Thursday, 26 January 2012

I've discovered

that I really like altering tins!

Now how did I discover this? I took part in an altered swap over on UK Stampers.

and no I'm not spoiling the surprise - this tin is not the one that is winging it's way via Royal Mail to the recipient as I type :-)

This started life as an Altoids tin - full of peppermints!
I covered the tin with paper & made the insert compartments from mount board which I coloured with alcohol ink.

I stamped the image & coloured with distress ink & Copics, then used Crackle accents on the clock

just love the effect :-)

on the hair I used bronze Glitter Gel giving it texture as well as colour

and I used Inka Gold on the key which was the same colour as the Generation embellishment

I stamped & mounted various words 

and added a little lace, flowers & the Generations embellishment  which was just the right colour!

I'll reveal the other altered tin as soon as the recipient lets me know that she has received it ......


Hazel said...

Totally gorgeous crafting, Rachel - love the cracked glass on the clock and what a clever idea to put the partitions into the tin - super work x

Angelnorth said...

Fabulous tin, lots of lovely details! Love the dividers inside.

SHARY said...

this is lovely! I really like the cracked effect of the clock. Fab!

Kath said...

Gorgeous. I love the inside too. you can use it for all sorts of little bits. I might have to buy some crackle effect!The clock is splendid.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I can see why you like altering tins - this is fab. Didn't get my act together on time for the swap. Love all the compartments and the key and... it all really.

Shar said...

Totally fabulous! Love what you did with the watch face!!