16 Jun 2013

It's Father Day!

Happy Fathers Day to all the dad's out there...hope you all have a great day.

As you probably know some of the PATWITS and I did an up cycling challenge last week and one of the items was a small cigar tin...and I mean small about 8cm x 7.5. Emma decorated her tin for her dad as a gift and I thought what a great idea...so I'm borrowing it Emma with your permission of course as I really can't get into making cards at the minute. You can see Emma's here.

I base painted it black after sanding it..then put a thin layer of crackle glaze over that, When that was dry I added a coat of stone fresco. I also painted the inside black and added old book pages which had been dragged through a puddle of walnut stain distress ink.
The stamp on the front is from the paper boy set by Artistic Outpost colured with distress and promarkers.

I cut the June calender out of the lost and found paper stash and roughed up the edges and inked it with distress..attached a tiny paper clip and stuck it in the tin. I die cut a small movers and shapers fob watch and painted it with white fire TG then added some black paint..sprocket gears and watch hands in the middle. attached some chain and a small toggle and stuck that down as well. Also stamped dad and covered the letters with some epoxy stickers.
On the other side of the tin I repeated the process with the book page then die cut a memory box label die with grunge paper and painted it in stone, I cut a photo of my mum and I taken many years ago on a family holiday put string in the top and slipped it behind the label. I added 3 washers with brads down the side. Lastly I added white fire TG around the edges.
I'm sure my dad will like it far more than a card so thanks for the inspiration Emma!!

thanks for stopping by...


  1. What a treasure, Lin - it looks fab! Hope your Dad loves it and has a great Father's Day.

  2. Fantastic tin Lin, great idea to use it as a Fathers Day pressie, mine got a pair of slippers instead - lol

    Sam xxx

  3. This is so beautiful! What a gorgeous gift! Julie Ann xxx

  4. brilliant use of the tin Lin (sounds like a Chinese name - sorry! lol) lovely treasure for your dad to keep too. you've got the crackle off to a tee.

  5. What a great idea for an alternative card, Lin! Live it,

    Lucy x

  6. Oh yum, I absolutely love this - gorgeous textures, and so deliciously distressed.
    Alison x


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