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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Altered Tin

I was having a nosey around the other day, like you do...and came upon a lovely challenge site called ROSIE & LINDA'S BIG ART ADVENTURE. There are some lovely things on there...please go have a peek. (Their link is on the right.)

This week the challenge was to alter a tin. As I have had enough of C cards I am now onto presents so this is ideal. Well I have an empty paint tin that I got with a Bubbly Funk kit a while ago, so I turned it into a money box....er....tin hehe

I covered it using Stripe and Circles papers, sorry there was no name on the back. I was distracted (don't ask!) while I put the plaque on the front & so it went on a bit squiffy but I added to flowers to the side....hope it works!!!

Hubby got his Dremmel out to make a slit in the top which I then covered with a big chippie circle with a slit in to cover any ragged edges. I made a handle with wire and threaded it with big beads. BTW the tin is about 6" X 4"

I had enough bits left over to cover a little A6 notebook for my recipient as well!!!

If you have got this far, thank you so much for looking. This was a project I really enjoyed XXX

14 comments:

Gez said...

Fabulous Karen! I bet you really enjoyed making this, looks fun.

Will check out their blog later.

Kaz said...

Flipping lovely Karen. I am changing my name to Tamara hahaha

Rosie (Freycob) said...

These are lovely Karen. Tamara will love them both, I'm sure!

xx

Rosie said...

What a great present this is going to make! Love the bright colours and the handle, and obviously a girl just can't have too many shoes! Thanks for taking part in our challenge.
Love
Rosie ABAA

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is fantastic.
Wonderful Tin. Love them.

Linda said...

This is so bright and cheerful Karen! I'm glad you found us and decided to join in. Please come back again soon.
Linda x
ABAA

Angelnorth said...

Great gift set Karen! Love the bright colours and chunky bead handle!

Janice said...

So Tamara likes her shoes does she? She will enjoy saving for them in that gorgeous tin, lucky girl.

Kathy said...

Great way to use the BF tin. I'm ashamed to admit that I've not decided what to do with mine yet, so it's still sitting, naked, on my desk

Deanne said...

hi karen
fantastic altered art tin there :)
i have something on my blog for you honey x

Sue said...

What lovely bright colours Karen and a super idea.
Sue x

LaY hOoN said...

Whoa ! This is so fantastic ! Love the bright colour combo.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

What a lovely and colorful gift you've made!

audrey h. said...

This is fabulous and I love all the fun colors that you used. The handle on the tin is so cool and the notebook is great also :)