Tuesday 6 May 2014

GD: Liesbeth Fidder: Altered Sewing Tin {Part 3}

"Hi all, Liesbeth back today with the last post of my first week, finishing the altered tin and making 3 envelopes using the left over stamped images".

As soon as I was satisfied with my two lay-outs, I added everything to the backgrounds as shown. For the corset I used foam tape. I added some metal embellishments as well.

I glued the backgrounds into the tin and added some lace trim at the sides of the box. I stamped the 'sewing machine oil’ stamp onto thin paper, tore it out, coloured it and glued it onto a small glass bottle.

I glued the bottle into the tin and added a pair of scissors embellishment too. The tin is ready!

After I finished the altered tin I had a small stack of beautiful stamped images left, didn't throw them away, that is a waste ! So I thought, how can I use them? My idea was to use the wonderful Crunchy Wax Kraft Paper again, I love it! I cut out three small envelopes by using a Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Die.

I stamped the three needle packet stamps, cut them out and sponged them brown, and crinkled, folded and glued the envelopes and cut three pieces of fabric.

Using the stamped images and the fabric, I decorated the envelopes.

I think it’s nice to display them in front of the altered tin, it’s so very the same style, it fits perfectly together.

Well, this was my first week as a guest designer, I hope you like the week's project and feel inspired to have a go yourself! I can see on twitter a lot of you had fun burning some tins already...or at least finding other ways to burn them.

Hope to see you all again next month!


Leandra Says: Crunchy is such wonderful stuff Liesbeth, and that 'kraft' colour just does it for me every time. Love how you have finished off this project. It's lovely to have a sneek peek into how you work! See you next month 

Gillian Says: The decorated crunchy wax envelopes with the stamped fabric are a fab addition to this wonderful project. Thanks Liesbeth for a super first week.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Liesbeth's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday May 11th 2014


Helen said...

Liesbeth, the inside of the tin looks fabulous, and so do the envelopes with the "leftovers"!

Hazel Agnew said...

Thankyou for all 3 instalments, I have been playing along and will now make some ickle envelopes. Fabulous project Liesbeth . Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I love those little envelopes! This is a gorgeous project, thanks Liesbeth.

Craftyfield said...

These envelopes are cracking (excuse the pun but I couldn't stop myself)!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love the haberdashery theme, Liesbeth, and can't wait to play along. Have enjoyed following everyone setting light to things over the last few days - what have you started!

Lucy x

Julie Lee said...

Lovely post tonight! Those envelopes look fabulous! Julie Ann xxx

craftytrog said...

A beautiful, vintage looking project, very inspiring! x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow the whole finished creation is truly stunning, I can't wait until next month to see what you do :-) Kezzy xxx

Keren Baker said...

A beautifully finished project. Really love those bags!

Kathi said...

What a fabulous project!

I love the way you used your "leftovers" on the bags.

Unknown said...

Fab bags, what a great idea, love the finished tin x

craftimamma said...

Lovely project with such a lot of detail.

Lesley Xx