Well, I have been trying for what seems like a month of Sundays to find the time to get this posted, as I made this a while ago, then the photos sat on my camera for ages, and the final previews have been on my hard drive for a week now.... where does the time go and why can't I have more than my fair share of it?  I really do need at least 25 hours in the day and 8 days in each week to stand any chance of getting done everything I need to do.....sigh!

Anyhow, this is what I was working with:

Isn't it gorgeous?!!!  I really love those colours although m,y printer didn't!  Whether it was the ink or the printer settings or what, I just couldn't get them to come out right.  I was obviously not doing something right, but thanks to Photoshop, the actual photos are better ;)!

This time around, I decided to make an altered tin.  A friend gave me some empty cigar tins a while ago and I thought it was about time I used them so this is what I ended up with:

These are actually bible verse tags which fit perfectly inside the tin.  I managed to photograph them with one tag upside down, so here are the close ups:

It just shows the versatility of the kit and how you can use it in different ways.  I just love those papers, and the elements are not just for seaside or harbour LO's either.  

After making the tags, I used a paintbrush to put Gesso over the lid of the tin to make base to which I could adhere the papers, etc.  I've actually had that Gesso for months but this was the first time I have used it.... I used one of the kit papers as the base for the lid and put baker's twine around the sides of the lid:

The flowers and leaves were also made with kit papers and my Tattered pinecone die from Tim Holtz.  The crocheted lace under the flowers was some I bought from the wool stall at our local market a few weeks ago! I also used the caged bird die (another die from Tim Holtz - I do love my Tim Holtz dies ;)) to end up with:

Of course I had to add glitter glue as well!  And this is the full frontal view!!!

I'm planning on making more tags to go put inside the tin, but exactly when I will ever get around to that, your guess is as good as mine :)!!!!

Happy scrapping!