Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sweet Tweets

How do you like my vintage tin? I got this tin at a yard sale when I was able to fill a bag for $1!
 I re-purposed this tin as my sample for the
Come And Get It Challenge this week...Anything but a Card.

Wow I LOVE Fred She Said! Adorable images! Amazing and creative ideas for projects of all kinds...I had so much fun with this digital stamp set.

I printed the images on white card stock, then colored them with Prismacolor markers. the background is done in chalks with my old favorite cloud stencil from CTMH. 
The blue designer paper is also by them. 

I used some Mod Podge to adhere the papers to the tin...making the wrinkles is easy...just smooth down the bubbling paper after it is dry to the touch. Then, I distressed with Distress Ink by Ranger, and gave it another coat of MP...the word, "tweets" is hand drawn by me!

I am entering the following challenges with this tin...
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Things with Wings 9/30
Craftymess - Distressed, Aged 10/8
Secret Crafter - Distress 9/30
Sugar Creek Hollow - Vintage Animals 9/30
Anything But A Card - Challenge 2 10/1
Heck of A Challenge - Anything Goes- 10/1
Ladybug Crafts - Anything goes 10/1

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Join in the fun at Come And Get It...and visit Fred, She Said!

Happy Fall,


  1. Awesome recycling on the tin Bev, Love the Fred, She Said image!


  2. Love the candy box Bev. I have used that berry pattern of Fred's before. It is lovely and I love the colours you used on the berries and bird. Judy

  3. Hi Bev! You left a comment on my blog about how I stitch on my cards and I couldn't find an e-mail address for you so I am leaving a message on your blog instead.

    You can find my sewing machine info here:

    and some sewing tutorials here:

    I hope that helps.



  4. Love your recycled tin. The image is so fresh and cute. Thanks for entering at Recycle, Re-Purpose, and Re-Invent. Look forward to seeing more of your art in future challenges.

  5. Thanks for joining our final challenge of "Distressing" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  6. Bev, what a great altered project, love the beautiful images. Love your penmanship in your word Tweet and the swirls.Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Patti SCH/DT

  7. This tin is adorable now! Great recycling. Your colouring of the image is that bird. Thanks for joining us this month at Recycle. Re-Purpose and Re-Invent. I hope we see you again next challenge.

  8. Oh this is so sweet and perfectly vintage!

  9. fab idea love the image thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge tracy x

  10. Oh what a sweet sweet tin box! such a cute image and wonderfully coloured! Thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.

  11. this is just a great project love the idea... what great colors...thanks for joining us this week at sch... love this...

  12. I love finding great things at garage sales! Great project. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at anything but a card!


  13. What a great idea! Looks so cute!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Anything but a :)

  14. How did we ever survive without Mod Podge? I love that stuff!! Your tin make over is sensational!!! Gorgeous image you chose to use. A wonderful idea to package a small gift. :)

    Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent and creativity with us at Heck of a challenge.
    Lisa xx

  15. Fantastic altered tin. Love the bird. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  16. fabbie recycling of your tin, just loving the sky you created, so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow

  17. Fabby tin! I love going to yardsales and finding treasures to repurpose!! I love the wrinkles...great texture and cute image too!!

    Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!! Hugs, Heather

  18. Great recycle, love the little tin. So pretty especially love the clouds. Thank you for sharing this on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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