Friday, 14 May 2010

soup never looked so good

Tin is the theme this month at Alter It Monthly be it an altered tin or using tin or metal on your project. Luckily I had just used a tin so after a bit of ferreting around my recycling I managed to retrieve it to alter. I first coloured the edges of the tin using watermelon alchohol ink and covered the whole thing in a book page inked with worn lipstick distress ink. I have fallen in love with the tattered floral alterations die so made lots of flowers die cut from lots of bright papers, the larger ones have a brad and large black sequin for their centres. Another favourite technique at the moment is embossing good old kitchen tin foil using the cuttlebug. I cut out my initial in cardstock and covered in foil and then run through the bug using the roses embossing folder, therefore adding another tin element to my project. Around the bottom edge I added a scrap of black lace.
You may remember my new art doll stamp, well I have now put her together to adorn my new tin. I added a wooden coffee stirrer to the reverse and that sits inside the tin allowing her to perch on the edge.


I'm going to use it as a pen holder in the hope of trying to restore some order to my desk. Why not take part too there is a prize draw with a £15 gift e-voucher on offer from Happy Daze




8 comments:

Wrightboysmum said...

Fab, fab! Love it a lot.

Moira said...

This is a fabulous piece, whimsical and lovely to look at. Great for the Alter It monthly theme

Gillian said...

Thank you Amanda for joining in with this months theme, your altered art doll pen holder is wonderful, great choice of colours too.

Sian said...

That's gorgeous Amanda! It looks like an amazing stamp.

Sarah said...

You are so clever - no one would guess it was an old soup can! Stunning

michelle said...

I love this!!! And soup certainly hasn't ever looked so good :)

Zuzu's Blog said...

COOL... also.. its so cool you did another matchbox lol...

nice art doll too and you really made that soup tin something worth displaying.. thanks loads for supporting the site by joining in .

Z x

Ginger said...

What an original piece, so inspiring. Thank you for joining in with us on Alter it monthly this month