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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Serving Up Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day I'll be serving up some treats presented on my altered wooden serving tray. I got a tray kit and sanded all the pieces, staining it white and then putting it together. I printed up several images from the Graphics Fairy, adding a few flowers, butterflies and flourishes along the way. Most of these were applied with ModPodge (I call it PatPodge because I make my own).
There are just two embellishments that have dimension, but I placed them at the very top of my tray. I planned on using my tray, not hanging it, so I needed it flat for the most part. After all was dry, I used homemade glimmer mist before sealing it with a gloss varnish (2 coats).
It looked a little, well, plain, so I added gold paint and Stickles to the tops of the handles and felt satisfied. I coated them with varnish also. I love my tray with its vintage look. I loved it so much I taught a workshop at a local antique store, The Merry Memory Company, and 8 people showed up to create their own unique versions of trays for Valentine's Day.

So to all my crafting peeps, enjoy this Valentine's week. Spread some love. The world can sure use it!

Challenges I am Entering:
WE Love 2 Create - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Bleeding Art - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Let's Craft & Create - From the Heart
Rhedd's Creative Outlet - Anything Altered Art Goes


BethW said...

I believe you are the Pat that left a comment on Holley Barnhardt's blog about liking the puppy mounted rubber stamps. I have the matching kitty stamps and dies. I would love to gift them to you. I just can't figure out the best way for us to connect. I'm the Beth that donated the puppy stamps & dies. I think you will be able to see my e-mail if you would like the kittens. They come with a really cute basket!

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

What a cool project; love the tray you created! Thank you for joining the Dare 2B Artzy February Challenge! -Tasha ☺

Cathy F said...

Cool tray makeover - so colorful! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art!

Katie said...

This is beautiful

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, thank you for joining us over a Bleeding Art.
Linda xxx
Bleeding Art DT said...

you will get a little surge of pleasure every time you use your creatively designed tray. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's creative Spirit Challenge this month.

Judy McKay said...

Lovely creative project. Very special. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Judy DT