Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Take one "Curiously Strong Mints" Tin.....

It was another of my posting days for Funky Hand's Get Funky blog yesterday but we were out enjoying the sunshine so I'm posting it here today.

During May we're showcasing the CD "V. Funky" which is also on special offer in the shop and definitely worth grabbing as you'll find masses of papers on this CD in a wide variety of colour-ways, plus a few "extras" too

My tin started out as one of those little mint tins from Marks and Spencer and after a bit of work with alcohol inks and some lovely papers from the "Cottage Linens" section of the CD for this project it ended up like this

Materials and Tools

Papers: "Cottage Linens" from the Funky Hand  V.Funky  CD
the designs were all printed on textured white Bazzill card 
Blossom Flower Punch (SU)
Leaf Swirl die (Spellbinders) 
Corner Rounder punch
Ribbon, Cream Cotton Lace. 
Pearls (tinted blue with Promarker pen) Ink for edging
Alcohol Inks to colour the tin

Here's how the tin looked before I attacked it:

 I used some dark coloured Alcohol Inks around the sides and any other bits I thought might show once the tin was finished.  I also added some ink to the inside of the tin as it seemed a bit too shiny!

I love these Cottage Linens papers! The designs are lovely. but the colours are beautiful: so soft and delicate with a bit of a "Shabby Chic" feel to them - 

I thought I'd add a few photos from yesterday's trip over to Wrest Park, which is an English Heritage property in Silsoe, Bedfordshire, and one of our favourite places to visit

Absolutely love the garden wall with the beautiful wisteria on it!

Thanks for visiting today


Angelnorth said...

Pretty tin and you really didn't leave much that might show through once you'd done with the papers, did you? Lovely wisteria and bright blue skies, too!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and loving the fabulous flower. Beautiful photographs too!
Linda xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Really like the linen look papers and the colours, great job as per!!

Lea Brawn said...

Gorgeous box x

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous Kathy xxx