Hi everyone! I’m here to share an Altoid tin I altered using the Beach Collection from the Robin’s Nest which is 20% off this month. I was at the beach a few weeks ago and let me tell you I didn’t want to leave. The weather was perfect…sunny with ocean breezes. My type of weather for sure. 🙂 So I wanted to create something using the mini seashells I had collected while walking on the beach and this is what I came up with.
For this project you will need an empty and clean Altoids tin.
I sponged gessoed over the whole tin. Let dry and added a second coat.
Next I painted Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint around the outer and inside edges of the tin and let dry. Then I painted over that with Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and let dry. You can speed up the process by using a blow dry. The paint should start cracking once it starts drying which gives it an old weathered look.
I cut from the Water Glitter Swirl cardstock four rectangles a little bit smaller than the tin, rounded, distressed and inked the edges. I adhered the striped side to the outside of the tin and water and wave side I adhered inside the tin.
The outside I fussy cut one of the images from Before Bikinis Collage Sheet and the bathing suit girl I found on the internet. Adhered to the tops of the diecuts and then added sea life images I fussy cut from scrapbook paper, gauze, sequins, dew drops and real seashells. If you don’t seashells the Robin’s Nest has them in their shop for purchase.
I used some old alphabet stickers I have had forever to create the saying. Then I added sequins, dew drops, twine, gauze, cut outs, mini jar and real seashells to make the beachy little scene.
I adhered a small seashell, sequin and dew drop to the top of the tin to finish it off. This was an easy project to complete and I have plans to create another one in the near future.
Mini Glass bottle
Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint
Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Ocean Chalk Ink
Be sure to stop by the Robin’s Nest and check out the Beach Collection that is on sale this month. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!
Hi everyone! This month over at the Crafty Card Gallery we had to try a new technique. Well, if you know me I love taking a 12×12 sheet of cardstock and making four 3″x6″ cards out of that one sheet. After much trial and error…I tried gesso and a stencil and let me tell you I had a very big mess but I did manage a few gessoed dots on the top part of my card without smearing. I did decided to finally try my hand at a easel card and this is what I came up with.
I cut a 6″x6″ cardbase from Calamity Jane Stripe cardstock and the easel I cut a 6″x11″ with folds at 4″, 4″,1″,1″,1″ from brown cardstock.
The sailors digital image is from Eclectic Anthology. I printed on cardstock and fussy cut out. I cut a piece of cream cardstock and distressed the edges and inked and then adhered the sailor image to the top of it. Next I added gauze, twine around the edge of the cream colored cardstock and then adhered to the base. I fussy cut sea life from a sheet of scrapbook paper that is from Paper Studio. I adhered those along with real mini seashells, dew drops and sequins around the edges of the base.
I folded the brown cardstock and adhered to the back of the card.
Next I cut the leftover striped and red cardstock and glued three of the sides to the back to make a pocket. It will be perfect to add a small note and gift card. Now I have a father’s day card finished and need to create one more. 🙂
If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!!! 🙂
Robin’s Nest: Brown Glitter cardstock, Calamity Jane Stripe cardstock, Beach Dew Drops, Pearl Dew Drops
Anchor digital image is from the internet
Brown Chalk Ink
Textured Brown and Cream Cardstock
Paper Studio: Beach House Collection
Mini Sea Shells