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.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Mind Wide Open" June Challenge

I did it! I entered a challenge at Mind Wide Open. Gail uses the most amazing images for her challenges. I know I am at the basic levels but it is exciting to enter something. She holds one each month. You can click on her link at the box to the right. >>>>>>>>>

Here is a close up of my Wish Fairy. You have to use the image she provides....I immediately thought of a little girl wishing she had a fairy to take her anywhere but where she I made her a Wish Fairy. I did collage and 3d embellishments...I love her! You can vot on MWO blog on the 8th (I think)...

Here's a close up:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Marie Altered Tin Shrine

Isn't this lovely? As you all know by now...I LOVE my Marie Antoinette Mail Art group. We had an altered tin swap and Cassandra from "My Artful Adventures" made this wonderfully beautiful tin shrine for me. I took this picture showing it standing upright on a pedestal. It is just stunning! Thank You Cassandra!

BTW, Cassandra is having a giveaway on her blog, so stop by and see how to enter.

She has also added several new blog banners on her new site called "Blogs n Such"

Stay tuned for some new items I am adding to my website, and more fantastic Marie art too!