I was very kindly sent these wooden trays by , which, I believe, used to hold small wooden embellishments, but like so many crafty things, I can sit on something for years before eventually using it/them.
Originally I left the first trays I made, all those years ago in November 2011, grey and just added a faux stitching effect (below), using a white gel pen.
……. but this year, for the revisited version, I decided to spray them in a mat white paint from Wilkos instead.
Also, this time around, I haven’t mat and layered any of the backgrounds or added many small details or doodling round the edges ….. but I think they still work. In all I made eight trays, all slightly different, finally using all the trays that …. originally sent me.
I covered the back of each tray with a red and white stripy Christmas paper and then mat and layered on white, then silver my handwritten Christmas message/greeting, adding the date - Christmas 2015, These will be given to special people, instead of a Christmas Card as a more lasting momento of this Christmas, which I hope, will come out year after year, unlike the vast majority of cards.