Friday, December 31, 2010

In Remembrance, Last Project of 2010

Wow what an incredible year its been both personally and artistically. I have learned a lot which is what its all about right?
As promised I have made an Altered Tray for my Brothers Birthday in January.

I picked some images of our father that I know he doesn't have. Both he and my father are veterans so I'm sure this will hold a special place in his heart.
I used some Making Memories fabric on the bottom of the tray to simulate Army fatigues.

The larger image is printed on vellum to give it that misty vintage look. I used gold photo corners on the images to give it that old scrapbook feel.

I will update you once he receives the tray on the 20th

I cut some words from paper and adhered them to some heavy card stock then used Ranger Pop up dots to raise them from the tray.

Double layered ribbon with gold star embellishment's help add to the military feel.

A rosette in military colors toped off with an epoxy covered star help give the feeling of a badge.


  1. This turned out great. I am sure he is going to love it! All your trays are wonderful works of art!

  2. Beautiful, Stephen...what a Special gift. Surely he will TREASURE this!

    Happy New Year!! :)

  3. How very nice! I am sure he is going to treasure it.

  4. Spectacular! And what a wonderful tribute!

  5. How could he not love it?? It is not only beautiful, but a wonderful remembrance and sure to be treasured always.

  6. A really terrific layout by a clearly inspired subject. A beautiful masculine treasure I am sure your brother will hold dear.

  7. Hello Stephen,

    it's always difficult for me to make something " manly"; You prove here that it's possible :)

    I'm sure your brother will cherish the remembrance to your father and the fact that you made something creative especially for him !

    greetings from belgium

  8. I love all the trays you've made Stephen. I shall definitely keep an eye out for some so I can have a try: Great presents.

  9. Oh my - I am sure he will treasure the tray. Love the other trays you created also - awsome
    ( A.T.T. member)

  10. Another fantastic tray, and an absolute treasure for the person receiving it :) Happy New Year xx

  11. This is a cracking project full of love and feelings

    Love dawn xx