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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Challenge #19 Crafting with Dragonflies

CRAFTING WITH DRAGONFLIES:

Alter a Tin or a Jar - Vintage Theme



Our Sponsor for this is Digistamps4Joy
who are offering a prize to the value of $10 

Margy provided two images for the DT to work with (thanks Margy),and my fancy was drawn to the vintage lady. So I printed her off several times and coloured her up using my Soft Derwent and Prisma pencils and Zest (I think some call this Gamasol) to colour up the images:


I did this twice with two different sizes of the image - one I attached to a backing of dark blue card after I sponged the edges of the card with TH Wild Honey ink and Salty Ocean ink.  I also added some lovely sparkly gold and orange Smooch.The second I added to the lid of my tin.


I tried to get them to look very similar


Now, I had an idea that I would create a set of gift cards, with a box for them and a tin to take some sweeties as a Valentines gift set. So, I found a tin - soap tin left over from second last year's Christmas gifts - and a box - ditto time frame and this was housing a wallet. I found half a sheet of a 12 x 12 Kaiser Esperance - Sea Spray; the colours matched. 


I washed the tin and put it outside to dry - 10 minutes later it was as hot as hot!

I painted it with white gesso (when it cooled down!) and gave it three coats.  Then I tied to put the lid back on it - nope! So, I sanded the paint off parts of the bottom tin and made it look a little vintage and worn.  I then added some TH Wild Honey and sponged with the Salty Ocean. I added some ruffled ribbon - SU Island Indigo.

...painting....

...adding ribbon...

...sanded edges and sponges sides....


...sponged top - a bit grungy almost.....


Then I made a box, and some cards to fit inside: photo's follow-


....box....


...with lid...


...bottom opens out...


...into one long strip....


...which I covered with the DP....


....added the ribbon....


....and the image....


...and filled it with small cards and envelopes, made from SU Sahara Sand card, Whisper White card, stamped with SU heart from A Happy Heart in Momento Potter's Clay (stamped off once) and overstamped with the sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black.  Rounded the corners of the cards and the toppers, and sponged the edges...


...sic cards in the box....


...added a Kaiser flower....


Here are the tin and the box!

I will be entering this in the following:
Shopping Our Stash: Love or Valentines/Hearts
Make it Monday: Anything Goes








12 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

oh dear you put so many lovely Photo on your creation and I love the Image its soo adorable and your project is totally ADORABLE...love love love what you made.I believe the one who get this will smile and happy...its really adorable one..I love it much...(I have no heart keyboard here :( LOL)

I see your creation on Make It Monday, my card is #86, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

Rene said...

This is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck,
Rene :D

Wynn Walton said...

Susan I love these. Love the colours you've used too. Someone's going to be lucky to receive these. Great tutorial. Hugs Wynn xx

Sheena Mckee said...

Love it when people recycle and make something new,this little project is just lovely,the person who receives this is going be lucky thank you for joining in with us at just inspirational and good luck

Leslie Hanna said...

Wow, what a special gift this will make for someone! I admire people who can alter things. I don't have the patience! :)

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

frommycraftroom said...

WOW. What a great way to repurpose a box and container. Great job. Fab colouring, lovely image and the card set is great. TFS.

CG said...

Both of these projects are so beautiful! I just adore your coloring, and I can't believe how well you lined the image up on the tin; so lovely! Best, CG

~ Barb said...

This is amazing Susan! The distressing on the tin is my favorite part and to think it was all because the lid wouldn't fit on, lol. A happy accident. Beautiful images too.
{Hugs} Barb

Ina said...

Can I just say BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL. Fantastic result.Awesome. Well i said more than just BEAUTIFUL didn't I hehe

Taniaj Scott said...

Wow this is beautiful you have created some wonderful gifts Hugs txx

happyglitzygirl said...

Just lovely Susan, so useful and so pretty now....blessings Hilde

debby4000 said...

Oh these are fabulous, absolutely love them.
Thank you joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.
luv
Debby