Karen and I decided we wanted to do photo tray's of our cruise since we had done one last year. We both have bathrooms that are decorated in beach decor and they work well. There were only two white trays when we went to get them and I had to get the one with more slots. Karen said 6 was enough for her to work with...I think she was afraid she might be overwhelmed decorating so many slots and to be truthful I wondered if I could do it.
Paper Studio Photo Tray
Make The Cut Software
Tim Holtz bottles
MME Indie Chic 6x6 pad
Colorbox Chalk Ink Prussian Blue
seashells from Tanio Beach
Creative Imaginations Rub Ons
Hot Glue Gun
The "Fire In The Hole" is going to be a memory that Karen and I will have since it was the name of a rum we drank...which was not very good.
I cut the life preserver and added some Stickles on the edges of the red.
The charms on the photo at the bottom came from my friend Carmen and they worked great for the tray. I used brads to attach them to the photo.
The pack of bottles we got at Michaels had several sizes and I thought one of the skinny bottles would look nice with a little note in it. I wrote some gibberish on a piece of paper, rolled it up and then burned the ends.
The anchor was a die cut I had in my stash. The long charm was another one that my friend Carmen gave me.
I thought I needed a ship in the tray and made it in the colors of Carnival ships. I cut two sets of waves and pop dotted them for dimension.
I tried to choose photos that were from each location or something special about our trip.
It took me longer than I thought to finish the tray but I think it was because I was watching "Game of Thrones" while doing this and I kept getting distracted...CONSTANTLY!
I think I might try to pick up some more trays when I am in the city if they are on sale and do one or two as prizes for my Christmas party next year. It did feel good to do some crafting again and I think I will try and get some cards done this coming week. I am running low on birthday cards and I need to replenish my stash!