Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Just a Note & Tin MakeOver

'Steampunk Steam engine' stamp from Pinkflamingo61
by a wonderful artist 'Mary Vogel Lozinak'
I wanted to start with 'Just a Note'.  I was listening to a beautiful song  called 'The Stage is Bare' sung by Sandi Patti this weekend. The words hit home for me and encouraged my heart. I hope they do the same for you. A few words were:"The stage is bare" "I ask God to hold my hand on the daily days" " He gives me joy and certainty when no one else is watching me." It reminded me when I was in the professional world and surrounded by crowds, busyness of life, business and volunteer work. And now I am home alone, the crowd is gone and my home filled with quietness.  But God...He gives me joy and certainty despite my physical disablity. I am not going to lie..there are still times I cry when my body does not want to cooperate and makes me look awkward. But...
Jeremiah 29:11 says
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares, the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope a future."

Tin MakeOver

To think a year and a half ago this tin container started as a decorative tin I bought at a yardsale several years ago.   I spray painted it white and put the crystal drawer knob on there for a fancy decoration.  Haaaa..I thought I was  doing a crafty makeover then...silly me.  Since I have become disabled in my mobility not having long periods of stability. I get to recline  Blog Hopping when I can. It has opened my creativity to another level and such a wonderful new journey. I have always loved painting, embroidery and altering items.
  I used to love to collect pretty decorated tins and now that I'm crafting I want to change them up and start using them as containers to hold my trinkets and notions. My craftroom furnishings are in black & white with touches of wine red accessories. I am hoping to soon change the focus color to be an aqua soft turquoise color. Once I get redone I will share a picture of my craft-haven I love being in.

Back to the point of this particular tin.  I love my Cuttlebug leaf diecuts and wanted to use these particular ones to fancy up my tin. I did three layers of full leaves.  The middle layer being a different pattern.  Also, on the top edge I cut a leaf in half and set a frosted crystal.

FYI..I had my Son snip the crew shorter that goes into the knob to work for this tin.
I have so many tins..guess I will be having fun refacing them to a new look. I am glad I got them when I did this one may have been a dime.  So hopefully this will encourage you to change up your tins you are holding onto and/or check out those yardsales.

I got a little long winded this time hopefully you read my blog and got blessed. Until next time this Frugal Grannie Annie is out...hugs.


Maria Matter said...

so very beautiful Antoinette!

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Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A fab card, I love that brilliant vintage image and your tin makeover is amazing, what a transformation, love it
Lindsay xx

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is did a wonderful job...hope you have a fabulous day!

enjoy *~*