I was looking through the hoard of items I kept from Christmas and found a really nice tin that had my favourite chocolate gingers in. It's the ideal shape for a pencil pot and I kept it because as you can see from the photo (or maybe not as I look at it here) it has the most sumptuous gold and bronze-coloured pattern on it. Obviously I needed to cover up the label on the back and the small one on the front so I used a piece of rich coffee-coloured Adorable Scorable card, matting the piece for the back onto gold mirror card.
I used Aged Gold Frantage on a Dovecraft chipboard frame and then placed a piece of the Adorable Scorable card on the back. The image is from Crafty Individuals' Miniatures, People and Places 2 matted onto a piece of newspaper and then inked with Vintage Photo DI.
I wrapped a piece of dark brown ribbon round the tin before gluing the frame on with a hot glue gun. Once secured, I wrapped a piece of white lace which I had sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mist in Antique Rose and Astral Mystery to pick up the colours of the image. The gold beaded leaf was once an earring.
Now I have a very stylish pencil pot for my desk which hopefully will fill me with inspiration.