Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Guest Desiging for Lessology's Birthday celebration Month :)

Hi Friends,
Today sharing with you all an upcycled Gift box which I have made for my Guest Designer spot at LESSology as they are celebrating their second birthday blogoversary. I am thrilled to  be a part of their birthday celebration as the team of LESSology is a very talented  bunch and they always come up with some fabulous upcycling ideas.If you haven't checked out their blog yet drop in here I promise you won't be disappointed :)  Ok now here's a look at what I have made for  my guest designing spot :                                                        
I have up-cycled an old I-cod tablet box to create this gift box. Here is a look at how it looks from the top and the sides :                                                    
This is the box that I have upcycled :
To make the base of my box I have first taken some water-color paper and added texture to it by stenciling it with texture paste and the damask Prima stencil.I have added a dash of Lindy's sprays to my texture paste to give a hint of color to it.Then, I have distressed it completely using Spun Sugar and a bit of Fired Brick distress inks.Also, I have distressed the edges of the paper using my scissors and this forms the base of the box on the top and on the sides.I have then embellished it using MDF embellishments and my ever favorite flowers using Spellbinder dies and colored it using Distress Stains.A little bit of pearls here and there and some delicate foliage completes my project! :)
I have also decorated the insides of the box with some Martha Stewart punched laces and a base white paper.
Finally, added some yummy chocolates to it and my gift is ready to be shared :)

Supplies used :
Base CS -Brustro Water-color paper.
Camlin Texture Paste.
Prima marketing Damask Stencil.
Dies & Punches :
Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles die,Spellbinder's Rose Creations die, Spellbinder's Foliage die.
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch.
Stamps & Inks :
TPC Birthday clear stamp set.
Distress inks - Vintage photo, Fired brick, Spun sugar and Shabby shutters.
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
MDF embellishments, Glitter strips, Rose buds, Small flowers and Pearls.

Challenges entered :
Itsy Bitsy -Pretty with P challenge ( My P's are Pink, Pearls and Posy )
Artistic Inspiration - Anything goes/Frame it ( Made it to Top 3 )
There she goes -The gift of giving 
Craft Room challenge - Use something wooden.(Corner & Flourish )
Color Conceptions -Spread your wings with Distress inks! ( Made it to Top 6 )

Hope you like this gifting idea.Most of us love to receive or give chocolates as gifts and when it's packaged beautifully, it's all the more fun to receive.


  1. this is so beautiful!!! i love the composition!

  2. Such a pretty pink upcycled project...Love it a lot!!!

  3. What a delight for the lucky person who receives this Hussena.

    B x

  4. The box itself is a wonderful gift ,No need of chocolates :D ! I loved the colors n wooden embellishments !

  5. Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! You decorated the box so beautifully!! What a gorgeous box!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. What a gorgeous box you have turned this into, great up cycling magical present. The wooden flourishes go so well with design perfect for my use something wooden theme thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  7. Lovely.... Love ur style hussena... All flowery n girly with loads n loads of details... Jus a lil query.... Did u use DI on the water colour paper after applying n drying the texture paste or b4 dat?

    1. thanks for ur detailed explanation Hussena... such a response to a query from even a beginner is wat makes u the person u r in dis community. Thanks again

  8. What a beauty you created, Hussena. And, the added chocolates sound yummy. Your dies and punches were put to very good use on this project.

  9. Did you do something with your blog, Hussena? It looks fab!

    I love your style so much. The box is so pretty. The blooms are lovely. The person who gets this is definitely lucky!

  10. It's a gorgeous box Hussena..[I was a little distracted by the yummy toblerones...hehe..] Love the pretty details! What a fabulous gift to receive...yummy all the way...

    Thank you so much for being a guest with us this month at LESSology!

  11. Turned out really awesome ,love it !!!!

  12. I COD will thank its stars for what its box became! I love how you've used the MDF Cutouts to their full potential Hussena! A great tip for ppl like me who just can't make flowers right, ever! :D :D

  13. brilliant upcycled project love the flowers and embellishments -love the contents too-congrats on your GDP-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  14. This is gorgeous! Love all the details and embellishments. Awesome :)

  15. So ornate! (and yummy) Thanks for playing along with us at TSG! Hope you will join us for a new challenge on Monday!

  16. Fabulous altering and I love your beautiful wooden embellishments.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

  17. this is simply divine, goodluck on our challenge over on artistic inspirations xx

  18. What a gorgeous gift box!!! Thanks for playing along with There She Goes Challenge!

  19. A beautiful gift box, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  20. Especially love the corner wooden shapes..such a touch of elegance they have added to your already glorious project

  21. gorgeous altered gift box, and all that chocolate!! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  22. Gorgeous as always Hussena and those wooden embellishments are just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along ItsyBitsy's Pretty 'P' Challenge. All the very best!
    ItsyBitsy - The Blog Place

  23. Always loved ur work Hussena....thys has cum up very well.
    Thanks for playing along Spread your wings with distress inks at..