30 Nov 2014

Sunny Box & Tag set

 Sunflowers again ;) Not on card this time !! Before I show more, lets see how it all started.

Up-cycled box & tag

I have up-cycled a rectangular packaging box.It had bright yellow n red colors on it.I continued the same bright color scheme .After two layers of packaging tissue and coats of acrylic color,I created some patterns through stencil and acrylic colors randomly on all sides and top.I had sun and sunflowers in mind .I made the sunrays using pink burlap and colored it with acrylic colors.I did trial stamping on back of an invitation card with different inks, DI(scattered straw),yellow n orange pigment inks and later watercolored them.SO each flower looks different ;). Colored the lower part of the box with brown color to resemble ground and for the flowers to stand out.Can you guess what I have used at the base for texture ?

Gif showing all sides of box

Roasted (rather over roasted/burnt rice grains) !!

Box top
For the top I used strips of washi tape then layered jute,gauze ,handcut ticket frame coated with glitter ,twigs and a chipboard monogram.

Sunny Tag
 I had this brand tag from another project on which I had smeared leftover texture paste.Kept the design similar to the box .Used thick twine to create sun and then colored with acrylic colors.Stamped sunflowers were big for the tag so I drew smaller ones.
Tag lying flat
All the words are written on leftover strips of paper.Colored them with pencil colors and inked the edges with red pigment ink.

Reused :
Packaging box,Brand Tag,Packaging tissue,Thick twine

Supplies Used :
"Sketched sunflowers" from Stamplorations
Pink Burlap
Chipboard Monogram
Gold glitter paper
Martha Stewart glitter

Linking it to :
Lessology Challenge : # 42 Monogram
Lulupu :# 42 Gift Set
Stamplorations Anything goes Challenge
Scrapping4Fun Challenge : # 31 Anything goes
613 Avenue Create : # 100 Anything goes


  1. OMG!! So gorgeous! The roasted rice grains to add texture was an awesome idea! You are a genius! :)

  2. Love the use of rice and cord on the tag. Texture of sun is gorgeous!

  3. Sure a winner entry...Love love love it dear :)

  4. WOW ...look at the fantastic transformation!! I feel like jumping and cheering for you!! So good to see recycling in such creative ways...love the twine ...its gorgeous
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. Oh wow, these are absolutely amazing!! I love the beautiful colors and texture!! You did an amazing job!! Love these!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Its always a treat to visit your blog and enjoy the beauty of your fantastic work1
    You do amazing job!!! cheers! Happy to follow you.

  7. wowie...bright and cheerful! Love the textures and idea of using rice...I have not that far yet! I live the tag with the twine sun! Superb, Pooja.

  8. What a fun upcycled project. You really are amazing with what you can come up! Love the colors with all the dimension from the layers. Awesome job!

  9. beautiful project!! clever way to use roasted rice... nice texture..
    Moxie Craftie

  10. Looks amazing! LOVE how you get creative with packaging and food! :)

  11. Wow these are so beautiful, I love the way u did the sun on ur tag !

  12. Amazing Pooja..love the box and tag Beautiful textures.. :)

  13. I really love this! You always do such amazing work...this is totally gorg....& that 'all views' thingy....that's GREAT!!! Thanks for joining us at LESSology:):)

  14. Very Nicely Done! Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create! We like your project so much that you have been selected as one of our FB Designers of The Day! Your project will be featured on our FB page www.facebook.com/avenue613 this evening! Thanks, again, for plahying in our challenge and Welcome to The Front Porch Gang!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  15. Wow !! what a gorgeous box and tag Pooja ..absolutely loved the way you have incorporated the textures on the tag as well as box ..Clever use of the jute twine and love the colors and your design.

    Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu # 42 And Best of luck !

  16. Wow!! LOVING this!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

  17. Lovely box and tag, Pooja. Wonderful idea to create texture with jute twine, it looks gorgeous. I love these bright sunny colors!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Lulupu Gift Challenge this fortnight. Good Luck!!

  18. How do you even think these ideas up, Pooja? You are truly talented, and so inspiring to the rest of us. Love your sunny gift set and the pretty textures! xo

  19. I looooooveeeee sunflowers and yours take it up another level. Beautiful transformation. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Lulupu

  20. I really enjoyed this post! Made me feel all warm and sunny! It's snowing here in NY, I need all the help I can get! Nice job and thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

  21. Gorgeous gift set, Pooja ! I'm amazed at the way you transformed a plain box into an exquisite gift box. The way you gave textures to it is very creative and unique. Congrats on the well deserved win at Lulupu. :)

  22. Wow, this is stunning, love the bright colors and detail and texture!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  23. Lovely colorful and cheery project Pooja! Usage of the twine to make the sun is a beautiful idea and the idea of roasted grains is just fantastic! Congrats on this being a winner entry as well! :)

  24. Very Beautiful and attractive set Pooja...Sunflower and texture using rice grains are amazing...Congrats for winning...

  25. What a beautiful recycled box! Wonder set with the tag too. I really like the "shots" of all sides of the box - that is very cool!

  26. How creative!!! The colors are so vibrant and happy and I love that you created beautiful art out of ordinary items. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

  27. Wow. Pooja ....u always find an unique way to create texture....n use of rice is awesome ....both box and tag are very beautiful....:)

  28. Fabulous upcycle, Pooja! You do great work. :) It's so sunny and upbeat.


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