Thursday, 24 October 2013

Peter and Percival

Hello.  Welcome.  Glad you dropped by for the exciting finale.  What do you mean you are just here on the off chance.  Ah well, you're in luck.  This is the last week of my blogaversary celebrations and, don't tell anyone, but I think I kept the best til last.  If you haven't got a clue what I'm on about WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??????   You will just have to check my previous posts but if you are interested in taking part in an ATC swap you need to go here.  Anyway on with this evening's craft.

Over at Dies to Die For they have challenged us to alter one of these.  This is quite good because I got some new brushes and my pots are full to overflowing so I though rather than having this boring can on my desk I would jazz it up.  And since I like blue.....

I haven't gone over the top cos I need it practical and I thought things sticking up and out would just get wrecked in the everyday business of clearing space on the desk.  I started by covering the can with Bo Bunny Powder Mountain Flakes Paper.

I cut three Cheery Lynn Snowflake 2.  One covered the paper joint very nicely and then I spaced the other two out round the can.  I wound some bobbly wool around the bottom to give my penguins something to stand on.  Around the top I used two different laces, the thicker one under the narrower one.  Then some more wool to cover the can lip.  This is one of those cans with the ring pull so it leaves a little ledge around the top.

The penguins are Alice Palace from Crafty Individuals coloured with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  There, pretty and practical. This is a great idea for a Christmas gift.  I can see me making some more of these.   Fab storage for my brushes, it's in use already.....

My bean a can, feeling altered, is joining the fun at
Cutey Crafts - Mini Challenge
Craft-room Challenge - Our Feathered Friends
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Alter Something
Bunny Zoe's Crafts October Challenge - Ribbon/Lace
Sampotique Designers Challenge 122 - Fabric or Lace
Crafty Individuals - October Challenge 

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  1. oh, very nice project! You are really a talented girl to create so nice things with almost nothing,,
    Thanks for the chance to win..

  2. Just back from holiday and catching up with what everyone has been up to. Fabulous altered tin, love the Alice Palace penguins. Some great work over the past 2 weeks.

    Sylv xx

  3. Great bit of recycling and a touch of softness on metal - great

  4. Sorry, I did drop round on the off chance ;) I saw your penguins on the stampotique challenge and I love those AP penguins. Great tin, and fun little rascals on those stamps

  5. Cute tin! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique again.

  6. I just love this altered tin, Gail! I was happy to see that you entered your altered art into the Stampotique challenge because the moment I saw that lace, I thought, "How perfect!" I love creating altered art that actually has a purpose, as this one does! Well done...yet again!

  7. oh my! this is just stunning! I love how you used those snowflakes too. I love that mixed media feel
    Thank you so much for joining in with our fun challenge on Dies to Die For
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  8. gorgeous altered tea, I love those birds so funky!
    congrats on your first blogging anniversary too :-)
    thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  9. A fabulous altered tin, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. beautifully done!
    thanks for playing with us at the Stampotique Designer challenge :)))

  11. Wonderful Up-cycle....Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique.

  12. This is just adorable, Gail! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals' challenge,

    Lucy x

  13. What a super cool can! The penguins look perfect on here. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals October Challenge. Jean x


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