Sunday, 8 May 2011

It's all a bit fishy

"Why are you washing up that empty sardine tin?" asked The Husband.
"I need it for a craft project" I replied.
Then followed a raised eyebrow look which I have noticed happening more and more frequently whenever I see something on the internet that I fancy trying.
It all started when I saw something on UK Stampers which involved an empty sardine tin with a flower inside and I thought ' You know what?  I never have a go at doing an 'altered art' project, loads of other people do - so I'm going to try this.'  Having spent a frustrating time this morning with fiddly bits of paper, foam pads and glue, I've remembered why I never have a go at altered art projects.  So, as you will probably never see me tackle something like this again, I have photographed it for posterity ...


And if you want to see what an artistic person can do with a sardine can, click on this link!

18 comments:

WendyB said...

I love it, well done you. My problem with altering stuff is wondering where I will put the finished article. Where is this one heading?

Denise said...

Your sardine tin looks great. I can just imagine the raised eyebrows...at least he doesn't say ' not something else to gather dust' like a certain person here does!They just don't understand :-)

Sian said...

Oh, come on - that's really cute Deb! And it's the perfect excuse for eating sardines, which I love.

Karen said...

I love your tin Deb, it's just so cute. I live with the'raised eyebrows' on a daily basis in my house.

Ginger said...

Well I think it looks Fabulous!! There would be raised eyebrows here too, but I think it's great to try new things :)

Cheri said...

It's so cute! I think you did a fabulous job lifting from the original!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Well, good for you for giving it a go! And I love the description of your husband! thanks for the link.
Rinda

cate said...

what a great job! I'm almost inspired to make husband eat some sardines (or feed them to the cat, no one else here will touch them!)

Lynn said...

A much better use for a Sardine can if you ask me - I can't stand the things. I get the raised eyebrows a lot as well.

jennifer said...

I think your tin looks really sweet Deb, I love having little bits of art like that dotted around the house. Even if hubby isn't sure about them!

My hubby is quite good by now - he even pics up random objects like empty egg-boxes and asks if they're of any use to me before getting rid of them! Trouble is, I can usually think of a reason for saying 'yes' so now we hoard all kinds of junk...! x

Scrappi Sandi said...

Well I think your result is every bit as impressive as the one in the link!! But I'm afraid I'm with Denise's Hubby inasmuch as I always see altered art as dust collecters!! Doesn't stop me admiring them though...I just don't make any!! :)

alexa said...

And the difference between yours and theirs is ... ? I'm not spotting it! Admiring your dedication to making art.

Cheryl said...

Wow fab sardine tin love it x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

:o) Hey Debs ~ Just catching up over here. I love what you did with this sardine can! It must be a day for crafts in cans because just before I came here I saw (this

And I had to chuckle about your hubby's raised eyebrows. Doug kind of shakes his head at me... xo

Alison said...

I reckon it's very good for a first attempt, Deb..and I love your 4x6 Lotoo( I've still to get mine done!)
Alison xx

helena said...

great reason to eat sardines!
I love your philosophical approach - tried it, photographed it, wont do it again

Kai said...

I love it! I don't do altered projects much because then I wonder what to do with them. Will others enjoy them as much as the work I put into them? So hard...

PS> The Monkees are currently touring - want to come to a concert in the US? :)

Rachel B said...

Its really pretty Deb, I like the little clouds. I still haven't tried anything like this either, not really sure what to do! :)