Tuesday, January 16, 2007

C*R*E*A*T*E

On Saturday I received my copy of Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2007 magazine (see them at Box Room Booty, link on the right) and I was inspired by an altered tin made by Kim Thuleweit called 'Paris tin', page 109. Well I remembered I had a similar tin lying in my bed side table drawer and wondered if I could do something similar. And this is what I came up with.......

It's a little Christmas themed hanging ornament that I am going to give my mum so she can have me, butterfly wings and all, with her ever Christmas that we are apart! Crown is hand drawn and the wings are a stamp, but I just can't remember which one *rolleyes*
Papers are Basic Grey Fruit Cake, beads, and other embellishments i've used I have had lying around for ages, as you do! Dymo, lil Davis chipboard letter, prima flowers.....

The little frame came from a class I did about 3 years ago and it went so well with this that i'm glad I didn't use it for anything else, lol.

A little detail on the crown....I used ordinary beads glued onto the crown points with glossy accents to give it a bit of glitz!

For the bead charm I used craft wire threaded with a largish bead and which is inside the tin (to hold it on, lol), making the hole in the tin was a bit of a challenge ;) Then there are more beads and a little frame (could be making memories), and the wire is wound around itself to keep it tied and tidy. The snowflake charm is actually stuck on top of the plastic bit of the frame as it is quite thick.
It's also the first time I have used my crackle accents and it is FABBO!!
I love using playing cards on altered items so the J from Jack tied in nicely with JOY!

Thanks for looking :)

Later dudes!

8 comments:

suebaru said...

Oh wow! I love your decoration!

Beth said...

i love it, its so lush

lemon said...

oooh thats fab caz. i'm sure your mum will love it.

Jan said...

I like that! I need lots of those on my tree next year. Off to scour the house for weeny little tins. . .

Jan said...

Please note: Me is Jan, and I have changed it on my blog, so I don't know why it isn't playing IRL!! sorry!!

Anam_Kihaku said...

stunning!!

Glittery Katie said...

Oooh that's so cool!
LOve it!!!

Debbie said...

Oh Caz this is toooooooooo delish ... you have inspired me .... wanders off muttering about knowing there is a similar tin lurking in the craft room...