Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Take One Tin

I'm a terrible hoarder!
Even before I got sucked in to all the papercrafting stuff I couldn't bring myself to throw away boxes and tins that "might come in useful one day".
Every now and then I get ruthless and have a clear out, but generally there's always a stash of boxes, tins and other containers hidden away "just in case"
I like to keep a little tin of M&S "Curiously Strong Mints" on my desk to fight off the nibblies.
Actually I'm not sure if I buy them because I like them or because they come in a nice tin (oh how sad I am!).

Anyway, I've been saving this now empty tin for a few weeks and as
Karen's current challenge this month on the Bubbly Scrumptious Blog is to decorate a tin, well, it must be fate, eh?

It didn't start out too well, at first it was going to be turquoise and purples. I spent ages covering the tine and making a flower embllie for it - and then I thought "that is HIDEOUS" and went for lunch!

At some point, while munching on a bread roll I remembered the gorgeous Prima "Artful Collage Flowers" I bought a few weeks back and haven't used much, so when I went back to my desk it was to hunt out some more vintagey stuff. What I discovered was a great big hole in my paper stash! In the end I dug out the Crate Avenue collection and recovered the tin, added some bits of lace and ribbon and the gorgeous flowers.

Isn't it funny how when it's going right it all works really quickly, but when it's not you can sit for hours struggling with every paper/embellishment/ribbon and button in your collection?

I do need to cover the inside of the tin though - I'd already alcohol-inked it in purple and I don't have any browny AIs to redo it.

If you've saved a little tin because "it'll come in useful one day" then you've got till the weekend to make that "day" happen and share your decorated tin on Bubbly Scrumptious - all are welcome, the more the merrier!

All for now


Sue said...

What lovely earthy tones you've used Kathy. It's gorgeous.
Sue x

Hazel said...

That's a scrummy tin, Kathy x

Karen said...

I have some of those flowers Kathy but they are still in the covetting stage and I am too mean to use them for qa minute hahahahaha

Your tin is really special hon and thanks so much for joining in with the challenge! X

Kaz said...

That's such a beautiful tin Kathy, love those flowers.

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful tin Kathy can't possibly have started out turquoise :) x

Angelnorth said...

Lovely vintage feel and those flower centres look really nice and rounded - much more so than you'd expect a brad to be somehow!

Di said...

A fab tin Kathy, I adore the vintage feel to it x