Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Sunday Stampers Challenge - Sentimental Journey

Hello Fellow Crafters.  It is so nice of you to drop by.   I am sorry I have neglected you but it really could not be helped.  My MOJO was ill in bed and he took me with it!

Well hasn't this week come around quick?  I have today joined in with fellow Blogger Hels Sheridan. and her Sunday Stampers Challenge.  (Click on Hels' name to be whisked over there to see her blog.) Every Sunday she puts out fab challenges and you may remember last week I made my "B is for Believe" canvas.  This week, I hope Hels does not mind (she won't - she is very nice like that)but I have decided to show you a little something I made my lovely Hubby for Christmas which I had planned to show you at some time in the near future but it fits in  perfectlywith Hels' Challenge this week (I think so anyway!).

Sentimental Journey

The tin was an Altoids tin which was sent to me when I bought something else on e-Bay which I inked with alcohol inks and proceeded to decorate the top (and inside) with an array of papers, brads and any other trinkets which I thought would suit the recipient and convey my message to him. 
I inked the inside of the tin and after lining the inside of the tin both top and bottom with stamped card, I made small cards from pieces of mount board which I was about to throw away. (Perish the thought!)  I then had fun decorating these cards with appropriate images.

The board itself was glossy which did not take inking as normal card does so I had to wait for it to dry (no use using the hot air gun as it would scorch it very quickly).  The colours did not always turn out as they would normally so that each card has its own colour and character.  

The inside of the bottom of the tin conveys our passion for Prague and all things Czech.  I love these stamps from Darkroom Door as theyhave fantastic scenes of Prague.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed looking at my Hubby's "Happy Thoughts" Tin and hope Hels does not mind me putting in a project which I made a very short while ago to her Challenge.

One thing I have not mentioned is that around the top edge of the tin on the outside I have adhered copper tape (the sort you use on Memory Glass).  I am very much into copper in my crafting things at the moment and it also got me out of a spot as to how to get the ink right down into the groove.

Thank you for looking.  I hope I have given you some ideas and inspiration for a project of your own in the future.  If you want to know about anything in particular, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please don't forget to leave me a comment.  It is always a pleasure receiving your lovely comments.


Sam aka Hettie 

I have used such a plethora of items in this project I cannot hope to remember them all.  They include:- Papers - Cosmo Cricket, MME, Bazzill: Alcohol Inks - Cranberry, Copper,Espresso, Terracotta; DI - Brushed corduroy, Peeled paint, Mustard seed,Fired brick, Broken china, Forest moss, Wild honey; Stamps - Stampers anonomous, Hero Arts, Darkroom Door, Crafty Individuals, Penny Black, Docrafts, Cavallini, Stampin Up, Happy Daze; Stayzon - Black; Ranger - Glossy Accents; Gold pearls; ribbon, buttons and probably a whole lot more which I will probably remenber at stupid-o-clock-in-the-morning!!

1 comment:

Suzilou said...

Wow Hettie, how fantastic is that gift, I hope your hubby liked it. My son went to France with the school a few years ago and brought back tickets, receipts etc etc and I have them in a pile on the book shelf (collecting dust) as I didn't want to throw them away but didn't really know what to do with them, well now I do! Thank you for the inspiration, I love it :) xx

PS good to hear you are feeling better :)