Friday, September 3, 2010

Altered Tin Challenge!

I just posted a new challenge over at Sketches for You, and I'd love if you played along!  The challenge this month is to alter a tin.  You can purchase a tin at your local craft store or (and this is my favorite way to get a tin), you can wash any empty tin that had food, mints - whatever - in it and alter that!  Here's the first tin I want to show you:

I don't remember what this round tin was from, but it was in my "recycle" box! I inked it up with alcohol ink - wild plum and lettuce. I stamped the top with one of my favorite Melody Ross stamps. (If you stamp on alcohol ink, I've found Staz-On to work best.) I added some flowers, ribbon, and a hat pin - and it's done! Easy peasy and finished in less than 30 minutes.

Here's another example:

This is an empty Starbuck's mocha powder tin. It was just too perfect to throw away! I covered it with beautiful paper from Nepal. A little ribbon and a charm - another easy project in less than 30 minutes!

I challenge you to work with your supplies and cover a tin. I'll tell you a little bit about adhesives. I usually use super tape (red roll) to adhere paper. Then I cover with some sort of decoupage medium. I think Martha Stewart has a great decoupage and sealer and I use it often. However I also like paper Mod Podge. It's nice to finish off your projects with a sealer so that they are protected.

I'd like you to load your projects right in the post on Sketches for You, so that I have easy access to them. I am really excited about this prize for this challenge!!

I am going to randomly select a winner to receive a $10 gift certificate to The Cutting Cafe. The Cutting Cafe has amazing images and templates that work for cards, scrapbook pages and altered items. The winner will be able to select what they want - and $10 will go very far!!

This challenge runs through the whole month of September. you must have your project loaded by September 30th at 11:59 pm CST. I can't wait to see what you'll come up with!!

8 comments:

Celeste said...

Absolutely beautiful....

Laurel said...

Wow gorgeous tins!

Pat said...

WOW!! Fabulous tins!!!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful Brenda. Love the effect of the stamping along with the beautiful flowers on top!

Fern said...

Brenda, these are gorgeous!!!!!!! Hugs!!

Irena said...

These are so pretty and beautiful.
Lovely flowers and ribbons.
I wish you wonderful weekend!

Sending you lots of smiles, Irena :)

Karen Pedersen said...

Gorgeous! That first one is TO DIE FOR!

Sandy Ang said...

Such pretty altered tins !