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hgflower: February 2006


hello all! my name is audrey, i'm 23 and i live in southern california. i'm currently attempting to finish college (transfer out of jc) and i'm a music major. what i'll do with this major i have yet to figure out. any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated! or you can just look at my knitting..which is probably why you're here in the first place :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

the tin is finished!

here are my final pictures :) i'm kinda sad to be parting with my tin, but it's too late now.. in the mail as we speak!

anyhoo, i figured out the best way was to write everything i wanted with a sharpie onto more white tissue paper, then add it to the outside and it would just blend in with everything. this way i wouldn't have to worry about fudging up the tin with my crappy writting. i printed up a couple different fonts/sizes of the word "imagine" since my own handwriting wasn't cutting it. then i was able to trace the image, and i think it came out pretty good! although the picture is a bit blurry.. you get the idea

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it looked a bit bare and boring just white with black writing, so i added some fresh leaves to the top, cause.. i like green and white together.. that's my whole color scheme in my room! and yea, i like simple images too, i thought it went well :)

the bottom of the tin ( i didn't bother taking a side shot for the other quotes; one says "there's no heaven" the other "no hell below us") so that you could see what i meant about writing the quotes on the bottom half around the tin. you might also notice that i added more paper to the inside of the tin to fill in the empty spaces in the back. looks much more fleshed out :)

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and finally, i wanted to use alot of white to make it seem like the quote was on a cloud, but then that got to be a bit too much work. i like my blue sky and mountain too much to cover it up with a cloud!

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and that's it! i picked some flowers from my mom's garden and used the leave for the lid, and the flowers are inside to scent the entire tin. hopefully it's still a good scent when it arrives! i wanna say they're a type of jasmine flower, but either way. i love the smell :)

my only regret with this tin is that i free-handed the bottom and it didn't look that great.. basically said what the tin was for/when it was created and my name on it; my group of four trees in the right hand corner, you can see the string too much between the trees.. should've had it going under the bushy part instead of over..; and the very back, ugly protruding butt part of the tin that props the lid up. le sigh.. i have to figure out a better way to do that next time. anyways, enjoy!

not knitting related

but definitely craft related :)
i'll eventually get pictures of my finished skirt being worn, but for now i'm excited to present my in progress altoid tin reconstruction!!
this is for the altoid tin swap on craftster (of course) and my theme is relaxation. my partner likes to meditate in forest'y type evnironments, and she enjoys music from the beatles, particularly "imagine". so here is my creation!
materials used:
tissue paper
regular paper
mod podge
it's a tiny forest that she can take wherever so she can relax and meditate, and i'm going to write quotes from "imagine" onto the tin. i don't have pictures of the outside, but it's just completely covered in white tissue paper, and i plan to write on the top "imagine" and then on the bottom half of the tin going around (if that makes sense) "imagine there's no heaven. it's easy if you try. no hell below us.
then on the inside i want to put "above us only sky" ontop of the mountain/sky scene
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this is an inside view so that you can have a better view of my pond
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and to better show my pop-up action :)
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i couldn't figure out a better way to make the lid only partially open so that it's propped up.. so there's an ugly growth of tissue paper on the back that looks bad.. so hopefully she never looks at my tin's butt that often. it will make her sad :(