Saturday 1 March 2014

Challenge #27 - Lulupu 2nd Birthday Special

Hi Friends,
Welcome to a brand new challenge for this month .This is quite an exciting month at Lulupu, as this month  the Lulupu store completes 2 fabulous years :) Yep, you heard it right, its Lulupu's 2nd birthday month and we have a special challenge!

Lulupu Challenge#27

Lulupu 2nd Birthday Special

This month we want you to use the alphabets of your favourite store's name - L U L U P U and come up with projects using anything that begins with at least 3 of these letters
And to add some more option to the that you may also use the initials of The Craft Lounge

Ok to make it simple L is for Layers, Leaves, Love and P is for Papers, Pencil colours,Punches etc and T is for Texture, Teal Colour etc. U is for Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE), Umbrella etc. Now does that make it a bit simpler? And of course we want you to be super clever and innovative now.
So basically it could be anything as long as you can justify the word and how its implemented in your project.

So the alphabets you have are - L, U, P, T and C

Please use a minimum of any 3 unique Alphabets and do mention them clearly in your post to qualify

Lulupu #27 Guidelines
1. You can enter maximum of 2 Entries Per Category for this Challenge
2. You must clearly mention the letters you have used in your project.
3. You can enter you projects in 3 categories -
2.  Layouts/Scrapbooks/Frames
3. Everything Else - Altered Art, Recycle, Mixed Media and just about anything more!
4. If you are picked as a winner in one Category you cannot be picked a winner in another category.
5. You have until 31st March 2014 to participate.

Please do click here to see the complete guidelines to ensure you do not miss on the chance to win even when we love your work!

The prizes for each category will be revealed in our next post! Yes we are going to tease you just a bit more!!

Not only will we be sharing some AMAZING projects, but there will be loads of prizes too to be won every now and then so be a regular here at the blog, like our Facebook Page and register for our Newsletter for discount vouchers all through March.

To start with we have a Raffle going on HERE so do check it out and link your name.

Here's a look at what I have created for this challenge. It's a hand-made photo frame and so suitable for our Category 2.

I have made an altered photo-frame and I have worked on it from the scratch. This was a very plain white and red photo-frame. I first added two layers of  Gesso on the base and then, applied two coats of Camlin teal color on it. This helped cover the base design completely and once it was dry, I took the Prima Designer stencil and the Sakura Modelling Texture paste and mixed some drops of  the Distress Stain -Spiced Marmalade to it and applied it all over the sides of my frame to create the damask design on my frame.

I think it gives a beautiful, rich look to the frame and by adding the color to the texture paste there is a small hint of orange showing in the stenciled design! The flowers on my frame are all handmade and they are made by using the Distress Re-inker Spiced Marmalade and water added to a Mini Mister and sprayed directly on paper! Does'nt it give a vibrant look :)
The corners and the golden leaves on the frame are all made with die-cuts covered with UTEE and heat-embossing it.
My project consists of all the letters :
L- Layers, Leaves
P- Pearls, Pollens, Paints, Punches, Prima stencil.
T -Texture Paste, Teal color.
U- Gold Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
C - Cardstock to make the flowers, Corners, Cheery Lynn dies.

I hope you all like my project! Do leave me your comments or any queries regarding any of the products used here and I will get back to you as soon as possible :)
I hope you all can join us in this month-long celebration in the fun challenges here. As, we have already told, there are loads of prizes to be won and of course loads of inspiration coming up from my other talented team member's as well so do play along our month-long challenge!

Products used for the Photo-frame from


  1. Congratulations!!!! That's really major :)
    here's a question: can we use different colour combinations of a colour like lemon yellow and chrome yellow and thus will it be considered 2 alphabets or a single alphabet???

    1. Hi Pratyusha,
      Thanks for dropping by our blog :) .And regarding your query I don't think you can use the starting letter of the same color twice ..Please don't submit projects with say light yellow or chrome yellow or Light pink or dark pink etc on the same work as they will be considered one color and one alphabet only.Hope this clears your doubt.

  2. That's a wonderful creation Hussena and what a challenge! Really innovative and exciting...

  3. Wow Hussena....You turned a simple frame into a gorgeous beauty...loved ur handmade flowers a lot...:)

  4. Congratulations!!1 Exciting challenge & your frame is super Hussena.

  5. Super project Hussena! LOVE it!
    Congratulations Lulupu! :)

  6. Congratulations ! Awesome creation Hussena

  7. Wow ! Those colors are fab ,I loved the damask design on frame and the lovely flowers compliment it soo well !

  8. Many many congratulations Lulupu
    Awesome challenge :) and frame is just a treat to eyes ... beautiful :)

  9. Congratulations to whole team of Lulupu...
    Awesome Challenge and fantastic inspiration by u Hussena :)

  10. Delightful frame,Hussena ! Its a great kickoff for our gala event at Lulupu this month!

  11. This is fabulous, Hussena!! Loved the colours and the flowers.. Excellent work! :)

  12. WOW!! Beautiful frame Hussena. :) Love those flowers. And what a fantastic challenge !!

  13. Congrats Lulupu on completing 2 years!! The challenge is quite interesting. Hussena, your frame is absolutely gorgeous! I so love the unique color combo. Beautiful roses and the leafy vine looks so intricate.

  14. Thank you so so much each and everyone for appreciating my work ..Your comments mean a lot to me :)

  15. Happy Birthday Lulupu!!
    This sounds exciting ..... i'd love to try out something for this month's challenge^_^

  16. And hussena the frame is lovely and the color combos are Wow!!

  17. That's a vert creative take for a challenge and a super gorgeous frame.

  18. Fabulous frame Hussena..your color scheme as always superb !! I m scrolling up no. of times to see your frame again n again.
    Congrats to entire team of lulupu...grow bigger n bigger !!

  19. your creation is fab hussena... pretty as always... congrats to lulupu for completing 2 wonderful yrs.. wish you many many more :) hope to play along

  20. Congratulations Lulupu, for bringing out the creative streak :) And Good Luck to you, for many many B'days to come :)

  21. Congratulations on this milstone, Lulupu..Happy to play along. Linked up my project :)

  22. Made 2 entries in ur ONLY CARDS category...thanks once again for the chance to win so many yummy goodies....anddd wish u all d very best for ur coming years.

  23. I have posted my mixed media LO by mistake in the cards category and it refuses to get Deleted! I have linked it in the 2nd category also. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  24. Congrats Lulupu on turning two. All the very best for your future en-devours :)

  25. Congrats Lulupu team for making it TWO.. I entered my scrapbook to Category 2.
    Thanks for the chance to win some surprise goodies.

    Hussena, your frame is amazing with those beautiful colors

  26. This is such a fun challenge, love all the goodies.. ;) Just entered my card for category 1. Happy Birthday dear Lulupu.. :)

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  28. One more entry to category 3 with my paper mache..

  29. Entered my Layout in category 2..Its my first ever LO...and am happy to play along :)

  30. Entered my card in Category 1 and thanks for the challenges which made me to come out of my comfort zone and try mixed media and LO. Oh ya ...i have entered this time in all 3 categories :)

  31. Entered in Catagory 2....happy to take part :)

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  33. Entered my recent post in category 3 and its 2nd entry for category 3. Happy to play along :)

  34. Just entered my card (no.27) in category 1 :)
    Fun to create the card and great to be a part of this birthday celebration.. :).

  35. congratulations for completing 2yrs and wishing many more. submitted my entry. thanks for the challenge.

  36. Entered in category 3 and its my 3rd entry. Forgot to add 2 and 3 next to my name in respective entries.

  37. such a fun challenge :)... and beautiful inspiration's by the DT's too :).. entered my mixed media clock in category 3 :).. Always a pleasure to participate :)

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  39. entered my card in category 1


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