Friday, September 4, 2009

Trash is gone, it's FRIDAY!

Hello and a happy Friday to you!
Trash is taken, bin is rolled back to the driveway, now it's time to start the extended holiday weekend. :D

I love making cards, but altering items brings me so much satisfaction. It's relaxing and such a fun way to use my supplies on a larger canvas. I wanted to show you a little baby tin that I made with a new set from Inktegrity using one of my many recycled items.
For my project, I used an empty clear container that used to hold flowers from Michaels. I don't like to throw away anything, especially if it would make awesome storage or a gift with a bit of tweaking. ;)

Here is the clear can, altered with the tugboat image & a sentiment from A Little Tug.
For this 10 minute project, I cleaned up the can (mostly adhesive from the label) and wrapped the handle in ribbon. I reattached it, but with primas on both ends for decorative purpose.

Using the wonderful cloud DP, I faux stitched the top end then adhered it with my ATG, my choice for any altered project. Be careful - it's just a little forgiving so you have to be sure to wholeheartedly commit once you're ready. (I'm sure a female designed it - lol!)
I had a nice scrap piece of baby blue ric rac which worked well as ocean waves. The tugboat was printed on DP, and since it was light enough, I could simply color in the areas that I wanted to be different: Inkssentials white opaque pen on the lifesavers, and then W3 copic on the other areas.

The top of the lid was so quick to make - just a Marvy Giga scalloped punch, then I layered on the coordinating sentiment that was printed on the same DP. These buttonhole sentiments are made to feature a little something in the middle: a button, brad, eyelet, or in this case, a prima. I got this idea - and blessings - from Melyssa of Whimsie Doodles (who, btw, has been an awesome mentor in my ventures. TY Melyssa!!)
Here is the set in its entirety:

A Little Tug $1.99 USD

A Little Tug is one of 5 transportation sets of the Going Places series found HERE. (The coordinating backgounds to all these sets can be seen today on the Inktegrity blog.)

Thank you all so much for coming by! I wish you a wonderful Friday, I will be back all weekend long with more new releases from The Digi Shack and Whimsie Doodles. *Love and Aloha*

{Current challenges: C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Anything but a card, DareU2Digistamp recipe: 1 ribbon, 2DP, 3 primas}


PaperCrafty said...

Happy Friday Joni!! The clear can is adorable and I love how it is recycled. The paper piecing, faux stitching, and piece of ric rac are all fabulous details!! Thanks for always inspiring me!!

Brenda said...

Such a cute idea for gift giving! TFS!

Melissa Craig said...

Happy Friday to you Joni! This little altered can is such a great idea, so adorable and who wouldn't love to receive this at a baby shower or birthday. Great idea Joni.

Ann said...

Cute!!! Have a fab weekend!

MiamiKel said...

Joni, these are out of this world amazing!! What a terrific gift idea and just the cutest!!!

Gabby said...

That's gorgeous Joni! Love it!!! Have a FABB-O weekend!

Anesha said...

Fantastic,love the image and the papers. Thanks for taking part in the CRAFT challenge. Anesha

Trimgym said...

How lovely! Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!


sugar n spice said...

Awe!! this is so cute. Thank you so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week, good luck in the draw.
Suzi xx

Larissa said...

Great project! The altered tin is so very lovely!
Thanks for joining us at DU2DS!

Peggy said...

Great work !!!

Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge !!!

Peggy xx

Hope Jacare said...

WEhat a fab project - thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

Rose said...

This is gorgeous, a lovely gift for a baby! Thanks for taking part in C.R.A.F.T this week and good luck!

Rose xx

Donnas Den said...

Really great project. Good luck with the CRAFT challenge.


Donna said...

Fantastic altered tin, love the digi image and you have done a great job with this weeks recipe! Thanks joining in the fun at DU2DS this week :) Donna x