Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Whimsical Designs "Alter It" Challenge

Happy Wednesday all!!

Midweek and time for a new challenge over at Whimsical Designs! For this week we are asking you to "Alter it". Create an altered project. We have some fabulous inspiration for you over at the blog so I hope you'll pop on by and browse through the Design Teams projects.

The sponsor for this weeks chalenge is V's Sweet Ideas and you will have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store!!

I pondered for quite some time on what to do as a project for this challenge. I finally settled on altering an Altoids tin. 

I started by removing the lid. I then covered the inside and outside with some scraps of patterned paper I had in my stash. I fussy cut out a mermaid from a page of ephemera I had and attached her with pop dots. I  die cut some seaweed, with my Cameo, in 2 different shades of green. I attached a couple of them flat on the back of the tin and a couple with pop dots. Then I went about gluing shells, pearls, jewels, coral and sand to the bottom using Glossy Accents. I pulled out my Crop-A-Dile and punched a hole through the top of my tin, so I could put a stick pin through it. I decorated the stick pin with pearls, crystals, a silver shell and attached a silver seahorse charm. I glammed everything up a bit with some Stickles. I tied some tulle and fringe around the outside. For the stand I glued some little wooden knobs to a small wooden spool and painted it with aqua acrylic paint, then over the top of that I applied Antique Silver Glitter paint. When dry, I hot glued it to the bottom of my tin. I cut a tiny banner out with my Cameo and stamped it with one of Stephanie's sentiments from her Whimsical Fun Vol. 1

Supplies used: Altoid tin, card stock - recycled white, vanilla, 2 shades of green; patterned paper - scraps from my stash; mermaid ephemera; Silhouette Studio cut files; stamp - Whimsical Fun Vol. 1 by Whimsical Designs; Turquoise and Clear Stickles; shells, coral and sand from my beach trips; pearls, jewels, crystals, charms from my jewelry stash; tulle, trim, wooden spool and wooden knobs - JoAnn's; Aqua acrylic paint by Folk Art and Antique Silver Glitter acrylic paint by Martha Stewart; Glossy Accents; Pop Dots; Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun.

Now head on over to Whimsical Designs!!!


Stephanie said...

This is so pretty! I love the entire scene, and all the details. Perfect sentiment too. Way to go with the altering challenge.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I love, love this!! The mermaid is gorgeous!! And wow, all of the details are just stunning!! This is fabulous, Esther!! Have a great day :)

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Friday said...

Great altered project Esther. Love the scene you created. Great job!!

Mom said...

This is a lovely altered project. VERY creative and done in such detail with beautiful embellishments. excellent Job !!

chillin with Quillin said...

wow this is very creative work, love all the details !!!!

CathyK said...

VERY creative!! Great job!

DaileyScrapper said...

That is so cute Agnes. I love how you altered it. Love all the details you added. :-)

Nanne said...

how this is gorgeous.. love your altered tin.. The elements are amazing, plus the title banner is to die for..

Georgiana said...

Wow! What a neat redecorated tin! If we only had room to save all type of goodies...just think what we could alter.

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Margie said...

OH MY GOSH! Esther, this may be my favorite! Those tins are so small and to be able to create such a wonderful scene with so many details is amazing!