Thursday, 6 May 2010

SS meets ALteR iT MonThlY

Yay... So i finally got to have a play with some of my favourite new Time stamps
 from The Artistic Stamper
I've altered an ickle tin to join in with this weeks Sunday Stamper challenge where Hels wants you to use a 'Key' on your piece.. This is also my second entry for this months 'Metal' themed Alter it Monthly challenge
I clear embossed the cogs background onto the tin, then inked it with medow and latte alcohol inks.{the same colours were used to ink the old keys}
Because this coloured the embossing powder aswell i placed some newspaper over the tin and heated it with my mini iron till the powder melted and absorbed into the paper... thus removing the it to reveal the bare tin below
I used a green sharpie pen to colour the rest of the tin. Then stuck to the 2 keys, one either side to make it into a sort of mini case.. the holes in the keys being the handles.
I decorated the inside with a grungboard alterations die cut gear and stamped piece of basic grey paper with the small cogs stamp, dusted over with some perfect pearls to give it a bit of shimmer {which you cant see in the pic unfortunatly}
 This tin will become a gift box for another piece i made that i'll share tomorrow...Hope you come back then.
Also i would just like to say I really do appricate each one of you that takes the time to visit me xx I'm just sorry i've not got around to doing much in the way of blog hopping myself.. there just arn't enough hours in the day i tall ya!
♥ HUGZ ♥

20 comments:

Zuzu's Blog said...

YAY well done and thanks for joining us (again lol ) ... love the resist technique.. used it on paper and card.. never a tin.. so guess what.. LOL i have to try that now.. cool cog stamps too.. I might have to get me some of those..

Z x

craftytrog said...

So cool! Love the 'key' handles! x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the tin Minxy; using the keys for handles is a brill idea :)
Anne x

Debbie S said...

What a unique way to use the keys. A lovely little tin

Jingle said...

That is very cool and I love how you used the keys!

Crafty Chris said...

fantastic altered tin love the key as an opener, fab idea.
Christine x

Twiglet said...

That is so neat - clever you!!

Rosie said...

That's GREAT - really like what you've done with this, and thanks for the reminder about Hels' challenge ....!

sam21ski said...

Fab use of the keys xxxx

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Oh, I so love your tin! I especially love how you utilized the keys and colorized them---just brilliant!

julietk said...

That is an excellent altered piece I love it :-)

Helen said...

Brilliant!

Angelnorth said...

Love the idea with the keys, looks fab!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

This is great:D also love theway you have used the keys :D
Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog :D
Julie xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tin Minxy, thanks for joining in wityh the challenge xx

Missantrhopics said...

So cute!

Gillian said...

Cool altered tin, love all the cog/wheel details, what a fab gift to recieve, thanks again for joining in our challenge.

Kay said...

This is so cool! I love the idea of using the keys as the handles.

Ginger said...

cool Tin. love the way you have inked it.

Moira said...

another great piece you are on metal form!