Back in November Sherry of Sherry's Simple Blog and I decided to do a swap with each other. Sherry chose the theme (Christmas Altered Altoids tin) and I chose the colours of red, white,
green, Gold and crystal for the buttons to go inside. We both shot off to ebay and managed to get our altoids tins and then were ready to go.
Here is my tin for Sherry. Painted green and covered in green felt on the lid with mica gold rubbed over the edges of the tin base. I covered the inside with cream satin. The berries are made from a strip of empty acorn casings painted white dipped in white snowflakes glitter and then small pieces of material fashioned into tiny balls and glued into the acorn shells. The flower was cut from red plush (non fray) material and blanket stitched in white around the petals with glass beads threaded together to make the stamen in the centre. The ivy leaves were stamped onto white sheeting, cut out, glossy accents applied and silver glitter sprinkled over.
Close up of the tin and below the selection of buttons.
I also made a selection of buttons up in shrink plastic but photos I took were no good. Der!!
Would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday: Anything Goes.
Rainbows Lady's: Your choice.
Gingerloft: Christmas & Winter.
Secret Crafter: Anything Goes.
Here is the tin that Sherry sent to me. You can see further photos on her blog above.
I think Sherry may have been watching 101 Dalmations as that was how many buttons had been packed into the tin!!! Didn't I do well.
Just leaves me now to wish all of my followers a Very Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2012 and to thank you for stopping by and leaving me comments during the past year. Hugs Mrs A.