Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Happy East-aargh!..

Hi guys!  I'm back with a little altered art project to share using an empty coffee tin that's been sat in my cupboard, patiently waiting to be decorated for months now!  This is how the tin started out life...
...And this is how it looks now...
...I decided to make it into an Easter gift for my little man and intend to fill it with gold and silver wrapped chocolate treasure!  I began by wrapping the tin in pirate treasure map paper from the Boys2Men CD, trimming the edges with navy blue grosgrain ribbon, then around the centre, a band of black mesh and a paper from First Edition Boho Chic.  I made a porthole style topper using my circle nesties and added some diamante gems as rivots...
I coloured Captain Edwin using my Promarkers - here's the colours if you're interested :
Skin : Satin, Dusky Pink, Sunissed Pink, Coral (my usual combo) Dusky Rose for cheeks
Coat : Ivory, Pastel Beige, Khaki, Shale
Top : Lime Zest, Lime, Pear, Moss, Olive Greens
Cumberband and tie on hat : Red, Berry, Crimson, Burgundy
Trousers : Tea Green, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Marine
Boots : Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, Henna
Cool Greys 1 to 5
I added an achor coloured with Cool Greys and Ivory, Vanilla and Sandstone...

 On the back of the tin, I added a circle sentiment with the play on words, 'Happy East-aargh!' (You have to say this as if you are a pirate with an emphasis on the aargh! ;o)...
I finished with the pirate compass image on the top.  A fun gift, especially once filled with sweet treats and I'm sure it will be emptied rather quickly too!
I'm sat here in the freezing cold with enough layers to compete with an onion as I'm waiting for the chimney sweep to come and so can't have a fire on until he's been!!  (Why couldn't they choose to do it in May or June?)  We've had no more snow, thankfully, but it's still bitterly cold so I'm off to make a cup of tea to warm my hands up!  Hope you're all snug and warm and I'll see you soon, Lisa x
I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges :
Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Anything but Square
Aything but a Card
(Diagonal - Blue : ribbon, Free : die cuts, Image : Captain Edwin)


Aunty Sue said...

Loving this thanks for sharing at crafty Catz this week

Jane said...

Brilliant tin Lisa your young man will love it. Your ideas are wonderful, your mojo really is in full swing. Thanks for sharing the Promarker colours ;0) Keep warm, hope the snow goes soon xx

Tracey said...

East-arrghh! LOVE IT! This is a gorgeous and inspiring creation and I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Squirrel and The Fox. I can't wait to see what you come up with next time!

coops said...

oh this is just fabulous lisa.i love the pirate theme and design and i am sure the treasure inside will be loved ;D

xx coops xx

Dena said...

Oh now this is CUTE! I so love how you did the little porthole!!!!! Great idea!
Hugs, Dena

tilly's crafts said...

love the transformed tin! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz! Kim x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fantastic idea. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys challenge good luck
Ginny ♥

Craftdee said...

What a fab project! It's perfect for the Bingo challenge at Here Come The Boys
Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺