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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Altered Sardine Tins .... for Christmas!

  
I'm doing a three way altered sardine tin swap
with Christmas as the theme.
 
Each of us supplies our own tin, decorate it a bit,
pass it on to the second person who adds their
own festive layers and they then pass it on to 
the third person who finishes it off and returns
it to the first person - so we each get our own tin back.
 
The tin I supplied is as above.
All I did as a start was to completely cover it
with christmas sheet music and cut out from the
tin lid one set of angel wings with the Bigz die shown.
I embossed the wings too with an embossing folder.
 
 
This is how it left and it's now with the second
person - wonder what they'll do next!
 
 
In the meantime I've received a tin like this
 
 
For my contribution I added a Christmas Angel
to the inside.
 
 
The head is moulded from air dry clay.
The gown is fusible fibres and real 'Angel Hair' - what else!
She has a beaded halo and some jingly Christmas bells around her.
 
 
Finally, I added a glass nugget to the bottom,
the scrap of sheet music was attached with Glossy Accents.
 
 
 The tin will tomorrow be on it's way to the next person
for the final layers - wonder what they'll do 
with that funky frame.
 
 
This swap is being run from the 
Collabor-Art blog group.

19 comments:

Deborah said...

Used to do this with ATCs. One person did the background, the second added the main components and the third finished it off. You are obviously feeling 'angelic'- your angel is beautiful and your wings are sure to lift an angel (or maybe a Christas tree fairy).

Tangled Sweetpea said...

What a fabulous project! I love what you did with the first tin Sherry!
Victoria xx

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Christmas sardines, huh, such a cool idea. Looks like a lot of fun! You participate in so many interesting swaps and challenges. I love seeing your mixed media work!

Createology said...

Now this is a fun project and what a great use of a lowly sardine tin. Your angel wings are wonderful. It will be fun to see the results after all the alterations and collaborations. Blissful Creating SSD...

Healing Woman said...

Such fun! You really revved up the tin you received. Angel is perfect. I like the wings you have added to the one you are starting as well. Little beauties.

Meggymay said...

That sounds like a fun 'round robin'.
Hope you show us how your tin comes back.
Yvonne

Netty said...

Such a great idea and loving all that I see, fab work, Annette x

PetraB said...

Such a fun project and brilliant alterations!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How exciting! cannot wait to see it all done!

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow..what a fabby swap Sherry...Your Christmas angel is fantastic!!...I really miss these kinds of trades...such fun seeing what everybody adds too the creation! Off to check out your link ;) x

Jackie said...

What a wonderful swap. I love how you started your tin, and the angel in the second is wonderful. Can't wait to see what yours looks like when it comes back to you, Sherry.

Clare said...

Wow I love it!

Ira Huberts said...

Fabulously altered tin Sherry! This way those tins are two times fun, first eating the fish (provided you love it, that is, lol!) and then altering it! Fab work!! Ira x
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Terry said...

And to think I just gave my son a can of sardines! Love this brilliant alteration! Have fun!

Lynn Stevens said...

ohh these are awesome and off to a great start, Can't wait to see the final results. I've never done a round robin. huh~
hugs Lynn

Sam said...

This looks great Sherry, I love the angel, shes so sparkly! The wings on your tin look fab, cant wait to see the final result! x

Jenny said...

What a fabulous idea Sherry... love the beginnings of your tin... and your Christmas Angel is divine... she looks absolutely stunning... can't wait to see your finished tin when it returns...

Jenny ♥

Trudy said...

loveing this idea..x

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant swap idea. Would have loved to have joined in. Who got the sardines then!!!!! Hugs Mrs A.