Tuesday, 26 April 2011

An Altered Tin challenge

I hope everyone had a great Easter and is enjoying some holiday time. I have been away in the states visiting with family and finally got the chance to give my wonderful new little nephew lots of hugs and smooches. Of course visiting family meant driving lots from state to state so I think I will need a holiday from my holiday. Oh well.

This weeks Challenge over at Try it on Tuesday was chosen by Pat and the challenge is to Alter a tin. I chose to alter a pencil case tin holding my graphite drawing pencils. I started with the picture on the tin as it was a beautiful B&W sketch type. I really wanted to do something around that. I used my Promarkers to colour the picture. I was really surprised how well they worked on the metal surface and how you could get different effects like watercolour and blending by overlaying the colours.
This was the finished inside. I used Prima Papers and Tim Holtz stamps here along with some tissue tape on the edges and some white sheer/satin ribbon inside.

And here is the bottom. I used Tissue tape to cover the bottom and the sides. I liked the effect of it. I had planned to do some embossing on the entire tin but being away with limited supplies I had to abandon that idea and work with what supplies I had in my travel kit.

Here is another shot of the finished tin. I added some cut out butterflies and moths on the top stamped with Tim Holtz stamps. The papers are also from the same Prima pack and the "Artist" stamp on the bottom is also from Tim Holtz. The lace I picked up at walmart in NC.

This weeks Try it on Tuesday challenge is sponsored by our good friends at the Craft Barn.

So don't forget to be eligible for this weeks sponsored prize voucher you will need to give them a mention and link them in your post.

We also have a special surprise this week ....

Our new guest Designer Freya so be sure to pop on over to the Try it on Tuesday blog and check out her bio you will be amazed. We also have allot of wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team. They really went all out this week with some gorgeous ideas for you. Now it is your turn to show us your altered tins. Just link up your post over at the TIOT blog. I cannot wait to see them

Now for a last note don't forget I am offering some blog candy to a lucky winner and you have until the end of the month to enter just by leaving a comment or becoming a follower. Check out more details on my previous post here.

Wishing you a wonderful week and a great big thank you for popping in to see me!



Clarky J said...

The tin is gorgeous Angela and i like how you have used an original feature to be the centre piece x Thanks for being such an awesome team mate x Janet

Michelle said...

Hi Angela
Looks like you had a great time with your family, some lovely photos.
Lovin' your tin - inspired idea to use the image on the tin and it looks great, inside and out.
Huge hugs
x Michelle

Meggymay said...

Wow, a great idea to keep the pretty flower, love your tin alterations, inside and out.
Yvonne xx

PatR said...

Great idea to colour the image on your tin and the total effect is amazing. xx

sam21ski said...

Gosh I can't believe that you used promarkers, those daffodils look painted - gorgeous xxx

Poppet said...

Hi Angela, I love the way the flowers are featured behind the torn paper. The butterflies look fab and add great dimension along with the ribbon and lace. :-) xx

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous altered tin Angela, I must remember the promarker tip, that's amazing.
Hope you are having a fabulous time with your family, enjoy every moment.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Christina Carnoy said...

That project is really beautiful!!!