Sunday 6 October 2013

Altered Christmas Cannister Tin

It's new challenge time over at an Oldie But A Goodie, but before I get onto the new challenge, can I just say thank you to all the wonderful crafters who entered my Dies and Punches challenge.  With well over 200 entries, I think it's been our biggest response ever!  If you pop over to an Oldie But Goodie to see this fortnight's challenge, you'll see the winner of the fantastic prize from Tonic Studios and the top picks.

I partake in a Secret Santa Swap on a craft forum and I always use it as an opportunity to do something a bit different from a card.  This project alters a canister of Biscotti Biscuits into a really feminine festive treat.   

So this was a perfect project to showcase the current challenge at an OBAG, which is a BINGO grid and I've chosen Ribbon, Pearls and Glitter. The "oldies" on my project include stamp, DCWV paper and card, lace, ribbon, crystals, charm, pearls, beads, promarker pens, ink and more!

I've also used a number of techniques including

Paper piecing ● Ribbon threading ● Fussy Folding ● Digital Die Cutting ● Manual Die Cutting ● Glittering ● Spritzing ● Charm Making ● Inking  Accenting ● Decoupage ● Chalking ● and Lace Colouring 

Project Recipe:
Stamp: A-may-zing Crafter's Companion
Colouring Mediums: Memento Black Ink Pad, Promarker Pens, Cosmic Shimmer Mica Mist, Peebles Inc Chalk
Paper and Card: DCWV, Sateen Elegance
Tools: Spellbinders, Grand Calibur, Silhouette Cameo
Embellishments: Lace, Organza Ribbon, Double Satin Ribbon, rhinestone crystals, glitter, eye-head pin, glass and pearl beads, silver-tone charm.

There are quite a few stages to altering this canister, so I'll take it step-by-step.

Step 1 - Altering the Cannister Tube

I choose as my inspiration an absolutely gorgeous sheet of DCWV Christmas Glittered Card Stock that came in a QVC TSV year's ago - I loved both the beautiful images and the striking combination of black, magenta pink and white colours.  I carefully measured the height and diameter of the cannister twice before cutting, with only 1 sheet of this lovely card, I couldn't afford any mistakes.  I used Collall glue to adhere the sheet of card to the cannister.

To make the trimmings, I first coloured a piece of lace with one of my Promarker pens. Although I had used Cerise on my stamped image (see step 3), when I tested that on a small piece of lace, it looked to neon for my taste, so I used a softer pink instead.  I then threaded a narrow band of 3mm black double satin through the lace.  

Finally, I layered this onto the top and bottom of the cannister, starting with a wide band of black organza, and topped this with the lace threaded with the black satin.  On the top trimming band, I added a triple bow made from more wide black organza and 15mm magenta double satin.  Finally, using a eye-head pin, I created a hand-made pearl and crystal drop with snowflake charm.

Step 2 - Altering the Cannister Lid

I chose a cannister where the lid went inside the tube rather than fitting over the top.  This helps when doing an altered project as once you've added the extra papers and trimmings to the tube, the original lid may no longer fit if it needs to go over the outside of the tube.  If you are altering something like a Pringles canister, you may need to make a completely new lid to fit over the extra thickness of the tube once altered.

I used an origami fold to create the outer circle of the lip topper.  This is made by fancy folding 8 circles (in 2 patterns) and then adhering them to a scalloped base.  It would have been preferable to have had double-sided paper for this element but more coordinating papers were single-sided, so I colour-washed the back of the black patterned paper with a very pale shade of pink with a FlexMarker pen. 

On top of this layer, I added a layered Spellbinders Poinsettia and hot pink rhinestone  crystals.  Finally, I spritzed the whole lid with Cosmic Shimmer Mica Mist to give it a subtle shimmer.

Step 3 - The Stamped Topper

I love this sassy boot stamp made by Crafter's Companion in conjunction with Nigel May and have been itching to use it since I bought it in a sale in the New Year.  I started by stamping the image onto a piece of Elegance Satin stamping card.  I also stamped the image onto hot pink textured card, and patterned paper.  Using the paper piecing technique, I layered together the different cards and papers to create the boot.  I then coloured the rest of the image with a promarker pen before adding glitter accents and tiny rhinestone crystals. Finally, I chalked around the image and also spritzed it with Cosmic Shimmer Mica Mist.

I cut out the image with a spellbinders label die and created the matching narrow mat on my Silhouette Cameo using the trace technique.

Here's one final look at this Altered Christmas Canister:

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  1. Absolutely stunning

    Alison xx

  2. Fabulous creation, it will make a lovely gift!
    Anne x

  3. What a stunning piece of work!!

  4. Brilliant love the feminine image and great papers -beautiful origami topper
    Carol x

  5. Wow this is fantastic, so much gorgeous detail, someone is going to be a very lucky person to receive your beautiful creation xx

  6. Very impressed! This is so gorgeous and so unusual, I think I have been inspired. Thank you for the tutorial.

  7. Fabulous gift, love the colours and techniques you have used

  8. Fabulous gift, love the colours and techniques you have used

  9. A stunning project. You have really given an old item a new lease of life.
    Heike xx

  10. Im really liking this project, very creative :D

  11. Stunning project. Love the black and pink colourcombo and all the glitters.
    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

    Huggsss, Angelique

  12. Awesome job altering the tin! There will be one happy camper getting this beauty in the mail!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely Candy Inspired project with us at Love to Create this week!
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  13. Wonderful creation! Love the color combination and your design is great!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member
    Mian's Crafty Corner

  14. Fabulous creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  15. a stunning creation and I love the origami flower, thanks for joining us as crafty catz

  16. What a great project, fab song too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  17. Beautiful, love the pink and black together
    Lindsay xx

  18. WOW!! This is amazing! What a great gift. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week. Cx

  19. Stunning creation and that boot is outstanding! Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K xx

  20. Very pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  21. Wow!! absolutely amazing project in glamor colour combination. Love it!!

  22. what a stunning gift ,love the design and there are so many beautiful elements
    Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck
    Tracey x

  23. Awesome project!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at PTW and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  24. What a beautiful project ! Wow that topper is amazing ! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

    Mayra DTM

  25. Stunning project - love everything about it
    Linda x

  26. This is such an unusual project, chapeau-bas to your creativity! Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  27. very nicely done. great recycling project. Thanks for joining us for our Pins and Lace challenge at CFAS.
    Cindy DT.


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