Saturday, 12 January 2013

A Personal Challenge

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, 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?


Pinksparklegirl said...

Wow thats brilliant, i certainly thin you rose to the challenge there. Look forward to seeing the next installment

Buttons said...

Oh Sam! You most certainly HAVE risen to this challenge! Full of interest without an overpowering colour palette. I love how you've added so much dimension to the backpiece and am officially in love with that laced element. Used that idea yonks ago on a small part of a card and then forgot all about it - thanks for the memory jogger. Hope you are challenged/enjoy future projects as much. Hugs, Jenny x

Helen said...

What a great idea! I love your tin.

chrissies said...

This is just amazing Sam and you have worked so hard to make the tin special.

I think your Bingo line is Hat, button, text and stamp--am I right?

Lovely to have you join us as always at Out of a Hat this week. Off to have a look at the new challenge blog you found.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

artwolf2009 said...

really fantastic!

Deborah said...

Sam, that's incredible! And a very interesting concept - to get someone else to direct and challenge you. Look forward to seeing more.

Von said...

It's a fab tin Sam with so much detail so the inside :)
Von ♥

Paula Whittaker said...

wow you were certainly inspired by the image given....wonderful creation Sam.

Marianne said...

Awesome!! What a great creation. Love it completely! Your imagination is indeed boundless!! Great job!

happyDiane said...

What a cool project!! Like that you didn't ignore the inside.

Lottie said...

Your creations are truly stunning and you have certainly 'pulled all the stops out' for this challenge. Amazing

Sandy Jones said...

Oh my days ,, i love it xx well done sweet x

Last Door Studio said...

Sam this is great..

So pleased you took the challenge on and had fun...

Now to find a harder challenge for you for next month..

Thanks for joining us..


butterfly said...

It's so cool, Sam - love the dimensionality of all those different elements at different levels, and the lacing up the outside is fabulous!
Alison x

Minxy said...

WOW Sam, what a fab tin, love the details and the inspiration you have taken from the original picture.

Sue said...

This is wonderful Sam, I love the lacing and the curled edges, and especially that bit of burlap around the outside. You certainly have risen to the challenge xx

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fab piece and what a great idea! I love how you have taken the challenge up and ran with it so the speak! To stunning effect I may add, love it!

Janet said...

Hi Sam,great tin, love how you have added so much detail to the inside,I agree with Chrissie on the bingo line you choose.
Thanks for playing bingo with us at Out of a Hat
Janet x

downrightcrafty said...

fab u lous, love it however the lacing looks brilliant and love the papers
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra's Spot said...

HI Sam, That is bloomin wonderful I think you used line Hat text button. You have incorporated so much in this tin I love it. Hope you enjoyed the Jack D as well LOL. Thanks for joining the party at the Hatters. Hugs Sandra X

Chris said...

Sam, this is fabulous and so you! I especially love the inside piece with all the different layers.

hazel said...

Amazing work Sam, so much to look at, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

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