Monday, 6 January 2014

Coffee Time!

...tis a yonk and a half since I did any altered recycling and when my mate Sue sent me a tin of coffee a few weeks ago, I fell right in lurve not only with the contents (Nescafe Azzera - NOM!) I also fancied the little tin that the coffee came in.  Being as I drink gallons of the stuff, I soon finished the tin and got straight onto the alterations.  My Jones of Nottingham DT pack came through a few weeks ago and in it is the brand new Violet Crush papers from Kaisercraft.  Purple? And me? Not normally but these are SO gorgeous, I dived right in. They are... LUSH!



I cut strips of the papers to wrap around the tin, edging them with Seedless Preserves DI before sticking them down.  Once they were attached, I added a little "spine" up the back of the tin, adding some fabby natural coloured buttons, also from Jones, tying threads of jute through them - nobody likes a bare button now, do they?


I added some gorgeous Kaisercraft papers flowers - these are Wisteria coloured and I spritzed them with Black Marble Dylusions and a purple colour Cosmic Shimmer mist.  The Word Band had a smidge of Antique White Kaisercraft paint smudged into the letters to make them pop more and then I used my own brute strength to bend the Band so it curved around the tin.  Ok, ok, they are pretty easy to bend so I admit, I am not that strong lol *not as strong as the coffee I have been quaffing*   The sentiment is from a Studio 490 stamp set, stamped onto more of the papers so they co-ordinate and it was popped into a Memo Pin to hold it in place.  I needed a nice container for my paintbrushes, so here it is.  Please don't tell me off about the state of me brushes though, they are all well loved and the one that is really fat is like that on purpose - oh yes, I purposefully forgot to clean it out properly... ahem... mmmm, believe that?



I shall away now, I am scheduling this post and it is way past my bedtime... plus it is chillywillybilly here tonight... I am fair frozen, the radiator in the Room of Stash is hot but is has to try and get heat around a room that is, well, at best described as... messy.. or untidy... more like chaotic.  One day I WILL get it sorted... I will... one day!  Thanks for looking... have a great day. TTFN

Hels x

16 comments:

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fab project... Love the colour..fab flowers. I'm reading this at 12.50am as the wind and rain are battering everything here so I'm catching up on blogger Px

Stella said...

This colour suits you Hels please do more.Using seedless preserve has something to do with it. Love this colour !Fair old windy night here in Cheshire but nice and calm now ! X

Rita said...

Fabulous project Hels. The colours are magnificent together that's for sure. Terrible night here as well. Hugs Rita xxx

Helen said...

Oh, what a great alteration - love the papers and colours. Hope the wind and rain didn't keep you awake.

Carole Z said...

A really fab project Hels..you would not believe how many pots and tins I have in my craft room awaiting alteration, thanks for the reminder..lol. Love the colours and papers! Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Wow !! I love this altered coffee tin, the colour is my fave and the papers are gorgeous, loving, loving, loving the flowers.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels flabby altered tin. Love the colours and the flowers are really lush. Hope the weather has calmed down for everyone x

rachel said...

love this tin hels. it looks fabulous! big hugs for a happy day x

nannapat said...

Seedless Preserve is one of my fave colours. Gorgeous project Hels, perhaps I need to rake through the bin to find any tins that have been thrown out! Pat x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Great idea and project. X

Claudine Criner said...

Beautiful Tin Hels, I love what you've done with it. It's perfect for those paintbrushes!!

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Absolutely love the project Hels - the papers look fabtastic used this way. Can I ask if you will be doing any more classes at Craftique in Hessle later in the year - I was hoping to attend this month but fracturing my arm in three places just before christmas stopped that as well as all crafting. The only plus side is at least I'm off work for your shows this week. xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous idea and love the papers they look lush! Beautiful flowers and love the sentiment.

Hugs
Linda xxx

whyducks said...

Very pretty and very girly!

stampdiva said...

Love that detailing of the buttons as a spine.
Wishes
Lynne
(http://lynnesbowsandbelles.wordpress.com)

Redanne said...

Wow Hels, that is a fabulous make-over and I love the purple! Hugs, Anne x

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