Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Last Wantage Challenge

At last I have finished my altered tin. Sue Law provided us with a lovely stash of fibres, buttons and beads, stamps and a yeast tin with the challenge to do something with it. Well, it sat on my desk for ages before I finally gained some inspiration from an article in the CS magazine.

This is the tin that Sue provided in the stash. It is not that big, but provided a big headache for me in knowing what to do with it.

So, I had some sheet metal that I cut to fit around the tin in two pieces. Punched holes down both sides of the metal then embossed it in the Cuttlebug using the Swirls folder. I then painted the tin and the metal with a couple of coats of gold paint. When that dried, I attached it to the tin by using some of the fibres that Sue had included in the lovely box and lacing both sides around the tin.

Then I had to decide how to decorate the tin. I stamped some Tanda flowers onto card, embossed with gold,, cut them out then used coloured Kindyglitz to provide some colour on the petals. It needed something else as well, so I cut some swirly leaves with the Cricut and the Home Accents cartridge, glitzed them with sparkly Kindiglitz and attached to the tin. Added the flowers and hey, presto..... This is the result:

The photo does not really do it justice, unfortunately. However, it is finished just in time to enter into another challenge - the Allsorts Challenge for this week is Embossing, so it fits!

So, Sue, I finally did it!!


Zoechaos said...

Looks fab from where I am sitting and you used my favourite Tanda flower! xx Zoe

crafty creations said...

What a fantastic transformation Janet - love it

x Hilda

Burnice said...

Well done Janet - great tin!
Love it.
Burnice x

sam21ski said...

Great looking tin Janet xxxx

Faye said...

Wow, your yeast tin is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Charisma. x

Kirsten said...

Fabulous tin the embossing looks stunning...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

mommabear said...

Brill transformation Janet