Saturday, 22 November 2008

Alter a tin /me2u - the november edition!

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Over on Big Art Adventure this weeks theme is alter a tin, and it just so happens that's what i had done for this months me2u so I've killed 2 birds with one stone.

This was a first attempt at altering a small slider tin, i got a bit carried away with this i must admit lol. I coloured it using alcohol inks, added an assortment of thingies and wotsits to the front, some being Tim Holtz new sprocket gears, and hitch fasteners which are fab BTW, and can be found here, as can the clip holding it and the chain too!




The inside was also coloured using alcohol inks, i then added an old rusty key and piece of beaded cord, both stuck down with silicone glue.



Nothing fancy really, just messing about to be honest so i do hope that the receiver (Tina) likes it.

I also sent it wrapped in a little altered plastic case which i coloured again using alcohol inks, goodness what would i do without my faithful inks lol

xx Hugz xx

16 comments:

Hels said...

Oh bums, I thought that I was your November swappee there ... got all excited!!!! Loving this piece of artwork hun, tis great to see you back getting inky too .. missed ya xx

magpie said...

Nicky I love your ABAA tin..
Love your blog..... I will stop by again to see you....
Love Tim Holtz style and I have met him Twice....... he is amazing...

Sharon xx

Jennie said...

love the tin , and like Hels good to see you back again :)xx

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh my gosh this is absolutely stunning. Truly amazing tin. Loev them.

Jaqi said...

Fantastic tin. looks great on the chain, really effective. Well done, your blog is great , off to have a proper loook. Jaqi

Rosie said...

This is stunning - just the sort of vintage grungey look I love!! And those gears are brilliant, gotta get some of those .... Great work and thanks for joining in our challenge.
Love
Rosie ABAA

June said...

Great work and love the inky fun you get up to
Hugs J x

craftypixie said...

WOWZER WOWZER WOWZER who is a clever babe then :)
Something on my blog for you to check out babe when you got 2 mins
Hugs
Wendy xx

Kimmie said...

This is gorgeous! I love those slider type of tins - brilliant to hang it as a pendant! I love all the gears and the hinge and stuff - really really cool!

Ann said...

Stunning tin Minxy & lovely to see you back & getting all inky again!! Love it.!! Hugs. Ann xxx

Andrea said...

this is just fab Nicky and looks amazing x

Wacky Jacky said...

You always amaze me at how talented you are - great work and so unusual. xx

Mam said...

Wowee Zowee! I absolutely love it! I'm a real fan of that type of work, once called 'junk sculpture'. and this is such a sophisticated and beautiful version of same.
Nancy

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your tin is really fabulous, amazing how you've used all of the gears and such = Wonderful creation!

audrey h. said...

This is stunning. I am so into gears/cogs and stuff like that so your piece really grabs me...love it!

Gaby Bee said...

This piece is absolutely stunning. Love how you incorporate metal into your art.