For most new mothers, a good paediatrician is a godsend! There are so many doubts and worries you have when you’re embarking on the tumultuous journey into motherhood and having a calm, experienced and practical person guiding you along is such a blessing. I was really lucky to find such a wonderful individual as my son’s paediatrician six weeks into his life. She has continued to be my calming influence through my second child and every day I thank God to have someone like her in my life for my 4 year old and 2 year old.
Recently my son was going through some unusual behaviour and it became so worrying that I was really at a loss. I went to Dr. Praveen Bopaiah, my wonderful paediatrician to ask her for advice and as always, she gave me the most practical and sensible suggestions. Without going into details, her advice worked perfectly and my son was back to normal in just a couple of weeks. I was so so so so grateful to her, and this time I decided to make something for her to really convey my gratitude. Thanks to Facebook, I found a lovely photo of her family. I headed over to ItsyBitsy, found some great Mod Podge supplies and got to work on my project.
ItsyBitsy has a great range for Decoupage, from MDF Blanks, to Mod Podge blanks to Decoupage papers. After selecting what I needed, I got to work on my project. I was using a MDF Photo Frame, the Crackle Finish Mod Podge pack, some papers from the DCWV French Country stack and some pretty ItsyBitsy blooms.
I covered the MDF Frame with my pattern paper and coated it with one layer of the Crackle Finish Mod Podge. Then I added some flourishes using one of my favourite Couture Creation Intricutz Flourish dies from ItsyBitsy. I placed them randomly all over the frame and added another layer of Mod Podge. I had now created a unique background for my frame.
The next step was to add pearls all over the edges, love how they glamourise any project, particularly photo frames. I used some large size pearl stickers which are available at ItsyBitsy. Finally I added my ItsyBitsy Blooms on 2 corners of the frame. Voila it was done!
Of course I had to make a card to say thanks and I continued with the same pattern paper, flourishes and complementary flowers. The sentiment was cut on my Doodle with Dazzle Die and once everything was glued in place I added a layer of Crackle Mod Podge once again.
Needless to say my doctor was touched and grateful with my gift. Seeing her family framed in that way really made her feel special and I was happy for that. Of course through it all, I was just thinking that this frame was such a small token of thanks compared to the magnum of gratitude I actually felt for her. Nothing can really convey it but I guess this is as close as it gets!
Have you made a decoupage frame? Would love to see! Leave a comment and I’ll be sure to pop by. Till then, Happy Crafting folks!