You all know by now how much I love using the warming tray for crafts. Before I put it away after making the Coat of Many Colors card, I covered a sheet of white cardstock with a large section of various shades of green, a small area of solid yellow, and a chunk of multiple colors.
I set the paper aside for a few weeks. When I came back to it, I used the trimmer to cut the green section into seven strips, each an inch wide. I left one the full length and cut the rest progressively shorter, saving the scraps to make very short strips. Then I used a hole punch to create colorful dots. I glued these randomly onto the green strips.
Next, I used a star punch to make a yellow star. Then I cut a rectangle from an orangish section of melted crayon. I set all the pieces aside.
The next step was stamping white snowflakes all over a sheet of blue cardstock. I tore a strip of white cardstock and glued it to the bottom of the paper. I glued the brown rectangle down next, then layered the green strips in place, starting with the longest and working my way up. Finally, I glued the star at the top. Here's the finished artwork:
I love how it turned out. Trevor hadn't wanted to make one... until he saw mine. We've got a bunch of other projects scheduled (including a lot of handmade gifts), so I don't know if he'll end up making one or not. If not, there's always next year.
By the way, if you don't own a warming tray (not exactly a standard crafting item), this project would work just as well using paint on white paper. Of course, you could also simply use colored construction paper, though I think part of the beauty of this project is the variegated color.