Friday 7 August 2009

Recycled Metal

After seeing Sara's tutorials on her Time for Crafting site I decided to have another play with metal and came up with this.

I have made this for the Lots To Do Challenge Blog this week - to make something out of recycled stuff.

You can't get more recycled than this! It is meant to look old and grungey.

It is made totally out of a tomato puree tube.

I opened it up, washed it, flattened it, and cut out some petal shapes. Then I used a bit of the tube that I hadn't roughed up - and glued it behind to make the blue petals, and bent the tube over at the back to totally enclose it. Punched hole with my Cropodile, added rivets to secure it and make it strong - and a bit of old flower arranging wire I found in my 'rubbish' when I was clearing out.

The 'seeds' I wrote backwards on the front of the tube with a biro, and then kept going over it - the gold is the inside of the tube - and I roughed that up with some sandpaper.

It is a label for my seed box!

Painting with purple

I have been working up my allotment every day this week, and thank goodness for rain, so I have an excuse to stay at home and play.

Not much to show for it though as I am struggling to make a book for a Ruby Wedding Anniversary party, so I decided to take some time out just to play with purple!

I am still on my slow cardmaking journey - so very basic beginners work, but I did have fun experimenting with colouring, not only the Gorjuss stamped image, but also the flower, and vintage lace.

So long as I have some fun - then I am a happy bunny, as being retired, this is just playtime for me - no pressure!