Saturday, April 30, 2016

Curious Alice Altered Tins

What do you get when you cross Alice in Wonderland and blank Altoids tins? Only the best combination of things to craft with, that's what! Alice is the guest of the party at Alpha Stamps this month, and she's bringing a full deck of new and exciting products with her. Two things in particular that I was curious about were the Alice Altoids Insert, a miniature frame designed to fit the tin (I used both a scalloped insert and a Cheshire cat silhouette), and the Alice Covers collage sheet. The gorgeous images are vibrant, and the number included on the sheet gives you more options for altering a tin than you can shake a flamingo at. 

The inside of this tin has duplicate images cut from the Rustic Trees and Foliage collage sheet so I could sandwich pop dots between them, creating depth. The White Rabbit, bushes, and Alice have also been placed at different depths in the tin. The trim of red German Bouillon fit exactly around the tin and gave it a little shimmer.

The second tin, Tea Time, uses the Alice Altoids Insert Frame; this one being the grinning Cheshire cat who is observing the Hatter's tete a tete with Alice. 

Alice is perched on a chipboard armchair from the new Tiny Chipboard Alice Props sheet listening to the speech of the Hatter while the dormouse snoozes at the end of the table. 

Here you can see the tin insert a little better. The base of the tin is an upside down (how appropriate) wooden box foot glued to a wooden doll stand, and the top is simply decorated with a pile of 1/2" red paper roses, a bronze teapot charm, and a painted chipboard tart. It is lined with Yesterday Papillon and Amour Border Strips paper, has a band of black Stickles inside, and is trimmed off with black embroidery floss around the outside of the tin.

Everything used in both tins can be found HERE. I can't wait to see what other Alice art the design team has created for the month of May!