Leather Valet Tray!

My latest completed project at Amblard Leather Atelier was a Valet Tray. This was the first time we could add a little of our own creativity to the project – the center design of the Tray. Since this was to be a present for hubby, I used his colors and let him select from a few of my preliminary sketches.

Initially I was going to go with the same color combination as his Billfold Wallet – dark navy smooth leather with grain leather in Oceania, a muted medium slate grey – and add a bright blue for accent, perhaps in Bluebird. I made the mistake of grabbing Niagara (a lighter greyish blue) instead of Oceania for I didn’t have the Wallet with me AND thought I was using Bluebird that turned out to be Surf! It turned out fine but I really would have like it better in Oceania!

So I am in the process of putting together color charts with leather swatches so I will never make that mistake again. 😉

Hand stitching the center design took hours!

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And the corners were quite challenging, too!

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Sharing the quick sketches and final design done in Adobe Illustrator.

Three more projects till the TOTE! 😀

 

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