So - here I am and getting back to normal, so much so that I am doing some crafting and thoroughly enjoyed doing this. I wanted to get back to the challenges - so have started with the Acetate one at Artful Times
Also I had some bits and bobs of the Robsters that I wanted to finish - one of which was a small key type tray, I dont care much for trays. I spill everything on the tray and then there is never enough room on the table to put the tray, so you are sweeping stuff off the table to put the tray down. The Banana says the only person who comes to our house is the postman! (classic line!) - but I invite everyone round when he has gone out (dont tell him that)
So here is my tray - bear with me and I shall show you where the acetate fits in (you will be able to see it in a picture further down).
First thing - cover the sides inside and out with textbook paper (pva glue). Then I used Alcohol inks on the acetate and covered the base of the tray with a script scrapbook paper and stuck the acetate on the top. The checkerboard down the edges was done with a Tombow.
The hanging man and child with the crow is cut from Graphic 45 steampunk debutant paper and both have been finished with crystal lacquer. Top right hand corner 6 stamps have been "tabbied" and attached to add some more height.
The black "chalkboard" is a small shape painted black and glued onto a spring peg.
I think this is a great way of using these trays and the scope is endless - hope you feel a bit inspired to give it a try!