28 May 2010

Tin Pan Alley

Here is my entry to the challenge for this month at Alter It Monthly - Tin Pan Alley 
easy I thought - wrong!!! I collected my bits, used bbtin and raided DH workshop where it is forbidden to go and is scary, spiders lurk eeek! found some washers and wire and back to my craftyroom where my mind went blank.  As I am new to Altered Art I find it a scary place anyway,  lots of designs went out of the window - no not literally, but nearly lol; I finally came up with this Altered Item. I am please with the final result and it looks cheerful sitting in my craftyroom (on the untidy desk) but have hesitated to enter the challenge - we all have to start somewhere I'm thinking lol.so here it is

I inked the tin with Alcohol Inks using currant raisin and black; punched holes and set eylets around top in two layers and threaded wire around washers (forbidden booty DH workshop) and threaded through holes at top all the way around, the metal charm reads be true. Flowers were cut with my new die Tattered Florals Tim Holtz I just love it, I used foil sheets which I inked with Alcohol Inks I ran some through an embossing folder . I also made two from grungepaper and old book pages to give a different texture. Washers (forbidden booty) were used in the center of some, I also used brads and black snap fastners. I stuck the assembled flowers onto wire (forbidden booty) with sylicon glue and a circle of card stock.
 Here is a  Close Up of Flowers.

close up of the metal charm and tin

Long post  I apologise if you are still with me

Ingredients used. Alcohol Inks caramel,currant, raisin, denim, purple twilight and mountain rose; Tattered Florals Die Tim Holtz, bbtin; florists wire; wahers; metal wire; brads Stampin' Up! Cropodile; Eylets

By for now I'm off to find some feathers for the next Alter It Monthly challenge - I'm sure I've got some somewhere!!
Have a Lovely Bank Holiday Weekend


  1. Oh nice job..... i like .. and i love those flowers... thank you for joining in :)

  2. Very Pretty, and you were brave to negotiate the spiders lol.
    Thank you for joining us on the challenge blog this month.

  3. Hi Maggie, thank you for putting your fears aside (spiders as well as altered art) and joining in with this months challenge. You have so many metal elements bringing this altered tin together, great work. Hope to see you again.


Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you enjoy looking around, also thank you for leaving a comment every one is appreciated.

Winter Walk

Hello again  Once again life has taken over and it’s been a while since my last blog. Unfortunately my Husband had a heart attack sev...