Sunday, 25 March 2012

Sunday Stampers Week 198 - Blackbird

Here is my entry for Sunday Stampers.  This week, Hels set the challenge of using 'birds' in our creations and this is what I created.
The printer tray is by Tando Creative from The Stamp Attic.  I started by applying a coat of gesso to the back board and then stained with broken china distress ink and spritzed with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist (I had run out of Pearl Perfect Pearl!!). 

Once dry I started to glue the tray boards together, leaving the final one as a template for me to cut my papers etc.

Then the fun started!!  I embossed metal, cut papers and stamped to create the backgrounds for each section.  All of the stamps and papers were Tim Holtz and available to buy Here.  Once glued into the crevices I chose the embellishments that I wanted to use.  The majority were Ideology from Tim Holtz, although the mini birdcage was from my own stash, and the jar is from the Tando Creative grab bags, again available here. 

To finish, I painted the printer tray stand in Old Gold from Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints.

I am delighted with my end result and hope you like it too.  This tray will be winging it's way to Wendy at some point during the week.

Thanks for looking.

13 comments:

  1. This is a brilliant tray! Love all the images and the colours. Thanks for commenting on my blog - the font I used is from a large set of sponge stamps I have had for years! X

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    1. Thanks Barb. I haven't seen a font set like that (have a bit of a thing about alphabet sets!!). Thanks for having a look at my tray - I'm really pleased with it!

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  2. So you should be delightd, it is a true work of art, love the colours, the embellishments - the whole thing really.

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    1. Thank you. I a really pleased with it. Just went with the flow - didn't have an idea to start - LOL!!

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  3. OMG, its amazing..........you are one clever girl. Next time you come over can you bring it so I can see it in real life please............that's May by the way LOL

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  4. Fabulous printers tray, love all your backgrounds and embellishments . Wendy will be thrilled and so you should be. Tracy x x

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  5. This is lovely Miriam, so much to see. That crackled bird is one of my favourite stamps x

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  6. Great work, Miriam - I love it!

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  7. This is really lovely Miriam - I admire how much you get done - I'm not working at the moment and still struggle to craft (don't know what i do do really lol) - I like your Tim class tags too (I am a bit behind with this as well!)

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  8. Gorgeousness indeedily Miriam... love love love it! Thank you for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  9. Miriam, you really have created a work of art with your beautiful tray. I just love everything about it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. I saw this on your earlier post and had to come find the original post as I was so taken with it! You have done a fabulous job on this!
    xoxo Karen

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  11. I love it too Miriam...a veritable treasure! Xx

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