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