Sunday, 7 October 2012

PanPastels - Alter It

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down to see a pumpkin card, made for FSC.


Today PanPastel UK has a new challenge and theme - Alter It / Recycle. There are a few photos for you to look at, but I want to show you the before and the after. So here is the original tin - a Christmas teabag tin in bright red and white polka dot.





Now look at it .


I started by spraying the tin dark brown with one of those cans you get from the DIY shop. I painted it with the PaperArtsy crackle and when dry with PaperArtsy Snowflake Fresco Finish. I didn't worry too much about the middle as I knew I was making a paper sleeve for it. Lurve the crackles that appeared. When it was dry I rubbed Burnt Sienna Tint Panpastel with some other browns round the edges. It stayed beautifully. But to make sure it was going to last I sprayed with DecoArt acrylic sealer.




Next I used a snowflake mask, champagne dazzle Versamark (that's the one I said changed the colours slightly and makes them look a bit more vintagy) and some brown and cream pans to create this sleeve  I sprayed it with gold spray and sparkle to get a gorgeous glittery effect.



I also used the mask etc to make a piece to go on the lid.


To finish the tin I added some music paper and used the new Tim H snowflake rosette mini die and added a snowflake on each side, these were also made of music paper. 

With a piece of ribbon glued around the lid I now have a new toffee tin for my sideboard at Christmas. 


If you are altering or recycling something this week, please share it with us at PanPastel UK and pop over to see the fabulous creations from the DT. 

Each week one lucky person drawn from the entrants receives a starter set of pans from our fabulous sponsor = Your Creativity Store.

Have a lovely day and don't forget give someone a hug.

cyber hugs from me {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Alphabet Challenge - Recycle / Repurpose
Out of a hat creations - Christmas in October
Simon Says Stamp - Glimmer and sparkle
Craft Room - Alter It
Sunday Stamper - Snowflakes
Anything but a card - Shiny, sparkly, blingy


Just to let you know I made Fab 4 at The Play Date Cafe with my 'Fall into Fall' tag. How wonderful is that? xxx

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60 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning and what a transformation!!

Gina said...

AWESOME transformation!!! :D XXX

Kim Dellow said...

Wowsers! That is gorgeous Brenda! Love your transformation. Hope you have a good week. Kim

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gorgeous altered tin Brenda! Lovin' the crackle! xx

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW Brenda, LOVE this LOADS... the colours are right up my street, so refreshing to see Xmas in differnet colourtones... thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper x

Netty said...

Loving the fab transformation Brenda, xx

Barb Cady said...

Oh wow! What a clever idea, tnis tin is awesome, I want it! x

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely transformaiton! That crackle effect is wonderful.
Joyce xx

chrissies said...

Wonderful creation Brenda with so much work on it.

Not really in our theme at Out of a Hat this week as it is a Christmas card or tag- so pleased that you shared it with us anyway and hope you will join in with us for the other Christmas challenges at Hatters.

Love Chrissie xx

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Brenda, Wow! Fantastic project. What a wonderful altered tin. This weeks challenge at OOAHC is for a card or tag. Having said that, there are many inspiring ideas, different elements and techniques that you have used in your project that could be used in card and tag making. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters again this week.
Regards Florence x

Sue said...

What a transformation..I love the way you have used the music paper.
Clever girl..aren't you?:)
Well done you!
xxx

butterfly said...

That's an utterly stunning transformation Brenda - totally inspirational... Was just going to go and play with a tin, funnily enough, now my thinking about what I might do is on the move!! Gorgeous...
Alison x

Esther said...

Hi Brenda, popped over to visit your pumpkins (ooeerr) but had to stop by this too - its beautiful, just love the vintage colours with that touch of sparkle...I'd want to use it all year not just at Christmas ! Esther xx

Karin said...

what a change, gorgeous!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda,this is a stunning transformation love the colours you have used.
Avril xx

Lin said...

What a transformation, Brenda - beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

craft-roomjulia said...

Wow, you have created a stunning make-over for this tin. I am just in love with the crackly effect. I love the colour choice, just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

Sue said...

I love this! its absolutely gorgeous what a transformation xxxxx huggles

Sue said...

So love this snowflake tin. Love the vintage feel to it. Such a fabulous way to transform something old & unused. Sx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

OOOOh Brenda - what gorgeous altering! Love the crackly bits and the beautiful TH snowflakes. The distressed music paper is a brilliant finishing touch. Fabulous!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous transformation Brenda! Love the vintage christmas look you have achieved and the soft colours.....Mmmmmmm toffee's lol!

MaggieH

Lisa Jane said...

wow you wouldn't believe it was the same tin.. it is gorgeous .. love the sparkle
Lsa x

Martina2801 said...

The box looks fantastic, dear Brenda! Beautifully designed.
I also like the pumpkin creations below.

Cazro said...

A stunning transformation. Love the subtle colours and decorations. thanks for sharing with us during our R - is Recycle at Alphabet Challenge. Caz

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Eautiful Brenda, love the vintage tones and the snowflake strip is stunning as is the crackle. Tracy x

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, fantastic alteration of your tin, love those vintage tones. Have alovely evening. xx

catherine said...

This is just so fantastic Brenda and much prefer it now to before. I wouldn't have thought of doing something like that but it has worked so well for you.
x catherine

inkypinkycraft said...

A really beautiful make, I love thesesoft colours, a stunning make! Love it! Hugs trace x
Hope youbhave some better news concerning your granddaughter soon, thinking of you x

Gillian .... said...

Hi Brenda, this is simply gorgeous, what a transformation, great step by step too. Hugs xx

Lillibelle said...

What a great, stunning transformation of a simple, small tin! And now it looks fantastic and has a lot of wonderful details.

Julie Short said...

I love how you have transformed an everyday item into a treasure Brenda and such a lovely treasure too.As I am a bit of a texture nut all the crackle and glitter really catches my eye. Thank you for joining in at ABAC Challenge this time.

Buttons said...

What a beautiful tin Brenda. Such a transformation and perfect colour choices. Hugs, Buttons x

May said...

Brenda, This is fabulous what a transformation.. love the colours & texture... Brilliant.. Hugs May x x x

Eileen said...

Morning Brenda... love this. Your work is very inspiring. I really enjoyed reading how you put this together and the end result is well worth the time taken .... super stuff!
E xx

debby4000 said...

Oh your alter tin is brilliant Brenda.
luv
Debby

Redanne said...

Many congrats on the Fab 4 Brenda. Loving your tin transformation, it is just gorgeous. I am starting out with PPs and love them! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Dots Dabbles said...

I love seeing the transformation here Brenda...the crackle effect looks brilliant.
Dot x

Fliss said...

A fabulous altered tin Brenda. Love the soft colours and the snowflake embellishing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun what a transformation just love the effect it just looks amazing hugs Cherylxxxxx

Minxy said...

Hmm I was sure I had already left a message but it doesn't appear so.
Loving your tin, the colours and pretty papers look awesome x
Hugz Minxy

Rita said...

Wow Brenda, I love your snowflake tin. Really Stunning. Hugs Rita xx

Maria said...

Wow, I absolutely love this Brenda! Would love to know which spray paint you used! The gorgeous wintery effect you've created is really beautiful. Thanks for joining in with our "Alter It" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria xxxxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous, Glorious, Fabulous, Stunning, shell I go on? Brilliant alteration turning a useful object into a unique home decor decorative and useful object, terrific job. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room.

I'm having a week off now so the car has broken down LOL XOXO Zoe

Marjie Kemper said...

What a transformation! The masking is enchanting. I love what you've done with that tin!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

WOW Brenda ... you always do it ...that is WOW me! You are very talented. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Alter It" challenge! Wishes, Suzanne :)

Pat said...

Gorgeous altered tin, beautiful colours, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

Jan Hennings said...

Love this!

Tammy said...

WOW your tin is absolutely gorgeous Brenda! I love all of your beautiful snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

nefertiti said...

Tout simplement magnifique!
Really wonderful!!!!bizz

Terry said...

Soooooooo much nicer the second time around! Just love the vintage feel you created in this toffee tin! Those snowflakes are really something. I strugge with the flowers, so can't imagine the snowflakes! Hugs!

alicaz said...

Stunning! Love all the the little details on your tin!
Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful altered tin, love it !

Laura said...

Ehmmm, yummy. So glad you got your blog back too!

Julia S-W said...

My comment is very late - so sorry! This little tin is absolutely gorgeous. I love the crackle finish and the creams and browns are just beautiful. Love that dazzle versamark and the little snowflake too.
Thanks so much for sharing this lovely tin with us at Anything But A Card and I do hope you'll join us again soon.
Juliax

craftytrog said...

Fabulous altered tin Brenda, I love the crackled background. xx

EmmiLu said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Can't think of anything else to say! Thanks's for the inspiration!

scrappymo! said...

This is just gorgeous! Fantastic job!

Gerri Herbst said...

Oh how I love this box. The many layers make it a special project! Lovely colors too.

Christy said...

I love all the little effects you added to this...it sure made it gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

Mandi said...

Great transformation. I love the look. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.