Tuesday 26 March 2013

Suzanne Czosek #2 Motorcycle Tin Box

Well yesterday's post from Suzz got twitter all abuzz talking about shaving foam, and even if there were other foamy alternatives.... it will be interesting to see where this week's links lead us! The prize will be 3 fresco's of your choice, so play along and link your creativity here before Sunday noon GMT.
"Today’s post is all about the HotPick Xtra 05 - Hardware stamps.  I have wanted to play with the hinges stamps and dies to create a project that opens and uses the decorative hinges in the set".  


I managed to salvage this tin that my daughter received gum in for Christmas. 

As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for altering. I decided to paint it and stamp on it to create a masculine gift container. 

I painted the surface with a sponge using Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint Ice Blue.  This took two coats of paint.  After I finished that I wanted to give the appearance that it was aged, so I streaked on a layer of Pewter.

I then stamped over the outside surface using StazOn Jet Black Ink.  Next I stamped the motorcycles and the gears over the surface. The gears are from HotPick Xtra 01. I added white highlights to the stars in the gears.


 I die cut a few different pieces from the HardwareDie using the Metal Card.  I stamped over the die cut keyhole with the co-ordinating stamp using StazOn Jet Black Ink

 Next I stamped the trim pieces and the handle with the numbers and table from the Ink andDog 02 set.

I wanted to add a touch of detail on the inside so I created a few inserts.

I painted them with co-ordinating Ice Blue.  I then stamped the map using StazOn Jet Black Ink onto the inserts. I stamped the sentiment using the black ink on white cardstock.  I cut the words out and pop dotted them onto the top and bottom of the tin. 

I hope you enjoyed tonight's post .... Come back tomorrow for a completely different project.

Leandra Says: How cool, it looks so simple, I have a 12 year old boy in this house who would love this in his room!

Gillian Says: Fabulous project Suzz, love the worn/distressed appearance to this once shiny tin. The images were just made for such a project!

Don't forget you can play along with Suzz this week, by linking to the challenge here.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous project Suzz, I love how you've transformed this tin ! Sue C x

Alison said...

Cool project Suzz! Fabulous transformation! x

PaperArtsy said...

People are always crying out for 'boy' projects. This is perfect. I do love an altered tin, and you have used the stamps perfectly Suzz! Great idea.

Helen said...

What a great tin!! I still don't have a tin from the last challenge I needed a tin for... will have to go shopping this time!

sam21ski said...

Great male project Suzz. Helen I have tin's but not the stamps, maybe we should meet - lol

Sam xxx

Words and Pictures said...

Fab altered tin - so smart and cool!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Real cool colours and a lovely treasure tin.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's fantastic!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great! Makes me want to alter a tin again!

Lucy x