Thursday, May 14, 2009

Altered Tin


Today's SCS challenge was to alter a tin--and after seeing all the wonderful creations, I am embarrassed to even submit my paltry little thing!  My friend gave me a bunch of these clear-top tins and they were just sitting around, gathering don't have anything in your craft room like that, right?  So here we go:


I covered the side with some Manchester DP, and on the top added some Nestie-cut circles of Kraft and Always Artichoke, then stamped my little Trendy Tree on another circle of Manchester.  I stamped the spiraly-leaf thing a few times with Artichoke on Confetti White and punched it out, then popped it up on the lid.  I poked two holes on either side of the tree and added a hemp twine knot; the tag is also tied around the outside of the tin with twine as well.  I added a silver eyelet for the twine to feed through.




I'll put some goodies in here for my Dad for Father's Day....maybe some M&Ms! 



I was making some samples for my meeting, and after rooting through the scraps, die cuts, etc., that were littering my desk, I came up with this fun card:


Four layers of the Daisies #2 die cut in More Mustard form the flower; a big knot of Mellow Moss grosgrain forms the center.  The lady bug and sentiment are stamped in Riding Hood Red--gotta use it up before it retires!  Background paper is from the Hostess Patterns Pack.

And finally, I was experimenting again with stamping on SU's clear window sheets, and found a way to have the colors show up a little better.  You can look here for my first attempt.  This time, instead of letting the Stazon White ink dry, I applied the pastels immediately after stamping; they adhere to the ink and really stand out:



It's such a dreary day here, I hope you can see the effect in the first shot.  I mounted the sheet on a piece of Tea Party, and stamped my sentiment on another coordinating piece, then punched it with the small oval punch.  Funky Forest forms my monochromatic border on the Sage Shadow card.  I love this!

Thanks for visiting today!  If you need any info on any of these projects, just shoot me an email!


Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Wow Leanne! All great! I especially love the knot of ribbon for the center of your flower...both cards are fantastic and the tin is so sweet!

Shawn said...

Hi LeAnne! Can't wait for our meeting on Sunday! Woohoo!!!

All of these project are fabulous! However, the one that made my heart sing was the funky forest wheel along the bottom of the sage shadow card!! Gorgeous!!!

mudmaven said...

What wonderful things you are sharing with us today. Love all of it. That altered tin is really nice and gotta love the layered daisy. I haven't tried the clear sheets yet - gonna have to after seeing all the fun things you are doing with them. ~chris

Our Little Inspirations said...

great cards today! I don't know which one I like better, but I LOVE those diecut flowers, the knotted flower center and the wheeled tree border! Nice work!!

Cindy Malone said...

Great cards and tin, I especially like the daisy with the ribbon stem that also makes the center of the flower, too cool :-)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love your altered tin. Adorable DP!!

Deb Neerman said...

OKay, I happen to think your altered tin is gorgeous!! I love it! And your cards ... omigosh, they're amazing!! I lurve trendy trees and you've really made it rock here.

I know we're our own worse critics, but you're being super-hard on yourself ... these projects are just fantastical!!! And I'm certainly not alone here, lolol!

Anonymous said...

Awesome cards & I just loveeeeeee your tin today, LeAnne!! That paper rocks and the stamp set you used is so cute! I just got it myself and haven't even mounted it yet! LOL I bet your Dad will love it! :)
Your cards are so cute as well! I am ordering those Daisy Dies today...they are just AWESOME and love what you've done with it on your flower card! The knot is a nice touch!
Beautifully done! TFS

Have a great day!

Juanita said...

Oh, you have been so busy! The tin is adorable. The bigshot flower card is just darling and I love the playing around you have been doing with window sheets. I hope to get to those and experiment soon.

Nancy Sanders said...

Love this card and the monochromatic effect of the trees. What a great stamp

Stamp and Smile said...

Such beautiful cards and candy tin... I love that little thing! Perfect for that special guy in your life... :) And the daisy card is stunning using scraps you had on hand... SWEET! Have a super evening.. :)