Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Altered Printer's Tray

My lovely niece Megan and her sweetheart J.T. are getting married on Sept. 10th, 2011. (Yup, that's right - their wedding date is 9-10-11...pretty cool, eh??)

Anyhoo, my sis-in-law Lea Ann, (Meg's mom), asked me to make a photo collage to display at their upcoming engagement party. Well, for an occasion as wonderful as my niece's engagement I couldn't just make a "standard photo collage", now could I?!?!? So instead I used a reproduction vintage printer's tray to create this to display at the happy couple's party:

I began by altering their pictures to black and white for a consistant, cohesive look. Their wedding colors are ice blue, silver and black, so I built the rest of the artwork around that. I think the end result turned out really pretty and will fit the bill nicely! Here are some close-up snapshots of the photo tray compartments:

Notice the measuring tape ribbon in the photo above? It's their wedding date...9-10-11! If I do say so myself, I think that's a pretty clever way to use that ribbon - ha! ha! The quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes reads "Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness".

Happy Scrappin'!!


  1. Oh Becky...this is beautiful! Adore the measuring tape ribbon!

  2. Outstanding!! What a nice gift you have created for them.

  3. super adorable.. they will love it~ I love the all black/white photos.. huge fan of it~ beautiful!

  4. BRILLIANT!! I adore what you have done with this project! Very clever you are using that ribbon with their wedding date! :)

  5. This is beautiful! Love what you have done. And the measuring tape....brilliant idea!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  6. Becky,
    This is GORGEOUS!!!! What a beautiful keepsake!
    Thank you so much for posting my blog candy & sharing this with us at Frosted Designs!!!!

  7. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! I am sure they will adore this gorgeous piece of art! What a beautiful couple they make too! Thank you for joining in our summer blog hop at frosted designs xxx

  8. I love your project, such a great way to use all the recipe supplies, so fun!!

    Thanks for joining us at frosted designs, I hope you can play again sometime!!

    Erin R.


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