Friday, October 26, 2012

Nuts About You - Decorated Paint Can

Nuts About You Paint Can

Good morning!  It's a beautiful spring Saturday morning here in Adelaide, I've been to the library, gone for a walk along the beach and now it's time for some coffee and blogging.

Today I have a decorated paint can to share with you.  I love the way you can see through to the contents, being able to see the colours and textures of the contents adds another dimension, although I think it does make decorating a little more challenging. 

For this can I used a Mo Manning image called Monkey Hug... I might be totally in love with her illustrations and find it difficult to colour anything else!  The image is printed onto Kraft paper and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  Of course, with both a monkey and an elephant I had to fill the can with whole shell peanuts :o)

I have used a Fiskars punch to get the grass, and I cut the leaves on my Cricut using a free svg file from SVG Cuts called tropical leaf. I also used the Cricut and SCAL to cut out the words "nuts about you", which decorate the lid.

Nuts About You Paint Can

I am linking this up with:

Mo's Challenge Blog:  Cute and Cuddly
Make It Monday:  #112


  1. this is so adorable, beautiful done Morgan.

    greetings karin

  2. Hi from a fellow Adelaide dweller! I've added my name to your follower list.
    Love your fab decorated paint tin. The peanuts make a great textured background. Love that cute image reminds me of a book I read to the grandkids called "Hug" and it's about a monkey and other jungle animals.
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy:)

  3. I saw your project on Make it Monday and needed to get a closer look. I am so glad I did. Love the paint can and the nuts and elephant. What a great way to pair up a great package. Nuts and elephants and the sentiment and decorated leaves and all are just perfect. I am going to follow your blog as I love what I have seen.. My cards are 261-262 if you care to come by. hugs

  4. Hi Morgan, just wanted to let you know I featured your fab paint can on my blog today as my POTW.
    Hugs, Sandy ;)

  5. Thank you Morgan for the tip on the hot air gun to melt my glue a bit to move my flowers..I will have a go, never thought about that.Congratulations on being Sandy's POTW from Make it Monday...gorgeous decorated can, and just love the elephant..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Wow what a fabulous creation, it is just perfect in every way
    Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week
    Kat xx