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Monday, June 11, 2018

Under the Sea Altered Nuts Can

Top 3 Pick at Sparkles Monthly Challenge
Highlighted Project at Use Your Stuff
Winner at Sunsational Stamps
Top 3 Pick at The Fairy and the Unicorn
Coffee/Tea of the Day - Sweet Pear tea

Hello! Happy Monday! :)
I hope you had a great weekend! I apologize that I haven't had a craft project to share with you in a while.  These seizures and migraines are really doing a number on me. Unfortunately they seem to be getting worse rather than better, much to my dismay. I am using my cane to get around much more often, as opposed to just 'holding on to the walls' as I usually do to get around the house. Yesterday it was easier to just stay in bed, because I found myself falling down  every time I tried to stand or walk.  this is not fun, folks. :( I want to be out enjoying the sunshine and bird songs and the smell of grass and good stuff of summer. oh well. maybe soon.

 anyhow, enough of the icky stuff.  I had wanted to have this project completed in time to celebrate World Oceans Day and the March for the Oceans. I had planned to attend a nearby march, but of course I couldn't. taking care of our waterways and the beautiful creatures that live in them is very important to me.

So I created this altered project using a mixed nuts can. Since becoming a vegetarian over the past few years, we eat lots of nuts. :) I save the cans for my projects, and thought it would be fun to make this for Tyler and Danielle to put the shells and beach glass they collect on their honeymoon this fall.

I gathered images from The Graphic Fairy (anchors), Create with TLC (fish), and SU! (fish rubber stamp).  papers are from the Authentique Sea Maiden collection, and flowers are from both Wild Orchid Crafts & Petaloo. all ribbons and trims are from Really Reasonable Ribbon. sea horse and sand dollar dies are by Tim Holtz.

The background base paper was sprayed with Tattered Angels pearl glimmer mist. This is one of my favorite sprays for a glorious all over sparkle, but especially for water scenes. Essentially every piece of paper or cardstock used on here was sprayed with this glimmer mist at least once. :)

From there I created the sand portion. I used the actual sand designer paper from Authentique, but then sprayed it with the Tattered Angels walnut gold & pearl regular glimmer mists and the Hot Chocolate Chalkboard glimmer mist. once these had dried I stippled a bit of gesso over the top to give a bit of texture. this piece of dsp was then adhered around the bottom with foam tape.

The seahorses were distressed with white craft and crumb cake inks and then sprayed with the pearl & Atlantic glimmer mists. I added a little bead for the eyes. torn cardboard was distressed with white craft ink. the floral anchor piece was edged in gold glitter glass. I used a little fern punch by Martha Stewart to replicate sea plants. they were distressed and inked. The top has a wonderful burlap doily and neat flower that I came across a few years ago in my travels, knowing that it would be perfect on some project. looks like this was the one! :)

Pearl beads and metallic beads by Prima add more texture along the ocean floor. Real shells & beach glass pieces, along with postage stamps and vintage laces & buttons help to complete the project.

I hope you have enjoyed my little altered project today. Enjoy your day!

Canvas Corp - To the Sea (Tattered Angels pearl, walnut gold, Hot Chocolate, & Atlantic glimmer mists)
613 Avenue Create - anything goes w/optional buttons & bows theme
Dragonfly Dreams - anything goes
Corrosive Challenges - anything goes
Catch the Bug - make a splash
Fairy and the Unicorn - anything mystical/mythical (mermaids, on card)
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media - layers
Let's Craft and Create - anything goes w/punch it optional theme (Martha Stewart fern punch)
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Sparkles - sea shells
Sunsational Stamps - beach
Crafter's Cafe - tic tac toe: lace, patterned paper, ribbon
CRAFT - add ribbon and sparkle (sparkle comes from the numerous glimmer mists, pearl beads, and beach glass. it has a lovely shine irl)
Use Your Stuff - magical (mermaids, on card)
Altered Eclectics - anything altered or mixed media


Elizabeth Hart said...

I love, love, love this -- looking for a can now to make one. Just stunning.

creationsnz said...

Such a pretty altered container. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

Chris said...

Your sea-themed project is beautiful, how wonderful to re-cycle your canister into something so lovely> Thank you for entering our challenge at Catch the Bug

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful altered art project. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

maria f. said...

What a beautiful (and special) project. Hope today is a good day.

froebelsternchen said...

A beautiful altered project!

Marg said...

Wow, a fabulous piece of ALtered Art. A lot of hard work for such a beautiful project.
Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog
Marg DT member

@d_e_crafts said...

Great project. Really pleased you have shared this with us at the CRAFT challenge this week.

cass said...

Pretty project. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "TTT" challenge.

Fikreta said...

oh wow!
this is gorgoeus!
love it!

Heather said...

Beautiful and creative! Thank you so much for playing along at Use Your Stuff! ~ Heather R

*Vicki* said...

This is really cool! Love your altered can!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just spectacular! I love everything to do with the ocean! So many gorgeous details here to admire! A wonderful decor item and useful too - the happy couple will be able to put it to good use for their collection of shells and beach glass on their honeymoon! Lovely work!

Jane Royston said...

What a fantastic Altered project! I love all the details you have included. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

Marie/Mison said...

Great Project! Thank you for joining Canvas Corp Brands this month!

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks you for joining with us at The Corrosive Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
Maritza DT

ElizabethR said...

Fabulous project thanks for joining in with us at Canvas Corp Brands, Elizabeth x

Jo Ann said...

Wonderfully made...So glad you joined us for this month's Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Have a wonderful week.