Friday, 1 July 2016

My First Birthday

Hello Friends,
Today I want to share a good news with you all, Finally I'm going to get a CRAFT STUDIO. 40% of work is completed. I'm doing happy dance.
I made a simple mixed media layout again so that I can decorate my craft studio. This photo was taken in the year 1983 on my first  birthday and this is my favourite photo. 

It's Me

As the photo was in black & white I thought to do layout in near by colors so here I used Grey, White, Black & little brown, green & pink.
I took Grey Bloom Premium Collection from my all time favourite PAPERICIOUS papers.
Here I have used 3types of papers from that collection.
 I took 12*12, 11*11 & 10*10 papers & distressed the edge with distress ink and distressed the edge.
Next I cut a circle & distressed the edge & used stencil and spray on tat circle. Glued all this layers on top of each other.

I colored the MDF cutout with Gesso and Gelatos & glued it on corner.

Stamped Julie doll on watercolor paper and again I stamped on My Golden Garden collection for her dress. Colored her hands, face & hair in Prime watercolor pencils. Gave a 3D dimension to her hairband by using Glossy Aceents.
I glued the photo on MDF frame little cross. Added a lace under the photomat. The lace was white so I sprayed it with Melted Chocolate spray.

Used flowers, metal embellishment, flatback, diecut, etc to the layout.
Hope you like it.

Happy Crafting

Supplies used - Grey Bloom Collection & My Golden Garden Collection from Papericious.
Slate Grey DYC40460 & Melted Chocolate DYC33905 spray from Dylusions ink spray.
Iced Pear, Iced Rose, Metallic Icing, Silver Ice, Metallic Mint & Iced Current Gelatos from Faber-Castell.
Chunky Glitter from Pie Lane.
Brushed Cordurdy, Frayed Burlap, Dried Marigold & Black Soot Distress ink from Tim Holtz Ranger.
Aleene;s Tracky glue.
Glossy Accents from Ranger.
Soft Neutrals watercolor pencils from Prime.
Julie Nutting doll from Prime.
Pink Paislee stencil from Heidi Swapp.
Dancing Poppies die from Wild Rose Studio.
MDF frame & cutouts, Flowers, Lace, Metal embellishment, Flatback.

Linking to - 
1 - Papericious June Challengea Recipe

2 - Pixies Snippets Playground Week-235  used snippets of paper for dress and diecut

3 - Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge TIC TAC TOE  stamp, stencil, spray

4 - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

5 - Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks 236-237 Anything Goes


  1. Awesome layout those colours

  2. Awesome layout those colours

  3. What a fun layout, Meena! Love your embellishments, especially Julie's dress! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. This is so lovely Meena! Another really great creation - and what a cutie you were as a baby! :) So sweet.

    Congratulations on the craft studio - I hope you pop some photos onto your blog when it's all done!


    Di xx

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Di :)

      Ya sure will share photos on blog once the works complete.


  5. First, congrats on getting your own studio! I am jealous...but always happy for others. What a wonderful piece to use in your studio and the photo is beautiful. Love all the layers! Thanks so much for joining our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

  6. Wow Meena this is beautiful - love the soft colours and fabulous textures you have used on this. How wonderful to have your own studio - it's so great to have everything in one place.

  7. So many wonderful points of interest surrounding your sweet picture. We appreciate your wonderful art, so creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us in the #236-#237 - Word Art Wednesday AG Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  8. Gorgeous layout Meena and your childhood picture is super cute!!! Thank you so much for playing along the recipe themed June challenge over at Papericious and all the best! ^__^ <3

  9. Amazing layout, Meena. Love the layering of the Grey Bloom papers. Your work is fabulous as always :)
    Thank you so much for joining us at Papericious! Good luck!

  10. Love all the layers,fabulous work
    Thanks for joining us at Papericious monthly challenge