Thursday, July 7, 2011

Altered Whisky Can

UPDATE: My DH just told me that I have incorrectly spelled the word Whiskey here. In America Whiskey is spelled with an ey (whiskey) but in Scotland it only has a y (whisky.) Sorry my Scottish friends I didn't mean to blight the work and words. I will change it now!!

I decided to alter another of the whisky cans my husband gave me. Chuck loves single malt scotch and they only place it is made is in Scotland and they ship the bottles in these nifty cans. This is the second can that I have altered this year. The first can be viewed here. I really like the blue and whites in that can and the cutesy little birds. This can is different in that I used distressing and quite a few different techniques then I did in the first one. The first is feminine and this could be for either a man or woman.
I used the Tim Holtz Paper Stack Crowded Attic to cover the can and used Basic Black card stock to make the scalloped edge trim. I stamped some of the labels from the Tim Holtz/StampersAnon travel sets, Air Travel and Travel labels, on Very Vanilla card stock with Black Soot, Fired Brick, and Old Olive and cut them out.

Here is an up close of the details:

I mounted the air ticket on Basic Black card stock and adhered it to the can with Dimensionals from Stampin'Up! The labels I cut out I also popped some of them up on the dimensionals and some are glued directly to the paper. The air plane was cover with Accents Glaze and let dry before popping it up with a glue dot on the brad that holds the ball chain and philosophy tag in place. A mini paper clip 'holds' the ticket together.

15 comments:

  1. I love to alter objects and this is just fantastic. I am with your dear Hubby on the single malt whiskey thing, I am also a lover of the Scottish "mother's milk" as they call it! Your link on WOYWW yesterday kept taking me back to Stamping Ground, is it just me or is the link wrong?

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  2. Hi Vickie! just want to welcome you to the Christmas Club. Please do not be shy and come and introduce yourself!!!. Your blog is beautiful and your work is amazing. Can't wait to get to know you and the other girls will too. We are a very friendly and caring group. Hope to hear from you soon. Hugs Clare xxx

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  3. Hello Vickie!

    WOW what a stonking altered can youve done, it is fab! It would make a superb gift to someone.

    You are mega talented gal, good luck with your new venture at the local craft store. I think it will keep you mighty busy! And just think HOW much crafting goodness you can be being afterwards!! ha ha!

    Keryn x

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  4. Hello Vicky and welcome to the christmas card club.....looking forward to seeing your cards you have a stunning blog and amazing work ....hugs margaret

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  5. Great idea! Love the muted patterns and colours too.

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  6. That is an amazing piece of altering ...I am sure I have one of those somewhere that i could play with. BTW ...the Irish spell it with an 'EY'too.

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  7. Hiya Vickie, lovely to have you at the Christmas Club. I have had a nosey up and down your blog, you are ubber talented girl right down to the plastering!! Is there anything you can't put your hand too lol. Looking forward to see what you come up with for my teddy bear challenge:) Hugs
    Pinky

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  8. single malt, now your DH is definately a discerning man. My fav is Caol Isla (actually one of the few I can bear to have a nip of in my attempt to achieve a taste for the national drink) I feel, as a true scots lass, I should be able to hold my own, but invariably i end up holding my nose whilst taking a sip...then my throat as it burns the rest of the way down...ha!
    Have to say i love what you have done with the packaging....nice to see you sharing...he gets what is inside and you deal with the outside LoL!
    Caroline

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  9. Cool can. Bread looks yummy. Love home baked bread - can't beat it.

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  10. Talk about multi-talented - I love this! Could weep when I think of the ones that have been thrown out over the years, generally at Christmas time I buy my OH an extra special bottle of whisky. Well done Vickie! Di xx

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  11. Oh wow!
    This is such a stunning creation!
    Fabulous work!
    hugs
    kim x

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  12. Oh I love what you did with this tin can.... What do you plan on hidding in it????

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  13. Absolutely amazing art hun!! Loving all those layers... I would call it Whiskey too ... I do like a little snifter of a single malt... don't tell any one though lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper.. apologies for my late visit.. been on my holidays :O)) x

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  14. Fabulous work! I love the retro feel to it and all the detail. x

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  15. That's such a cool idea Vickie! Love what you've done. I know all about these cans because my dad (half Highland Scot) adores single malt whisky and we usually get a bottle for him for Christmas and birthday. (We used to go up to the Highlands every year when my grandmother was alive.) Never thought of asking him for the cans, though! (My new motto is Never Throw Anything Out. ROFL!!

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