Hope everyone had a good weekend! It was beautiful here, and a terrific reminder of why I live in New England. The fall color here in New Hampshire is absolutely glorious! Equally exciting is the start of the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of 2015 Challenge. In my craft room, it is never too early to start Christmas crafting!
This is Linda's week one inspiration tag:
There is so much to be inspired by here! I love, love, love the background with the Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste and the beautiful green inks! And the poinsettia is incredible!
As I did last year, I am going to be altering a 7 Gypsies printer's tray. Actually, I'm doing two of them, one for each of my daughters!
Here are my first two pieces:
I was inspired by Linda's soft blue-green inked background, and the red text. Rather than make a really tiny poinsettia, I cut a multi layered holly motif. I used my Silver Bullet cutter to make my die cuts, and inked them with Distress Inks (Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles and Vintage Photo for the background, with some water droplets; Barn Door for the text, and Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn for the holly leaves). I sprayed the background with some shimmery Maya Mist that I've had in my stash for ages. For the text, I added a layer of Glossy Accents to add some, well, glossy accents. ; ) The holly berries are Distress Stickles.
Have you checked out the Funkie Junkie Boutique lately? There is a fabulous selection of crafty goodness, all at 20% below retail!
I will have to save my Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste for another time. It made a really beautiful background, but was too busy for my small spaces. These pieces are just slightly less than 1.25 x 3.75 inches.
I wanted to make these pieces level with the fronts of the trays, rather than being recessed, so I made dimensional "beams" from a scrap piece of cardstock, and used them as fillers before adding my art pieces.
I hope you stop by often to see how my printer's trays progress.