Saturday, June 15, 2013

GG Sample #2 and Altoid's Tin Swap

Using another awesome image from the new June products over at Gecko Galz, I created an altered Altoid's Tin for a swap over at the Circle of Friends yahoo group.  The sewing theme is an awesome one, I just love the images from Gecko Galz, as well as the paper pad from Colorbok which had the awesome ruler paper in it. Perfect for trimming this tin. I also used some sewing pattern paper that my friend Kim (artJOYstuff) provided as wrapping on a swap last month. I modged podged it into the tin. Love the look of it!

As part of the swap, we had to alter 1 tin and provide 4 cards inside.  The cards would be traded and a different tin will be returned.  Cannot wait to see what I get! Here are the cards that I used. Gecko Galz had a great image of Button Bingo. So I printed out 4 of them, and altered/aged them and added buttons.

Altered Sewing Altoid's Tin


Tin - Altoid's
Pattern Tissue Paper - stash
Modge Podge glue
Scor-Tape Glue
Twine - stash (auction from TopHatter)
Ivory Paint
Wooden spools
Distress Stain - Victorian Velvet
E-6000 glue
Pop dots
Image on cover of tin - Gecko Galz Stitch in Time Collection
Frame - stash (from a friend)
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold
Pink Flowers -
Sheer Ribbon - stash
Blue flowers - stash
Green leaves - Ben Franklin's
Buttons - my grandma's button collection
Trim - stash
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Sewing Pins - stash

Button Bingo Cards - Gecko Galz Stitch in Time Collection
Buttons - Grandma's Button Collection
Flowers and leaves - Ben Franklin's
Trim - stash
Ink - Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Aleene's Tacky Glue

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  1. this is completely gorgeous! i love it. xo

  2. This is so beautiful, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. ok if I don't get your tin then you have to make me my own!!!!

  4. Stunning job, just beautiful. Thanks for joining in with our Anything goes with ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  5. Gorgeous project. The details and cards to swap are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.

  6. Fabulous crafting and what a neat idea for a swap!! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow for the Mixed Media Challenge!!

  7. Wow.. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how beautiful this came out! Who would ever THINK it was once an Altoids tin?!! Nice work! (love the bingo buttons too!) ~tina


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