Friday 13 January 2012

Finished Printers Tray!

Well I have done it!  I have completed my first ever printers tray, which was a Christmas present from my parents-in-law.  I decorated it using a mixture of old papers (K&Co) and a new 7Gypsies paper pad (Conservatory), the pressed flower is old (I pressed it myself about 4 years ago), as are the number plaques (been sitting in my stash for about 7 years), the two fish images came from a book I rescued from the charity shop bin (it was too badly damaged for them to sell), the shells and stones I found on various beaches over the years, most of the charms were new (Tim Holtz & random beading sites), but the smallest bird was an old one, as were the flowers, and I picked the feather up from the road about a week ago! I used a few stamps on this layout as well, all old ones I have had for years from Hero Arts, Crafty individuals and an unknown wave stamp (about 15 years old). So there you have it, a mixture of recycling, using natural objects I have found over the years, using old scraps and new stash.
Here is a close up of the top left of the tray complete with pressed flower, decoupaged eggs, a real feather, and charms.
This is the top & centre with the main title panel.
This is the top right with charms, flowers and decoupaged butterflies
This is the bottom right with shells, real sand in the bottles, an interesting stone from the beach and a fish charm.
And finally the bottom left with shells, and recycled images from a book.
I am entering this project into CFM 'recycling', CCC 'something new', OLL 'New beginnings' (well eggs are new beginnings aren't they?!), Pollycraft 'Anything but a card', Crafty Creations 'Something New', Freshly Brewed monthly challenge 'Use something new', Penny's challenge 'Birds', Delicious Doodles 'All things new', and Stampin for the weekend 'Out with the old' (well I used a mixture of new and old, but all of it was given to me last year or before so I hope it counts!).  That's all from me for now.  I hope you all have a very happy weekend.


Liza said...

A gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our something new challenge this week at CCC.

Liza x

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is so creative and beautiful. Thanks for joining our Bird Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog. We hope you will share your talents with us again very soon - it's a treat to view your gorgeous work.
Karen - Design Team Member

Allison said...

lovely box
thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles

Pat said...

Beautiful project, love all the different elements, thanks for sharing with us at OLLCB this week.
Good Luck.

Pat xx

Stacy said...

Lovely project! Thank you for joining our month long prize challenge at

Hugs and Smiles,


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Caro, what a gorgeous altered tray. I love the wonderful images and pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Kathleen said...

Wow this is just amazing, lots of love and attention has gone into this, it tells!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations
Kat xx

Unknown said...

Wonderful project Caro!
Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La :)
Lizy DT x

Gale said...

Beautiful printers tray remake. Wonderful colors!
Thanks for joining Fresh Brewed Designs for our month long challenge to 'Use something new'.
:) Gale