Thursday, November 6, 2014

Desktop Display

Hi everyone! This is Martha Lucia with my first project in Unique Laser Designs! I am very excited to share this with you. My project is a "Desktop Display" that I altered with a few things. Let me show you.

I start by selecting two products from ULD Store, which was the most difficult part because I was shocked by all these options. But I needed to start with something, I took the wheelbarrow and the shaped circles in wood. 

Then I used different colors of Tim Holtz distress ink to color the circles and after they dried, which only took a few seconds, I stamped them with  Memento Tuxedo Black with a text stamp.

For the wheelbarrow I used a patina technique with VerDayProducts in Bronze Color. I love this effect over the wheel and handles.  The steps to get this effect  are too easy, I only needed to paint the wheelbarrow with bronze paint and after it dried I sprayed it with VerDay Patina Solution. Note the details:

The base of my desktop was natural wood, so I painted it with a Red Wood Stain from Ikea. I let it dry and then I cut a little small piece of designer paper for the stand.  

To decorate the stand I cut some words  in card stock Rich Razzleberry using my die cutting machine and framelits or cutting templates from Little Yellow Bicycle.

As I was thinking of a display, I decided to decorate some journal cards with gold glimmer paper , staples and bakers twine, so I can interchange the board message every day. 

To keep these cards in place I created to decorate a paper clip with metal on topper, using a piece of Polished Purple Metal Sheet from Add a Little Dazzle and the design of one embossing folder. I pasted the piece of metal with Sticky strip to keep this in place over the black part of my paper clip.

The last part of my project was the assembly. And I decided to top the wheelbarrow with some little paper flowers. I pasted the circles and the wheelbarrow with dimensionals to give more dimension to the project.

Now I want to show you what the original products I chose looked like and invite you to visit the ULD Store because you will go crazy with all the special pieces that you can find to create and embellish your projects. 

Products Used:
  • Shaped Circles
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Desktop Display (Heidi Swap)
  • VerDay Bronze Kit 
  • Polished Purple Metal Sheet (Add a Little Dazzle)
  • Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Red Wood Stain Behandla (IKEA)
  • Paper Flowers (Crafty City)
  • Cutting Templates (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Journal Cards (We R Memories)
  • Designer Series Paper & Card Stock (Stampin Up)
  • Big Shot 
  • Multi Tombo Liquid Glue
  • Dimensionals
  • Paper Clip

I hope I have inspired you to create something for you or a present during this holidays. Come back soon to see more wonderful ideas!

{{HUGS}} Martha Lucia!


  1. FELICIDADES A MARTHA LUCIA,TALENTOSA DISEÑADORA Y ADEMÁS... LATINA ¡¡¡me encantó tu propuestaaa¡¡¡ de verdad que esos diseños en madera están lindisimos¡¡¡¡Y tu trabajo como siempre... Espectacular ¡¡¡¡ Saludos desde Venezuela¡¡¡

  2. Suuuuper bonito. Me encanta cómo te ha quedado

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  4. Que preciosidad de tarjeta!!!
    Me encanta la carretilla...y esas flores tan delicadas.
    Felicidades, un trabajo excelente

  5. so cute, love the added flowers too.

  6. Wonderful project and finish work!! Nice job!

  7. Felicidades. Es una tarjeta muy original y preciosa.
    Really ii's a lovely card.

  8. bellas, aca en Brasil no he visto asi de esos modelos...un abrazo y exitos.