Monday, 24 August 2009

Any Old Tin? An Altered Project

Hey Peeps

I have been busy getting inky and messy again...this project is for a swap on UK Stampers...called ... Up Cycling. The remit is to take a piece of packaging and recycle it...so I have used a cigar tin for my entry.

Front Cover:



I covered the tin with two coats of Gesso to start off and then painted with Claudine Hellmuth's amazingly lush Traditional Tan paint...which is my favest ever!



For the cover, I cut some card to fit and the coloured with Distress Inks - using Scattered Straw and Dusty Concord. The layers were cut on the Slice and then coloured to match. For a change (!) I used some Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps ... and the rose is made from Grungepaper and the fab flower stamp from The Artistic Stamper. The little bottle is full if beads and there is a little bit of Idea-ology on this layer too.




Inside Cover:


The insert inside the lid was made the same way...this time using some lovely background stamps from The Artistic Stamper...the houndstooth is my favest at the mo!


Card Inserts:


As with all the other bits, the stamping is using those gorgeous Studio 490 stamps...and some Idea-ology stash chucked in for good measure.




I then made some little cards to sit inside the tin...and made too many...once they were covered with the layers and then the Grungepaper flowers so I have a couple of them left over...perfect for making another tin!




I used Glossy Accents to jazz up the embellishments, adding flat back pearls and brads to the centres.

I am hoping that this piece will be ok for the swap...you know what it is like...you make something then start to wonder LOL

Thanks for looking...have an inky day!

Hels x

24 comments:

joanne wardle said...

it's fabulous Hels, I love the dotty background and the flowers, your choice of colours is beautiful

Carolands said...

I love this, I will try Jennie's flowers they are fab xx

Shar said...

Lovin' your color combo of Scattered Straw and Dusty Concord!! Gorgeous! Beautiful layouts and sensational sentiments. Great upcycling!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I luv it, it's a real keeper! What a great little gift.

JeanFB said...

This is beautiful!! It will be wonderful for the swap!

craftytrog said...

Fab artwork 'inky'! xx

* Shaz * said...

Another beautiful project Hels xx

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous artwork love it

Claireabelle said...

It's fab Hels
x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I love the washed out faded appearance of this, and the butterflies really make it for me. Gorgeous work Hels.
ps...so I need to try out CH's paints do I? They good then? :0)

Loulabelle said...

Gorgeous, really fabulous Hels

Sid said...

This altered cigar tin is just perfect for the swap Hells, fantastic work alround. Love your flowers and colours !

Lottie said...

Absolutely stunning!

kerry said...

The cigar tin is beautiful Hels--love those colours and of course the flowers x x

Hels said...

Thanks everyone :O))

Juls said...

just gorgeous! the flower is amazing!

crafty creations said...

A fantastic transformation - I know I would be delighted to receive this in the swap

x Hilda

Andrea said...

well I am not in the swap but whoever recieves this will be honoured I am sure, a stunning example of your art Hels xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Great colours Hels and a fab altered tin XXX

Angelnorth said...

Looks fab Hels, so much to look at - whoever gets it will be thrilled I reckon!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Wonderful stuff Hels ;) (in case you miss it on your SS post - my SS offering is on my blog now )
Anne xx

Shazza said...

fab work hels, love the colours
x

Minxy said...

look at you with your fancy projects and your super styling edited photos... i'm starting to become quite jelious :Op

i'm now thinking it must of been you who slole my altered mojo.. give it back or i'm telling lol

Joy said...

This is gorgeous Hels and some lucky swapper is gong to ne delighted! xx

PS I can't get on the HCA forum - have sent you an email x

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