Monday, 21 March 2011

My 7 Gypsies Tray

Hi, it's Lisa here with my latest project to share.

I bought this 7 Gypsies Letterblock Printer Tray last year.
I had so many ideas when it arrived. I covered it in one of my favourite paper collections, Crate, Restoration. It really is a favourite of mine, but then I just felt stumped. It just didn't feel right and wasn't right for my hallway where I wanted it to hang. So sadly, it's been sat on a shelf unfinished and waiting for the inspiration to hit.

So when this little lot arrived, now 4 months since starting the tray, I knew instantly that I had found the right collection for me and my tray.
My Minds Eye - Stella and Rose, I thank you.

After all this time, in one evening, this was made.
(I will list the supplies at the end of this post).
The mixture of blues, greens and yellows in this collection are just beautiful. I love them.
The papers have been cut to size, inked up and stuck down in place. I did leave a tiny amount of the Crate Restoration in (you may have already clocked it), the colours were a good match for this project.

The Happy Label Stickers fitted into the thinner sections so well.
And the flowers on this patterned paper 'Hattie Bouquet' are crying to be cut out. So pretty.

I love the 'Family' title card and at only 60p, you just can't go wrong.

This collection has the prettiest Decorative Brads. Both the key and the little owl tag here come as part of this set. There are lots of various brads that make beautiful flower centres and page accents and compliment the papers so well.

I've used a few of the heart topped pins on this tray. I love using these on my projects. Here you can see that I've added 3 white buttons. I've stuck 3 blue buttons on top which have had embroidery thread added to them. Once stuck in place I've threaded a pin through. This was abit fiddley, but it's a nice touch.

The 'Remember These Moments' card comes from this journal tag here. It's been cut down and inked.

I recently bought these Maya Road Chipboard Butterflies. I love these. So many shapes and sizes and a butterfly is always so nice to add to any project. You just can't go wrong : )
This one has simlpy been lightly inked over with the same ink used throughout this tray and the glossed over with glossy accents.

I really hope you like my tray. I am so happy with it and so pleased that I waited now until I was happy with the collection I had found.

Thanks for stopping by xx

Supplies used:
7 Gypsies - Tray, My Minds Eye Papers - Stella and Rose 'Hattie', Crate Restoration - Heirloom paper, MME - Label Stickers, MME - Family Title Card, MME - Decorative Brads, Heart Pins, MME - Journal Card, Maya Road - Chipboard Butterfly, Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, American Craft - Thickers, Doodlebug - Alpha Stickers, Glossy Accents.


Sarah xx said...

This is stunning! I have so many unfinished projects just waiting for that right paper or embellishment to complete it - well done for sitting it out - this is perfect and I bet it will look lovely in your hallway xx

Dawn said...

Gorgeous, thank you for sharing

Anja (scrappie) said...

I don't like your tray I just LOVE it how beautiful it is I keep looking at it over and over so much to see here. I have to admit I own a similar tray but still haven't done anything with it. I think now I know what to do with it. I love that MME line.

Bellaidea said...

Just stunning!

Roxy said...

Holy cow, this is STUNNING!!! I love, love, love this, and the papers/collection were well worth the wait!

Anna said...

Thats so pretty Lisa...very inspiring...may have to have a go at one of those! Anna x

sutty said...

Gorgeous tray - love those papers, there is so much to look at I will be back to look again :D

Patrice said...

Great job! This would make a great gift, too!

Elisabeth said...

It looks GREAT! Sometimes projects need to sit for a while and "mature" just like a good cheese