Monday 6 June 2016

Flowers and Hope !

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I am here after a long holiday and waiting for the creative mojo to strike me!
Its been raining a  bit here and my garden which overlooks the studio looks fresh and green with flowers blooming and smiling! It’s as if they are happy after a nature wash and that made me work on a flowery colorful project this time!
However I had to re cycle something and this time I dint spare this sturdy liquor carton! I thought to myself” If it can keep a fragile and delicate bottle inside safely, so can it take my creative abuse and mess, lol””...what say...
I went about cutting and altering the shape and opening of the box and then coated the entire box with gesso. I was ready to get all messy!
Step1- I took out my stash of decoupage napkins and decided on a nice floral one and then swished out my gelatos. I took blue, green and bright yellow and then went about scribbling on the body and then blending with a dry tissue. It gave a mild background for me to decoupage.
Step2- The front panel had the tissue decoupaged with modge podge. Next added some brink stencil and acrylic colors and then I went about stamping my fav script stamp with archival black at random places.
 I then made some tiny circles with a pen cap and gesso and finally color splats in black and white. I made sure the white drops were really tiny and used a bigger brush for the black color.
Step3- Once I was happy with the mess, I covered the edge of the lid(where I had cut) with matching washi tape, fortunately I had it! This helps cover the rough edge and then I proceeded with the lid cover.
Step4- The lid cover is interestingly like a slope and with the bricks and flowers around, I could only think of a roof! Stuck some raffia and then punched holes in the box and the lid and enclosed it with a paper chord in a nice green color! I colored the inside of the roof with dark brown acrylic, just in case....
Step5- I covered the exposed part of the box and the inside with wood grain paper from our very own Indian brand, Papericious. Isn’t it lovely! Love the blue and brown grains! I then embellished the roof top with some flowers and metal charms and die cut leaves. 
The bright colored flowers complimented the lovely floral design on the box and i decided to stop here with my mess. Covered the box edge with metal corners and housy, flowery, colorful multi purpose box was ready!
But wait, something is missing...I wanted the flowers to send across a message and so got this lovely quote from the net and stamped it using my new alphabet stamp! I just love the quote...there is definitely HOPE in the air...that’s what keeps us going!
I also stamped”with love” at the back! Now this box is no comparison to its original and am glad it withstood my messy creative work.
If you did like what I have done here, let me know! Thank you so much for stopping by and “Keep the Hope”.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling,
With this hope, I would like to carry this to the following challenges...
Our Creative Corner- Beautiful mess
Frilly and Funkie- let the words do the talking
Stamps and Stencils- Flower frenzy
STAMPlorations- June mixed media challenge


  1. very lovely Rupa !! I especially loved the back of the box !!

  2. Beautiful! Just beautiful! x

  3. Beautiful transformation. Loved the flowers and an inspiring message

  4. Stunning project and thank you for playing along with Things to Alter

  5. Brilliantly designed and put together Rupa, I love it. I'm thinking the box made it's way from England??? Happy Monday. xxx

  6. COMPLETELY ADORABLE Rupa. What an INCREDIBLY FABULOUS recycle. Your napkins was PERFECT - soooo LOVELY on the front. And the sides of your box a just GORGEOUS. And then that roof - it GENIUS. Love the sentiment and it's so true! Your creation just couldn't be any more WHIMSICALLY DARLING. Thanks bunches for joining our "A Beautiful Mess' challenge at OUR CREATIVE CORNER! j.

  7. beautiful work! thanks for play along with us at card and scrap.
    DT Graciela

  8. BEAUTIFUL... A sweet little cottage on a hill station surrounded with lush greens n flowers !! Loved it to the bits ,the decoupaged design n colors blend together and give a watercolor painting like look !FABULOUS>>

  9. Oh my goodness, how creative and drop dead gorgeous! Your floral layers are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with Stamps & Stencils. Love your clever design! <3

  10. Wow what a transformation! Absolutely beautiful!

  11. As always...Fabulous transformation..Each project speaks loads of ur artistic creative heart of urs...Loved it to bits dear!!!

  12. What a wonderful transformatuion Rupa ! I love the little roof and the napkin decoupage. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

  13. WOW - WOW - WOW !!!! What a beatiful box <3
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    DT Ellenor Monica.

  14. You really are the Recycling Queen! Brilliant - and I just love that straw roof. This makes me happy!
    Alison x

  15. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  16. As ever your alteration of a simple box to a totally tropical treasure is outstanding! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  17. Oh my goodness!! I can't believe the transformation from humble box to gorgeous piece of art!!! FABULOUS in every way. It is so cheery and summery. I feel like I'm relaxing at a tropical resort every time I look at it. Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  18. What a wonderful altered box and so bright and happy with the floral napkin. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.

  19. A fabulous altered box Rupa. Thanks for joining the Stencil Sunday Mixed Media Challenge this month. Carol DT x

  20. Well aren't you just a clever creative - This is just STUNNING and guess what? I just happen to have a very similar box that I have been hoarding in my stash for the past two years (smile). Thank you for sharing your beautiful project and your creativity over at STAMPlorations for the June Mixed Media Challenge.

  21. FABULOUS!!! Love any detail and the wonderful roof is just a clever idea!