Thursday, June 4, 2009

Marie Antoinette Elegance Enshrined Altered Tin






Once again Marie Antoinette Mail Art group has inspired me with another challenge. This time we made a shrine by altering a tin. I used an Altoid tin, painted it a pale green, then covered it with paper. For the front I used a postcard image, then layered an Eiffel Tower image. I added a brass metal floral piece then added Swarovski Rhinestones to that. I also included a broken earring from my mom's old jewelry stuff. I antiques the edges of the tin, then covered the rim and back with more cardstock.

On the inside cover, I used an image of a young lady reading mail. I added a Fleur di Lis and rhinestone to it and a crown on the young lady.

On the inside of the bottom, I made a 3D collage using french script paper for the backing, and shredded green and pink paper, An image of Marie Antoinette (one of my favorites), then I cut out a window from another image and had the Eiffel Tower pop up. I added millinery flowers, rhinestones, a paper butterfly and a clay rose...


In this swap, all the people signed up then we made the tin for the person after us on the list. My tin has been shipped to Patricia. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did making it! You can check out her art work on her blog, Coquettish Fleur.

5 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

ONce again, I wish I had entered this swap! Your shrine is fabulous! So lavish and rich and full of details. Wonderful!

For the love of a teddy bear said...

You have been busy!! this is really cool, I never even thought an altoid tin could look this good....great idea! hugs, Jennifer

cathyb said...

Hi Becky - love your tine -- thanks for stopping by my blog - as I responded on my blog - you can only copy my flowers from my backyard if you show me the graphic when you are done

Patricia said...

I had to write you a personal note to thank you more than you will know for this lovely creation. I will forever cherish this beautiful tin. Thank you so much for all your hard work and the tag is lovely.

Awishdream said...

Becky, your shine is so lovely and lots of pretties on your blog!
~Melanie