Saturday, 15 November 2014

What Did I do With A Strawberry Crate

Good Morning bloggers, it's Saturday morning so It's time for a new challenge today at Allsorts.
This week is my turn to host and I would like to see 'Anything But A card', so you can alter something, knit something in fact you can do anything just don't make a card.
Here is what I started with, it's a strawberry crate I got filled with strawberries from the supermarket in the summer, it's a smallish one 11 1/2" x 7 1/2".

I started by inking all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Inks

Then chose my papers from LOTV 'Pressed In Time' paper pad, there is quite a plainish green paper which I used but stamped on it using a Joanna Sheen Rose stamp and also used a LOTV script stamp to make it a bit more interesting.  On the reverse of the sides I used a beige floral paper and stamped a bit of script on them.

 For the bottom of the crate I chose a paper with a large floral pattern to make a focal point, matted and layered it on top of some other neutral patterned paper.

Then using the Rose stamp, I stamped out three roses, cutting two out and decoupaging them, added glamour dust for a bit of sparkle, I had to get some in somewhere LOL!  Then to finish off a couple of Butterflies.  Voila! A nice sturdy tray to maybe house my heat gun etc in.

Don't forget to head over to Allsorts for all the details of this challenge, and to check out all the fabulous inspiration from my very talented team mates.

Here is the prize on offer:-

PPR Papercrafts

PPR Papercrafts

Stamps - Joanna Sheen JS368, Flonz Butterflies, LOTV Script stamp,
Papers - LOTV Pressed In Time, 
Colouring Mediums - Distress Inks,
Embellishments - Glamour dust, stickles, 

Thanks for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy x


Mummylade said...

it's a wonderful idea and I absolutely love how it turned out!

debby4000 said...

Love your how your altered crate turned out its gorgeous.

Wendy L said...

Wow, this is amazing, so gorgeous, xxxx

Lynne K said...

Stunning work, Tracy, it's beautiful! I'll be looking out for strawberry trays next year! Have a great weekend.
Lynne x

brenda said...

Apart from looking gorgeous and vintage Tracy, what imaginative re-cycling. And thanks fir a great theme, really enjoyed making my pieces.

Have a good weekend.

B x

susiestacey said...

WOW Tracy l can't believe that gorgeous tray was once a strawberry box it is beautiful x Susan x

Ellibelle said...

OMG Tracy, this is AMAZING!! You made this look like a beautiful wooden vintage crate/ serving tray. Absolutely love it!! You are so creative!

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - this is fabulous Tracy.

Unknown said...

I love this strawberry tray! I upcycled one myself (with acrylic paint & decoupage) but it's not nearly as fabulous as yours. I have another waiting and hadn't thought about dismantling it and stamping on it too so I am inspired by yours now to use papers and stamps! Beautiful x

Whisper said...

WOW hun and i'm sure it will now take pride of place in your house, luv Sam x

Joan said...

Looks fabulous, put me to shame, mine is full of dylusions sprays and still in it's original state!

Craftnut said...

Gorgeous piece of up cycling Tracy x

Sally H said...

Wow, Tracy! How wonderful! Love the vintage look! Gorgeous work!