Saturday, 26 July 2014

Altered Tray

Hello crafters, hope you enjoyed Lisa's demoes on the Imagination Crafts shows on Create & Craft yesterday.

I'd like to show you a little tray I altered for the event day. These wooden trays would be perfect for keeping keys in, or even a doll's tea set. I gave it a coat of gesso first, to seal the wood & provide a base for the paint. Then I painted the tray with a few coats of Martha Stewart Scallion acrylic paint.

I stamped the Lavinia Stamps Field Grass stamp on the sides with embossing ink & heat set with WOW white embossing powder...........

On the handles I stamped the large butterfly from the Card-io Majestix Flutterby Garden stamp set with embossing ink & again, heat set with WOW white EP.

For the centre I cut a piece of white super smooth card to fit, stamped the Woodware Clear Magic 'Georgina' stamp & its smaller counterpart on to masking paper & cut them out. I then began stamping with Turquoise, Peony & Bamboo Versacolor inks, masking off parts of the flowers as I went.......

I filled some of the white areas with a stamps from the Card-io Collection Greenery 1 stamp set.......

I then used felt pens in a paler blue & pink around the inside edge of the flowers..........

I used a wet glue to adhere the stamped panel to the inside of the tray & covered it with a piece of acetate.............


Greenery 1  Georgina    Mini Flowers  Field Grass  Flutterby Garden

 Versacolor Bamboo   Versacolor Peony   Versacolor Turquoise    Scallion  Gesso

 Emboss Ink Pads    WL01 Bright White 160ml     Crafts Too Thin A4 Acetate Sheets

There's still a week left of the current blog challenge. We'd love to see your projects made with Indigo Blu/Woodware Stylised Flowers. All details are on the challenge page.

Thanks for looking, see you next time.


  1. A beautiful project. Love it.

  2. Lovely project. I like the white embossing round the sides.

  3. What a lovely project! Great idea for a gift too. Missed Lisa's show yesterday but managed to catch the video on the C&C site, interesting and fun to watch!

  4. So pretty! I love how you've altered it. Where did you buy the tray? x

    1. Hi Liz, glad you like it. Lisa had them on sale at the event day last week . We haven't yet got them on the website. If I remember correctly they're £4.99, if you'd like one, drop Lisa an email. Thanks again.

  5. I managed to catch Lisa's appearances on C&C-didn't she do well. Of course it cost me quite a bit to watch the shows!!!
    I love this tray you've made, Kirsten. Everything goes together so well! I think I need to steal some of your colour combinations! Thank you, Jan

  6. Thanks everyone, glad you like it.


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