Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Printer's Tray and giveaway

I finally finished the printer's tray I've been working on for months!  :-)  I made this tray for my GD Alexa who recently graduated high school and is scheduled to start her freshman year at DePaul University in the Fall.  We are so very proud of her and look forward to watching her wings take flight.   

Now for the tray.  The tray is from Kaiser Crafts.  It comes unfinished so I painted it black.  The papers are from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque collection. 

Since her name is so short I was able to use some of my old Scrabble tiles to adorn this little square.  The green scalloped banner underneath the Scrabble tiles was made using a Martha Stewart punch. 

I wanted to give the tray a little more dimension so I 'raised' several of the embellishments.  To raise the embellishment above the edge of the tray I piled several of my thick pop squares together.  See pic below.  

You cannot tell from this photo but this key is one of the embellishments I used pop dots to raise it above the tray edges.  For the wings I used some grungeboard from Tim Holtz.  I stamped it with a French script background stamp from SU and added pink Stickles for a little sparkle.  I used a little wire to secure the key to the cardboard then glued the bow on top to cover the wire. 

Remember my zipper flower.  Well here she is.  The cage and bird are both dies from Cricut's Serenade cartridge. 

Here is another one of the embellishments where I used several pop dots to raise it slightly above the edge of the tray.  The little glass jar is from Tim Holtz and the beads are from Club Scrap.  I just luv that little glass jar.  It's so freakin' adorable!

With the exception of this chandelier I am pretty happy with the way this tray turned out.  I've been fussing over this chandelier for months!  I've redone this embellishment at least 4 times!  Because of all my fussing over the chandelier I now have to ship this tray to her rather than hand delivering it.  I just saw her in June for her graduation.  It is not what I envisioned for the chandelier but its DONE!  Luv the metal 'Carpe Diem' plate though.  :-)

One last look . . . . :-)

Now for the giveaway:

I am giving away an 8x8 travel album from DCWV.  Leave me a comment . . . more like advice . . . on how you stop yourself from fussing over projects/layouts.  :-)  You have until Labor Day to post a comment.  I'll announce the winner on September 6th.

As always, thanks for stopping by . . .



Cindy Gay said...

I love the zipper photo. Just keep creating, don't go back......go on to something else and you get better and better the more memories you scrap!

suetography said...

OH wow - you are the Queen (notice I capitalized the word!) of Three D! You know, what a great question - as a recovering Queen of Staring - I realise that there is just so many projects to delve on, so much to catch up on that I discover I become more creative by "pushing through" just tacking stuff down. I can always pull things up and re-do...but if I can't, then I've learned. I'm discovering that my true creative self is close by - in the next embelishment I grab, in the next page or project!

Thanks for encouraging all of us to think about what we all love to do!

Caraquena said...

beautiful tray - congrats now on to the scrapbooks


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