10 Aug 2013

A much needed tray!!

Over on the Paper Artsy blog Sue Carrington has just finished her last week as a GD and what a fantastic week it has been!!! On the last day Sue did a beautiful box you should go check it out here.

I had bought this little tray from the MDF man at AP in April I think it was...so thought I would use the inspirtion from Sue's box to paint it for all our keys as everyone just comes in the house and chucks them on the side!!!

I started off by painting it all in snowflake.Then  I then put some grunge paste in a couple of the corners just roughly and then added some crackle glaze all over the rest of it. Next I sponged sage and tinned peas all over,I used the sponge as I only wanted tiny cracks. Then I roughed it up a bit more with sandpaper.
I use the bingo stencil with snowflake and coffee archival to stamp the text and the swirly stamp.I then added some chocolate pudding randomly over the tray for some contrast.

I die cut a memory box label  and distressed it a bit with paint and did the same with the key. I had a little metal frame which I painted in sage and stamped a no 2 as that is our door number. Everything was stuck on using glossy accents. Lastly I brushed onyxite treasure gold around the edges..

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  1. what a fab colour, and a great idea too.

  2. Fabulous tray, the TG shows up really, really well - lovely make

    Sam xxx

  3. That's gorgeous Lin, such a great idea too.

  4. That's really lovely Lin and I have to say I'd be very reluctant to allow keys being chucked into it, lol! I'd not want to risk it getting spoiled. Sage is my absolute favourite green and the TG highlighting looks beautiful.

    Lesley Xx

  5. A lovely idea and a lovely colour combo. It looks great! Julie Ann xx

  6. Great textured design, love the Fresco colours and highlights of TG. Thanks for joining in our GD challenge this week.

  7. What a great idea. Actually, if you put a load of little hooks in it you could hang it on the wall and admire it and still have the keys in it. A fantastic bit of art


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