Friday, 7 October 2011

I loved this image from A Day for Daisies as soon as I saw it and was waiting for an opportunity to use it for a few weeks until I had a flash of inspiration and decided to alter a tin I had lying around - I'm so pleased with the result!
First I primed the tin with Gesso then painted it brown with acrylic paint and distressed it with rubber stamps. Then I added a piece of patterned paper which I distressed adding some doodling to define around the edges, I used Promarkers to colour the parts of the image I didn't paperpiece then stuck the image on adding some flowers and gems and a bit of gold chunky glitter. I next glued some glittery gold braid round the edge of the lid and decorated the sides of the tin with more flowers, a couple of doilies and some more gems. When I had finished with the decorating I modpodged the whole thing to seal it and added a decorative jewelled clasp to complete the project.
Now I have a great tin to either give as a gift or maybe just to keep on my desk and admire :o)




Entering my project for these challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Distressing
Pixie Dust Studio - Anything but a card
Stamp Insanity - Anything but a card
Do You Stack Up? - Inspiration picture* Brown
Creative Belli - Paper piecing
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - Alter something that is not square (hope this counts?)
Hooked on Crafts - Anything but a card
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Anything but a card

17 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

Wow this is such a gorgeous creation. Lovely image, beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

Liva said...

Really lovely box. I sure would love to get one myself like that. Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week!
Liva ❤

Doreen said...

What a fabulous box Jenni,love all the details.Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Shop.xxx

WencheP said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Trina said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I can hardly cut big images...

Stampalicious said...

OH! this looks gorgeous! I love that distressed look , thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges, hugs, martina

Tracy said...

What a gorgeous box Jenni.Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Tracy x

Linda said...

This tin is stunning! All of the details make this a very special vintage treasure box for sure. These images are perfect for the vintage feel you have created. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Challenges. Good luck!

Jackie Thomas said...

This is just gorgeous Jenni. thank you for sharing and joining us at Hooked on craft challenges.
Hugs Jackie

Kelly said...

Wow! Your altered tin looks amazing!
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly

Scrapcat 1 said...

such a fabulous creation, love the image

Tina said...

wow this is amazing...great box with lovely details..thanks for joing us at stampinsanity anything but a card challenge

Tina
DT

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is wonderful, thanks for sharing!
hey, Pixie Dust Paperie is giving away a kit worth $40, please come join in the fun!
http://www.pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com/

Kelli said...

Wonderful!!! That box is awesome!!! Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity this challenge!!!

Ren-Yi said...

Wow - this box is amazing. This will be a gift to treasure for a long while! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

JOAN said...

Great altered project. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up this week. Hugs, Joan

KC said...

lovely tin! Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!!