Friday, 21 November 2008

ALTER A TIN



Our challenge this week is to alter a tin, so we've got three examples to show you. The square tin is recycled and has been alcohol inked over the silver body, and a metal panel hides the manufacturers name on the lid!

The "secrets" tin is actually a bought for altering "band-aid" tin, which has been covered in script paper, then distressed and sealed.

The pink tin is another bought for altering tin - a small size "lunch tin", which again has been altered with scrapbook papers and quite a lot of ribbons!

We hope this will just give you a flavour of the many possibilities ... and once again provide something you can either use or give away as a gift! So show us what you can do ....

29 comments:

June said...

Gorgeous tins, I love them all but think my fave is the script one
Hugs June xxx

Stempelchaotin said...

Fantastic theme.
Here is my Tin.
Thanks for looking.

My altered Tin

Chriss Rollins said...

THANX FOR THIS GREAT CHALLENGE BECAUSE i AM NOT KIDDING WHEN i TELL YOU i HAVE OVER 100 METAL CASES ...THERE IS A STORY BEHIND THAT...NOW i HAVE BEEN GOING TO ALTER SOME FOR SOOOO LONG ....
THIS HAS GIVEN ME THE KICK UP THE BUM i NEEDED...HAHAHA

CHRISS X

crafty creations said...

Good morning - fantastic tins ladies - here's mine

http://inkythings.blogspot.com/2008/11/art-adventure-altered-tin.html

Thanks for looking

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hello lovely ladies! Here's my tin http://gotart4u.blogspot.com/2008/11/awfully-big-art-adventure.html

Thanks for stopping by to take a look, and have an art-filled weekend!!

Karen said...

These are inspirational girls! Now where did I put that tin I kept for altering!!! X

Mam said...

These are all beautiful! I've been saving lots of tins. But I have a question. On recycled tins done with alcohol ink, do you bake them on the grill, like Patty at Magpies Nest does? I'm wondering if there is another way.
Interestingly enough, I've been looking into this - just this very week!
Nancy

Jaqi said...

Great examples of altered tins.
Looking forward to doing this one, i have a couple of different size tins so i will have to decide which one to use. Thanks for the inspiration, Jaqi xx

Lorraine said...

Thanks for this challenge as I have finally got round to altering my quality st tin!!

magpie said...

Gosh your altered tins are really good Rosie........ thanks for sharing them with us.... I will make a start I have two tins Just have to find the mojo then I will begin.

Sharon xx

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

My housework is definitely suffering with so many fun challenges. Here is my altered tin. I keep a stash of 'grilled' tins on hand, thank you for the lovely push to get one decorated! :) oxoo

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/alter-a-tin-dream/

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Did I say how again you have dazzled us with wonderful and inspirational samples! I bet you're already busy on the next adventure :)

Heather Robinson said...

Yippee! I finally had a chance to participate in one of your wonderful challenges. My altered tin is on my blog.

magpie said...

Corr I have dug my tin out while doing the housework how bizarre is that...I emptied the mints out and recycled and altered the tin not long finished but it is done....

Thanks for the challenge girls..

Sharon XX

magpie said...

Forgot to say.....
its on my blog

http://magpiesarttreasurechest.blogspot.com/

Sharon xx

Minx said...

Yay, i finally managed to join in once again... your tins are all fab, mine can be seen here
:O)

Minx said...

Strange, last link not worked, i'll try again...

Check it out here

magpie said...

Minx Just taken a peep at your blog Your tin is amazing love the style.... Your friend is very lucky to get the gift from you I would be.......
Sharon xx

Jaqi said...

Hi , I had a fantastic time making my altered tin. Thanks to Rosie and Linda for yet another inspirational journey.
You can find my tin here
Thanks for looking, the others are great, so many different types, can wait to see them altogether.

Jaqi xx

Kimmie said...

I final got my done...with several little problems. My tin is on my blog: http://kimmiekrazykorner.blogspot.com/

sesga loves 1950s said...

Stunning alterd tins ,I love the pink one especially .

I wish I wasn't so busy !!!!!!!
I would have had a go at the fabric inchies .

This Blog is fab Girls :)

Love from sesga xx

Kimmie said...

I love your challenges! Here's mine:

Christmas Tree Ornament

Rosie said...

Your challenges are fab! I'm happy I managed to join in again! Thanks for the ongoing inspirations! (and for giving Chriss a kick - heehee!!)

Rosie said...

I suppose a link would help!

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/magic-and-a-big-adventure-tin/

Cute Kitties´ Art said...

This is the first time I join one of your challenges - they´re great!

Here´s my tin:
http://kleinigkeitenundmehr.blogspot.com/2008/11/verndere-eine-blechdosealter-tin.html

Karen said...

I have been wating to have a go at your challenges for ages and found some time for this one! My tin is on my blog:

Karenscarryons.blogspot.com

audrey h. said...

Hi Rosie and Linda.....I finally got back to blogging and did an altered tin. And I also got caught up with your last two challenges :) Thanks for looking and for this wonderful blog you guys have. My tin is on this post:

Small Creations

LaY hOoN said...

This is my first time doing altered tin. Seems my every first is with Awfully Big Art Adventure :)

My submission

http://mescrap.blogspot.com

Thanks again for this challenge to kick me to try one :p

Mam said...

What a great challenge. I tried something brand new to accomplish it and it worked!
MIne is HERE
Thanks for the wonderful challenge.
Nancy