The main character is a TIN, any tin. It can be round,square, oblong, pink, yellow, an empty food tin, or a cigarette tin... any kind of tin you like! I used a cheese crispie tin like this one, and yes I ate them all!
I looked at the tin in all its glory, and thought of a fridge. Don't ask why, but the refrigerator is a big thing in our house...DS always goes there first when coming into the kitchen. He opens it, takes out something, closes it, then opens it again. I always know when he is the house, as I hear the beeping of the alarm, as he hunts for food! So I thought the shape of tin makes for a good fridge.
I spray painted it in white, lightly distressed it in blue, and made magnets for its front. I used grungeboard for the hinges, and hunted for a little handle for the front, and attached them all with screw brads in gold. I made a little clipboard with a TH clip, and a small chipboard tag, and distress inked the edges. The rest of the magnets are stickers and little bits and pieces I have gathered over the years. The frame around the Eiffel Tower is a very old Mizpah charm. My favourite are the mini letters just like you would have on a real refrigerator! Inside is an old advert explaining that the refrigerator is "au service de la femme moderne"!
I think that tonight the fridge should stand proud and upright on the stage!
Finally the winner of the Tim Holtz lunch tin blog candy is CRAFTYTROG. Congratulations, and please email me your address so I can send you your tin!
So, all you have to do is decorate a tin, in any way shape or form you like, and leave a comment where we can find your creation.