Thursday, January 16, 2014

Make Upcycled box with our Guest Designer - Hussena Calcuttawala

Hello ladies!!

         Good day to you all!! You know our this month challenge is '3 B's -Bags/Boxes/Baskets '  and our Guest designer should be making pretty Bs !! Actually whatever she makes is pretty !! Her flowers are to die for!!The more you see her works, the more you love them!! Her unique style of projects could nt be seen anywhere ! and I know you all would agree with me!! Our GD today is

                                                     Hussena Calcuttawala!                  

Over to her!

Hi everyone,
           This is Hussena here from 'Quill and Punch Works' and I am really very excited to be invited as a Guest Designer for Color Conceptions current Challenge '3 B's -Bags/Boxes/Baskets ' As many of you know, I love making boxes, bags and altered stuff, and when Priya invited me for the Guest Design post, I knew right away that I wanted to share an up-cycled heart-shaped box which was lying in my stash, begging to be altered for quite some time now :P
I won't bore you all with a lot of details and rather just take you to the photographs of the box and how I have upcycled it. So, let's begin with the pictures which I will then, follow up with the explanations!                                                     
 This is the original box. Sorry, I forgot to click the pictures before I had applied a layer of Gesso on it. I just remembered about it, after the first layer had been applied. But,as you can see , it's an old box in which I had received some homemade chocolates from a friend. I applied  two coats of Gesso to it, before I began decorating it.

After applying Gesso, I have covered the  box with some pattern papers from the DCWV Fresh Florals stack, on the top,sides, and bottom using Mod Podge Then, did some stenciling on the top using Texture paste from Camlin and The 'Mini-Hexagons' Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and distressed all the edges of the box with Spun sugar Distress ink, as my base paper is also pink.Then, I embellished the top with  handmade flowers using Spellbinder's Rose Creations die colored with Distress Inks -Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and Mustard Seed, MDF Flourish, Pollens ,Tulle and Pearls.
The sides panels are embellished with crotchet laces and some Martha Stewart punched Doily laces.

I hope you like my upcycled project! And, I want to Thank Priya, for inviting me over as a Guest Designer. I really had a lot of fun creating this project. And, please do join in for the current challenge at the Color Conceptions blog! :)

Hussena!! The box is so beautiful!and the blooms are gorgeous!! Sure it will be loved by all!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. woow pretty as usual thanks hussena for sharing

  2. Lovely box....specially the roses n crochet lace. The shape of the box is tempting me Hussena ;-) So so beautiful. :)

  3. Lovely upcycling Hussena! Love the roses and the color scheme.

  4. fabulous project.... loved it.... ur flowers are so so cute.....

  5. Its gorgeous Hussena ! Soft romantic color and beautifully embellished .

  6. Beautiful box have set me thinking on altering an old hexagonal box that I have and is waiting for its turn for a makeover! Hope to do it for this challenge.

  7. Pretty cool box Hussena.. love the d├ęcor and Laces.. :)

  8. As usual a beautiful piece Hussena.Love the blooms and the way you dressed the box.

  9. So pretty...Now it occurred to me tht i have small heart shaped box lying in my stash...rather just gettin tossed in all directions..:P thnx for the inspiration Hussena...:) i hope i do justice to d box..

  10. WOW!! This is so gorgeous Hussena!! you can make anything look soooo pretty! fabulous work dear!

  11. Fabulous work hussena...iam your fan...u know :)...I like your style of work and colour sense. favourite.


  13. Super pretty project.Love the colours and the textures,basically everything.

  14. Thank you so much everyonre for all the lovely comments and the encouragement you have left me :D
    And, Thank you so much Priya for having me as a Guest Designer. I really enjoyed creating this project for you :)

  15. Its fantastic. Love the soft colours and textures.


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