Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I Adore Paris at Heartfelt

I love tins in all shapes and sizes. . .I collect them at markets, garage sales and shops whenever they are on sale ~ I tend to re-decorate them to give them a new lease on life and hopefully they are appealing and practical too.

This is another of the Off the Page projects that I shared at Heartfelt in Brisbane in November.
I have covered a long cylindrical wafer biscuit tin with Fan Fair Designer Series Paper and cardstock.  I roughly stamped the paper with the splotches stamp from the French Foliage stamp set (in Crumb Cake) and daubed the edges to distress the paper.  I just adore the Parisian themed pages.  The Eiffel Tower is such a romantic structure that it appeals in every vintage project.
The roses are made with Very Vanilla cardstock using the Fancy Flower punch.  It was only fitting that I use one of the leaves from French Foliage ~ I stamped these in Island Indigo and fussy cut them and distressed them to fit the project.  They are all attached with Dimensionals.  I also punched leaves with the Bird Builder punch in the Champagne Glimmer cardstock.
I also added some Paper Daisies which I had daubed with Island Indigo ink to beak up the bouquet.  Pearl Jewels were the perfect embellishment for the centres of these.  I love the random More Mustard lace image that is on the DSP as it really blends in with the whole project theme.
The top of the tin was decorated in a consistent fashion with More Mustard cardstock as the base, more roses, leaves and flowers.

An easy and enjoyable project.
Shanni xx


  1. What a beautiful gift. You did a fabulous job combining all these elements and colors. It will look really smart sitting in some lucky persons home. Saw it on MIM.

  2. C'est tres bon, mon ami! Saw this at MIM this week!

  3. This is a gorgeous creation. Really beautiful. Love the colours and images. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look, I am so glad that I did.


  4. Wow! This is beautiful...or should I say tres belle!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back soon!
    Rene :D

  5. This is absolutely delightful. Your roses are a masterpiece in themselves. Saw you on MIM and came for a much closer look.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Wow, just spotted this on MIM.....it's amazing. Love the vintage Parisian theme and those Roses are fabulous xx


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