Take one tin from a bottle of gin purchased by hubby for my use!
Too useful to throw out, I thought (the tin not the gin - never throw that out!)
Select the papers (Prima Almanac Collection - Shaffer)
Measure fold and cut - forget to paint the top of the tin at this stage.
Paint the tin lid - organise the embellies (Kaiser eggs and nest; Prima card; Kaiser chipboard bird)
Painted bird and lid with TH Distress ink - crackle old linen, and add some TH Red Brick ink
Dry off using heat gun before adding ink!
Watch the paint flake from lid top - quite like the effect but realise should have primed it first!!
Tried out various ways to attach birds nest to lid - started to add things - feathers, tulle (from SU; small tulle roses (from SU)
Add lace to top and bottom of tin - realise you haven't painted tin and do it after adding lace - carefully! Also employed a Copic pen to assist covering up the blue - had learnt lesson re lid so sanded the blue first - but some is still able to be seen. Over it now - so it's part of the finished piece!
Folded tulle in half and stitched with a running stitch through fold, pulled tight and formed a flower for the nest to rest on; stitched nest to this; glued nest to this too. Stuck tulle to the lid.
Added embellies to side of tin
Added charm to birdcage - interesting moment trying to stick birdcage to the tin with charm latch between but managed!
Back of tin - you can still see the blue!!!