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Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art.  I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them.   I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing.  It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Altered Tray

Hi faithful friends!

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all of your support...I really do.

Over at http://scrapsofcolor.ning.com/events/that-s-alterable-challenge-2013 we are continuing our monthly 'alter it!' challenge.  Which I am so enjoying!

This month we were to alter a tray.  And of course, I just so happen to have an old dusty and stained one available.  It's a really good size too.  I guess that's why I never tossed it out.

It took a lot of gesso and  acrylic paint  to cover up all of stains....but I finally got it covered....whew! I then added a coat of ModPodge to that.  I used patterned paper from the Color Bok Veranda stack and added a piece of lacy seam binding to cover the seam.  There is a 1inch width strand of ruffled lace around the entire outside edge of the tray. And a strand of pearl bling along the entire inside edge.  I added a final coat of ModPodge to the entire tray.  To complete the tray, I added felt pads to the bottom for stability.  By the way....Did I say how much I love, love, love this paper?! I'd like to get a stack with the same pattern in different colors if that were possible.

My daughter saw the finished product and wanted to know if it were for her house since her bedroom has these colors...wink, wink....hint, hint....After disappointing her and telling her that it was for a friend...I quickly let her off of the hook and told her "Of course it is!" To which there were no words...just a very loud "SIGH!"  It's so nice that my baby has been digging through my crafty items to find things for her house.  But she's been eyeing my paper doll collection a little too hard!!!!  I may have to make several for her.  It's hard letting go of your "first" of anything isn't?

Like I said, this monthly journey of altering every day items has been a blast....thanks Tiare....I hate to see the year end. LOL.

Until my next altered item....


Papercrafting Princess said...

GOrgeous I love that paper too!

Sharon Sutton said...

Cool tray!

Mary J Scrapper said...

Very nice. I am glad you are keeping up with the challenges. I have been hit and miss. I love to alter but I have been picking and choosing my things. Your daughter will enjoy having home made items from her mom.