Thursday, August 11, 2011

Altered Tins

Hi there ...
I am really suffering with my tummy today ... there is only one thing to lift my spirits ... and that is playing in my craft room ... actually I have been waiting on a delivery too, so I couldn't go out (good excuse to play don't you think?) ...
One of my great loves is altering things ... I could browse blogs all day ... looking at all the creative talent and gaining inspiration and a multitude of ideas ... and today was one of those days when I was itching to alter something ... it happened that I had three of these ordinary tins ... just waiting to be prettied up a little 


I am a great fan of The Graphic Fairy and often play around in Print Shop with their images and that's just what I did today ... I used a background paper from Digital House Design and then added the graphics I wanted and printed onto self adhesive paper which I used to cover the tins ... This is the result ...



I wasn't quite sure what to do with the lids ... so I used some white Acrylic paint to first make them a little distressed then printed more graphics and cut them using my SB 


I quite like them ... what do you think? 


At the moment I'm ready to cover anything that doesn't move ... and as my eyes are darting around I'm thinking "what's next..." 

Hope you're having a lovely day ...
Thanks for visiting 

~ Ros ~




36 comments:

sandi said...

Wow! I love what you did with these tins Ross...they look fantastic!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful tins, Ros! Wish we lived closer, i have a box full that won't fit in my house. They make such beautiful gifts filled with goodies! Sorry about your tummy issues. Hugs for your evening and hope you feel better.

Rebekah said...

Oh my.. I need a tin like the first one.. you are VERY talented:) love all the tins you have done here.. so genius.
Feel better my friend!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely altered tins, I love that image, I had it and keep it for the longest time, I wonder why? LOL! Anyway, you can look around my house and see if there is anything you can alter just in case you couldn't find anymore at your own home! : )

Suzanne C said...

These are fabulous! Love how they turned out... I hope you feel better and your delivery shows up quickly!

Tatanky said...

They are beautiful Rose. You made me smile with your writing :D

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Ha ha ha!!! I know the feeling!!! Sometimes I'm itching to alter the whole house when I see a cool idea ;). Fabulous tins, love, love, love the background paper! Hope you feel better soon!! x

cbuswell said...

Gorgeous tins, that's like something I'd pick up and buy!! I love hydrangeas! Hope your tummy improves soon, there's nothing worse.

Chris said...

Hope you're feeling better now, Ros.

Your tins look beautiful. The hydrangeas are a gorgeous colour and they look lovely against the background.

Linda B said...

Fabulous... absolutely fabulous!!!

Heather Jensen said...

These are just darling Ros. I love altered stuff too. I need to take more time to do so. I hope your tummy feels better soon. Sorry you are having so many problems lately. :)
Hugs~

jacirascrap said...

Oh Ros... espero que estejas melhor... Suas latas são demais!! Adoro ver como usa suas imagens!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

ooo Ros... I love them... simple GORGEOUS CAS... YOu genius ... my friend... hugs..xoxo

Joanne Leddy said...

These are lovely Ros! I can just imagine what goodies you will store in them. Scraps of ribbon? Pre-cut circles of fabulous paper scraps? Perhaps chipboard letters and numbers? The hydrangea's capture my heart!

So sorry you are feeling down and hope you're better.

Terrie B x said...

Ros these are flippin `Gorgeous` Hmmm I feel a little alteration coming on here!!!!TFI
I do hope your tummy is better soon:) x

Jeanneke said...

Ros, what a wonderful job you did, prettying up the tins! They are really gorgeous.
Hope you're feeling a bit better now.
x x x Jeanneke.

Deb Hickman said...

Wow,they look amazing,you did a great job with the digital papers,they look fantastic on the tins. I'm loving all your cards you've recently made. The CCCB card is fab,your doodling is great.
I love the photo of you and your friends,you look beautiful. Have a good weekend.xxxx

Ira said...

What a smashing series of tins!!! These turned out fabulous and would be a great asset to your kitchen!! Hope your tummy will be better today. Take care, Ira

Cheryl Nelson said...

These are so LOVELY!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Ros! Your altered tins look fabulous!

kerenbaker said...

sorry you're suffering Ros, hope a good crafting session has lifted you a bit. You've certainly produced a terrific trio- they're really beautiful. Hope you feel better tomorrow xx

Linda R. said...

I just love how your tins turned out. I just love hydrangea's. And I they look wonderful here.. So pretty my friend..

Hugs, Linda

************ said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tins!!!
Yes, send me some rain..I will give you the post code so it does not go astray.
I also have Fox and Cubs in flower again.
Aren't they just gorgeous?
I will enjoy my tea and great news about Kitty!!!!
Sue xxx

Stella said...

Woohoo!!!!!!! You sure knwo how to knock me off mys socks. Altering with hydrangeas; one of my favorite flowers.
I want a cupboard filled with these gems :)
One of your best projects ever; I am in love......
You should open a shop in home decoration itmes....
XXXXX

Stella said...

Woohoo!!!!!!! You sure knwo how to knock me off mys socks. Altering with hydrangeas; one of my favorite flowers.
I want a cupboard filled with these gems :)
One of your best projects ever; I am in love......
You should open a shop in home decoration itmes....
XXXXX

Cherry's Jubilee said...

beautiful....one of my fave shades of blue! cherry

Jacqueline said...

Wow, these look gorgeous, especially love the color for a kitchen!

Marie said...

WOW Ros...these canisters turned out really fantastic! I love what you've done...total pretty transformation. Happy Brag Monday!
-Marie

Heaven's Walk said...

What a sweet transformation, Ros! Love the graphics you chose! So very pretty in your kitchen! :)

xoxo laurie

Mary said...

Ok, I am a newbie at this altering stuff! What kind of adhesive paper did you use? Are you talking contact paper? Did you print the packing slip or receipt first and then reprinted on top with the blue hydrangeas?

GORGEOUS! I have some tins and I love anything french and of course, blue hydrangeas!!!

Mary in Oregon
blukazam@yahoo.com

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, how beautiful!! And congratulations on being featured on The Graphics Fairy!!
XO
Cindy

Veronica said...

Beautiful tins you made! Love those hydrangeas! Congrats on being featured at the Graphics Fairy!

Donna said...

Visiting from the Graphics Fairy. Your tins are just gorgeous! You would never guess what they used to look like! Hope you are feeling better very soon:)

maggie said...

i saw these on graphics fairy. i love how they came out. it is so fun to see everyone's creativity.

keep up the great work!

cherryblossomkindoflife.blogspot.com

Marta said...

Un trabajo maravilloso.
Besos desde España

CreatewithTlc said...

What a beautiful job and a great idea. They turned out wonderfully.

Paulette

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