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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Recycled Tin with Tatty Twinkles

Happy 2015 everyone and I hope you all had a wonderful time over the festive season. It seems strange as it took me ages to gather or should I say muster, any festive spirit but once it was here, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. However that's it over for another 11 or so months and tomorrow the tree will come down and the decorations carefully stashed away. How come this can take ages to do when putting them up took minutes ...?

As for new years resolutions ... I have none. I have decided to set myself some goals instead and at least this way I have control of how long they take to complete and also minimise the undue stress a resolution can put on you ... or is it the failure of not keeping to your resolution(s) that causes the stress?

Anyhow enough waffle and on to my recycled tin (which I confess I did make a while back but could not share) ...

I decided a while back to keep lots of different tins because I knew one day I would turn them in to a project and this tin became a pencil holder. I was lucky to be asked to make some samples for Create and Craft for the launch of Tatty Twinkles to the US and have used Tatty Twinkles Cowgirl to adorn my tin.

Tatty has been coloured with Prisma pencils and I am slowly mastering the blending bit. It was strange to slowly add the colour and use each colour to slowly blend but am getting there.

I covered the tin in hessian and then decorated with various stamped images from the Cowgirl set. All elements have been coloured with Prisma pencils and "aged" with distress inks. Tatty is mounted via a wooden peg (which means she can be removed) and I also created an additional decorated peg with the "Saddle Up" sentiment. This has magnetic tape on the back so could be a fridge magnet too.

I also decorated each of the pencils with different signs and/or images, plus some hessian tails. I secured all of these with my hot glue gun as did not want them falling off too quickly.

Now I only have another 20+ tins still to decorate ..... I feel a Pinterest session coming on ... lol.

Again, "Happy New Year" to you all,

x x x

Products I have used:

Craftliners - anything but square
Recycle, Repurpose and Reinvent 
Rhedd's Creative Challenges - anything goes
The Crafting Cafe - lots of layers
Bloggers Challenge - reuse or recycle
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Docerela Creations - anything goes
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Creative Knockouts - for the kids
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes


Nikki said...

This is stunning. I love this.
Very inspiring x

Andree said...

A fabulous project and a wonderfully coloured image. I love decorating tins too x

Lea Brawn said...

Absolutely fabulous. What a great idea x

misteejay said...

What a cute make. Love the way you have decorated this tin.
Happy New Year to you.
Toni xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Louise, love the image and fabulous idea to recycle the tin. Looking forward to seeing what you create using the other tins.
Linda xxx

The size of the crochet hook is 2.00mm with 10 count cotton. :)

Jan Ltc said...

Love this xx Jan

Laine said...

Such a fabulous designed, coloured and detailed project.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous project. Love your design, the embellishing and the coloring!! Awesome

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Lou this is a fantastic project it was worth saving all those cans. Hugs Jackie

Lexie said...

Such a fab and fun project. Love it. Happy New Year.

Aartje said...

It is beautyfull, thanks for joining our challenge at craftliners.
Hugs Aartje

Samantha K said...

i neeeeeddd this for my desk!! Hehe this is fab, so much fun and so much to look at xx

Julie Short said...

What Fun Lou! I bet you will have a hard time keeping this fun make for yourself.
Thank you for linking up to Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

Julie Odil said...

What a fantastic job coloring! I'm in awe! Love the re-do of the tin, too! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at QKR Stampede! Julie, DT member

Rupa S said...

Such perfect embellishments to go with the cow girl theme! Fantastic alteration.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month. Good Luck. Rupa(DT)

Anja Bakker said...

What a beauty. How nice that you join the craftliners challenge.
Hugs, Anja

karalschuknecht said...

Great job, such beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us this week for Anything Goes at QKR Stampede.
Karal DT

Sandra Wright said...

Your project is so cool...perfect for any childs desk, I think grown ups would love it too.
Love the tin and how you have embellished the pencils.
Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative spirit...x

sweetpea said...

Love the image and you have coloured it beautifully. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafting Cafe Janet DT

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a super project! Great image beautifully coloured & I love the addition of the burlap!
Thanks for playing in the Lot's of Layers Challenge at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Good Luck & hope to see you next month too!
Dawn xx