Thursday, July 2, 2009

Riley's memory tin

Hi all

Tonight I have pictures for you of my latest baby memory tin which I was asked to make for a coworker to give to her friend. The colors were to be green and blue and the theme is giraffes. I peaked at the bedding the mother had chosen by looking at a link on the web and I think I got a pretty good match as the bedding has various colored stripes. I have just now finished the tin and will be delivering it tomorrow - hope Jill loves what I did. When I begin to make a tin, I never know exactly what it will look like in the end - I start with a general idea and the particulars evolve as the tin is constructed. I really like this one!! The only stamping is the spots on the giraffes which I did with a narrow sponge dauber on a stick. The letters are from the retired Stampin' Up! collection but I did not stamp them on this paper. Instead, I stamped them on scrap paper, then cut them out and traced them onto colored cardstock. After I finished the front letter, I layered it on a darker cardstock and hand cut it slightly larger. The grass is a sizzix die cut and the smallest giraffes are also die cuts. The medium and large giraffes were made by enlarging the dies on a copier and cutting them out and tracing them onto cardstock. The tree is a sizzix die cut and the leaves are a Stampin' Up! /Sizzix die. The clouds are actually a long sizzix mountain die stuck on upside down.
Would you like to commission me to make a personalized unique tin for your or your family and friends? Contact me.
Nighty Night


Linda said...

Wow, you did alot of work of this one and it shows, it's so nice! I'm sure your friend will love it!

Rose said...

very cute, Peggy!

Laura S. said...

LOVE IT!! but I'm son's name is Riley!

Anonymous said...

Cute bucket...I think it is so could you ever give this away, and what a great gift!!

Jill Henage said...

Yes, Jill LOVES it!! Still getting my package ready to send it to her! Thanks again for all your hard work!