Saturday, November 17, 2012

Altered Altoid Cabin In the Woods...

Welcome to my little winter wonderland on a tin container.  I'm so excited to tell you about the inspiration of this ornament because it has to do with our current challenge over at Our Creative Corner, hosted by my blog buddy Susan.  This week she's asking us all to use Foil and Alcohol Inks!!  You can check out Susan's and the other team members incredible makes here.
I couldn't wait to get my hands on the foil and inks as I created the sky background to fit on my Altoids can.  This is regular cooking foil with drops of Stonewashed Adirondack Alcohol Ink.
The inspiration for this little corrugated cardboard log cabin comes from another challenge that I am combining with this one over at The Funkie Junkie for the 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge.  Using a metal tin and foil seemed like a perfect combination.  Below is Linda's 7th tag and I drew inspiration from the log cabin, corrugated cardboard, trees and the snowy scene.
The 12 Tags of Christmas challenge is also sponsored by the The Funkie Junkie Boutique and Linda would love for you to stop by and visit her. :)
I couldn't stop with just the foil sky so I drew more foil in by adding a foil roof on the log cabin with hints of Vintage Photo DI and drops of Pearl Mixative Adirondack Ink. The background trees are acrylic painted and then glossed with clear embossing powder, but one tree stands out with it's foil structure and inking of Meadow and Espresso Alcohol Inks. 
While still wanting to add even more foil, I've crumpled up bits of it at the bottom, gesso'd it up and then sprinkled with SU mica flakes while dripping bits of Lemonade and Pearl Mixative Alcohol Inks as well.  The finishing touches were Opaque powder embossed snowflakes, painted Gesso snow and Xmas Red Stickles and a burlap bow, OH and a little bitty wreath on the front door.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my latest Christmas tree advent calendar ornament, and are inspired to join us over at Our Creative Corner for the Foil and Alcohol Inks Challenge!
Please note, Our Creative Corner has a max of 4 challenges total; ours and 3 others.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping....
Lisa xx
 
Challenges I would like to enter this into:
The Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags of Christmas (Tag 7)
 


28 comments:

tatiana_osipova said...

It's fantastic!!!! so cool idea with this winter house!

Lisa Jane said...

oh Lisa..... you have done it again! I want to do an Alice in wonderland and shrink so i can go live in that cute little log cabin... i can just imagine the roaring log fire.. the fur rug.... glass of egg nog in my hand......
I can dream lol!
Lisa x

Tammy said...

Oh wow, your creativity is outstanding and fabulous! Wonderful ornament to display anytime of year!

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous and very creative. Love the colours and its a great design. Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Shahrul Niza said...

WOW WOW, it's like Gingerbread house in winter wonderland!!!. The frosting is amazing, I'm drooling, LOL. Totally yummy. You know Lisa, you could sell all these altered tins on ESTY! They are all gorgeous :).

Sonia said...

Wowwwwwww Lisa^_^
My super creative friend,what a wonder^_^
Big hug and happy sweet saturday^_^
Sonia

butterfly said...

Pure genius... your altoid tin takes on the 12 tags are simply sensational - fabulous log cabin! I'm so sad I won't be able to play this OCC challenge - working away from home, and couldn't bring the whole stash, and I'm afraid the alcohol inks didn't make the cut!
Alison x

Carole said...

WOW love your corrugated log cabin! Amazing what you did with the foil and the project turned out wonderful.

Greta said...

Well, I'm speechless! One of the most amazing projects I've ever seen! So creative & wonderful!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Amazing Lisa - love everything about this project. Magnificent. TFS

Paper Profusion said...

Lisa, As soon as I click to visit your blog I start smiling in anticipation and you never let me down! Love, love your cottage in the snowy woods. Nicola x

Patricia St Martin said...

Lisa, You are totally inspiring my friend. Love the wintery scene you created. The cabin turned out amazing and corrugating it was perfect, you tiny wreath is so cute. Wonderful job.
Hugs, Patricia

Sue said...

Hello Q
Well you may not have felt you did my last Challenge justice, but you do have to pat yourself on the back with this effort?
Using the Gesso;(great stuff)has created amazing texture; it really does look like snow!
I can imagine once you started with the foil and saw the effects you could not get enough of it, and juxtaposing the two mediums;(Foil,Gesso)and the execution of designing such a scene with the cardboard log Cabin, you have accomplished a unique and incomparable piece of work.
How you continue to surpass and transcend to a greater level of excellence each week is beyond me, but also encouraging, as I look on your work and I am always inspired.
Have a great week ahead.
Smiles:)
O

Ina said...

How I would love the opportunity to sit down beside you and watch you create. Every one is a masterpiece. Your talent is WAY OVER THE TOP. Love your forsite and how everything comes out FABULOUSLY. So love this little log cabin. What amazing talent and the time you take on each project must be endless.

Lisa S. said...

This is way too cool and I totally have altered Altoid tin envy. LOL Superb workmanship on that cozy cabin and I love the decorated Christmas tree. You have my address so feel free to drop this in the mail. ;-) It is the gift giving season you know. Ha Ha Ha Ha !!!! I know, I know.....Brendan wants it. :(
Hugs,
L1 xx

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Oh my goodness Lisa this is FABULOUS!! To think this started out as tin foil and cardboard...it's amazing :) Sarah xx
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments you left me Lisa. You made my day!! :)

Lili said...

Amazing job Lisa! Love the texture you have created with all the elements you have used. Fabulous winter scene! You inspire all of us! Thanks!
Hugs;)

Sandy said...

I am speechless - well maybe not speechless. How do you know how to do all this? I keep telling you that you should think about publishing a book on how to do different techniques step by step. This is an amazing scene and I could study it til the cows come home and not understand the whole process. All I want to add is WOW!!!!!!
Sandy

Chrissy said...

This is just amazing Lisa, I love the little log cabin and all that snow, just makes me want to reach out and touch it..love the foil sky and the tree, which is so pretty, did I say I loved this project...well, I do,I love it..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Kim Price said...

Absolutely stunning project Lisa and sooooo cute!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...Lisa, this is amazing! The log cabin and background look incredibly beautiful. Love the stunning texture and arrangement of the whole piece of your work.... :)

Mary J said...

Flippin' heck - this is STUNNING, Lisa! Another breathtaking make!

Samantha said...

WOW that sure jumps off the tag! super awesome love all the texture, hugs me xx

Margaret said...

Did you hear that thud? That was me...jaw hit the keyboard again...

I am completely serious when I say that you have such amazing talent for projects like this! Last year's milk cartons were fabulous and this year's tins are every bit as amazing! I have scrolled up and down about 50 times checking out all of the pics and rereading your process! Foil and gesso... sigh... more stuff to add to my 'try this' list!!! Or... I could just ship you my empty altoid tins and let you surprise me!! :)
Absolutely gorgeous piece and so glad you enjoyed the process so much!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, wow and wow again, Lisa, this is sensational. I have seen foil and alcohol ink used in many ways, but never like this. So cool. And your log cabin is a absolutely fabulous too. I think this is my favorite tin so far. You totally rocked the OCC challenge this week and another fabulous entry into the 12 tags challenge! You are really raising the bar with this ornament tins this year!

Hugs,
Linda

Anita Houston said...

There are no words great enough to express my love for yet another fabulous tin!!! OH THE TEXTURE!!! You are a sheer genius! SO PINNING!

nitestamper said...

incredibly creative !!!!
i just love it!!!!
tyfs:)

Bettina L. said...

This is an awsome tag Lisa. I absolutely love it. Such great design with the snow texture and the house poppin off the tag. That would look great under my christmas three;) Have a lovely evening. Hugs Bettina xx