.The base has the fabric with few more butterflies visiting!
 These are some of the re cycled items used in this project. The box is a contribution from a friends friend who has been very appreciative of my re cycled projects and I have many fiends who patiently collect thrie trash for me! I have a store room full of boxes, cd's, tissue rolls, bottles and more..all waiting for their turn to have a makeover.

Thank you so much for stopping by and do let me know if you liked this shabby mess!
am linking this to...
Until then,
Happy Crafting and Recycling.


  1. BEAUTIFUL !! You even made the twigs look shabby n pretty :) !! Lovely blooms I loved the buds more..

  2. Another stunning creation Rupa ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  3. Awesome creation again! love how creatively up-cycle stuff! This turned out wonderful!Thank you again for playing along Lulupu challenge #33! Good luck!

  4. Fabulous! So many great details! Love the way you've used the check fabric . Thankyou for joining the ePlay challenge x

  5. Sorry I am so late commenting, but what a fabulous creation! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge

  6. So lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  7. Gorgeous make, Rupa!! how beautifully you have used the lulupu logo colors.
    Thank you for joining us at challenge # 33

  8. What a beautiful way to upcycle a box Rupa .. So many details here to look for... I really enjoy the ecclectic mix of elements on your projects ..Its wonderful :)
    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu challenge # 33 and Best of luck :)

  9. AWESOME! Thank you so much for joining the fun at Lulupu. Good luck.. :)

  10. what a lovely box !!!
    awesome transformation Thank you for playing along with us at BGC!

  11. Beautiful box, Rupa!
    Thank you for playing along with us at BGC!