Sunday, 23 November 2008

ABAA Week 10 - An altered tin









The challenge for week 10 at The Awfully Big Art Adventure was to alter a tin.

The tin I chose was a small green one that was from Marks & Spencers ( it had fab little mints in it- yummy).
I always go for purple with it being my favourite colour so the dark green was a challenge too. However I have been collecting all manner of peacock, stamps, feathers etc so that gave me an idea.

The dark green tin lent itself very well to the shades on the feather and it wasnt hard after that to add on the other bits and pieces.
Of course it wouldnt be the same not to include PARIS in there somewhere, hence the title, ( and I couldnt resist the purple bling on the letters).
I wasnt going to do the inside, but got carried away adding some eiffel towers, a metal charm heart which has "Love" on it, a stamped butterfly with stickles glitter on its wings, a fan and again I used stickles glitter to enhance that, some quotes "Bonjour!" "May all your dreams come true" and "it doesnt hurt to dream".

My friend Gill who has her spare bedroom decorated out in the theme of the Moulin Rouge, and who adores anything peacock related will be after this .......I will have to hide it as ive fallen in love with it myself..........on the other hand, I could make another !

Thank you to Rosie and Linda for another great challenge, and once again, this isnt something I may have tried but now that I have, I will certainly be making more.

ROLL ON WEEK 11.

19 comments:

Rosie said...

Jaqi that means EVERYTHING to us - to know that we've encouraged you to try something and that you've enjoyed it! And it's a great result, love the Paris theme and the gorgeous feather!! Thanks for taking part in our challenge.
Love
Rosie ABAA

Paul B said...

Tins are notoriously difficult to decorate and you have come up with something stunning. I admit, peacock colours are a favourite - so opulaent. It's clean, it's arty, its beautiful.

BTW Thx for comments on my blog :)

Px

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is truly amazing.
So wonderful design. Love them.

magpie said...

Jaqi Love your tin... you did a grand job.......
what fun we are having each week....
Just looking a your christmas decs We have the same fireplace !!!!

Thanx for stopping by to see my tin,
you asked about the alcohol inks I started with the plain silver tin and blended on it nude with alcohol inks ( well the tin NOT me) and it dried very quick.

Sharon xx

Heather Robinson said...

Jacqui, what a treat to follow your tin from its original form to the work of art that you created with it. I love your use of colours. It has a joyous feel to it....great use of a feather too!

Kimmie said...

So beautiful...love the colors and feather!

Linda said...

FABULOUS!! What a gorgeous creation, love the colours...well done you!
Hugs
Linda xx

Faye said...

Wonderful alteration. I always knew there was something I could do with those little tins. Now I know.

There is an award awaiting you HERE.

Kimmie said...

Really cool tin - inside AND out! fabulous job!

Rosie said...

I'd never have guessed it was your first tin! Bravo Jaqi - great job!!

Karen said...

I love your tin Jaqi! I would never have been brave enough to tackle that sort tho. Oh and I lurve your pic of David Essex !!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oooooo Jaqi ~ your Paris tin is marvelous, inside and out! The peacock feather makes a glorious adornment for certain! I bet you'll be eating more mints now ;)

Lynn said...

Awesome, love what you did with the tin :) I always enjoy putting them together too.

annie2006 said...

gorgeous tin - love the peacock feather and the colours

lisa said...

great tin - love the colors and the feather!

Kaz Scrapz said...

Gorgeous Jaqi - I love the peacock colours - so beautiful. xxx Karen

Chris said...

Wow Jaqi you certainly gave your tin the works and it is just stunning inside and out. Isn't is just lovely to experiment and you do it so well always coming up with awesome creations hun. Way to go it's beautiful :D
hugs
Chris xx

Mam said...

Jaqi, your work here is exquisite. What a beautiful tin.
Nancy

audrey h. said...

Your tin is so pretty. I love the green as it is my fave color and the peacock feather is gorgeous.

This is brilliant , i love it !