Friday, 9 April 2010

Third and Final

I really have been a busy little bee today, but I think all this variety after so long of making nothing but cards has refreshed my creative muse.

This time around I was inspired by the challenge over at Lexi's Creations which is to alter something.

I have a few of these little tins - from when my hubby tried to quit nicotine by smoking cigars instead of cigarettes - but I thought these little tins were adorable so I kept a handful.

This particular one holds paperclips, ring pulls and such.

I covered it with torn pieces of a book page (a book I have nodesire to read again that was bought as a holiday read from Poundland! I also stained it the old-fashioned way with actual tea!) and plenty of PVA glue, which has the added bonus of a glossy finish. The tree I drew with a lovely brown Indian ink brushtip marker that I have had for years.

The "magpies" are actually a little bird stamp that's more akin to a blackbird but with the beak made longer and more rounded and the tail made much longer - and also the colours - I think they may just about pass for magpies; they're stamped onto aged inchies.

The numbers in the rhyme and the inchies also qualify for the Small World of Inchies challenge with the theme 'Numbers'.

Thats all from me for now. Hopefully I will be back in a day or two with some more new creations.

I shall also blog-hop around to view the other entries to the challenges I've entered.

Take care and happy crafting!
Charli xx


lalkygirl said...

hi charli,fantastic project love the images and all your details,great idea to use the torn paper as backing and i love that you aged it with tea,
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck with the challenge
lalkygirl x

Craftyanny said...

This is a lovely little project, love how you've changed an ordinary little tin into something gorgeous
Thanks for playing along on Lexi's Creations
Anne x

Georgie said...

Super little project.The tin is beautiful
Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations

Tracey said...

Fabulous little tin & so handy :)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!


Nancy Dooren ~ Nans said...

Oh, i love this! Beautiful inchies and tin! Thanx for playing!

missy k said...


what a sweet little tin... I love the birds - which look very much like magpies to me!

everytime I see a magpie I have to say 'good morning Mr Magpie' otherwise its bad luck!


rozzy said...

What a fantastic altered tin Charli and very inspiring too.. thanks so much for entering it in to Lexi's creations challenge this week.
hugs rozzy xx
ps ..Lynn crafty nanna on trimmie is into inches and wante dto start up a swap.. you might be interested.. xx