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Friday, 20 April 2012

Altered Tin

Well my inclination to craft has been well and truly missing for a few weeks (it's a good job I work in advance of myself in respect of my DT obligations) and what with the Cubby Hole exhibition looming and our son wanting a display of his daughter's name in her nursery  I thought I would have to get myself crafting again so  for an hour or so this afternnon I have just had a play!
Yesterday I tidied my drawers at work and found this tin from a stationery supplier, I thought it may make a "calling" or "business" card holder (it did house a very cheap needlework set).
I have coloured the tin with a number of alcohol inks and decorated in a shabby chic/vintage style and made three romantic "calling" cards.  I have used an old book to decorate my tin and cards.


Please excuse the photos - I have taken them outside but it was raining - if you look closely you can see the raindrops lol:)




 I would like to enter the following challenges with my altered tin and "calling" cards:-

I have been looking at these challenges wanting to join in so am pleased to join in with their 3rd challenge and hope what I have done is suitable.  The standard is amazing over there!




Thank You.  Suzanne ~x~





20 comments:

TannyP said...

Stunning! Talk about reusing to the best of an item's life....this is fabulous =) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Recycle Challenge!

Lozzapops said...

Wow! What a transformation and a great idea! Love the vintage look .. Thanks for joining us at Divas. Laura x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous work Suzanne ! Your project most definitely does fit the challenge. I love the vintage images you've used and the transformation of the tin is just amazing ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely gorgeous Suz, just love the colours and designs.
Have a wonderful weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Candy C said...

Suzanne, your altered tin is really pretty. Love the new and improved vintage look you've given it! <3 Candy

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is so very cool...luv the design...thanks for playing along with us at F&F..have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Suzi B said...

Hi Suze, this looks gorgeous love the romatic vintage style
suzi b xx

hazel said...

Wow Suzanne, this is gorgeous - A great transformation. I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

lainey said...

beautiful work Suzanne, love vintage style :) lainey x

Debi said...

So cool!!!!! Looks so pretty no one would guess how the box started out :-). debi x

Maria said...

This is stunning Suzanne, I love your altered tin and calling cards and your vintage style is beautiful.

Maria x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW ... this is gorgeous! I love vintage design and you have done a fabulous job on both the tin & the calling cards! LOVE IT!!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a stunning transformation! Beautiful shabby chic treasure ;) Have a lovely Sunday, hugs Joanna xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. :)

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Suzanne,
gorgeous tuning and reusing,
lovely items-))m

Marjie Kemper said...

What a treasure... I love the soft text and lace, your flowers... all of it! Totally beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly & Funkie!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a wonderful card box you have created, Suzanne! Brilliant idea and I love the soft romantic colors and images you have used! Gorgeous lace too. Really super entry into our repurposing/upcycling challenge this time at Frilly and Funkie. So glad to have you joining in the fun with us!

Hugs,
Linda

Vicki Romaine said...

Your alatered tin is georgeous and I love all the vintage images. Wonderful. Thanks so much for entering "From the Past" at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Lisa Jane said...

whata wonderful project - so pretty
Thanks for joining us at Divas this week's
Lisa x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Such a beautiful idea. Gorgeous colours and of course images.
Wishes
Lynne

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