I've been wanting to alter this 7 Gypsies Black Photo Tray for quite some time now and finally decided on just the project for it ... a seasonal home decor piece! So you are likely to see this tray again, just revamped for each season! I adhered each 4" x 6" panel in place with repositionable adhesive, so the panels can be changed out easily. Overall, this tray measures approximately 13" square.
I began by selecting the pieces of Basic Grey's new Pyrus 12" collection I wanted to use, since this collection contains some fabulous Fall colors and images! For the top "home" banner, I covered four of Maya Road's Mixed Scallop Mini Triangle Banner chipboard pieces with rusty brown and olive solid pieces of the Basic Grey papers (using a glue stick), sanded the edges and then adhered Maya Road's Noah Chipboard Alphabet letters that had been glittered to the triangles:
Here are some tips for glittering chipboard: First, I started by coloring the chipboard pieces with Copic markers that closely match the color of glitter I wanted to use (including the edges) -- this just helps to prevent the gray chipboard from showing through the glitter and it also finishes the edges of the chipboard pieces nicely. See how well the Copic markers color the chipboard:
The Copics I used here were E08 and YG03. You could just use the letters like this, but wait -- glitter makes everything better, in my opinion, and is my favorite thing lately, so let's glitter up these babies! To do so, I ran the colored chipboard letters through my Xyron Sticker Maker and then covered the letters with Glitter Ritz Microfine Glitters in Chartreuse and Spice Brown. The triangles were strung together with twine to form a banner.
The large bird on the left is a Maya Road Song Bird Coaster, covered in more Basic Grey Pyrus paper. The edges were also sanded and the tail tied with twine. The teal flower on the top right was cut from some of the Pyrus patterned papers and a yellow gemstone crystal added to the center.
The pumpkin and maple leaf were cut from more Pyrus paper with Spellbinders dies, then sanded to bring out the embossed edges. Both are tied with twine. The bottom "home" word was created with Maya Road's David Chipboard Alphabet and the heart is from Maya's Love Mini Chipboard Set:
I hope this gives you some ideas on how you can use this fabulous photo tray -- you can even tuck in a few family photos as the season goes along. Then I'm thinking each of these 4" x 6" removable panels can then be taken out of the tray after the season ends and put into a scrapbook!
Thanks for visiting the CLASSroom today! ~ Sharon
Paper: Basic Grey Pyrus 12" collection
Ink: Copic markers E08, YG03 & BG13
Accessories: 7 Gypsies Black Photo Tray; Maya Road Song Bird Coaster, David Chipboard Alphabet, Noah Chipboard Alphabet, Love Mini Chipboard Set, & Mixed Scallop Mini Triangle Banner chipboard sets; Spellbinders Nested Pumpkin & Nested Maple Leaf die sets; Glitter Ritz Microfine Glitters-Chartreuse, Ice Blue & Spice Brown, Sanding Block, Glue Glider Pro Repositionable Adhesive Cartridge, yellow gemstone crystal
Other: Xyron Sticker Maker, glue stick, twine