As soon as I saw the challenge at Just Magnolia I knew I had to do it.
I've been altering items for about 4 years now and to add a beloved Maggie to an altered item was just what I needed to do :)
I'll warn you now that there are a lot of photos (7!) but I wanted you all to see how it turned out.
Here you can see that I chose a small wooden tray as the item to alter. It measures about 8" by 6" and is made of light weight balsar wood.
I painted it all over with Kiwi paint from Apple Barrel paints.
Then I covered the inside bottom, outside bottom and sides with dp from DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl.
The Magnolia images I used were Well Dressed Tilda fromt he Holiday 2008 collection and the School Books. I colored her with my Copic's and tried to make the dress look like it had cherries to match the dp. I don't know if you can see but I used Diamond Stickles on her wings, hairbow and tights to coordinate with the glitter is the paper.
I added a sentiment from Making Memories that says "A thing of Beauty is a joy forever". I added a glittery butterfly from the $1 spot at Michaels and flowers from the bridal dept.
Here you can see that I added dp and two layers of ribbon all the way around the sides of the tray (apart from the handle ends)
A quick view of the back showing that is is painted and covered with dp too.
The final two views are just from other angles so you can see all the details.
I really loved doing this project and it was a nice break from a card.
I hope you have a happy rest of your day, I'm off for a dip in the neighbors pool to cool off from this Texas heat.