Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Hello friends, Welcome back !! Am happy to be back to crafting after 8 long months!!  Today am sharing with you all a mixed media monogram made using packaging cardboard. 

This post is dedicated to the new arrival of our family - my daughter Vinaya. She is 5 months old now and have started observing colors and flowers. We have planned to have a small welcome baby party for our friends. So to decorate the house I made this flowered letter/monogram/ photo frame with my daughter's name keeping in mind the bright colors she like.

Here is the pictorial of the monogram:

Draw and cut the letter V in a canvas paper. Using that as the template draw and cut the alphabet from the packaging cardboard. Paste the canvas sheet over the cardboard and prime it with thick coats of gesso. I used Artist's loft white gesso. Once its dried create textures using stencils and texture paste. I used Americana stencils and liquitex texture paste. 
Add colors using acrylic sprays or paints. I used teal color shine spray,  pink homemade shimmer spray , violet and gold pearl paint. I repeated the process till I was satisfied with the result. For attaching the frame and alphabets glue a piece of cardboard and canvas sheets on the sides as shown above.Finally embellish the monogram with flowers, glitters, pearls and sequins. All the flowers are handmade and the alphabets are written with pitt marker pen.

You can make these monogram in the name of your friends and gift them . 

I would like to thank all my followers and friends for supporting my page and blog.I will try my best to keep you posted with more craft tutorials and projects. 

See you soon with another interesting post.

Entering this project to the following challenges:

1. Alphabet challenge blog - " V for violet"
2.Country view challenges - " Anything goes"
3.love to create challenge - " Anything mixed media/creative"
4.More mixed media challenge - " Anything goes mixed media"
5.A bit more time to craft - " Anything goes"
6. Dream valley challenges - " Something new" - I created this project for my newborn baby
7.Allsorts challenge blog -  " Things with wings"


  1. Such a cutie pie your daughter is and you have poured so much love into this Ramya...its not only a beautiful project but a masterpiece and treasure indeed!!
    Dr Sonia

  2. Looks so lovely Ramya ! Your daughter looks so cute. Congrats dear !

  3. What a great idea and fun Mixed Media project.
    Thanks for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge. :)

  4. What a gorgeous project, I love the colors and all of the beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

  5. This is so pretty, the colours are fabulous and your daughter is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a fab great week. Sue xx

  6. Great cardboard love the design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  7. What a beautiful project for your sweet little girl! I love the colors and the embellishing.
    Thank you for joining in our challenge at Country View Challenges this month.
    Evelyn xx


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