Monday, 16 July 2012

Tray Bon!

I know, I know, that title is a really cheesy pun! lol Cut me some slack, we're all allowed one every now and then, as long as we don't make a habit of it. Come to think of it, I often have cheesy puns as my post titles, so it's a little late for you to start complaining about it now! :)

This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "No Rules". I've had this vintage printer's tray for quite some time now, it was a gift from a friend (thank you Andrea!).  A similar effect can be achieved using the Tim Holtz Configurations printers tray.

I'm not really quite sure why, but when I started this piece I really hadn't taken on board quite how much work it was going to involve!  28 or so individual panels to create is quite a task!
I won't go into detail on all the panels, but a few highlights...
The subway sign was embossed on black card with the Tim Holtz Subway embossing folder, then I sponged white paint onto it to highlight the lettering.  Some of the panels were covered with tissue tape, others were from the Retro Grunge, Kraft Resist and Lost and Found paper stacks.


Supplies I used included:
Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)





17 comments :

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor, this is brilliant Dan, LOVE it! x

Julian said...

What an impressive achievement. It would have been so easy for a piece with so many elements to look messy or lack cohesion, but somehow you have created something whole here, and it's a real feat of composition and colour sense to have managed it. I see all sorts of cool connections between panels, and the rich patina of the wooden tray gives the piece a wonderful warmth. A real showcase of your skill, I think, and a beautiful piece to boot!

Candy C said...

Dan, I love your piece! 28 different backgrounds! WOW! They all are fantastic! I love that wooden tray! You've given it a wonderful new life with all of your amazing backgrounds, colors and textures! You inspire me, Dan...with your always wonderful art and puns! :) <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beautiful piece! Each little cubby is so interesting.

misteejay said...

Fabulous piece Dan.

I have a small 12 section tray that I fully intended to do sometime ago but...***holds head in shame***...it is still on the "to do" list.

Toni xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Dan, love your printers tray, love all the interest you have achieved from the embossing to the stamped images, use of ink and papers to produce a fabulously designed piece. I love the title too lol. Tracy x

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous! Love all those little 28 panels, and the wonderful tray that you used. TFS!

Andrea said...

you were more than welcome for the tray and what wonders you have done with it, just a great finished piece of art that you can display for all to admire. Dan hope all is well xx

Sandra said...

Stunning printers tray! Love how you decorated it! The is so much so see! Can see why it was a marathon! So happy to be your teamie! Hugs, Sandra

Terry said...

Hey there my amazing teamie, love your Project for this weeks theme, my goodness some awesome piec of art, with that much detaill wowzess you did an amazing job on this one Dan wwowww
Hugs Terry xxxx

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is fantastic! Love all the attention to detail!

Artyjen said...

It's a cracker Dan! Love it...it must have taken ages
xoxo Sioux

Marlena M. said...

Each window is so vibrant and distinct. This is gorgeous~I mean, handsome. Such a great project. ;)

gillyb's crafting blog said...

really really love it !

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You make the coolest art projects. Blessings!

Marijke said...

great piece, love it

butterfly said...

What a completely fantastic project. I've always loved printers' trays - even in the raw, as it were - and this is a spectacular alteration to an already beautiful object. Sensational!
Alison x

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