Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Recycle at CRC

Hi Everyone.....where did the last fortnight go? I just can't believe how fast time is going and where is the sunshine? We have had nothing but  a teasing of sunshine and showers....very heavy ones at that !!

At Craft Room Challenge this fortnight Esther has chosen the challenge theme of Recycle. I have been doing quite a lot of this recently and decided to re-purpose a tin can, which would hold some pens/tools etc.
The style is similar to my recycled cat food box and they will look lovely together on my workdesk.

Our sponsor is Ali-Craft and many of you will have seen Ali on that well known craft channel C&C TV.

So here is my DT make and the 'How To'

 I gave the can a coat of gesso but I did not have to do this as Ranger Glue n Seal adheres  to metal
 The paper is from Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper stash. Once again I blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink around the edges, then defined the edge with a mix of Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.
 Various Distress Inks were applied through Tim Holtz stencils - Arrows, Schoolhouse and splatters, then some Rub On's were applied
 Glue N Seal was used to adhere the paper to the tin. I left  the paper a bit longer  than the depth of the tin so that I could make a slight cut and fold  the paper  to the inside edge. Later on I applied some recycled lace to this small inner edge as it looked so much neater.
 Some Burlap was adhered round the centre of the tin. I then applied another layer of Tim Holtz Tissue tape, which was blended with Peacock feathers.
I have had the  TH Mini Paper Rosette  strip die in my stash for ages and decided that I would incorporate it on the tin. I then took some more TH  Tissue Tape to use as ribbon and then placed an Idea-Ology Time Piece on top.
 The inside of the tin was already white and you can see the lace just covers that little lip where the ring pull would sit.

I then took some of Tim's New Ephemera and stamped the Paris New York on to card, which was torn around the edges before blending Vintage Photo DI.
 Ephemera pieces and you can see the stencilling, burlap and tissue tape, rub ons etc
 I now have something to hold pencils or crafty tools and it matches a recent project, which was a recycled cat food box using all things Tim Holtz.
Now lets see what you recycle....................and for more inspiration you can view the wonderful crafty projects by my DT sisters at the CRC blog by clicking HERE

Take Care and Catch up Soon xx
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  1. What a great project! Beautiful! And great recycling. Happy Birthday! Saw on your Mom's blog yesterday was your birthday.

  2. Good Morning Annie. I just love your altered tin. The results are truly amazing and the colours combo is fabulous. A real touch of colour to add to your other craft room items. Brilliant tutorial too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  3. This is gorgeous Annie. The Peacock Feathers colour makes the whole tin pop perfectly and I love the clock spinner rosette on the front. Jenny x

  4. Stunning creation Annie, now you have a perfect set;-))m

  5. Hello Annie,
    What a great Tin. You have altered it beautifully, and I like the lace trim, I agree it does neaten up the edge.

  6. fabulous altered can Annie - gorgeous work - not sure if you're interested but the challenge at that craft place this fortnight is to alter a can! Could be worth an entry! hugs rachel xx

  7. Fantastic altering, it will look so good on your desk.

  8. Goodness sake, Annie...these are incredible together!! I love that you have a not just one, but a matching pair of the most exquisite Paris recycled containers and Ohhhhh that crumpled newspaper for flags....magnifique!!!
    Lisa x

  9. Wow, this is just amazing! Love the combo you've created - recycling at its best!

  10. Annie, your altered tine is gorgeous, it matches the box so well too! I was not sure about the arrow set of stamps but it has now gone on to my wish list! Hugs, Anne xx

  11. I love your tool card, useful and beautiful
    Rosie x

  12. Brilliant Annie! The paper you used to cover it looks fantastic as do all the elements you added! Fantastic bit of recycling!!

  13. Anonymous5/13/2014

    You are upcycling to the highest of standards and I love the fact it co-ordinates with your altered Sheba box.
    So many fabulous details on this project.
    We had thunderstorms early in the afternoon.

  14. What a fab idea Annie and some seriously gorgeous crafting! Fun, practical and would make a fab gift - love it! Chris xxx

  15. Hi Annie,

    Love your fabulous transformation and even all the better to have such a gorgeous matching set.
    Yes all is ok thank-you. I needed to take a little break and it has gone on much longer than planned with 'life' errands etc keeping me very busy. Will be back to blogland very soon.

    Nicola xx

  16. Oh hun this is brilliant I love this to bits the papers and ink s you have used works to perfection super recyling hun hugs cheryl xx

  17. Perfect partner to your box which I already love! No one would recognise the tin now as a tin.XOXO Zoe

  18. Fabulous recycling Annie and such a great desk set. Love the colour and details. Thanks for the step by step.
    Avril xx

  19. Absolutely wonderful! I just love it! xx

  20. HI Annie - wow thanks so much for making such a great project for my challenge theme, love the colours and all those gorgeous bits and pieces you've added...Esther xx

  21. Wow, this is so brilliant, Annie - I missed it at the time, but having just gone along to play Recycled, I'm so pleased to catch up with it now. Love how you altered the paper to start with, gorgeous colours and stamping throughout, and I adore that rosette clock - what a fabulous embellishment. Love, love it!
    Alison xx

  22. you are just so clever Annie- this is just an amazing recycle project!!! Debi xx

  23. A wonderful altered tin Annie and so very useful.
    xxx Hazel.


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