Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Our Creative Corner Jan. 2015 Challenge

Design team member Pamellia came up with this great challenge for Jan. Here's what she wrote for the challenge.......
 With the holidays merely a shadow behind us, my guess is you still have bits of Christmas leftovers stashed everywhere, not to mention bags of Christmas bits meant for the recycle bin. I am a hoarder of all things I think I might get around to using one day, and Holiday bits are no exception! Every closet, drawer and cupboard is overflowing with the little things I collected throughout the holidays. Things I think I might use and things heading to the curb.
Christmas wrapping, gift bags, tinsel, ribbon, gift boxes, tissue paper, Christmas crackers, wine boxes, empty gift wrap rolls, Christmas cookie tins, even the images from the fronts of cards I name, I hoard it!
Let's put those bits to good use this month!
With that in mind, for my introductory challenge theme, I have chosen........
To be clear, your project does NOT have to have a Christmas theme, I only want you to recycle your Christmas scraps.
If it's not obvious what Christmas leftovers you used, make sure to tell us about it, somewhere in your post.   
So bring your Christmas leftovers to OCC! You could be our winner and be one of our Top 3 or even the lucky Random .org winner who will win a gorgeous selection of treats from our Sponsor this month  Nicecrane Designs .
Hugs, Pamellia 

 "Christmas Leftovers". What a fun challenge! Take a Christmas leftover and give it new life. Well you all know how much I like to creating something with tins and this challenge was just perfect for me to take a Christmas tin and make myself another vintage yummy for my home.
I took the tin and painted it first with Gesso. Then took "Rusty Paper" by Viva and gave it a good thick coat.

Here's a few of the products used to create this look. They can be found in my Artfire store. 
I took metal feet and covered them with Caramel colored alcohol ink.
To the rusty finish I added alcohol ink here and there along with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in Rusty Hinge. I finished off the tins inside, bottom and inside of the lid with burlap that I used TH Distress inks to give the edges a rusty look as well. With a touch of gold from my metallic Rub Ons set the tin was ready to add the embellishments. 

Next I used one of the resin frames from Prima, painted it with cream colored paint and used the gold Rub On to high light the decorative edges. I placed a vintage photo into the frame. Took chipboard pieces from The Dusty Attic and use gesso and ink to complete the look.

The resin camera I bought from Hobby Lobby and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
 I have a video on my Youtube channel with a tutorial on how to get the rusty look on the tin.
Come join us at Our Creative Corner for challenges and inspiration.
Also here is our current Sponsor....  Nicecrane Designs

Happy Crafting,
Laurie Moore

My Artfire store 


Lys Scrap said...

What a transformation! I love this rusty and vintage look!

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning. Thanks for the How to as well. Have a Good Year. Hugs Rita xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Laurie, this is my favourite Christmas tin EVER! What an incredible transformation! I just love the rusted tin look that you achieved and all your fabulous embellishments really give your project an amazing vintage feel! What a transformation!! Happy New Years hugs from you new teamie :)

Jan Hill said...

Hi Laurie, great project! I need to buy some Rusty Paper, I love the way you used it on the tin. Beautiful work x

Moore Art From The Heart said...

Thank you my new friends my Teamies for your lovely comments. Happy New Year to you all. xxx Hugs and blessings, Laurie

Tee said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing the techniques you used to recreate this tin into a vintage beauty! Hugs,Tee

Tincan Crafter said...

OH MY GOD LAURIE - OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD. This is what perfection looks like if they they put a picture next to a word in a directory. This is so incredible, I am astounded by the tremendous you work you put into altering this tin. I am totally blown away - really

Laurie Moore said...

You are welcome Tee and thank you for your sweet comment. xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

Laurie Moore said...

Oh Candice you make me blush hehe. I think you have me beat on the amount of work in a project! Your string lamp is awesome! Thank you though for your lovely Happy Crafting, Laurie

Kerstin F. said...

Gorgeous, love the great vintage feeling and your beautiful embellishments! Hugs, Kerstin

Ana K. said...

Hi Laurie, finally I can say how incredibly beautiful this piece is... absolutely beautiful! Love vintage, rusty look and all little details...perfect!
Hugs from Slovenia

butterfly said...

What a fabulous altered tin - a really amazing vintage piece, just beautiful in every detail.
Alison xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Your Christmas Leftover transformation is phenomenal, Laurie!! All of your steps and your attention to detail are wonderful!! What size is that tin? It looks really small, but I'm horrible at perspective! Absolutely LOVE this!! It's a wonderful OCC creation!! XOXO-Shari

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome recycle of a tin! Thanks for the step by step too~ Fabulous creation

Sharon said...

Hi Laurie: Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog. Wow, I can hardly believe your tin is the same one. You have really mastered "altering". Beautiful piece, and thanks for the "how-to" instructions.
Happy Creating in 2015.
aka celticrafter

Samra Leshinski said...

I am blown away by your creativity!!! WOW what an amazing project this is! I am your new follower :)

Sara Barker said...

I'm just a TAD late getting to visit the blogs, but I'm so happy that I've made it this far! What an absolute treat to see! I would love to pick this up and inspect every nook and cranny! Awee, I wanted to scroll up and have another look-see, but I'll just have to finish by telling you that this is one AMAZING altered project! Thank you so sharing your steps here, and this definitely gets bookmarked for future drooling!