Monday, May 5, 2014

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning friends! I hope you are all doing well!
I had a fairly quiet weekend.  Friday night we celebrated Cortney's birthday along with her Papa and her Great Grandma. (Who turned 94) Saturday we had a photo shoot for a clothing boutique, which I will share with you soon.  Then on Sunday we relaxed because Cort came down with a cold and was not a happy camper at all. 
Today is the first Monday of May and you know what that means?
Yep! Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!
I have a tutorial today to show you how I created this little altered tray. 
The tray was recycled from embellishments that I had purchased. Off hand I can't remember who they were by.  The pretty flower is part of the Easter Blessings digital image from Crafty Secrets. I colored the flower with Copic markers and the Wink of Stella pen for a bit of sparkle.  
So here is the scoop on how I created this little tray.  First, color your image.
Next, get a square punch, I used a 1 x 1 punch.
For this little tray the 1 x 1 worked perfectly.
I made sure when punching that I lined the image up perfectly.  I wanted the flower to "connect."
I painted the tray white. I didn't worry too much about the inside because it was going to be hidden anyway. 
I inked the edges of the squares.
I added glossy accents to the tray dividers and sprinkled glitter on top of it.  I just love when a project has a little bit of sparkle!
To give that faux tile look, I added glossy accents to each tile and let them dry. 
I didn't want the tiles to be entirely enclosed in each square so I bumped them up a bit with dimensional foam squares. 
Once the tiles were dry, I placed them in each square compartment. 
I added a little ribbon and posy combination at the bottom.  I need to find a tiny easel to display this in my kitchen.  ;)
Be sure to stop by the other gals' blogs for more inspiration!

Have a great day my friends!


Darlene said...

This is such a pretty and clever creation Michele! And the color is so bright & happy! PERFECT for a kitchen setting! Thanks for the great ideas ... fabulous tutorial!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

What a great tutorial Michele and I adore the orange color you used.The squares remind me of the faux tile tutorials you did a few of years ago. Great job!


Vicki Chrisman said...

Gorgeous Michele! I am SO an orange lover these days so this caught my eye immediately!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Michele, this is absolutely fabulous! I love the way you created this faux tile look...and the perfect sprinkle of glitter! Hope Cortney is feeling better today.

Linsey R said...

Omgosh, what a brilliant piece! You are genius!!! It's so beautiful Michele! Truly inspiring creation! TFS! :) xoxo

Elizabeth said...

This is such a perfect little treasure. I can imagine how lovely it is IRL with that bit of sparkle and the glossy accents. Beautifully done!

nattyboots said...

Aww Courtney i hope you feel better soon honey , as it seems exciting things are ahead for you ?

Hi Michele
Im loving your vivid Orange and style , thanks for the tutorial
take care
Elaine H X

Diane said...

Very pretty...nice tutorial...very creative!!

Katie said...

So beautiful! Love what you did here. Thanks for showing us all of the steps! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Kris B said...

Such a pretty altered piece! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! Fabulous job!

grammypat said...

Love your project --so creative --Thx for sharing

Sheila Rumney said...

What a fabulous creation! Love the bright colors.

Cynthia said...

What a great project, Michele! Thanks for the tutorial.

Jani said...

It's now June, 2018. I tried and tried - but couldn't locate the digital image you've shown here. I thought the flowers were really pretty - but perhaps due to the fact it's 4+ years later, they no longer have the image?