Monday, October 11, 2010

Sitting Pretty.......

Good morning all!  Hope you are up and getting ready to go!  As for me, I'm enjoying my second cup of coffee and thinking about what I want to achieve today.  There is lots to do outside as we get ready to go into cold weather and that is probably what I will be doing today...cutting back plants and getting everything ready for a long winter's nap.  There is also painting to be finished.  Oh the possibilities!

Now on to my project.  Have you ever needed something to sit around and do absolutely nothing except collect dust?  Well this is it.  I took an old nut tin and covered it with Designer Paper from BasicGrey.  Then I needed to decide what else to do.  Well I couldn't get a clear picture in my head so I just started trying things.   I added some lace tinted with Distress Inks (Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo) Then a large Lacey Circle from Spellbinders cut out of more paper from BasicGrey and tinted with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Then I just started to add embellishments, mostly that I made and just kept on adding until the top was totally covered.  I used hand made flowers, roses from Prima Flowers, stamen from my stash...(Hobby Lobby) Punched ferns from Punch a Bunch and some leaves cut with Spellbinders. The hand made flowers and leaves are embossed with UTEE (several layers) and they look like porcelain.
Then as an added finishing touch I made a stick pin and pierced it through the lace.

I just love taking trash and turning it into treasure....well at least something I treasure.  I hope you enjoy my little bit of whimsy!

Spellbinders Dies
BasicGrey Paper
Lace from Walmart
Handmade Flowers
Punch a Bunch punches
Handmade Pin
Stamen (Hobby Lobby)


Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. I love the UTEE.. I have not tried that before. It is so pretty when you add the little bit of extra. Your flowers are so pretty. Great project..

Sylvia said...

Glenda, this is beyond gorgeous! I love your flowers on top. I still think they would be lovely in a thanksgiving arrangement for napkin rings! As for the glitter, I used superfine and it is just on the card.

Starla said...

OH MY!! I need to have a go at the porcelin flowers!

Janine said...

WOW!!! Fabulous project!

Sylvia said...

Hey Glenda, i'm back. I am 61 and not brave enough to climb on one even if I could, but I find the stamp so easy to create with!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh what a gorgeous creation! This could collect dust in my house any time!

Beate said...

Wow! Glenda, this looks incredible!
Hugs and smiles

knitwit said...

This is amazing--and it's even more amazing that it was originally an old nut tin. You are truly gifted!! I love taking old junk and turning it into something great too--but I don't think anything of mine has ever turned out this beautiful. You know how to inspire!!
Have a great day!

paperpapier said...

hi Glenda,
thank you for dropping my blog and leaving some loving comments. I love your altered tin project too. It is so pretty and look so luxurious. Will be hanging around your blog for awhile, love to see all your lovely cards, they are awesome.
hugs & happy crafting,

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