Several years ago I purchased a 7 Gypsies' Letter Box Tray. I've always wanted to do something to alter it or put family photos in it to hang in my scrapbook room. Somehow I could not find just the right project so I used it to put embellishments and such into it that was left over from a project. Finally, ...
I found the perfect project! For my little antique corner, in my scrapbook room, I wanted to put a photo of my Great-Great Grandparents Yates. Talk about beautiful and handsome, they were both. I never met my great-great grandfather but I had the privilege of having Mother's Day with Great-Great Grandma for many years.
I love this piece.
7 Gypsies Letter Box Tray
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Crochet lace from my mother
Tim Holtz Idea-ology, arrows, time piece, frame, keys, nib
Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo and Stained Walnut
Wendy Vecchi Art Parts
X-ACTO Craft Knife
Fiskars Micro-Tip Scissors
American Craft pop dots
Ranger Glossy Accent
Glue Art Adhesive
The hardest part of the project was to cover the entire pieces, inside and out, with scrapbook paper. The tray is not a 12 x 12. I learned a lot on what not to do and to hide your mistakes. LOL
The picture is of my Great-Great-Grandfather James Bowdin Yates. He was a very, very handsome man on his wedding day.
This is one of my big projects I have been working on and I have several layouts ready to go. I've been on a craft binge these past few weeks and I can't wait to share them with you.
Have a Craft Day!