These pictures are of an Artist Tray that I made for my brother for his birthday. He is an avid bird-watcher and, wanting the avent of Spring to come NOW, I made this tray delightfully colorful.
In the other two opposite corners, I decided to focus on the night. In the upper corner, I stamped a hand carved stamp of a crow/raven and embossed it with a black sparkle powder from Ranger. The moon image was downloaded from the internet and some crystal stars completed the look. In the lower corner, I used the same embossing powder to make the dark tree. I drew the tree free hand with a Versamark pen then embossed. I used sticker crystals to form a moon then added an Owl (a button with the shank removed) to the limb. You can just see in the upper left corner of the photo that a Luna Moth is stuck between panels. I wanted this to tie these night squares into the brighter daytime colors. Unfortunately, the Moth and the dragonfly (shown in the top photo) did not stick very well. I removed them and only left the bluebird in place.
I just love thinking up themes to do with these Letterbox/Artist Trays. They really spark my imagination. I had a great time making this and was happy to hear that it somewhat survived the trip to my brother (a few of the paper flowers popped off). He has it hanging in his craft room to brighten up the basement.