Thursday, April 28, 2011

Altered Tin

Actually this is not really a tin...it is a bread crumb box that I salvaged and put away for just such an occasion.  I'm finding that I truly love altering things to make them useful again and this little baby could hold some cookies or a small gift for a dear friend.  I used free digi paper to cover the outside and edged the paper in Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and then glued it to the tin.  Then I just started adding things out of my stash to pretty it up.  It is labor intensive and I won't go into too many details but I used Spellbinders Dies, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, glass pearls, lace, Martha Stewart butterfly and lots and lots of glue!








I hope this makes you want to do one of these.  They are not difficult at all, just time consuming; but the results can be anything you want them to be.  I find lately, I keep gravitating back to pinks and greens...I'm not sure why but I think pinks are becoming my favorite color!

12 comments:

knitwit said...

It's 5:30 AM and this is the first thing I saw when I got online--I thought I was having a pre-caffeine hallucination! You absolutely amaze me with what you can do with ordinary containers. Just fabulous!

Elly said...

Oh my..Glenda this is gorgeous.
Have to buy the Spellbinders Foiliage too LOL, love the leaves.

hugs, Elly

Olga said...

Fantastic!!!!!! I can see you put a lot of work into this but man it paid off, it's beautiful!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh My!! And to think that was a bread crumb box.., that just amazes me! With your talent for making the most beautiful flowers you make just anything Grand!
Beautiful, just Beautiful is all I can say, and it's a beautiful shade of PINK too!

Sylvia said...

Wow! I was not expecting this, Glenda! This is fabulous, gorgeous, and just breathtaking! If this is what you do with your favorite colors, keep doing it! What a wonderful idea. So many beautiful flowers. You are in you spring-summer mood for sure! Happy day to you!

Sherry Cheever said...

Glenda, this is GORGEOUS! I love every little detail!

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a fabulous creation! It's a gift in itself!

Linda W. said...

Oh Glenda - this is just breath-taking! It truly is a gift in itself - someone is going to be very surprised! Keep on creating dear friend!

Starla said...

AMAZING!! This turned out just beyond lovely and I'm sure whoever is lucky to receive this, will treasure it for ever!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Very beautiful Glenda, I am itching to do some more playing with flowers, I have a wedding card to do for a niece that is getting married and wanted a fall wedding, but is getting married Memorial weekend because her sister is leaving for a year of study in Europe and they didn't want to wait till next year. I'm thinking about some shadow box, card combo, but haven't got it all worked up in my head yet. I'd better get busy. Your project is an inspiration to get me motivated. Thanks.

Beate said...

Wow! Glenda, this is amazing! Absolutely stunning creation!
Hugs and smiles

Dawn B. said...

Wow what a creation.. This is gorgeous. LOVE all the flowers.

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