Monday, November 7

Bean a While!

It has bean aaaaaaages since I played with a Bean Tin. This week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is Up-Cycling/Re-Cycling and gave me the perfect opportunity. Do you know ... I keep hyphenating Up-Cycling and Re-Cycling ... I have no clue why ... I am sure they are not hyphenated ... but then again ... maybe they should be??? It had obviously been a long night ... I am waffling!
If you fancy giving the whole challenge thing a go ... please make this the week to join us ... who knows you may win the $50 Shopping Spree that the wonderful Simon Says Stamp donate each week.
Right ... now for the details on the tin ... I made one like this a while back but my sister pinched it for her desk at work ... so I made another one! I digress! The tin is covered with Grungepaper either painted with Black Acrylic or coloured with Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. That is a Lord Tim of Holtz Keyhole that you can see ... you know Tim ... the man that individually sculpts every single snow flake while popping over to the North Pole to give Santa THE list with just a dab of Glossy Accents and a Paper Piecing Tool.
The flowers are indeed from THE Wendy Vecchi Make Mine Mini Art set ... my all time favourite and the very first THE Wendy Vecch set I bought back in the day!
Okay ... I must away ... I shall be in Olney today with a great group of ladies exploring all the wonders of Ranger Products ...
I may be some time ...


Sid said...

Nice bit of recycling Linda !!

Helen said...

Loving your bean tin! They always look so fab... have a great time at classes!!

craftimamma said...

I've missed your bean tins! This one's a brilliant comeback though. Fab colours and I like the upside down keyhole, lol!

Wish I was in Olney sharing your class.

Lesley Xx

whyducks said...

I just love it! I adore you bean tins!

Candy C said...

Linda, your recycled bean can is way cute! It looks NOTHING like a bean can...except for the shape! ::) Love the colors you used and the design. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Now its been a while since I have seen one of your altered bean tins. What a great piece of recycling, you would never guess how it started life. Love your flowers and butterflies and the colour palette too. Enjoy your workshop. Tracy x x

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Well my sweet Linda, you should play with bean tins more often..this project is gorgeous! Fabulous use of grungepaper and I love that brilliant BLUE! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah said...

oooo just got home. No really I made it back okay. Now I can snigger at this piccy and wonder over your long drawn out creative process..! I was so glad to be at LB and enjoy your company (ooooo I met The LInda E - swoon, LOL). You look soooooooo darn good my dear, positively glowing - keep up the good work, you're worth it.
x me


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