Since my last post I have finished two cards which were looking sad half done on the desk! I also promised myself I would put the card making to one side for a couple of days and do this project.
It seems a long time since I have completed anything that wasn't a card - I'm enjoying the whole card thing but also have acknowledged that I have missed the mixed media stuff and making something for no particular reason except for making sake!
I bought a Tando Mini Printer Tray at a visit to meet with Maureen at BarjanB recently. (Actually I bought rather a lot of stuff whilst dearly beloved was with Barry and Maureen's OH which left the coast clear for Maureen and I to mooch about in the shop!)
First, I painted the entire thing with acrylic paint. I used K and Co Flora and Fauna paper on the outer and inner cover.
I then randomly stamped over it with a Clarity 'crackle' stamp in Versafine Smoky Gray. It probably doesn't show up very well in the pic! and then inked the edges with Victorian Velvet DI.
The birdcage stamp is from My Mind's Eye and the tiny pearls for the hanging I glued on by hand - (real fiddly and don't think I'll be doing it again in a hurry!). The wording stamp is by PaperArtsy.
The fabric rose edging is from my stash and I made the flower by ripping into circles more of the paper stack, spritzing with water, scrunching up and securing together with a brad. The 'rose' was put onto two fabric leaves and a pice of tattered fabric that I inked with the same DI.
The inside front cover was stamped with a mixture of PaperArtsy and Inkylicious bird themed stamps and some scraps of lace glued on.
The 'tray' interior was then rubbed all over with the DI and stamped over again with the same crackle' stamp.
From the top -
Birdhouse and the Ivy is a Marianne die. Scattered Straw DI used on some string and then glued to make a 'thatched' roof! Popped a tiny mirror onto the back of the heart opening.
Silver wire wound round with three small blue beads to form what I hope looks like a nest! attached to a small crocheted circle.
Bird image from same paper stack. Word stamp from an Invoke set. Feathers, green fibres and a small speckled egg all from my stash.
Three small black dewdrops from stash and wording 'without wings' cut from an odd sheet of paper.
Egg stamp and egg wording from an Invoke set stamped onto 'duck egg blue' coloured card
Two scraps of lace and three scrabble letters from my stash.
There are a couple of challenges that my tray may fit -
MAWTT - Flying High
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy - Anything Goes
Unique Crafters challenge - Altered project
Tando Creative - Leaves and trees
Thanks for calling in - hope you liked my little creation as a change from my usual cards! x