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Monday, 26 September 2011

A Potential Rocket Scientist's Little Tin Of Treasures

 Good morning  everyone... hope your day started well and continues to be so as they say in USA  "have a nice day"  you'll have to imagine the accent. :o)
It's the last week of Steampumk
at Make My Monday http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.com/
and this week  Cath would like us to make   ANY THING BUT A CARD

I bought this tin in Llandudno in North Wales
I think its a tobacco tin :o)
I thought I'd taken before photos,  in fact I'm sure I did but can't find them on the poot! It was originally a silver tin with a picture of Elvis on the front!...with  apologies to all Elvis fans... he was scrubbed off... :o)


      

                                                                                                   
This photo shows the underside of the tin and the inside of the tin lid.
Now I'm looking at the photographs I think I should've aged  all the papers and stuff... why didn't I do that ?!   hey ho.    




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                   
                                                                                                                 
                                       
     I managed to add some distress using cotton buds and kitchen towel... now looks oily :))                                                                                          





 









Materials
  All I will say is thank goodness for tissue tape, my box of SP goodies picked up from places like eBay and  markets including a French one ooh nearly forgot  the 50p box in B& Q.
A 1918 book of Land and Mine Surveying also came in very handy, there's not much difference is there? between a rocket scientist and a surveyor LOL. You need maths for both !  ;o)

Being a member of the fabulous Make My Monday Design Team as certainly got me out of my comfort zone. This is a first for me... I only usually alter things at workshops!

Looking forward to visiting your Blogs to see what you all make...

tc xx Suzi B xx

I've also entered this into:
Simon Says Stamp and Show MEN ONLY
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2011/09/simon-says-stamp-and-show-men-only.html

12 comments:

Aquarius said...

I'm racking my brains for something to make this week - I really like this little tin, such a great idea and imaginative.

Christine B. said...

Great Suzi like you say perhaps a bit of ageing. But still works great as it is. Hugs x ChrisB

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Suzi....fabulous, its great to see you altering! Adoring your little bits n pieces.....you have excelled this challenge brief, so well done you!

Fliss said...

This is really fantastic Sue and I so enjoyed reading your post too.
The tin looks great covered in the tape and I love all the little additions for your potential scientist.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous altered tin, love all your little finds inside. Great altered piece. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. Tracy x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a fun craft!! I love the tape, embellishments and image you chose!! Neat!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

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Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant Suzi, so creative and inspiring.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Candy C said...

Your tin is really amazing! I love everything about it. I was so amazed at how different your stamped image of the boy looks when adding the metal pieces to him! It truly is a work of art! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Netty said...

Oh wow this is totally stunning Suzi. x

Jacqueline said...

Gloriously detailed - I love it - Jacqueline xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
I am visiting from June's site.
Oh this is an incredibly imaginative idea and creative use of stamps.
Wishes
Lynne

craftimamma said...

Love this Sue! It's really clever with all the little bits and pieces you added to it. I keep wanting to go and raid Hubby's garage but never seem to find time. You were right to rub the inks in. It was good before but now it's perfect!

Hugs
Lesley Xx