Monday, 16 March 2015

Altered Coffee Bean Tin Using the New Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley Collection

Hello Everyone :)
Almost a week and I have only just found time to do another blog post.....sorry :)
I saw a quote on Facebook the other day which said 'I could do with an extra day between Saturday and Sunday' which I thought was so correct....but then I got to thinking that maybe I could do with an extra day between everyday:)

I have been busy packing the non essentials to hopefully make it easier when we eventually move, although this has now been put back a couple of weeks.  To be fair this is good for me as I have so many things to do.....dreading the packing up of my craft room and log cabin (which has become my craft storage).  I need to be working right up until the day we move so I am not quite sure how this is going to work.  I am going to begin by packing the things I don't use on a daily basis.....this though could be then prove that I actually do not need it, but I really do find it hard to let go of some of my crafty stash.  Maybe this would be the perfect time for me to also have a big clear out:)
Altered Coffee Bean Tin
I absolutely adore this Peacock Paisley collection with all the lush jewel colours and with teal being one of my favourite colours at the moment I have to say this is on the list of my favourite all time Heartfelt Collections.
This is a coffee tin which I have decorated.  I have seen many Pringle tins that have been decorated and I thought this tin would be perfect and because it is wider than a Pringle tin you could put home made cookies in it or just give it with the coffee beans in it :)

  • Firstly I painted the tin with a thin coat of primer which helped the paper stick more easily.
  • On the lid I have adhered a Stately Circle Spellbinder die cut in teal blue card.
  • Around the edge of the lid I have added a of the strip of the decorative paper.  You could use one of the borders from the paper if you wish.
  • As my tin has a slight dome shape I have add some teal ribbon as this was easier than using paper.
  • Tip: When decorating the tin only take the paper to where the lid comes else it will make the lid very tight and eventually may tear the paper.
  • Choose some paper from the paper collection and add a panel about 3" square to what will be the front of the tin. 
  • Measure the tin and cut a piece of co-ordinating paper to fit (cut the paper slightly bigger so that it overlaps so that there is know gaps). Cut a 2 3/4" slit at the front and roll the paper to create the front collar. Glue or tape this onto the tin.
  • Cut 2 strips of paper in co-ordinating plain paper and use a decorative punch to create 2 borders. Ink the edges with a teal colour ink.  Add one around the top and one around the bottom of the tins. 
  • Add some lace around the bottom of the tin.
  • Add some satin 1/4" satin ribbon around the bottom of the tin and around the top....over the borders so that the edge of the borders are still showing.
  • Stamp and die cut several sets of the flowers.  I have coloured mine in using some lemon and teal chalk inks applying with a sponge dauber.  Use a flower shaping tool and mat to add definition to the flowers. Layer some of the flowers up as I have done in the picture.
  • Stamp and die cut about 10 of the fern leaves onto some pale green sage paper/thin card.  I have used the same colour as I have used for the borders.
  • Die cut some of the decorative swirl flourishes from the cut mat create die sets.
  • Add the leaves, flowers and flourishes to the top of the tin as in picture. I have used some 3D glue gel to create a little height.
  • Either stamp, colour and cut out the Peacock from the Feathered Peacock stamp or cut out one of the peacock images from the papers.
  • Using 3D gel or pads and add the peacock to the top of the collar on the tin.
  • Glue the rest of the flowers and leaves in a nice cluster to the front of the tin.
  • Make a triple bow with the satin ribbon and add a crstyal sparkler to the centre. Add the bow to the bottom of the cluster of flowers.
  • To finish the tin off add some Stickles glitter to the flowers and also a little to the flourishes.

I hope I have inspired you to use this collection to create some altered art :)

Take care x

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Butterfly Medley Inspiration

Hello everyone x

I hope you are all well :) x  It has been another busy few weeks both in my work and personal life.
We put our house on the market and sold it within a day to a lovely couple who want to move in the beginning of April as they have already sold theirs which meant that we have had to frantically find ourselves a new house, which thankfully we have now done and things are moving very fast :)  So if you thought I had gone missing again it is just that things have been very busy....exciting times ahead but after living in this house for almost 27 years you can imagine that although I am excited to be moving to a new house and area I am also a little sad to be moving from the house that I have brought my family up in :(

I hope you all managed to catch the Peacock Paisley launch at the weekend on Create & Craft.  I did try and do a blog post to make sure you didn't miss it but unfortunately my internet was playing up on the Friday evening and I then ran out of time so apologies if you did miss the shows. You can still watch the shows on the Create and Craft website though....I think :)

Here are a few Butterfly Medley cards.....again I am so behind with my posts I will share a few of them and then tomorrow I will share some of the Peacock Paisley samples from the shows.

Another beautiful collection which was a delight to work with.  I love the way that you can stamp and die cut all the butterflies out in one go like the flowers.  It saves so much time and Like I do with my flowers I now have a box of butterflies already stamped and die cut out in a box ready to use on my projects.

I will be back tomorrow with some Peacock Paisley projects to inspire you :)

Take care x