Sunday, May 30, 2010

7Gypsies Artist Printers Tray

I bought myself a 7Gypsies Artist Printers Tray after being inspired by the one Leena created for her family. But it was so difficult to start on that tray! I wanted to create something really special and I didn't want to destroy this one and only piece I could get my hands on - can you believe, the only place you can get these trays now is online ... and even then!

So anyway. When October Afternoon's The Thrift Shop collection joined my stash, it seemed to be the perfect marriage with the 7G tray. Oh who am I kidding? I'd alter my cat with those papers, just to have an excuse to play with them! They're gorgeous! In any case, the papers kicked my butt into gear and they proved to be the best inspiration for this project. Add in lots of Maya Road chipboard goodness, and what else can a girl ask for? Hee.

This tray is basically a set of 12 ATC-sized windows and since I had some practice with making ATCs for my Creative Therapy catalysts, this was a blast to create. Wasn't easy, cos you know I had to stop myself from embellishing every square inch of space. But oh how I ADORE the end result.

Then 3-quarters into the project, I found the PERFECT love quote by Thomas Mann to use. I'll share it in it's entirety later. Cos I really want to share the pictures of my tray now. :) Enjoy!



Did you have fun? I didn't stop smiling through the 1 week it took to finish this tray. I love it so. So, I'd like to do a teeny giveaway - to share the love with you guys. :)

All you have to do is leave a comment on this blogpost, with your guess on which of the 12 windows is my absolute favorite. :) I've labeled the windows as per below grid. So if you think my favorite window of the 7G tray is the top left-hand corner, just indicate A1 in your comment. :) Easy-peasy.


Want to know what you stand to win? Below is a pack of embellishments, some of those I used on this 7G tray. It also includes a precious piece of that vintage brass butterfly from Papertales. So that you can go ahead and create a few ATCs of your own! :) I'll pick a winner on Saturday 5th June, good luck!


Oh, so here's the complete Love Quote by Thomas Mann I used on my tray.

This was love at first sight, love everlasting:
a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected -
in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness;
it took entire possession of him,
and he understood, with joyous amazement,
that this was for life.


*smiles*


26 comments:

Nadine said...

I say... D2!
(it was a hard choice though!)

Sindy said...

Oh Lia! This is soooo lovely! Finally see it in its full glory! I like A1! The love quote is perfect!

G said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. You gals rock with the 7gyp artist tray.

I personally like B2 alot. It such a tough choice.

Hmmm, I would think you like B3.

Kate said...

I say, A1... And the whole tray is just gorgeous, excellent details!!

(No need to add me in the giveaway, just playing along.. )

Jiamin said...

Ooh so pretty!! I'm gonna say D1! :)

skyline said...

This is really pretty! I'm going with D3..at least I like it the best!!

{Sarah} said...

WOW!! This is absolutely stunning!! I'm going to guess C2!

jeanie nieva said...

i think your fasvorite is b2. :)

Vicki said...

B3 is my favourite!! so cute...... so that's what i'm guessing!!!

Suat said...

Lovely piece of work! My pick is A3 =)

magnette said...

I love A3 the most so i am crossing my fingers that it is your fav too! Lovely work, LIA! (:

Chelle said...

I'm gunna go with C2... :)

Amy Baldwin said...

My guess is B2. What an inspiring, beautiful masterpiece! And Thomas Mann....how cool! Love it!

Grace Ma said...

I'm guessing D2! such a priceless lovey-dovey moment =)

Rowan & Angie said...

I'm guessing C2! I love what you did with the tray! Gorgeous work!

chong said...

A3 is my favour and i tik D3 is ur choice? =)

Solitaire Bride said...

D2. because its my personal favourite. :D
love the photo and the tag line. :)

Huayi said...

Hi, lovely lovely work. I am thinking A3.

We're all spoilt for choice here cos everything is so well done! :)

klavu said...

D1 ~ well..I love it and the whole tray too.. ;)

7gypsies said...

7gypsies LOVES this tray! Beautiful... keep creating gypsy girl!
~one of the gypsies

Ailei- Adeline said...

My fav is D2! What a stunning tray!

Meghan said...

B3!!! all the way

Blossom inch said...

I think it is D2 and I love your work, what an awesome creations.
xoxo

Corinne said...

Wow!! So beautiful! I love everything !

I guess D3 is your favourite. :)

June said...

my guess is D3 but they are all lovely.

siti arnie said...

so when r u gonna conduct the class ??