Sunday, 1 November 2009

Grandma's Attic - Vintage tin

In the days of 'make do and mend' grandmas could re-create anything into something totally diffent - it was a case of necessity for the working class.
And so it was with rusty old tins.
You could turn them into anything you liked!


Uncle Jack was often at sea, and brought back things from his travels, so a ticket found outside a theatre.



A scrap torn from an addressed envelope

Little paint brushes in a pot sketched onto a scrap of paper one night to ease the boredom at sea



And a prized possession - an artist's postcard from Paris from Uncle Jack

All put together to make this..........for this granny's pencils


Or paint brushes, (now that it has had a coat of matt acryllic to protect it.)


Who would have thought that a tomato tin.


Wrapped in re-cycled brown paper and dabbed with Expresso ink. An artist's painting from a magazine, a scrap of cotton lace, stamped images onto dressmaking pattern paper (used for packaging from a purchase from Very Mary), all of which were distressed, and a very vivid imagination of  'pretend' relatives - could turn out like that!



21 comments:

crafty creations said...

This is absolutely stunning - love it

x Hilda

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themessycraftroom said...

What a great way to keep all your pencils. It's lovely. What a romantic you are.

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, I agree, absolutely stunning and so creative. Love it. thanks for your very kind comments. Ann xx

Cath Wilson said...

Fab ideas! You're really enjoying this, aren't you?

alcoholinky said...

beauiful Lottie. love the image that you used. it immediately looks old.

Paula said...

a wonderful piece Lottie...your on a roll missus (and its not a cheese one lol)

Lynne K said...

What lovely creative ideas you have, Lottie. This is great.

Lottie said...

Thank you for your lovely comments - very much appreciated.

It took quite a lot of work to make the image look old - it was bright and colourful - but layers and splatters of ink, sure make a difference!

Maggie R said...

You are so creative..... I Love it
Thanks
BTW Please stop by my blog and enter for a giveaway.
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Julie said...

Hi, Lottie! I'm so glad I found your blog today--you do such beautiful work! I'm a vintage-style girl myself, so your work really speaks to me! I'm your newest follower so I can return often and see what beautiful new things you've created.

lisa said...

wonderful project, love it!

Lorraine said...

another marvellous creation Lottie

June said...

Ohhh you clever lady you !!! what a wonderfully imaginative project my friend and it looks fantastic !!
Hugs June xxxx

Julie said...

Oh, so beautiful, Lottie! You create such treasures! Wish I lived nearby so I could sit and make beautiful things with you!

Momiji said...

fantastic! this looks very useful too...

Kristy C said...

REALLY beautiful!!!! thank you so much for visiting my blog :)

stampdiva said...

Lottie, this is so beautiful. What appeals to me is that you would actually think you had discovered it in Grandma's Attic (a bit of a favourite theme of my own!). I must take the trouble myself to make a pot for my brushes. Thank you once again for your inspirational artwork. Lynne M x

Melinda Cornish said...

love it, forget the cards and make these! haha

LazyKay said...

totally beautiful and I LOVE the image of that lady.

xxxxxxxxx

Minxy said...

Now vintage really isn't my thing at all, but i just love this tin, its awsome, the overall effect you achieved is stunning :)

Minxy said...

Now vintage really isn't my thing at all, but i just love this tin, its awsome, the overall effect you achieved is stunning :)
hugs Minxy x