Monday, 13 October 2008


I was lucky enough to win "This Thursday Challenge" and able to choose a sheet of Tanda stamps.... YIPEE ... being the indecisive person I am I was too spoilt for choice and so just had to buy some too.... so a HUGE THANK YOU to both THIS THURSDAY and TANDA STAMPS .

I just needed to play and have been very patiently waiting until today - as I wanted to make a real inky mess!!
I had spotted a new challenge The Awfully Big Art Adventure site and this weeks challenge allowed me to play!

I tried using Tim Holtz adirondack alcohol inks direct to the surface of my tin - but wasn't pleased with the result. So thought I'd try acetate, which was better then came up with the idea of stamping and designing onto paper and then using the acetate as a wrap...

Adronidic ink direct to tin

Acetate wrap

Stamped card

All angles of the completed tin

Tin Can
Card and acetate from stash
Tanda stamps from Native American Indian Set 1
Tim Holtz adirondack alcohol inks Terra Cotta and Denim - acetate with blending solution
Tim Holtz Distress inks Pine Cone, Old Paper and Weathered Wood
Versamark black ink
Crop-o-dile and eyelets



Rosie said...

Oh wow this is very original work! I really like the layers of stamping and acetate - so clever! I'm guessing you used an aluminium rather than a steel can too? Thank you so much for joining in our challenge.

Jaqi said...

Oh how lovely, this is different, it looks great, I love that TOTEM pole. Im afraid I cant pass a chance to buy new rubber stamps too, they are so addictive. Well done on your altered tin and thanks for sharing, Jaqi

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning.
Amazing Tin. Brilliant work.

Linda said...

Hi Carol,
I love the effect you've created on the background; its beautifully subtle. Very original stamps too - I haven't seen those before. Thanks for inspiring us with something very different and thanks for taking part in our challenge.

carolann said...

This is awesome hun well done so clever xxxxx

Phree said...

Wow your altered tin is fab, congrats on winning those stamps.

Minx said...

Had never thought to use alcohol inks on acetate before, neat idea, and great finished tin :O)

Anesha said...

congratulations on your win! What a great project.

Sue said...

Hi Carol - this is just great. Love the images ....

Lavender Rose said...

Stunning work of art Carol. I love everything about it, well done!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! What a nice job with the alcohol inks; I need to get those out and play - you've inspired me!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your tin is so original and really beautiful, thanks for sharing your process as well!!!

Chriss Rollins said...

i knew they were tanda stamps as soon as i saw yout wonderful tin.
hay I am loving your ATC's too.
do you want to join in this months ATC challenge for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS....
this means lots of pink,
get in touch if you would like to.
closing date 31st Oct
chriss x
ps we also have an altered cd challenge on TPG see side panel on blog.