Friday, 23 May 2014

Altered Sardine Can - At The Beach

Good morning - as summer appears to have vanished again, I thought I'd cheer you all up with this sunny little scene that I've used as my inspiration project for the challenge over on the Graph'It Marker Blog which is Oranges & Lemons! Now we're not meanies, so we're not requiring you to use both colours - just one or the other will do! Remember you don't need to use Graph'It markers to enter but you could win some lush Graph'It goodies if you do!

To make the scene I glued some beads onto the base of the tin for feet and then covered the entire thing with a couple of coats of Gesso. Once dried I used the broad nib end of a Graph'It Marker to roughly colour the tin.

I then created the scene using two of the characters from Work & Play Collection 3 and drew the backdrop and palm trees before assembling the scene using glue gel into the tin. To finish I used a sentiment from the CD and cut it into the shape of surfboard.

I used the following markers to colour this project:
Female:7130, 7160, 5130, 9504, 9506, 4170, 4155, 4135
Male: 7130, 7160, 5240, 5245, 4170, 4155, 4145, 4175, Graph'It Shake It Marker
Sea: 7119, 7109, 7130, Graph'It Shake It Marker
Sand: 1150, 1170, 1180, 1250, 2110, 2150
Tin: 7109

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x


I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Milk Coffee Challenge - Anything but a card
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Spots and Stripes
Simon Says Stamp - Vacation/Travel
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Here comes summer
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Altered Can


  1. WOW, I am thrilled with this sweet idea. It is an enchanting work that you have done. I love it.
    I find all your work very nice.

    Greetings from Germany, Carmen (✿◠‿◠)

  2. Amazing work Claire!

  3. Oh wow Claire your so clever I lovethe way you have turned an everyday item into something so special.
    Jenny x

  4. Wow Claire this is amazing
    Hugs Sus xx

  5. Claire I saw this on the show and I've been waiting for you to post it so I could take a closer look, it's so stinking cute I love it!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  6. Wow, that is amazeing hun. I lobe the tin, what a brilliant idea. I love everything about it.xx

  7. Absolutely adorable! Love all the detail!

  8. WoW - This is a wonderful creation. So clever and well thought out - I love it - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty - Michelle x

  9. This is SO cute and I love that you upcycled an old tin to create your beach scene. It's awesome and perfect for our summer challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Thanks for playing along!

  10. This is excellent, a fab fun make.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT. xx

  11. Claire this is superb, it's too stinking cute I adore it! Feel free to send it to me any time LOL! Oh yeah, I have it already haha!! ; ) And just perfect for our challenge this week at

  12. What a brilliant idea! This is fabulous and so cute!
    Mandy x

  13. oh hun,this is just brilliant I love this to bits,stuning detail and,just perfection sweetie,perfect for our challenge too,at that craft place,love it hun hugs Cherylxxxxx

  14. Fab project hun, genius idea and it looks amazing
    Claire xx

  15. This is beautiful. Love the altered sardinecan with the beach design. Gorgeous bright colours. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  16. What a wonderful project you've created! I sure love your color choices and creative composition! Super creative!!! Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee! Hugs, Rita DT

  17. This is absolutely adorable, Claire! I love the scene in a tin. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Vacation or Travel!

  18. This is absolutely gorgeous - love it. TFS with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again real soon xx

  19. Beautiful work. Love it! Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x


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