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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Summers End !



Autumn is certainly with us now and the leaves are just breathtaking as they take on their gorgeous colours before they begin to fall to the ground.

This was the inspiration for this decorated tin which has been upcycled from previously holding sweets from Taiwan.




I used  some 12 x 12 leafy printed paper and trimmed to fit the tin.  This was stuck in place and over-decorated with some strips of tissue tape from TH Ranger.

I then applied some spotty grosgrain ribbon at the top and bottom as shown on red-line tape.  The leaves were diecut with the Sizzix using the tattered leaves die from TH out of gold foiled paper which had been coloured with Adirondak alcohol inks and an applicator in rust, cranberry & butterscotch.






The leaves were applied on sticky pads after scoring the veins with a pair of scissors.  Final touches were to add the words using self adhesive letter to spell out 'Summers End'.

This fits the bill also for the City Crafters Challenge Blog for week 232 whose subject is 'Leaves'.

Sid xx

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16 comments:

  1. Hi Sid! Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment! Your altered project is amazing! I loved perusing your projects! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hi, Sid! Great idea. I loved your use of the leaves and how you've placed them. Well done!
    Hugs
    MaryV

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  3. Just love this creation hun, those leaves are stunning.
    We travelled up to the bottom of the Pennines last week just to see the leaves changing. one of my favourite places on earth!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  4. Your leaves really do look realistic. Autumn truly is here . Mrs A.

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  5. Love your decorated tin, Sid! Beautiful leaves! I need to try my alcohol inks on metallic paper--thanks for the inspiration! I appreciate your comments & that you are now one of my followers. I'll be visiting your blog regularly now.

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  6. Sid! Wonderful design of glass! Beautiful autumn colors promptness! I also became your blog reader!

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  7. How sad that summer has to end , but I do like the autumn colour of the trees changing colour . The leaves are lovely on your tin Sid.

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  8. What a lovely autumnal project. The veins you added to the leaves is such a brilliant touch...

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  9. A wonderful upcycled tin with a lovely autumn feel. We are heading towards early summer here in Johannesburg and waiting for the first summer rains.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  10. You sure knwo how to dress up a tin. Sid you did a fab job! It's always great to see various projects and you nailed our theme. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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  11. Great idea Sid,eat the lovely sweets and then make something equally lovely with the tin :)

    Donna x

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  12. Great upcycling Sid, this looks wonderful. Carol x

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  13. I love your upcycled pencil holder, very festive for fall!Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

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  14. This is fabulous Sid! Lovely leaves! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  15. Lovely effect with the mirri gold and AI leaves - fab project!

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  16. Great take on the challenge, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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