With my Great Wall of Ancestors completed, my attention turned to the space above my newly refinished desk. A few weeks earlier, I had rediscovered my 7 Gypsies Printers Tray.
A Christmas gift from my husband a few years earlier, I had put it aside until I could decide exactly what I wanted to do with it. Then it got buried in my craft room and I had completely forgotten about it. Upon rediscovering it, I knew it would be perfect above my desk.
The next challenge was figuring out how to decorate it. Selecting the photos was easy as I had some recent ones of our family in mind. With Microsoft Photo Gallery, I changed the color photos to sepia tones. In keeping with the family history theme of the room, I sorted through the various quotes I had collected and searched the internet for more. I used Microsoft Photo Gallery again, to convert the graphics I had downloaded to either sepia or aqua tones to coordinate with the color scheme of the room. The addition of a few vintage looking graphics finished off the twelve different images I needed. I found some coordinating scrapbook papers and used mats and foam tape to create some dimension. Once everything was in place, I sorted through all the mixed media items I had collected, arranging and rearranging the three dimensional pieces to accent my images. A bit of hot glue, and my project was finished.
Here it is, at last hung in place. I am so happy with how it turned out!