Sunday, 11 November 2012

Christmas Sardine Tin - Lou Stage 2

This is step two of Lou's sardine can that is now ready to post Monday after I had a senior blip and lost Sherry's postal address. This is what I got in the mail and the colour was lovely very burnished gold and vintage.
I keep various odds and ends that catch my eye and I had two deer from a christmas card I liked one year that had been waiting for that right something to come along. I used one of the deer while the other is actually heading for Sherry's tin that is half done already after arriving yesterday. I coated the base with texture paste and sequin waste and the used a Stampin Up shimmer paint when it was dry. The angel is from Lisa's Altered Art and I printed her out on cardstock so she was sturdy and could be mounted at the front of the tin. There was some cotton wool for the snowy effect. I also wrapped the tin with twine and then glued down some microbeads from my cross stitch stash. The wood veneer trees are Studio Calico embossed with some Blonde Moments UTEE.
I have really enjoyed this swap but stopping is an issue so there is something left for the other participants. I've got a Halloween tin on my mind just now as I've found the tins really inspiring. Sonja.x


  1. I'm the original "Bah Humbug" lady, I'm no big fan of Christmas, but this is lovely

  2. This looks fab, love the beads around the edge x

  3. It looks great, I love what you did with the angel at the front. My mind's buzzing now ... for the next step! Looking forward to seeing it for real x

  4. it is gorgeous, these tins are really amazing