Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Altered Altoid Tin

Happy Anniversary, Ink Stains by Roni Johnson!!!

I had the great honor of being part of Ranger's "one and only" Design Team and meeting fellow design team member, Roni.  What I remember the most about Roni was her enthusiasm for crafting and experiencing new things.  Over the years I have followed her blog and watched her do amazing things.  She has always stayed true to her love of getting inky and she continues to amaze me with her diversity, talent, and growth.When Roni asked me to participate in her blog hop to celebrate her blog's 5 year anniversary, I immediately said yes.  It's always fun to participate in a challenge with other crafters, especially when we all start with the same base element.  In this case, it's an Altoid tin.So, help me wish Roni and Ink Stains a Happy Anniversary and here's my take on the Altoid tin challenge:
Looking Forward to Winter

If you're interested in the supplies and instructions on how to make my tin, look no further.  Here they are . . .

Distress Inks Pads (Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass), Archival Ink (Jet Black), Watermark Resist, Embossing Powder (Seafoam White), Adirondack Paint Dabbers (Pearl, Hazelnut and Gold), Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls, Stickles (Icicle)and Pop Dots (Ranger); 

Flat Black Spray Paint (Rust-oleum); Fabric, Ribbon and White Felt (Joann Fabrics); Tinsel Twine (Tim Holtz idea-ology); 

White and Black Cardstock, Watercolor Pencils, Dowel Rods, Wire, Snowflake Paper, Tree Branches, Star Brad, Sequin Snowflakes, and Rhinestone (Unknown).

 1. Sand tin, wipe off dust, and spray paint with flat black.

 2. Drill two sets of holes to wire on dowel rod. 

 3. Paint dowel rod gold, let dry.  Sew a set of mini curtains and put on dowel rod.  Secure dowel rod to tin with wire.

 4. Make background paper using Distress Inks and the Wrinkle Free Distress method.  Stamp and emboss snow dots with white embossing powder.  Paint sequin snowflakes with Pearl paint dabber and glue onto paper with Glossy Accents.  Glue blue rhinestones to the center of each snowflake.

 5. Stamp girl with black ink on white cardstock, color, and cut out.  Attach to background paper with Pop Dots.  Attach to front of tin.

 6. Tie back curtains with ribbon to snow girl.

 7. Inside - Cut black cardstock to fit left side (and cover up wires) and snowflake paper to fit right side.  On the black cardstock, stamp and emboss sentiment.  Glue both papers into tin with Glossy Accents.

 8. Stamp Billy and Sparky two times on white cardstock and cut around both images.  For one image, cut out the center of the windows.  Color both.  Use Liquid Pearls for tree's ornaments.  Use the windows-cut-out image, apply Glossy Accents to bird and Icicle Stickles to snow.   Layer the two with Pop Dots and attach to inside left panel.

 9. Glue felt to bottom of right side of the tin.

10. Make your own tree to fit tin by cutting a dowel rod to size and painting it with Hazelnut.  Wrap pieces of tree branches at various sizes onto dowel rod.  Decorate with tinsel and brad and glue inside tin with Glossy Accents.

11.  Stamp, color and cut out dog.  Make a paper stand and attach it to back of dog and to the inside of the tin.


Ink Stained Roni said...

Kriss ~ this tin is simply darling!! Those images are so very sweet and the tree & curtains...brilliant!

I appreciate your sharing your time and talent with us all!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not sure which I like more, the tree or the curtain. You did a fantastic job on both. Loved the tutorial, too, although I'd never heard of the distress technique you used.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Kriss,

Those images are adorable! I love how your tin came together. I would have never thought of adding curtains -- very cool!

Kay (#12 in the hop)

Kelli said...

Love your tin!!! I can't decide which my favorite part is either!!!

Jocelyn said...

How stinkin' cute is this! Just adorable!

artbyvic said...

Your tin is so, so cute!

Nan G said...

A curtained tin! OMG how cool is that?! Love your holiday scene!

Jean M said...

OMGOSH! What a twist on the Tin! So creative and inspiring. Thanks

Caroline D. said...

This is totally awesome! I love the curtains... so creative! It's a beautiful tin inside and out! Sorry for the late visit for the hop, but I was away on vacation last week when the hop posted and I'm catching up now on visiting everyone!

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