Monday, 27 February 2012

Anything Goes Challenge

I had a lovely few days in Sheffield this week. The best part (other than all the great beer) was a visit to the Craft Den at Malin Bridge. Lynne made me really welcome and her studio was certainly a wonder to behold. So much inspiration all around the shop. I love altered art but have never taken the plunge other than some Decopatch but Lynne has inspired me to have a proper go and enter her Anything Goes challenge.

I found this tin in a charity shop and though it would be ideal for my Sizzlit Strips - but it wasn't pretty:

While I love Wallace and Gromit it just didn't sit right in my craft room. I started with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint and added some colour using masks and distress ink. I also used an earing from Primark which was in the sale:

I've still got the other one for another project. I cut the Tim Holtz Bigz bird and cage from acetate and the bird and cage movers too.This is the result:


I also added a lace border around the top and used a Martha Stewart punch for the bottom. The humming bird and feathers on the far picture was another Primark buy for 50p and was originally a hairclip.

The letters were from a previous project that didn't sit well but fit great on this. They are made in the melt pot with UTEE.

And this is the final product - you can just see the Sizzlit Strips inside. And it takes up little room on the shelf


  1. This is absolutely fabulous Kim, I love everything about it, esp the bargain purchases in Primark!
    Good luck with the challenge.

    Jan R x

  2. Love your gorgeous project.Thanks for sharing this with us at Anything

  3. Kim I love what you have done with the tin.Fabulous.
    Sue x

  4. Stunning Kim. Absolutely gorgeous xx

  5. What a fantastic project, just lovely.
    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Suzie xx