Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Altered Tin for Tuesday Taggers.

Hi Everyone.

It is an absolutely beautiful morning here in Lincolnshire, blue sky and sunshine, I really hope it lasts. I always feel so much better when the weather is good. I've got a busy week ahead of me as I am off on holiday with the family next Monday to Brittany, it is a place we try to go to every year and just love, but there is so much to do before I go....lol....it is always the same, I try to get organised ahead of time but somehow I never quite manage it.

The Theme this week at Tuesday Taggers is "Birds and Bees" it was chosen by my good friend and Design Team mate Clarky J. Today is her birthday, so here is a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY for her

For this challenge I have altered a small tin that used to contain a pack of playing cards, I have covered the entire tin and lid with a Print Backingpaper and then added distress inks using cut and dry foam. The bird, Branch and sentiment stamps are from a set by Stampin Up, the branch has been stamed twice and decoupaged. The bee is also a stamped image which has been cut out, coloured and glazed with glossy accents and added as an embellishment. The stamped images and their background have all been coloured using distress inks, and I used some sequin waste as a mask to add the"Honeycomb" which was then accentuated with Distress Stickles. This was then matted onto brown card stock before matting onto the lid. A seven gypsies Wax seal and a piece of ribbon around the edge of the tin lid finished the project off.
I hope you like it.
Bee xx


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous.


  2. Barbara it's stunning - love it and especially the way you've finished it off with the wax seal - nice touch. Have a lovely day and Happy Birthday to your friend Clarky J

    x Hilda

  3. Fantastic altered tin Bee, love what you've done with it xxx

    Have a fab holiday if I don't 'speak' to you before you go xxx

  4. Great ATCs and scrapbook pages, excellent designs and combinations of elements :)
    - Crafts by Bee

  5. This is stunning - love the wax seal, in fact love it all !!

  6. Great piece of work, and lovely to see you both last weekend. Have a good holiday.

  7. Hi Bee - what a lovely inspiring blog you have here. Your altered work is stunning. It was lovely chatting to you today in the Range - have a lovely holiday and we will definitely sort out a date for lampworking. Take care Polly xx