Saturday, 18 August 2012

It's A Rubbish Christmas Ornament!

This weeks challenge over at Stampotique is to Alter Something, and although it's not my week to play along, it is my turn to post over at the Stampotique Designer's Blog. As you know I love altering things, so I thought I'd still run with the theme, especially as I have an ever increasing pile of assorted tins which "might just come in handy!!" Plus it'll get Hubby off of my back. He keeps passing comment on them and I just know if they don't get used he'll sneak them into the re-cycling bin!!! So, I've dug out a sardine can to alter.

I started out by stamping and masking Picket Fence and then heat embossing Abstract Foliage onto a piece of card that had been cut to fit the inside of the tin. It was then Distress Inked and heat embossed with the Abstract Foliage again. The tree has been stamped and heat embossed onto card using Abstract Foliage, then cut out and then Distress Inked.

The tin was covered in moulding paste. Whilst it was still wet I tore strips of card to layer up as the snowdrifts, inked the edges and quickly slid them into position. The images Brrr... , Christmas Mosaic and Snowman were then stamped onto heavy weight card before being cut out and coloured with Prismacolor pencils. I added a light dusting of Stardust Stickles to the Snowman, the collar and cuffs of Brrr's coat and the edges of the snowdrifts . I fully assembled the scene once the paste and Stickles were dry. To finish I die cut two Marianne Creatables Snowflake's LR0125 in shrink plastic, attached a small blue gemstone and glued them in position.

I haven't decided yet as to if this decoration should hang, stand as shown or free stand.... such big decisions ;D

Well that's me done for today.

Thanks for stopping by

Claire x

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends - Stamp a scene
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Anything goes


  1. I love altered objects like this and as usual you have done a great job. Will make a fun alternative type of decoration.

  2. Fabulous - still won't make me eat sardines lol xx

  3. Incredible! Your creations are always so amazing and interesting! Love your creativity!

  4. Wow! What a brilliant idea - I love it! I was totally confused when I read the title - it's hard to believe that any of your projects are 'rubbish'! After a senior moment, I got it. Hehe.

    Enjoy the weekend,
    Hugz, Jan xx

  5. This is amazing! I adore it.

  6. Just love this Claire, nothing like a bit of Christmas in August :o) x

  7. This is my kind of rubbish, I love it. X

  8. Oh wow, wow, wow, this is fabulous!

  9. Awesome creation sweetie I really should have a try at one of these tin things you make them look so fab........altho mine prob would be better going to the recycling bin!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  10. Claire, this is wonderful! What a brilliant display. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week!

  11. oh love your recycling and great detail on how you created this little masterpiece, love it
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. A great ornament. I love to alter things too and this is a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

    New Daisy & Friends At Christmas CD launching at 10.00am (UK time) Sunday 19th August on Create & Craft.

  13. Sehr,sehr schön geworden,eine tolle Idee.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde.

    LG Bruni

  14. Absolutely stunning. I'm not only impressed by your gorgeous project but at your cutting out skills - espesh of Snowmans branches!

  15. Wowzer this is one awesome project an amazing bit of creativity that scene you have created is wonderful, thank you for joining our challenge at Whoopsie Daisy this week.
    Lorraine x

  16. When I first saw your title, I thought 'what nonsense' but now I understand it! I can honestly say I have never seen a sardine tin look like this! What an amazing work of art! I only hope there isn't a lingering smell of sardines!!!!!!

  17. hello,
    very beautiful, thankyou for joining us at creative stamp friends, sonne

  18. Hi Claire
    I am here to say thank you again for your vote over at Fashionista's. Very much appreciated! I've just found out that I have won the vote!

    Your Christmas ornament is amazing! I absolutely adore it!
    Michaela xx

  19. A sardine can!!!!! Who would have thought of that (well I wouldnt)!!! Very clever Claire - so so original!! Its ACE. Polly x

  20. Ok so that's one sardine tin you have used up, how many more have you got stashed away indoors lol!!!. This is amazing Claire. Still want to know how your brain ever came up with this awesome idea!!!. Big hugs Clare xxx


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