Sunday, 30 May 2010

Magical Crafts Challenge #16

Morning everyone - hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend and that the sun is shining wherever you are!

The new challenge is set over at Magical Crafts this morning and this time it is "Metal Madness".  We want to see your craft projects with metal of some description on them.  This could be brads, charms, foil, findings, pins or an altered tin like I have made.  Remember, we are a multi craft site; you don't just have to make cards!  The design team have come up with some fantastic creations for this challenge so don't forget to pay a visit to their blogs.

The sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp.  I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs.

Here's what I did ....

This is how my tin started life - I think it may have come from Ikea a few years ago but, as it had been abandoned in the back of my cupboard for yonks, I decided to make use of it so that I have somewhere to keep my growing collection of craft charms.

Then, I gave it a few coats of cream acrylic paint.  This was just to stop the pattern showing at the edges although I painted the whole lot.  By painting it all, the matt surface helped the papers to stick.

I cut some DCWV paper to fit the lid and stuck it using High Tack PVA glue.  I gently sanded the edges with a fine sandpaper to give a smooth finish around the edges.  (Take care not to sand the paint away at the edges).  Then I stuck some ribbon around the edge, using DS tape and stuck my Tilda image which I coloured with pro markers and cut out.

I stuck some striped paper around the outside of the tin and made a decorative border using my Martha Stewart border punch.  Tilda was used again to match the lid and I I used the High Tack PVA to do this again.  I hand drew a butterfly - and decorated around the tin with a few punched flowers and pearls.  I've glittered the Tilda images - although the sparkle doesn't really show up in the pictures.

Finally, I added a "Charms" label and a little butterfly charm to finish it off.   I used a little brad to attach the charms to my tin.

Warning!!! Take care when poking a hole through the tin - you ought to ask a responsible adult to do this for you .... I couldn't find one, so I had to do it myself!!!

I am going to enter this project into the following challenges:

Passion for pro markers - Anything goes
Creative Cottage - Flowers and Charms

Thanks for looking - can't wait to see what Magical Craft creation you come up with!



Sarah said...

This is beautiful, what a lovely way to store your charms xxx

Doreen said...

This is just stunning Amanda,I must have a go at altering something I am not sure it would turn out as good as this

the crafty duck said...

This is stunning Amanda!! Love the Tilda image and it is a fantastic storage box!! Lots of love Steph

jackiescrafts said...

I love your altered tin Amanda, it's a great project

Hugs Jackie x

Anja´s kortkreasjoner said...

Such a fab box. Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week, good luck.
Hugs Anja

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Amanda, what a gorgeous altered tin! Love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our anniversary challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Becky said...

What a gorgeous charm tin Amanda, love it!!

Julie said...

Gorgeous project!! Thanks for joining in our celebrations at PFP this week - best of luck!! Juliexx

Donna said...

Beautiful altered tin Amanda and such a pretty choice of colours and flowers! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x

Jennifer said...

So pretty! I love this....brilliant xx Jenny xx

Lesley said...

Your tin is gorgeous Amanda and a great way to store your charms! xx