Sunday, September 29, 2013

Altered tin can

I cannot believe it has been almost six months since I have been able to scrap anything.  I decided that it was time to force myself to get back among the  living and start doing what I love to do.  I have a small challenge group and figured the best way to motivate me may be to challenge them!  I posted 7 challenges for them to do this month.  The first challenge was to alter something.  I had used a small can of tuna one day and thought that would be good to alter.  The more I looked at it the more I thought it was too small as I decided to make a mini album to go in it.  So, off to the grocery store I went and found a chicken can that I thought would be just the right size.  I was talking on the phone to my niece as I shopped and when I told her where I was and that I was searching for something to alter, she just laughed at me.  I think she will be surprised with what I chose and how it came out.  lol

The item as purchased:

The finished item after I had a little fun with it.:
Spray painting the can black was the first choice I made.  I wanted to make a Christmas themed item so chose the papers from an older  Daisy Ds pad.  I then chose the stamp I wanted to use......this cute one from Bildmalarna.  I just love their stamps and think they have the sweetest little faces.  The lace border is from a Magnolia die and the sentiment stamp is also Bildmalarna.  I inked all the edges with chestnut roan Color box ink.  The pearls, ribbon and flowers are just out of old stash.  

Upon lifting the top off, you will find a little drop down coaster album. A good friend, Alana, sent me some coasters many years ago and am finally getting a few used.  I covered each with black cardstock and then decorated with patterned papers.  After using  my crop a dile to punch holes, I  chained each to the other.  They fold accordion style to fit in the can.

Page one is the bottom of the lid.

I used the nesties die for the scalloped pocket and Magnolia dies for the tags.  A little red stickles around the edges and yellow stickles in the flower centes finished this page off.

 Page 2:

This is a very simple page.  I used a couple red flowers along with a couple punched vine leaves to top the plain square photo mat.  The sentiment stamp as well as the die cut for it is from Whimsy.  Again a little stickles finished this page.

Page 3

This page is a little fold out matchbook type mat.  The snowman stamp is from Studio G.  The sentiment stamp is just a random one I have and have no idea what company.  The little holly leaves on this page as well as on page two, come from a border punch from Fiskars.  Velcro hold the flaps shut.

Page 4:

Another simple page using a Nesties die and another Fiskars border punch. The red pearls finished this page.   I am still trying to use lots of stash and tools I have had forever that have been neglected.  I will never be able to even make a dent in my room but feel better knowing some are finally getting used!

Page 5:

Another little fold out mat for this last page.  I think I may add a few more decorations and still need to finish the back pages.  

Thank you all for stopping by.  I am hoping  to be back into the scrapping world again without any major disruptions.  God bless each of you and many hugs to all.


Bildmalarna - Red

7 Kids College Fund - anything goes.  I used copics and the Neenah paper that I know was purchased from them.  Not sure on the floweres and pearls as I have had them for a long time.

613 Avenue Create - create your own challenge- alter something- I used Punch, die cut, pearls, image stickles, sentiment flowers, ribbon and lace

Simon Says - anything goes

Designed to Color- anything goes

Crafty Sentiments- not a card

Challenges 4 Everybody- anything goes

Glitter n Sparkle - metal,  since my entire project is metal can, I am hoping it qualifies

Hobby Cutz - pearls and lace

Pile it On - leaves......lots of leaves on this project

Crafting 4 Eternity - anything goes

Ladybug Crafts - anything goes

Crafting by Designs - anything goes

Whoopsi Daisy- anything but a card 

Party Time Tuesdays- anything goes