Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SOS71 - recycled tean can = bling overload

Good Morning! It's Tuesday and that means another challenge designed to get you to use your stash!  This week we at Shopping Our Stash give you two options: create something with GREEN (any shade of green) as the PRIMARY color.  The other option is to RECYCLE something- you name it! 

As you can see I choose the recycling option. My daughter needed a little box to carry her USB key and ear buds to school, so I took and empty Tetley's can and created this:

It's totally her - she LOOVES purple, rhinestones, sparkles and anything shiny. I painted the can with Flamingo pink Pearl Ex and then with purple glittery acrylic paint - I thought I'll get more even coverage with it, but now I kind of like the 2 tone shimmery-ness (if that's even a word) ;)
Then I had to add a lot of rhinestones and of course some stickles on the letter and flowers too..


jimlynn said...

Purple and perfectly adorable!!! Love all the bling on here and the way you did her name! Fantastic creation.

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Alica - Your daughter sounds like mine....never enough bling! Great project. Love the colors!

CarlaKH said...

this is soo cute! I love the way the paint looks...so shimmery and the colors are gorgeous!

Jessi Fogan said...

Love love LOVE this! I have some of these super-handy tins around that I use for other stuff, and decorating them never crossed my mind. Genius for the USB, etc, because it'll keep the dusty bits out too. Love it!

http://blog.timetocreate.com.au/ said...

Waht a clever idea I bet your daughter loves it!

Julia S-W said...

So pretty Alicia! Love the purple background and the bling overload!!
Have a great weekend.

Margaret said...

This is great! I love the pink shading coming through the sparkly purple! Such a wonderful repurposing project and I can't help thinking you could have used this as your challenge piece for ABAC as well!!

ScrappySandie said...

Wow, Alica! Love the sparkley purple and all that bling! Bet your daughter loves it!

HappyCrafter said...

This is such a great little storage container for your daughter :-)

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