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June 02, 2010

WOYWW is one year old!

Congratulations to Julia for starting this and working so hard to keep it going.  It's become a phenomenon a very big thing!  For those who haven't heard about the mega huge WOYWW movement, hop over to this post on Julia's blog where it is all explained.  So, on with the motley... here is my anniversary piece (on my very messy desk)
Ta-da! I have finally altered my bean tin (actually a tomato tin).  Regular WOYWWers may recall seeing the poor nekkid tin holding some of my pens, pencils and assorted things that would fit in it, sitting on my desk awaiting adornment.  Well, I thought it would be a fitting anniversary tribute to finally decorate the poor neglected thing.  Of course, this meant my desk got even messier as I had to empty it out, and then I was working until late last night to finish it so stuff is strewn all over the desk (whaddya mean "what's different"?!)

I covered it in grungepaper that I had inked with Wild Honey and Peeled Paint DI then stamped with Paper Artsy Hot Pick stamps (purchased at the Artsy Crafts event... I lurve those stamps) in archival Olive, Coffee and jet black inks to give some depth.  I added a few extra little birds from Crafty Individuals.  I then made some holes with the BIA and laced it on with some hairy, dangly thread stuff I had laying around. (oh, I painted the tin with a Willow paint dabber first).
And here is the money shot.  The famous acronym stamped across the top.
My pens and stuff can now sit proudly in their new, suitably adorned tin.
OK, I'm on leave this week so I can hopefully visit more desks this week.  Looking forward to seeing everyone on this special date!

61 comments:

Dawn said...

I love this altered tin and it looks so cool now you have timmyed it lol

Love Dawn xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The tin looks fabulous Kay, love the colours, love it all ;o)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

BTW so many thanks for the award, will pick it up and blog it in a couple of days :o)
Anne xx

Darcy said...

great tin, nekkid no more, in fact dressed very smartly indeed. Gorgeous grungy colours and I love those stamps, in fact it looks like patterned paper not stamping it all blends in that well.

jude said...

What a wonderful creation love the colours too,cute bird.
have fab wednesday hugs judex

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OH WOW. This altered tin is right up my alley. The bird is the crowning touch. Needless to say, I love your WOYWWAC entry! Happy WOYWW.

Helen said...

Reckon you're right, twins separated at birth, lol! Your tin is so much more creative than mine though. LOVE what you've done to it.

Milliesmarvels said...

Fab tin!
Jane
x

Toucan Scraps said...

lovely tin cover! I like that the bird is 3D on it.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Kay that's just fab. Lovely colours and images - skill. And I can see the difference in your desk...the angled shot makes it look different!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

That does look beautiful!

kayc said...

Fab tin. Lovely bird. Thanks for your comments. Kathleen x

The Crafty Chick said...

I LOVE it. Fab colours and of course need I say great choice in stamps! You nailed it Kay! Leandra

Anne said...

Stunning - the stamps you have used are beautiful.

Paper and Ribbons said...

The tin is just lovely, wish I my altered stuff looked as good!

Chrissie said...

Another lovely pot thingy, I really love it, the distressed look is fab!
Chrissie

Twiglet said...

Well who needs recycling bins with you around!!!! Thats is so clever and really beautiful.

Loopylou!! said...

ooooh kay, your new pot is gorgeous, your pens will fee like the bee's knee's sitting in there!!

Yours Artfully said...

I finally got my act together enough to join in the WOYWW following, this is my first week and there are some amazing desks out there. Love the tin Kay, think I might have seen those stamps somewhere before!!!!

Lin

Jennie said...

Great tomato tin!!! ok, I get the picture.. you need me to alter the spoons!! rofl..
xxx

mckinkle said...

What a gorgeous creation! Id have never thought it started life as a little regarded tin!

That is truly inspirational!

Keryn x

Spyder said...

aw...it's looks brilliant to me, love it..mine's now a bird feeder!! Have a crafty day!!
((Lyn))

Nine said...

C'est très joli, j'aime beaucoup. Bravo

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab tin...simply gorgeous!!

xx

Handmade with Love said...

Oh this is lovely!I love the colours you have used and those stamps are lovely! Have a great week! Tracey x

Linby said...

This is absolutely fantastic, love those colours.
Linbyx

Wipso said...

What a pretty recycled pot :-)
A x

Mummylade said...

just gorgeous!

Jane said...

Fab....i love it!!

Ikki said...

What a transformation! Great job and your stamping are super - like it a lot!! ikki x

Foil Play said...

Gorgeous project - I love your colour scheme, it really is beautiful :-)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

That tin is just fab. Love it. A real wow WOYWW!

Mary Anne

Tracy Evans said...

A wonderful creative tin, I really love the stamping and the 3D bird. This will look great on your desk, or mine LOL. Tracy Evans x

craftytrog said...

gorgeous tin Kay! x

Lavinia said...

I agree, its not messy enough, maybe more mess next time!!! Love your pen pot for WOYWW, great!!!
Lavinia

Diana said...

Wow you MADE that? It's so amazing. My goodness, I am way out of my league among you crafty ladies. I am just a scraplifting scrapbooker... but I am so enjoying all the beautiful creations from all of you talented souls.

PS your profile is hilarious

IsaNorris said...

What a gorgeous tomato bean tin you have made!! love it
isa

Louise said...

This is fantastic, love those colours and the images. You were first to spot the Hummingbird Cookbook so well done you! x

patcrafts said...

What a gorgeous tomato tin just love the way you have decorated it the colours are fab. I must have a go at an altered tin,I tried it with metal but made a complete mess.
Pat xx

Pam said...

Fab tin very clever hugs pam x

minnie_mac said...

Absolutely love the tin. I agree with you about the stamps. They are brilliant.

Marilyn

Carmen said...

Kay this is just beautiful, love everything about it.

Angie said...

This is some seriously beautiful stamping and inking ...who would guess what it was .. before it was even nude.

Nikki said...

That is on stunning Bean tin :)

Paula Gale said...

Oh Kay - I am so glad you have dressed that poor tin... it was getting cold!!! And my - how you have dressed it well too... Love the stamped bird and all the foliage on the outside and in a great colour too...

hugs and Happy WOYWW Anniversary!

Paula x x x

angelwhispers said...

Your Bean Tin is Fabulous and I love these stamps they look like a must have!! Chanelle xx

Cheryl said...

oh love the altered tin hun its brilliant bless you for stopping by my blog,trying now to play catch up he he thanks again hun love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Bee said...

simply love that tin - beautiful colours and stamps.

Kate said...

Love the images on your bean tine, very nice.

** kate **

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful pen pot! Love the colours and the bird is very cute!Thanks for sharing!
hugs
Michelle

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE your tomato tin ... the colour and the stamps are just perfick!

Jingle said...

This is great! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I actually posted that hanging piece today if you want to see it!

Kathy said...

well - you did an amazing job with your tin. Lovely to see it properly "dressed" at last!

Ann said...

Lovely WOYWW project. I like the colours.. and those stamps are gorgeous!

Sid said...

Love your upcycled art !!

Sarah-Lawrence said...

I have a urge to eat things out of tins!!
not necessarily as food for the body but certainly as food for the artist soul!

Peggy said...

Wow, great tin !!!
Thanks for sharing.

Peggy

Gez said...

FABBY tin. What a great job you did. :) I do think it looks a bit lonely tho... I can just see a whole line of them together. :D
Wishing you a great weekend. Gez.xx

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Your altered tin project is great- I love the colors and it's theme. Patsy from
HeARTworks

Tracey said...

Snap! Love your tin, tis fabulous, love the stamps.
x

Cardarian said...

Oh your altered tomato tin is lovely! You have chosen lovely stamps to do it! Great work, lovely WOYWWAC!
Hugs,
Cardarian