Thursday, 25 February 2010

A bit of Oh La La - from beans

It's been a whole week since I have been able to do any crafting, but I was determined to do so today - even though it was tipping it down with rain and my studio shed is at the end of the garden.

Patrick thinks I am mad - I am convinced - but I do feel a bit stir crazy being hemmed indoors in our little bungalow day in day out in grim weather - there is only so much reading a gal can do!
We went into a biggish town about ten miles from us to get some shopping.
We had some store vouchers and I wanted to use them before they ran out of date

So I bought a tin of beans because I wanted to alter it.
Not eaten the beans though - sigh.

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I covered the tin with a piece of cardstock which had some French words on it, and some gold patterning.  So I stamped some smaller words and French images and embossed them with gold.

I did a heat tranfer of an image onto cream satin
and added a French stamp

Slinky satin, embossed images of all things French
Can you see where this is going?

The lovely material drape in the background I bought in a charity shop
yesterday after I had been to my weekly Adult Education class
And as soon as I saw it I thought - Oh La La.
So off I went to a great blog I follow here Ink Stained Roni
and downloaded the pattern.
I then commited sacrilege and copied it, drawing it in a smaller size.

I cut out the corset from the peach material.
Then I stamped the middle panel with a lace pattern
Then coloured it with Promarkers, and painted
the flower centres with gold.
And coloured the rest of it with Promaker.
And glued it on!

Off to daydream of summer weekends in France


flutterbycrafter said...

Stunning, what a fantastic take on the old bean tin, love it.

Christine B. said...

You are so creative I really like it. I'm going to have to go and find some thing to recycle later.
hugs xx ChrisB

Sally H said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! wouldn't have guessed it started life as a bean tin. You are so clever

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous! Love the glam look you achieved hun x

Anonymous said...

Oh Lottie that is simply gorgeous what a beautiful creative make
hugs June xxxxx

Createology said...

This is very creative. Yes it is good to craft when nothing else will do. Keep creating...

Lottie said...

Thank you for you lovely comments

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous! Love it Lottie! x

ju said...

That is sooo pretty!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love decorated tins and I bet it felt great to make always makes me feel better and these turned out so pretty......

Cath Wilson said...

And I'm the lucky recipient! Thank you so very much, Lottie. It's much, MUCH nicer in real life :)

stampdiva said...

Lottie this is divine. I posted my corset to Jack today. This was such a fun mingle to participate in. Lynne x

Lottie said...

It is only my second mingle and I am thoroughly enjoying joinging in