Saturday, 10 January 2009

The Big Chill!

Welcome again to the theatre of your dreams! The title of this week's challenge is very apt, as here in the UK (or certainly in the south-east) we are experiencing a very cold snap of weather. Quite why we should complain is really beyond me, as it is winter! So, to explain the title, I should tell you a bit more about the performance tonight.
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.
Happy Creating
Jennie

30 comments:

Minx said...

Absolutly Wicked Jennie, i think it's one of the coolest things i've seen in ages.
Off not to find a tin.... back soon!

Minx said...

PS i actually have a small tin that is pressed to look like a fridge but your is far better lol

crissi said...

Thats so darn cute brilliant idea Jennie

craftytrog said...

Thanks for the blog candy Jennie. Now shall I wait for the TH lunchtin and alter that, or alter the watch tin I just happen to have by my desk?! Love what you did with your tin, it's brilliant! xx

Ann said...

Aw how cute & dinky is that!? It's brilliant Jennie I love it - I shall have to rummage for a tin to play with now!! Ann xx

Hels said...

Cor, this is fridge-tastic Jennie, love those ickle letters and the mini clipboard hun...am off to fiddle with something now, be back soon :LOL xx

Irene said...

Just strolling past your theater and jaw hit the ground. That fridge is AMAZING.
A very fun place to visit.

Hels said...

:O)) I know, look at the time!!! I have made my entry for the Tin challenge, and...I have also included it on this weeks Sunday Stamper (I am such a cheat!!!) Thanks for a fabby challenge, I will be back with more later cos I have two other tins almost ready to alter LOL Hugs xx

Jen Crossley said...

This is just too cute for words I want one.
Awesome work
Jen

Calv said...

That fridge is so cool Jennie! :)
Get it? Cool...fridge? ;) I should be on stage too, and not sweeping it either before you say it!

Great chalenge Jennie, i have a tin tucked away for this very thing. Will have a go this week. Thanks.

Joy said...

Fantastic tin/fridge Jennie very cool! Congrats to Alison on winning the TH tin xx

Jennie said...

Thanks for the comments, it was so easy to make. Cannot wait to see what you create xx

Heather Robinson said...

What a fantastic refrigerator tin!! So glad I found your challenge site. You inspired me to create my own altered tin which is on my blog.

SP said...

Jennie - superb!
amazing imagination and humour!

Though, there is something amiss with your shopping list ....... no craft items - gulp!

REally enjoy looking at this, very inspirational and appetising ;-)

Jane said...

Amazing project...now I wonder which shop is likely to sell food etc. in such a tin. I only have a tiny tin, but loads of boxes.

Right, off to ebay I go LOL
Thanks for the inspiration yet again Jennie...

Jx

Andrea said...

now that is very different Jennie and works well x

Maria Matter said...

Absolutely love the frig idea Jennie! Brilliant!
I have 2+ teenage sons in the house and the frig is always open and always empty!
Any art apart from cardmaking is foreign to me...so I'm lovin' your blog! I need to stretch! Off to look for a tin!
Blessings, Maria

Fiona Whitehead said...

My first time for altering a tin - you'll find it on my blog. TFL!

Minx said...

Finally got around to blogging my efforts which you can see here
:O)

crafty creations said...

Great Tin Jennie -brilliant

My altered tin is now on my blog

You can see it here

Jennie said...

Am loving what you have all done :)

Lottie said...

My first altered tin is here - not a patch on yours - but at least I had a go.

http://atcsbylottie.blogspot.com/2009/01/alter-tin-challenge.html

craftytrog said...

Hi Jennie!
I altered a bean tin in the end, and it's on my blog! It's just what I needed to store my TSS tools in!
Hugs, Alison x

Ellen said...

I finally finished mine with several mishaps you can see it
here

and now I'm off to see what everyone else created.

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, I actually did it...thank you for this challenge blog!
A Valentine Tin
Blessings, Maria

Minx said...

Sneeking in another piece which you can see now on my BLOG

Rachel said...

My tin is on my BLOG http://www.allsortsandeverything.blogspot.com I totally CRS on how to make a link tonight!! :-(

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous challenge Jennie - Thank you. My entry is here

Rosie said...

What a fantastic idea for a tin - really different! Although I do like your blinging bean tin too!!
Here's one I made over the weekend, but I'm sure I'll be making a couple more... a girl can never have too many pen pots, can she?!!

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/altered-tins/

MaRLeNeF said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!! What an awesome idea ~ I love it :) Marlene