Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tin Is In!

Janet Klein is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. Her challenge is "Tin Is In!" Here's what she has to say about her challenge!
I am challenging you to use some form of tin in your artwork. Consider incorporating craft tin, tin tape, an Altoid container, a repurposed tin can, or any tin object to incorporate with your stamping.
Put on your "tinking" caps and join us in this challenge to have a chance to win some Stampotique stamps.
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!

I must say that this challenge presented a real challenge for my C.A.D.D. (Crafter's Attention Deficit Disorder). I had so many ideas that I couldn't settle on just one. Then I got really busy with fun life stuff such as a B52s concert (fab!), a nice steak dinner on a new grill (which I learned how to use), and then dinner out with friends. By then, it was screaming deadline time, so this is what came out of my head and hands.

Front view

Side View

The Tinman was stamped onto craft tin (Amaco) once and onto paper backed tin flashing tape (Nashua) several times using Jet Black StazOn ink (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts).  I let the ink really dry and then used a plastic pointed stylus to trace the stamped lines onto the soft tin. The stamped tin was flipped over, placed back onto the rubber mat, and a paper stump was used to deboss inside the lines of the image. This process was repeated for each of the stamped images. When the pieces were all done, the whole Tinman was fussy-cut from the craft tin version, and the Tinman's head, hat, and chest were fussy-cut from the flashing tape versions. The chest was run through my Big Kick (Sizzix) inside a Steampunk Embossing Folder (Vintaj/Sizzix).

Whilst debossing the images, some of the stamped lines had been rubbed out, so they were replaced with Sharpie-drawn lines. The Tinman was then paper-pieced back together and set aside so a background could be created for him. A small Folk Heart punch (EK Success) was used to punch a piece of the scrap tin, which was then colored with a Copic marker, and added to the Tinman.

Dimensional foam tape (3M) was trimmed down, layered, and adhered to the back of the Tinman.

Angel Wings - 2 Sided was stamped onto craft tin (Amaco) with Jet Black StazOn ink, fussy-cut, then adhered behind the Tinman.

Daniel's Hearts was stamped onto silver metallic cardstock (Recollections) with Frost Dazzle VersaMark (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts) ink and heat set with sparkly black embossing powder. The inside of the hearts were colored with a VersaMarker and heat set with Clear Filagree Fine Detail embossing powder (Stewart Superior). The stamped, heat embossed silver cardstock was then cut to the size of the interior of a candy tin, and the corners were rounded with a punch.

Cerulean Blue and Translucent White Media Fluid Acrylic paints (DecoArt) were mixed, sponged over the embossed silver cardstock, then wiped back to reveal Daniel's Hearts. When this was dry, it was adhered to the inside of the box.

Silver flashing tape was embossed with a 12x2 Gear Box embossing folder (Cuttlebug). Carbon Black MFA paint was sponged onto the embossed flashing tape, then wiped off, leaving the black paint in the debossed area. The painted embossed flashing tape was adhered around the sides of the box.

Silver metallic cardstock (Recollections) was die-cut with all three dies from Medium Steampunk Pipes die set (Memory Box) and Edge Gears (Joy Crafts). The Edge Gears (Joy Crafts) was supplemented with metal gears and added to the bottom of the box's interior. The Medium Steampunk Pipes were assembled, then adhered vertically behind the Edge Gears.

Shiny white semi-translucent vellum was die-cut with the Puffy Clouds dies (Memory Box), then embossed with the Clockworks embossing folder (Cuttlebug). The embossed Puffy Clouds were adhered to the background to look like steam.

The Angel Winged Tinman was adhered to the back of the box.

Red cardstock was die-cut with Eliza Mini alphabet dies (QuicKutz) and adhered to the top of one of the assembled Medium Steampunk Pipes dies. This was then adhered to the bottom of the box. The same shiny white vellum was die-cut with both of the Tiny Bubbles dies, which were then adhered behind the pipe on the left.

Four wooden spooly things (Recollections) were painted with black paint, then glued to the bottom of the tin to become its feet.

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall enter this tin into the following challenges.
Corrosive Challenges: Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenges: Anything Mixed Media Goes
Two Creative Chicks Challenges: Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics Challenges: Anything Goes


  1. PERFECT for the challenge Kathi. Your Tinman is the BEST xx

  2. This is brilliant Kathi - love it! xx

  3. OMG, this is fabulous, I love it!!!

  4. Your creativity is a notch above -- love the wings added to tin man!

  5. This is just so much fun! I love what pops out of your head GF!

  6. So much fun that you gave him wings! Great card!

  7. Wonderful! Very creative!
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    ♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
    ♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

  8. Amazing tin!! I love the pipes and steam xx

  9. I am s0Ooooo into the Tin Man ! He is one of my favorite book characters and I love your sweet rendition. This would be great in my home ******

  10. This is just waaaaay cool! Love the whole concept! Just fabulous! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  11. Love this loads Kathi, Tin Man looks awesome!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend xx

  12. After your lovely comment on my blog (thank youuuu!xxx) I HAD to come over to your blog and search for the Oz-project you mentioned and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The tin man is such a heart warming character and you have done him real justice with this gorgeous altered tin!!!! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the B52s concert, the steak and some lovely time out with your friends - I am convinced this all fuels creativity and that it shows in our projects! Yours definitely bursts with imagination and creativity! I absolutely adore it!

    Claudia x

  13. Wow what an amazing piece! Love the whole idea of it.

  14. Great project in a tin... Love all the little cogs at the bottom

  15. Love your creation. Thanks for joining The Corrosive Challenge. I wish you the best of luck!


  16. Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! Hugs!