Anniversary Present/ Mixedmedia Page/ January Challenges

I am back with another project I created as a present for my dear husband as a anniversary present.

I believe anniversaries are those milestones in any relationship that are meant for reliving your past memories that you spent together. That’s why I have made a tradition where every year on our anniversary I give my husband a present that is handmade by me. During my first year I gifted him a big photo frame with photos of us and our families as he was far away from his family and was missing them. Second year I made a plaque with a quote. Third year a sweet album with photos of us. Finally this year I thought to do something special as it was a 4th milestone in our marriage. I made him a shadow box as shown below:


Some close ups of this are as below:




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The products I used for this are:

*Art Basics Heavy black Gesso *Art Basics Texture Paste – White Sand *Heidi Swapp Colour Shine – Ocean *stencils *scrap pattern paper *cheese cloth *white and brown burlap *Hemp cord *shells and star fish *wooden anchor * Flowers by Recollections *Gems *gold, blue and white sequence *Ocassions -Tim Holts Small Talks *Art Ingredients Mica Flakes *Creative Embelishments Moroccoan Lattice Panel

This month I am playing along with few challenges as below:

  1. jan18The first challenge I am playing along is the Creative Embellishments January Challenge. The things I took from this image is celebration of a new beginning. For my husband and I our anniversary comes near to the new years, so this is a moment for us where we celebrate our relationship. Also I took the colour black from the background and added some gold accents to my project using Mica Flakes and lots of gold detailing. I also used Creative Embellishments Morrocan Lattice Panel to add some texture and details to my project. Here is the Creative Embelishment Blog Post & to participate in this Challenge here is their Facebook Page. They have some awesome products check their website and also blog for ideas.
  2. Second challenge I am playing along is the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge# 34. Please check out their website for some awesome inspirations.

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #443. I am playing along The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge# 44 Ring in the New . I have used lots of new things in this layout including new art supplies, new techniques and also this layout was made for our anniversary which was start of another new beginning of our relationship.

4. I am also laying along  WordArtWednesday Challenge #316-317 – Anything Goes at


I will soon be posting a video on YouTube talking further about the process and details on the products used; though I was unable to record the process as I was in a rush to finish the project.

Thank you for joining me!

Keep smiling until next time.


6 thoughts on “Anniversary Present/ Mixedmedia Page/ January Challenges

  1. A gorgeous project and a wonderful keepsake. Lovely textures and colours.
    Thank you for joining in with our January challenge “Anything Mixed Media Goes” at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Happy New Year and good luck x


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