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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Printers Tray 'oops

Hi, Happy Bank Holiday to you, the weather is sunny and we are off to a Steam Fair today.....woo hoo, just love looking for odd bits of rusty bits at these events and to have a nosey in the Craft Tent.........

On Wednesday I went to LB Crafts for a workshop with the lovely Lin to make a Printers Tray, wow what an experience that was.  My first attempts with Beeswax and Utee using a Melt Pot.............to tell you the truth I was rubbish at it........My Beeswax layering was enough to make a Candle with.  Far too much, but Lin saved me from ruining it completely.  Utee and I got on not too badly and was very impressed with the Black Utee, so dramatic, loved that.  I learn't such a lot, mainly by mistakes and now feel a bit more confident in using my Melt Pot (never been out of its box in a year).  There was a bit of touching up here and there to do once I got it home..........before I dare show you it...........lol
Have a great weekend and hope you are having sunny weather.  Take care, hugs Annette x

64 comments:

Carol Q said...

looks like it turned out beautifully Netty.

craftattack said...

What are you complaining about, woman - it's BEAUTIFUL!! Enjoy your steam fair! Valerie

minnie_mac said...

Your tray is fab. Have a great bank holiday weekend.

Marilyn

mustavcoffee said...

Hey there Annette, it's wonderful, I love all the little details, have fun at the fair:0) xxx

Von said...

There will be loads of junk opps alterable at the steam fair have a great time :)
Must say it looks pretty good to me :)
Von x

Anesha said...

Wonderful tray, sounds like you had fun. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Anesha

Zoechaos said...

Hear Hear Valerie, your work is always fab Netty and this looks great. Perhaps a fun day out with all that steam will help up to be a bit kinder on yourself LOL XOXO Zoe

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful Netty - love the added texture with the Utee pieces!

Daniele said...

it looks good Annette, so much fun using different moulds and I loved the beeswax, smells good to
hugs

Diana Evans said...

oh this is so beautiful Netty!!!! wow!!!!

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Martina2801 said...

Oh my goodness Nettie, your tray is spectacular, I am in love with that!
BRAVISSIMO!!!!!!!

Brenda Brown said...

It's a fabulous tray Annette, great pieces you have used to embellish it. Glad you enjoyed your day and have fun today too.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

trisha too said...

This turned out fabulous--your class sounds like it was great fun!

:)

Tolegranny said...

Annette, I just love your tray. I want to do one. Have the stuff, just need the push. Maybe this will be the push I need.

Deborah said...

Well, depsite being a beeswax and meltpot newbiew, Netty, your printer's tray has turned out beautifully! Hope you had a great day at the steam fair - will it inspire some steampunk art, I wonder? :-)

Shelly Hickox said...

I was just thinking about getting one of those trays and was wishing I had some examples to see what others are doing with them. I love how yours turned out and really enjoyed reading about your adventures making it! ;-)

Sue West said...

Love your tray Annette, it looks fabulous. Sounds like you had a great day. Enjoy your weekend.
Sue xx

Rosietoes said...

Well done Annette. It's a fab piece of work yet again. You look as though you got the better of the UTEE as well. :)

Edna x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

wow great piece as always Netty! have a great bank holiday x

Deb (dcorder) said...

Fun! Every time I see one of these treys I'm inspired to start mine. One of these days...

BEAUTIFUL!

johanna said...

i love this kind of assemblages! and i ADORE your bird at the center top!!!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Well, this is just wonderful. You and I must be on the same wave link-I'm getting a melting pot tomorrow, hope I can make something as wonderful as you did. Have a great time at the fair, I'm sure you'll find lots of great do-dads.

CuddlyBunny said...

Another amazing creation Netty! I love the tidbits you chose to include, especially the colors and sentiments! Beautiful!

Chris A. said...

I love your shadow box! Isn't it true how much we learn from our mistakes. People who don't live life never make mistakes. Too bad.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece Netty, love all the details, beautifully embellished. I am just like you I learn a great deal from my mistakes. Tracy x

coops said...

wow, i like this a lot netty.theres so many fab details to look at, just brilliant :D

xx coops xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, its fantastic, love all the details. Hope you enjoy the steam fair. Yvonne xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this turned out,brilliantly just love all the elements in this,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Annette your tray is fabulous, I like all the details, enjoy the steam fair.
Kevin xx

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wonderful !

Jennifer said...

This is stunning Netty! So detailed too! Have a fabby weekend! xx Jenny xx

Kim B said...

Wonderful tray!!!
I must purchase a melt pot because mmmmmm the microwave just iddnt work...he HAHA OOPS...
Happy Weekend. Hugs, Kim

Linda R. said...

Oh WOW!! Your tray is totally cool..

Hugs, Linda

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a great artistic work. Love how you use it for decoration. It's really fabulous I'm excited!
I wish you a nice weekend too,
hugs Anja

Wanda H said...

A fabulous box, Annette!!!! Love the leaf!!!

Gez said...

Amazing tray. Looks like you had great fun :) Enjoy the steam fair..xx

Faye said...

I love how your printer's tray turned out. It sounds like the workshop was lots of fun. And don't we really learn from our mistakes often? I do anyway!

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible printers tray. Glad you had fun at class too. I took a class on Utee once and loved it! Stopped by tomorrow , Im having my first giveaway. take care, dearie, gerri

donna said...

Netty it is wonderful. What a fun day you must of had. I love all your elements -the bird is so lovely. I hope you find lots of wonderful treasures today.xoxoDonna

Julie Forest said...

What a beautifully decorated printer's tray!! Looks like a fun class! Have a terrific weekend! :)

Terry said...

Love your printers tray and it looks like it was great fun! I always love learning something new and even mishaps are usually worth the effort. If for nothing else, to never try it again. I used beeswax once and did not like it! Hope you had fun at the fair!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I love evrything in here...you are such a great artist!!!and I love to make friends...so I´m folloer now.
Have a nice week.
Hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

Yvonne said...

Love this printers tray, Annette!

Gaby Bee said...

Your tray looks gorgeous...love all the little details! Well done, Netty!

Have a lovely day!
Gaby xo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, that's fabulous.

Junibears said...

Your printers tray looks wonderful to me. Wish I could do something half as good.
Have a great day.
Hugs xx

kayc said...

Sounds like you had a great time at your class. That is absolutely fantastic. Love it. Enjoy your weekend. Kathleen x

Shar said...

Stunning piece! I love printer's trays. I am working on this fab house shaped shadow box. Aren't they way too much fun?

Cathy L. Calamas said...

LOVE THIS!! I wish I could find my printer's tray. I would love to do something like this. And I wish we had steam fairs here!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a fun project! One of these days I must try one of these printer's trays. I'm totally mystified by the whole beeswax thing. Wish we had workshops like that in my area. My melting pot sits here gathering dust. Sounds like you had a fabulous day yesterday!

Hugs,
Linda

Cindy Adkins said...

This is spectacular, Netty!!! WOW, I love it!

XO
Cindy

Heidi said...

Gorgeous work!
Love it:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

maxine said...

wow this is stunning Annette hugs maxine x

Lori said...

Love this Netty, looks fab! Don't worry, you'll love beeswax and UTEE, I promise! lol!

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! this is fabulous Netty!
I love the tray and now you know how to use your melting pot you can make lots of fun things.

Carole said...

lovely :) just love it xx hey I have one of these trays- you may have inspired me to get it out & use it xx

Linda Cain said...

LOVE, love, love the tray. I'd give my right arm to get to go to LB Crafts and take a class with Lin.

Jolanda said...

your printer's tray turned out really well - I love all the little bits of ephemera you have added.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is brilliant! amazing work! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Fantastic box, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beeswax and utee art!
hugs Lynn

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, this is fabulous Netty!!!

1CardCreator said...

This is so intricate and detailed Annette, I love each and every corner!

Debs said...

Stunning xxxx

Candy C said...

Nettie, I think your printer tray is brilliant! I love all of the things you used in it and I don't think your beeswax looks bad at all. It's lovely. Very very cool piece! <3 Candy