Saturday, September 1, 2012

Altered Garage Sale Tray

2 posts at one time to run this morning, so please check my Our Creative Corner Challenge post to see what's happening there too. :) 
 
Ready for a HECK OF A CHALLENGE????
Then you've absolutely come to the right place.  I'm so excited to announce that this is a brand-spankin' NEW challenge blog sponsored by Craft and Hobby Store in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire as well as their online store Every Crafts a Pound and I've been honored with the privilege to DT alongside a very creative crew! 
So, what's in store for Heck Of a Challenge this month, you ask...
ANYTHING GOES!!
 Here is my project for this month....an altered tray from a garage sale.  I paid $0.25 for this.
 Here is the tray in its original form.  Very cute, but I wanted it to fit another project I'd already completed.
A few pictures to show the transformation



 Remember the little altered box I posted awhile back? The post on it can be found here.  Now it's part of a set that sits wonderfully on my desk!
 
Interested in knowing more about this NEW challenge blog?  Check it out at...
 
The challenges will be monthly with a new theme set on the 1st of each month.
All types of Craft are welcome and you can enter more than once but each entry MUST be a different type of craft.
Challenge - Anything Goes
Prize -   £10 to spend in store or online ( excluding P&P)
Challenge runs until 8 pm on the last day of September
 
 Thank you so much for all your wonderful and encouraging comments and for the time you take out of your busy day to visit me. :)  I appreciate it.
 
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx


24 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow I just can't believe the transformation of that bargain buy. It's fabulous. And matches the little box perfectly.
Can you transform me into a slim sex bomb lol.
Fabulous megamazing project
Lisa x

Mary J said...

WOW! That is so gorgeous Lisa - rich, luscious - I love it!

Alyce said...

Wow Lisa!!! I can't believe how you have transformed this...it looks amazing and perfect for your inks...aren't you a clever bunny! :D

Chrissy said...

It is just perfect Lisa,you are so clever.From here it looks so expensive..and very practical..I love it.

luv CHRISSYxx

Samantha said...

Oh great job if I have seen that tray I think I would of avoided it so you really have shown us how to take something that was YUK and make it AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing hunny love it! Have a brilliant weekend xx

butterfly said...

Totally inspirational transformation - I absolutely love it, and what a glorious object to have sitting on your workdesk for constant inspiration too! Big WOW!
Alison x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW Lisa what a transformation! It really is amazing what you have done, inky, gorgeous and VERY creative Mrs I love it!!
Hugs Laurie x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Lisa this is fabulous,you have given it a wonderful shabby chic look.
Kevin xx

Alex H. said...

really really wonderful... you've done a fantastic job! ;-) Alex H.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what a mind blowing transformation!!

Sonia said...

Hi dearest friend, your creation is really stunning and very very creative:) Work of art^_^
Happy weekend and big hug,
Sonia

Tammy said...

Wow, wonderful transformation! Very crafty and clever of you!

Tracie Dean said...

New follower!! Love what you did with the box and the tray....very beautiful!! I might have to try it in purples.

Dawn said...

Amazing transformation, Lisa! Beautiful texture and colours; a gorgeous inspiring piece for your creative environment.

Hugs, Dawn

Nikbee said...

A fabulous tray. I love the inking.
Nikki x

Ina said...

I remember that little box way back. Wow Lisa you never cease to amaze me of your talents. Everything you do you do sooooo very well. Love your latest creative alterations.

Tracy said...

Oh cool! Alcohol inks! you don't see those used much and they really give such nice effects. Your tray turned out fantastic and i love that you matched it to the box. You go Garage Sale Treasure Hunter (said like the Priceline Negotiator). :-) Hugs!

Shahrul Niza said...

For a quarter and you turn it into gold!. What a LOVELY mossy green patina to it, beautiful wrinkles from tissue papers!. Perfect for your pretty jewelry box. I'm always super excited to see your altered projects, Lisa. Keep them coming!!!.

Ellis said...

Lisa, your tray looks amazing, if I had seen one like that it would have been mine! =) You should enter it into our challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Margaret said...

OK! That's it! I have got to start shopping with you (or Mitra!) and find some of these wonderful goodies!

I love the earthy colors and the little swirly fleur-de-lis (sp?). How awesome that you have the coordinating desk set going on! Another beautiful altered piece for your collection!

Lori said...

Talk about a transformation - rather blah into something AMAZING! You're also amazing with these altered goodies!

Lisa S. said...

Woo Hoo to you L2! Congrats on the new DT spot and I can't wait to play along with this challenge. I love anything goes type of challenges so this is right up my creative alley. Your altered tray is gorgeous and looks so nice beside your altered jewelry box. It makes a nice set indeed!!!
Big Hugs to you my friend,
L1

Sandy said...

Congratulations on your DT position Lisa. They are so very lucky to have you and I mean that. What you accomplished with your tray is a miracle! (no pun intended) What is the tray made out of - it looks like ceramic but surely gesso would not cover the bottom. A modeling paste perhaps? And when pray tell (again, no pun intended) do you get time to go to garage sales? Very interesting piece of art work - love it!
Sandy

soccermom23 said...

This is a great item. Can you tell me what you covered the tray with? I can't tell if its tissue paper or something else. This is a really neat idea. Thanks so much. I am becoming a follower.