I have just joined a wonderful on-line craft group called 'Creativity Venture' set up and run by the lovely Sandra. Now Sandra has put lots of work into the challenges to make us think 'outside the box'. She collected personal information from each of us at the start.
So my personal challenge for this month was to take inspiration from the above tin which she sourced from ellenskaartjes.blogspot.com, do my own rendition and add as much of my own style into the piece as I wanted.
So off tin hunting I went and found this;
a mini whisky tin
and the inside. It's quite a nice size and quite deep.
So I set to work collecting a few pieces, stamping some images. The background is a piece of kraft resist from T!m's stack covered with picket fence distress stain. The stamped images are from TH plates, the cogs are from the movers and shapers mini gears die and the arrows are from a cuttlebug die.
Once I'd placed them where I wanted them I put them all at different levels as you can see in the above photo to give some dimension.
This piece is going to make the inside of the lid, using some T!m papers, his cogs and stamp!! I used the metallic distress stains on the cog and around the words.
Then I started working on the front (ie the lid) and this is where I took inspiration from the photo I'd been sent using the lacing and the torn and curled edges. Again everything on the lid is from the T!m collection including the tissue tape around the edges.
So these are the pieces from earlier, now housed inside the tin and the bottom of the tin around the sides has been edged with card. I haven't done anything with the inside edges of the lid, else it won't close properly!!!
And finally the outside edge looked a bit plain and boring as the paper I'd used only had very faint text script on and not all the way around, so I stuck on a strip of burplap.
Thanks once again to the Creativity Venture group and Sandra for challenging me - hope I've come up to scratch!!!
I also want to enter this piece into the Out of a Hat Creations challenge. This week they have a bingo card and you have to pick a line. Each of the lines includes a hat, still in keeping with the hatters tea party theme. Can you guess which line I've used?