Sunday, 11 May 2014

Sewing Tin Inspired by Liesbeth Fidder for Paper Artsy

 
It's been such a fun week over on Paper Artsy! We have had the start of a new semester, so we didn't know who would be Guest Designer, and I was delighted when Liesbeth Fidder popped up as I have long admired her magazine work. We have also had some gorgeous designs from Ellen, Joanne, and Sara. I always love their work, and Sara did an amazing technique using stamped tissue over photographs to make a journal cover, which was so effective. I think if Twitter is anything to go by, it was Liesbeth throwing tins in the fire that stole the show though, and there was a lot of fun with everyone joining in and setting light to things! I would really love to do this if I had an open fire as it looked like a great way to remove the background from a tin and also produce some wonderful colours in the metal. Some of my Twitter buddies saw strange shapes appearing, such as bearded men and Meercats with corks on their heads. What can I say?

I have a rather sad little offering, this little tin, as it seemed rude not to join in. I did a collage of lots of Paper Artsy sewing stamps on a mint tin and used Brass Treasure Gold round the edges and on the scissor charm. I can use it to keep my needles and pins in. Thank you Liesbeth for giving us such fun and I am still hoping to throw some tins in my brother's fire next time I am over there.

Thank you so much for all the kind comments on the Paper Artsy blog and on Twitter for my own appearance over there this week. When I did my clay flowers and altered bottle piece back in February it was lovely to have everyone's support but this time, having so many people grasp the nettle and join in, has been so exciting. To have someone find a technique I have suggested useful is such a joy. Thank you.

19 comments:

  1. I love your tin!! My bearded man disappeared, lol!

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  2. Fab tin Lucy and great project on the PA blog this week too - well done xxx

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  3. really cute tin - really love your grunge paste on tissue tip this week. the finished house was wonderful - I'm going to try this when I have more time x

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  4. Not sad at all, it's really lovely, those scissors are just gorgeous, what a perfect little embellishment.

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  5. It's not burned but it's still vintage, pretty AND useful, nothing to be sorry about! Love the scissors embellishment too.

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  6. Beautiful tin Lucy, looks really cute. Loved your technique this week. Don't underestimate yourself!! Xx

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  7. Fabulous make Lucy! Is this an Altoid tin? Love the shape, colours are lovely and love the little scissor embellishment.

    Just tried firing some tins on a cheap barbeque, works ok but not getting anything like the charred tins done by some on fierce fires.

    Thanks for your inspiration this week, will try your technique very soon as i do want to play :-) xxx

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  8. Beautiful cute tin, love the layering of stamp motifs

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  9. Lucy! This isn't sad, it's gorgeous! Sometimes less is more and I think this is really exquisite! Those little scissors are pretty on top! Thanks for the lovely contribution you made to PA this week too. Julie Ann xxx

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  10. It's an adorable little tin - nothing to apologise for here! And it's been so lovely seeing all the projects your fabulous house inspired around Craftyblogland.
    Alison xx

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  11. Thanks for your kind words Lucy ! The tin-burning was fun, wasn't it ? :-) Your tin looks wonderful ! Love it !
    Liesbeth X

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  12. Great decorated tin !!

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  13. A lovely tin Lucy, simple, elegant and effective - rather kewl! Chris xxx

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  14. What a gorgeous little home for your pins and needles! xxx

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  15. Wow a awesome tin, I love the way you have added all the details, really gorgeous :-) Kezzy xxx

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  16. Such a beautiful little tin! Love it Lucy!

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  17. It is a gorgeous tin, so fab! Glad you have been enjoying the cover stamps with Simply Cards and Papercraft, they were fab weren't they? Kimx

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  18. Fabulous sewing tin, Lucy! Just love this to bits! Hope you are do well and enjoying the summer! Hugs!

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  19. It's a pretty Lucy,and you using sawing box it. I love the antique colours and scissor charm on the box xxx
    So sorry late comment.

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