Saturday, 15 August 2009

Altered Tin


Maz gave us all a tin to alter, but unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of it naked!!!! Been as though it was given to me by Maz I thought I would carry through the theme from the step. I cut the letters using the cuttlebug, stuck them onto the lid and covered it in sticky backed silver foil. Using a paper stump I carefully smoothed out the foil and traced around the letters. Using meadow, juniper, lettuce and willow alcohol inks I coloured the lid. Once dry I used my black stazon pad to hi-lite the letters.


The inside of the lid is covered in a piece of road map, and the quote is stamped directly onto it, again using black stazon. I then masked this off and stamped the hands over it (again carrying on with the step tradition) using olive green stazon. For the bottom I stamped the same car image 3 times and decoupaged the car and stamped journey down the right hand side in peeled paint distressed ink.


Hilda kindly sent me some printed words on Safmat, so I used 4 of them around the edges of the tin - journey, dream, travel, destiny


....... life is a journey

22 comments:

Ang C said...

This is stunning!!!!

Claireabelle said...

This is fab Sam, I love the letters on the lid

Andrea said...

Fabulous tin,great colours and a fab theme.xx

Linda Elbourne said...

This tin is amazing - you did a grand job!

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful love those hands especially.

downrightcrafty said...

love the theme hun and the inside looks amazing Kate x

Jo said...

Brilliant x

Lil Sis said...

That looks totally fab Sam love the lettering on the front.

Starting to feel human again now thanks.

Beccy x

LazyKay said...

That's a BRILL effect, esp on the lid! Luvit!

xxxxxxx

Sue Abbott said...

You've done a brilliant job with the tin. Everything about it's great and you've used so many techniques again.
Sue x

Barb said...

Oh Sam,
Your tin is fantastic !

Minxy said...

Oh super duper fabby... i love it.. makes me wanna go alter something but i've just NO time right now!!! xx

Angelnorth said...

This is fabulous Sam! Love the way you've done the lid and the bits inside look fantastic - great job!

Sid said...

Love you altered tin, lovely effect with the foiled letters on the lid !

crafty creations said...

Fantastic!!!!! Love the colour - all the techniques and elements you've used are superbly done

x Hilda

All mixed up maz said...

wow love your tin sam its Fantastic.maz xx

Tracy said...

Sam this is awsome. Love The lettering on the top and sides and the colours you have used make it look aged but still up to date. Beautiful work of art wtg You xxx

craftytrog said...

I love this little tin Sam! Its awesome! x

ARTful Wings said...

I agree with everyone - really stunning xx

ju said...

Fab, fab, fab! Love it.x

Femmy said...

it's fabulous!!!

mommabear said...

Its fantastic Sam I love it

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