Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Inspired by Michelle

I am very inspired by Michelle's work, but did not have anything wood to alter, so found a printers tray I have had for sometime wondering what I was going to do with it, so that was it.  I have tried to do a few more pics of the progress of the tray. So I started by painting with Gesso and then I started to paint with Fresco Sherbet.

After that I decided I needed a darker shade so decided on Pea Coat but that was too dark for the background I did use it later for decorations.  But for the background I mixed with Sherbet for a different colour. (This was very brave) I should say at the sametime as doing to tray I painted a piece of paper for the background and also a piece of metal card, not much of that left now. Roll on Stevenage when I can replenish supplies!!  After painting the metal card I embossed and rubbed back to show metal. So here is the tray with the boxes filled with the backgrounds.

Then on the fill and add decorations, as usual it had to be flowers from Paperartsy Minis, having a panic as I seem to have lost my script mini!!!! i also used the Paperartsy small flower die and the dragon fly.

And here is the finished article.


  1. Oh that is really lovely! I love the darker colours in the middle, paler on the outsides.

  2. Wow, that's beautful!

  3. What a beautiful colour combo, I love how the Pea Coat centre panel stands out, great project Margaret. thank you again for joining in the GD challenge over at PaperArtsy.

  4. Well Margaret I love it very much, really love the colours, and the backgrounds are just gorgeous! I love all the elements you've made. Good luck for Sunday. Michelle x

  5. Hi Margaret, I am so glad I entered this competition because it has opened up a new world of crafters to me. I love your project I think you have put it all together really nicely. Sam