Saturday, 10 May 2014

a Liesbeth inspired - not a sewing tin - tin!

As hinted at in the previous post, we had a new designer at Paperartsy this week, the talented Liesbeth Fidder whose work is often featured in the Craft Stamper magazine. She caused quite a stir on twitter with her burnt tin - much fun ensued as various #PATWITS tried to out-do each over with the ways they were burning their tins...

Luckily for me (I live in a first floor maisonette with no space for open fires, bonfires or fires in a bucket..) my good friend Lin sent me a spare tin she had burnt in a bucket!!  Which in turn, caused a bit of a stir on twitter because when I was sat at my computer, tweeting, I glanced down at it on my crafty space on the floor, and saw - faces!!  LOOK!!

on the left, looks to me like a highwayman holding his gun (black hat and coat, white lace collar.) On the right, a larger face with white teeth gleaming out of a grinning mouth....
Some people (naming no names, Hazel) saw meerkats and all sorts... or Collie Dogs holding a tommy gun (Jax).. anyway, what to do with this gorgeous tin??

I'm no seamstress, can barely thread a needle, so don't have the sewing themed stamp plates from Paperartsy... and besides, wanted to do something different to Liesbeth's here so a rummage through the Ink and the Dog and Squiggly Ink plates was called for...
 I decided on a clocks/time theme - used distress inks for the background on my card,
 glued in place and some clock embellies from my stash.


Decided to hide the lid after all!!  I stamped some of the clocks on wax crunchy paper, then crumpled it, highlighted the creases with White Fire treasure gold

The sentiment is from one of the Paperartsy plates, the wooden clock is a Prima one from my stash.

Entering this to the Paperartsy challenge too.

17 comments:

Jacqui Hall said...

I can still see the collie ;) fab make Helen.

margaret said...

Great Helen love the colours suits the tin

sam21ski said...

Love what you did with your tin although I have to say I still can't see any of the things everyone else can - lol

Sam xx

Pinksparklegirl said...

Not too sure about the faces lol but i do love what you have done with this, the theme of time works really well

Hazel Agnew said...

Oh dear, you covered up the Meerkat, Alexander won't like it. It's perfect Helen, the theme really complements the tin and the sepia tones. Beautiful stamping too. Xx

massofhair said...

Beautiful! :-) x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks terrific! I love the clock/time theme: it works brilliantly! Now you mention it, I can definitely see a Highwayman with his pistol! This is a beautiful little tin. Julie Ann xxx

Darcy UK said...

I see Postman Pat!

fabulous tin, love all the clocks.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great tin Helen love the clocks looks great xx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic!!! I love the clock theme!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Great effected tin and fab decorations xx

Craftyfield said...

You've chosen a great theme, clocks go with anything! And you were right to add the crunched up paper, it adds a fab dimension to the lid.

Jules Bettinson said...

Great tin love the clock plate stamps you used inside. Looks great

butterfly said...

So cool, Helen - love your take on Liesbeth's burnt tin!
Alison xx

isisimaginings.com said...

I could definitely see the faces, especially the large one on the top right. Your finished tin is fantastic Helen, love that you used a time theme.

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wow, your clock themed tin looks amazing Helen ! Love it !
Liesbeth X

Sarah Anderson said...

This is a lovelyk project and yes, I see the faces!! Spooky