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August 22, 2010

Alter it Monthly & Sunday Stampers

My second entry for the August Alter it Monthly challenge with Music as the theme is my altered bean (tomato) tin.  As this also has a flower on it, I get to play with Hels Sunday Stampers this week too :)

I started off intending for the main grungepaper jacket for the tin to look a bit different than this, prepped an inky, grungy background, stamped over it then I intended to fade it out a bit with a coat of watered down gesso.  Alas, I did not dry the stamping first!! So I ended up with everything merged in to one faded blue background, lol.  I stamped the swirl from Paperartsy Hot Picks 1005 in coffee archival ink, a butterfly from a CI plate in Adirondack Denim ink along the top, then laced that onto the tin with some blue ribbon (the tin had a coat of Hazelnut paint dabber at the top and bottom).  I stamped the Stampotique musical tag stamp in denim onto some grungepaper inked with Broken China DI, then cut it out and stuck it onto the tin with some foam pads.
I stamped the larger flower from Paperartsy Hot Picks 1004 (the one that has some sheet music on it... see, sticking with the music theme) several times in coffee archival onto some tissue paper I had inked with weathered wood DI then cut them all out.  I sprayed them with some home made shimmer mist with blue mica powder in it (I spritzed that over the grungepaper elements as well), then scrunched the flowers up a bit, flattened them out again and attached them all together with a small brad and some of t!m's sprocket gear.

It didn't end up quite where I thought it was going to, but then, things rarely do! That's half the fun :)

I've got a week off work this week, YAY!! So I can get inky and messy and play!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

9 comments:

Helen said...

A week off - lucky you! I really need to take some time off soon, the year is nearly gone... trouble is I need to stay with my mum and that means no computer/blogging, & no art save what I can carry on the train..
Love your tomato tin - the flower is fab, must have another go with tissue flowers. Love the colours, too.

Doone said...

lovely colours, it is such a fantastic way to recycle times... and I agree, having a loose plan and letting it in part 'make itslef' is a relly relaxing way to persue an Bit of Art,

See you Weds, if not before,

enjoy your crafting week off...

Dx

Doone said...

sorry Kay - Tins not Times!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Thank you so much for coming back Kay... i love the colour .. and is that laced up at the back? love it.. a bit like a corset. loving the flower too...

Z x

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tin, great colour and one gorgeous flower, Tracy Evans x

Hels Sheridan said...

Loojs fab to me Kay, thanks for joinin in with the Sunday Stamper :O))

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh fabby Kay ;-) Have great fun this week
Anne xx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your flower Kay!
Alison x

Carmen said...

Love the tin Kay - that colour is so calming isn't it? Especially loving the gear as the flower center *g*