Sunday, 26 January 2014

Ribbon Girls DT - Anything Goes

 Good morning!  After our long Christmas break it is time for our first 2014 challenge over at the Ribbon Girls!  I absolutely fell in love with this vintage looking tin when I saw it a few months ago in the supermarket and snapped it up straight away with the intention of altering it!  It was full of boiled sweets which I didn't even eat lol!  Now it is a photo tin!
 After painting the edges of the tin lid with Pickett Fence Crackle Paint I added some Shabby Pink Frantage before adding the embellishments.  I have also added some touches of Rock Candy Crackle Paint to the top of the lid over the picture to give the effect of an old peeling oil painting.
 I made the butterfly from a recycled drinks can using a Tim Holtz butterfly die after seeing the gorgeous embellishments on Debbie's blog using recycled drinks cans.  I've added a Tim Holtz pen nib to the centre and rubbed some white paint over the engraving so that the word "memoirs" is more visible.
 All of the flowers except the smallest rose are from The Ribbon Girl and so is the pearl string.
 Around the edge of the tin I added some gorgeous Broderie Anglaise lace from The Ribbon Girl which I first threaded with pale pink seam binding, also from The Ribbon Girl.  The flat back gem in the centre of the bow is from The Ribbon Girl too!
Inside you can see how I plan to use the tin as a kind of photo album.  I have added the circular pages to more of the pale pink seam binding so that they concertina out of the tin to view the photos.  I plan to include embellishments and quotations a little like a scrapbook page when I add the photos.  
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girls!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations!  Thanks for looking and enjoy your Sunday! x


Ellen said...

I fell in love the minute I saw this tin, so so gorgeus, love everything , you did a amazing job !!
Hugs, Ellen

mgoll88 said...

Very lovely creations, thats a wonderufll box!


Kylie Kueter said...

Jane Hunny! This is an adorable altered box, I love the cute cupid, so gorgeous!!
Big hugs xx

Debbie said...

Just gorgeous Jane. Love the altered tin it is stunning. Debbie

Synnøve said...

OMG this is soooo adorable!!! Love it, Jane :) and everything else that you create :)
hug hug

Ленуца (Русанчик) said...

Волшебно, чудесно! Идея с пером восхитительна!

Julie said...

This is so beautiful Jane! Hugs, Juliexx