Sunday, July 05, 2015

Nothing Is Impossible @ Stamplorations {Stencil Sunday & July Mixed Media Challenge}

{My DT work for Stamplorations}

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share my story for today. 
On this beautiful Sunday, me and six teammates from Stamplorations Mixed Media Design Team is officially presenting our first creations to inspire you.
We bring you our first Mixed Media Challenge every Sunday. 
Hop over to Stamplorations blog and have a see at what the design team created. 
You can make anything your heart desire but no cards please. 

I altered an old ping pong bat into a home decoration for wall hanging. My eldest daughter is a sports fanatic and school athlete since primary school until she attends secondary school yet her love for sports never fade. She knew I was up to something when I asked if she still needed her old worn out ping pong bat that she hardly use ever since she bought new ones with my money {smile}
Supplies: Stamplorations Gridlocked Stencil, sentiment from Lisa, Webster's butterflies, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist, Buncho watercolors, Copic Sketch, Micia brown ink pad, Tim Holtz distress pen, Alpha gesso and modeling paste, tissue serviette, PVA glue, flowers from haberdashery, brown string, buttons and beads from my stash

I used gridlocked stencil to make a brick wall on the bat so I can decorate it with flowers in a way to create a garden scene. Like the stencil I used? Click here for info.
Some close-up photos:
When crafting sometimes I get brain stuck. I wasn't sure whether I I should wrap up the entire handle or stop right in the middle so I asked for my little girl's opinion. She said I should stop in the middle. Yup, I listened to my 7yo child {kids often knows better, smile}.
So I thought of sharing how the ping pong bat looks like before alteration.
Left picture is the front side. I peeled off the first layer and sponge underneath until I get nice rough texture of purposely uncleaned surface. Then I gave two coats of gesso, placed tissue serviete and gesso(ed) again.
Right picture is the back side; rid off the black and sponge layers and smooth the wood surface with sandpaper. 

My eldest daughter will be home next Tuesday; she lives in boarding school by the way. Well you bet I can hardly wait to show her what I did. I'm already thinking what else she owns and not using no more {lol}. You know, just to keep myself busy :-)
 I hope you find my project inspiring or should I say one's thrash is another person's treasure.
With that note, I wish you good luck in your mixed media project and show us your creativity. Remember, 31 July is final day to link up your project at Stamplorations.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. Such a wonderful transformation Asmah! I love it. The flowers are so lovely and the colors are perfect. It is a perfect keepsake with so many happy memories!~kim

  2. What a beautiful transformation of a ping pong bat Asmah, this is so pretty. Carol x

  3. Oh Asmah I just love what you have done, I bet you had such a lot of fun making it up. You have set me off now as I keep wanting to play which I haven't done for a while with mixed media. You always have been able to inspire me :)
    Love ~ Lady Anne xxx
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  4. Wow Asmah,
    I really love recycling but never thought of something like this ... beautiful !

  5. This is soooo cool! I love that you used a ping pong bat! So original. And it looks awesome! Cool flowers and beads and I love that stencil! :)

  6. Wow! Out of a ping pong paddle?! You're soooooo creative! Love the way you did that brick background and the swath of flowers is really pretty.

  7. There's nothing more to say than: FABULOUS!

  8. love how you altered that ping pong bat - so very creative

  9. Oh what a nice idea to alter a ping pong bat! Nicely done, love it! :)
    best wishes, Irmgard

  10. Oh dear - just threw one of these away - bummer!!! This is just SUPER.... so fun. WONDERFUL creation! j.


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