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January 30, 2011

A thing with wings

I have had a mini tin sitting around for a while now, and then I got t!m's rosette die which gave me a vague idea (yes, I know, all my ideas are vague!).  Then I saw this month's Artistic Stamper challenge and got a further idea.  After delays and a lot of dithering and dathering and boring work, I finally got around to making something:

Is it a tin? Is it a butterfly? Is it a fairy? Your guess is as good as mine LOL. I coloured the outside with Stream alcohol ink then stuck on some bits of old dictionary pages. Texture on the tin was made by splodging on some moulding paste that I had first coloured with some acrylic paint.  I then sprinkled on some different coloured embossing powders and heated it all to melt the EP and bubble up the moulding paste.  An Ideology hitch fastener made a good handle for opening so inside..........


I used some Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers (love, love, love that range!) and added a bingo counter spritzed with glimmer mists, an old cloissone earring and a flattened gold bead cap.  I also smeared some stickled around because you can never have enough sparkly stuff.

The "head" is made from a rosette die cut from paper from the Lost and Found stack with a face from the Steampunk Debutante collection.

The wings are grungeboard shapes I found in my stash and covered with the same paper as I used for the rosette.  I edged them with Broken China DI then embossed the edges with some holographic EP to give a bit of sparkle, and used a rose cut from the Steampunk papers to hide the joins.  I then added a bit more stickles to add more sparkle.

Anyway, whatever it is, it has wings so it qualifies for the challenge, and it is just before the end of January so I'm in time to submit this for the January Things With Wings challenge.

7 comments:

Helen said...

Hey, stranger how you doin'?! Love this tin - just gorgeous! Are you going to Stevenage next Sunday?

Tracy Evans said...

Love your tin, great texture and a lovely colour too, very rich. Great use for the rosette die. Tracy Evans x

Becky Bowden said...

so pretty! x

Amy said...

Oh okay, I love this.
I have some altoid tins that I've started to alter, but ran out of time for. Maybe now I'll go back to them. If I ever get one finished, we ought to swap.
Xx,
Amy

craftytrog said...

How fabulous this is Kay! Love everything about it, especially the texture on the tin! Thanks for joining the ASCT challenge, just in time! Lol! xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's gorgeous Kay and has inspired me to re-do a tin I inked some time ago but it's rather boring :-/
Will probably be doing my swaps/PIF things in a few weeks as I have a couple of other things to complete first :-)
Anne xx

Judie aka Craftymess said...

this is so good, i love the colours and the added wings are fab

we are altering pringles lid at craftymess forum its fun to change something

hugs
judie x