Sunday, June 26, 2011

PPA99 CAS Element of Style - Stars

Today I tackled an exciting project and decorated a 7 Gypies printer tray with a patriotic theme.    Mixed media projects like printer trays do take a long time to create.  This particular tray from start to finish took 4 1/2 hours!  Whew!  But as you can see, once it is finished it is a beautiful item that can dress up a mantle or a wall for your seasonal decorating.  The Pals Paper Arts (PPA99) challenge this week is to use stars and this project definitely fits the bill! 

Here are two close-ups of the tray:

close-up of the top eight trays

close-up of the bottom 8 trays

The tray definitely has a vintage look to it and I love that! I sponged the edges of the 12 pieces of designer series paper with Walnut Stain Distressing Ink.   I also used a distressing tool to tatter the edges of the other papers that were layered on top of the main tray papers.   Here is a list of the items used to decorate the tray:

7 Gypies Printer Tray

Ink:  Tim Holtz Distressing Ink - Walnut Stain, Old Paper, Fired Brick, Chipped Sapphire

Other Accessories: trinket pin, memo pin, stacked pearl stick pin, twine, chipboard stars and letters (U, S, A), miscellaneous designer paper/tags, vintage buttons, Tim Holtz Seasonal Salvage Stickers, bingo marker, polkadot ribbon, paper twine, Stampin' Up! basic pearls, Distressing Stickles -  Old Paper, Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Zots - small and medium, Stampin' Up! dimensionals, Scotch quick dry adhesive, heat tool

This is a very detailed project so I won't document each step in my blog, but if you'd like more information on this project, please email me at  I'm also going to enter this project into the HSS Stars and Stripes Theme Challenge this week.  The design team came up with some great ideas to get your mojo started! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Angie

Sunday, June 5, 2011

SRC Challenge #74 and The Paper Players #50

I love the first week of the month at Stampin' Royalty - that means a colour challenge!   The challenge this week was to use Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, and Daffodil Delight.  You can create a card, 3D project, scrapbook layout or a My Digital Studio project using the featured colours as your main inspiration.   I'm also submitting this card for The Paper Players Challenge # 50 this week.   Their challenge is a theme challenge - Kind Thanks.  Here is my submission for both challenges: 

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Melon Mambo, Shimmery White, Daffordil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Black
Stamp Set:  Oval All
Punches:  Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Heart to Heart
Accessories:  basic pearls,  dimensionals, mini glue dots
Card Measurements:  4 x 4

I love adding shimmery white and basic pearls to a card, it just gives it a little extra pizzazz.   Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Angie