Monday, March 4, 2013

Graphic 45: Place in Time Altered Photo Tray - "A Moment in Time"

Hi everyone and happy Monday!

What an amazing weekend I had... I got to craft! Yup, CRAFT!!! Time to myself comes in low quantities these days, so I milked it for all I could! LOL! I managed to get 2 cards and an altered Scrapbook Page completed. I feel so accomplished! hehe!! I can't wait to share it all with you. I hope you had a fun, crafty weekend as well. ♥

When I created today's project, I really had this dire need to alter something. A simple card or scrapbook page wasn't on the menu this day. I needed to get my hands dirty. LOL! I've been meaning to create more keepsakes of my wedding day and I had this photo tray in my stash for such a long time. The Place in Time papers by Graphic 45 were perfect for this project!

I used the June Cut-Aparts page and the April Cut-Aparts page, in 8x8.

The entire tray and embellishments are white-washed with acrylic paint/water. Here are some photos...

I loved the roses on the "June" banner cut-out, but I was married in April not June. So I used my small oval punch and cut out "June" and adhered "April" from the April Cut-Aparts page. Viola, an April banner with the June roses! ♥

I used quite a few metal embellishments from my stash, including a bunch of Metal Staples. Washing them down with white acryllic paint, softens the look...

The Metal Butterflies can be easily embossed using an embossing folder and your die-cutting machine. Use your pliers to manipulate, shape and pop-up the wings. So fun... see your butterfly come to life! ♥

I love Graphic 45's Metal Staples. Here you can see I combined the Ornate Door Plate with a metal button, Ornate Key Hole, Metal Clothespin and Ornate Metal Label Holder. ♥

On the side of the photo tray, you can see where I used Mod Podge to "paper mache" pieces of white doily to the wood. A nice, subtle touch! ♥

I used pink mini I Am Roses rose buds to create a bouquet to accent this part of the photo tray. I thought it would go perfectly with the image of the bride and her bridesmaids...

The photo slot is embellished with a chippie frame from Imaginarium Designs...

I created a skirt on the dress form chippie using some scalloped lace from my stash...

 Here is a video tutorial showing you how I created this altered photo tray. Enjoy!

 Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest Graphic 45 project. Be sure to stop on over at the Graphic 45 blog. This week, Graphic 45 will be giving away a jaw-dropping Place in Time blog prize. Don't miss out!

xoxo ♥,


Place in Time: June Cut-Aparts, April Cut-Aparts, sticker sheet
Staples: Ornate Metal Key Hole, Ornate Metal Label Holder, Metal Clothespins, Ornate Metal Door Plate, Metal Button, Metal Tag Staples, Metal Hinges, Metal Butterfly, Ornate Metal Key
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard pieces: "A Moment in Time", dressform, flourishes, frame
Momenta metal corner, metal clock
White doilies
May Art ribbon
Recollections pearl bling
I Am Roses flowers
Tim Holtz Ideology viles
Lace from Hobby Lobby
From my craft stash: porcelain roses, white doves, metal mesh wire, hanger & sewing machine charms, birdcage charm, clear flower with bling, Large pearl  drop, decorative stick pins, pearls, pearl trim
White acrylic paint
Glossy Accents
Tombo adhesive
Hot glue


Juliana Montoya - ILuvVintageScrap said...

Gorgeous Arlene!!!!!!!! Love that collection and you did amazing with this master piece ;) You were a beautiful bride! Sending you big hugz
~Juliana ;)

Unknown said...

what a beautiful project. looks beautiful. I saw those trays today and thought hmmmmm now I know~thanks for sharing......

smd46 said...

It is so beautiful! You gave me several new ideas to work with. Thank you!

Ana said...

This is one beautiful piece of art!! Love every single detail you put in it. I am so inspired by your work. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to many more.

Atty Fatty said...

beautiful ! very romantic ! love it ! gr8 work ! .ATB.