Monday, December 10, 2012

Almost Done...

Phew...I'm chugging right along!
Here's my Altoids tin #11 from the second annual 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge happening over on Linda's blog, The Funkie Junkie.  
There's still time join in the fun and be eligible for one of the prizes from the sponsor and Linda's shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique!!
I can recognize and admire and recommend wonderful shabby chic projects, but my flair doesn't exactly fall in this genre. So, for a little extra challenge to myself, I tried to make one little tin that meets the criteria. For those of you that are gurus in this arena, I'll leave the critiquing up to you.
Drawing my inspiration from Linda's vintage tag in hues of ecru, cream and white, I took away from it the expanse of the darkened holly leaves, the center flower as a focal point, lace, and the shape of the sentiment. 
Isn't her tag just perty?
Base of tin is corrugated cardboard.  3 layers of lace overlapping each other.  Handmade crochet flower and vintage button with TH greenery and embroidered leaves.  The exterior edges are covered with braided 2 strips of white and 1 strip of cream yarn.

Thank you for peeking in on me :)
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

23 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Your tin is absolutely beautiful Lisa, so much detail, its wonderful!
Kevin xx

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Lisa, the tin is beautifully unrecognisable. I reckon shabby chic is another one of your superb talents. Gorgeous job! Nicola x

Karon said...

Both stunning projects once again - love them both. Have a great week.

MiniOwner said...

Such beautiful projects there, Lisa.
Sue (MiniOwner @26)

Sue said...

Hello Q
Ahaaaa! This is my favourite, as soon as my eyes focused on the neutral colour palette I was gone, gone, gone.......you have stepped into the shabby world of femininity, softness and romance. The elements you have chosen to give the appearance of age are working beautifully; your button and the crocheted flower, the Tin is exquisite.
Smiles:)
O

Sue said...

Hello Q
Ahaaaa! This is my favourite, as soon as my eyes focused on the neutral colour palette I was gone, gone, gone.......you have stepped into the shabby world of femininity, softness and romance. The elements you have chosen to give the appearance of age are working beautifully; your button and the crocheted flower, the Tin is exquisite.
Smiles:)
O

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is sooo pretty .... its absolutely gorgeous ... just one question... what is an altoid?
Lisa x

butterfly said...

Wowzer... that's stunning, Lisa! Personally I'd call it Decadent Glamour Chic I think - looks like something Marie Antoinette or Madame La Pompadour would have on their dressing tables! Wonderful!!
Alison xx

Mitra Pratt said...

Rock on! Love it! I think the flower is just awesome and you nailed it!

I have five more to go. One is in a state of almost done!

Tracie Dean said...

I think you did a beautiful job. One of my favorite ones yet!!

Holly said...

Brilliant Lisa! Just spectacularly gorgeous!

Sonia said...

Wowwww Lisa, my lovely friend, this tin is fabulous and so elegant:) One of my favorite creation on your wonderful blog:)
Big hug,
Sonia

Tammy said...

Girl, who are you talking about? You absolutely aced vintage! Your tin is unbelievably beautiful and very vintage!

Tracy said...

Oh wow! Bet Lloyds of London would insure this little baby. :-) Gorgeous girl! You nailed the shabby chic plus put a Lisa spin on it. Best of luck to you in the contest! Hugs!

Anita Houston said...

You already knew I was going to say PINNING!!! Gorgeous darling, simply stunning!!!

Kelly Neis said...

I agree with Anita, need to pin this one! Gorgeous creams and whites with so many vintage embellishments on the tin, love it!
Hugs Kelly

Lisa S. said...

Your altered tin is very shabby chic and absolutely gorgeous. Who says it's not your genre? Hmmm... Hope your week is going well, I envision your head down and you working up a storm L2. ;) Hang in there! Hugs

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Here we are with the tins again. How many of these things do you have? Do you buy in bulk for a discount? ;O)
The project is stunning Lisa. Well done.

Hugs,
L.

Chrissy said...

This one is so beautiful Lisa...so very pretty.

luv CHRISSYxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is definitely a shabby beauty - you nailed that genre! The creme tones are perfect, love the way you did the leaves and the pearls are the icing on the cake. I think this is my favorite so far - thanks for sharing with the 12 tags challenge!

Hugs,
Linda

Sandy said...

Truly this is gorgeous Lisa - no one could do any better. That crochet flower is exceptional. Your tin is divine and one of the prettiest creations I have ever seen you make.
Love visiting you Sugar.
Sandy

Jeanne J said...

Are you sure theres a tin under there? You fooled me girl! These look absolutely amazing - I would never have guessed that you were recycling with altered art - pretty enough for the fanciest tree! So elegant!

Margaret said...

Lovely is not a nice enough word for this, but that is the first thing that came to mind! It's so feminine and girly and I love that button in the center of your wonderful flower!