Monday, 12 September 2011

Odd Family Tree...

A little while ago I bought one of these trays, and the hardest part for me was deciding on the look I wanted...would I go shabby chic?  or vintage?   or even Steampunk?...it's a great design, so easy to work with, and I finally went with the family tree idea, prompted by this month's theme over at Alter-it-Monthly.   







I started by getting my scraps box out and choosing a variety of pps, I then traced the shapes I needed b4 sticking the layers (of the tray) together, and painted the whole thing with a nice chocolate brown acrylic paint.    I used images from Stampotique Originals ( Head, Gooseneck, Eric, Perl, Smile, Snooty, and Moth Fab (thanks Shirley for sending me some of Moth Fab's and Eric's stamped images for me to play with) , Tim Holtz (Mini Halloween), WRMK, and the bat at the top of the frame is by Imaginisce.     The tree was made from card, cut free-hand, and covered in "appropiate" text  : )    I added some Distress ink (Vintage Photo) and I also added some twigs all the way from my garden...  The Plaque is from a TH Alterations set, and the "family" is a stamp, but I can't remember the manufacturer, the lace was dyed with GM, and stuck to the back with ds tape, if you squint you may be able to see that I also added a couple of cobwebs stamped onto acetate (there's one behind the tree, and another sandwiched between Snooty and Perl)    I added some lovely red acrylic paint to finish it off (that was my DD's idea, and I'm getting worried about her, she's getting more like me with each passing day LOL)
So there you have it, the Odd Family tree, I hope you like it...and don't forget, you have until the end of the month to join in with this great challenge at Alter-it-Monthly


PS.   Thank you to those of you who have taken the time to vote for my entry to Stampbords Facebook competition, voting finishes on the 18th of this month...If you'd like to vote, you can find the details HERE

10 comments:

shirley said...

LOL!!! I LOVE IT VICKY!

Glad to see Moth Fab and Eric are right at home...he he he!

I just ordered one of those printer trays from Nicole today...along with a few other yummy items. :)

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog x

Zuzu's Blog said...

thank you so much for joining in with alter it monthly this month.
Your family tree shrine is a little insane lol. imagine having a family likr that!!! great work.
good luck with the random draw.
Z x

Jenny said...

Ooooh I LOVE it too Vicky... looks fab... love the odd family of stampotique stamps that you have used... and your tree is just perfect...

Jenny x

Cuchy said...

Who of these are you Vicky? LOL
Love it! Just perfect to hang it on your door on halloween.

Elly said...

I love the artsy look and all the stamps you used. It's a pleasure to watch all the little details and fuzzy cutting (:o)
Hugs Elly

cat lacigale said...

oh I love it ! This is a fabulous tray !!!! Congrats and thanks for coming on my blog

Lorraine said...

love all the detail in this

KatzElbows said...

I love this so much. It's quirky and fun and a little macabre. Totally delightful.

cheers, rachel

Deanna Cosgrove said...

This is too cool. Love the stamps you used---it turned out wonderfully.

Lyn S said...

Awesome project Vicky! Such a fun 'family tree'!