Wednesday, July 8

Bean Playing!

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With a spare few hours and no MOJO I sat in my craft room staring into space! After a while I decided that it was no good and I really needed to do something so I grabbed the nearest set of stamps and made a WV1start!

Luckily the stamps I grabbed were in my Wendy Vecchi's studio 490 binder. Those of you that are  familiar with this particular range will know that they come with the most fabulous inspiration provided by Wendy herself ... so I did n't actually need any MOJO ... just some grunge paper, distress inks and a few of Tim's idea-ology bits!

WV3 Did I mentWV2ion the empty bean tin?

I have made a few of these tins and to my dismay find that after a while the glue [whichever one I use] starts  to give and the edges of the paper tend to fray up ... so this time I have left nothing to chance and I well and truly stitched it up using my trusty Cropadile and some 7 gypsies waxed cotton.

All I need to do now is fill it with pens ... a few hours well spent me thinks!

24 comments:

Debi said...

Fabulous can!!! I love the colors and images used!! It sounds like you came up with the perfect solution when you ran into problems. Awesome job...

LadyBug said...

looks fantastic!!! loving the corset effect ;)

rainbow_poppy said...

This is really lovely. Never tried grunge paper before but it is now something I will look out for

Hels said...

O M G!!! this is simply stunning Linda....oh I have missed your Blog posts and it is fab to see you back crafting again...more please!! I see you are another addict to the Studio 490 stamps....you are in good company...lotsa love hun xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I think the grunge paper generally holds up well anyway..sure your tin will be a good test. It looks FAB!

Andrea said...

a fantastic bean tin Linda, my beans dont come in tins like this, looks just divine xx

Tinkertaylor said...

A definite good use of time I'd say

Tina said...

Love the bean tin although I don't like beans

Dan said...

It has bean my pleasure to own one of your lovely tins for quite some time, and let me just say, there's nothing half-baked about it! :)

Jennie said...

gorgeous and the stitching effect is wonderful :)
Hugs xx

nessy said...

what a wonderful, creative idea ~lets hope for some more staring into space!! ~wonder what you will come up with next??
vanessa xx

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous Linda, love it!
x

Claireliz said...

that bean tin is beautiful, what a fab idea

Paula said...

a wonderfully altered tin....love the stitching!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a wonderful transformation!

kjjc said...

stunning and gorgeous colours too.

Shazza said...

stunning work linda, love the stamps and colours you have used.
x

Ellen said...

I love that stitching what a great idea. have you tried using mod podge? so far mine has not come undone even after 2 years in a damp caravan.

Kit said...

this is a fab idea and such a great way of recycling your tin cans, I love the design on it

Sid said...

Super way to transfor a boring old bean can ! Lovely work !

IsaNorris said...

Such a beautiful tin !! love it
isa

Minx said...

sorry it's 'bean' ages since i visited, loving your tin, and all your other new bits :Op

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh that's gorgeous Linda. I've had a bean tin hanging round for a while will have to have a go. I love the laced-up idea it looks fab :) colours and stamps and flowers used are great
Anne x

Scrappincaz said...

Am loving this tin - great colour combo and design.... Right up my street!!

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