Monday, September 14, 2009

Altered Altoid - Marry Me

This is my first try at altering an Altoid Mints Tin. I really enjoyed it. I made it into a proposal tin. Wouldn't it be a great idea for someone to use to propose to their loved one.
One thing I didn't account for is that when painted, the lid is hard to close shut. So, I would recommend, no paint. The paint got covered anyway after I got started embellishing.

This is the front where I tied a piece of seam binding and a heart charm. Also, trim the top lid with pink rack rack.

The back has the painted surface and the flower cutout from wallpaper.

Inside cover I adhered pretty tissue, then a vintage inspired picture of a couple dancing. The other side has the pretty tissue as background. The vintage photo of the couple with flowers was spritz with a bit of water, then I scratched the words, "Marry Me".

Below you see the whole "booklet" with the marriage proposal. The awesome boutennaire was given to me by someone who had me as a swap partner. This was an extra wonderful suprise she sent me. Isn't it adorable?

Here's the front lid. After the paint, I covered with this adorable little girl, glitter and lace flowers.
Hope you're having a terrific week.

Till next time,
Nelly aka Bella Nella


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

so sweet - and so lavishly detailed!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

This is so beautiful Nelly! I love your blog, you are so creative!!
Thank you so much for leaving your lovely comment on my blog! It is so nice to meet you!
I’m so glad you stopped by and entered in my giveaway, Good Luck!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Well done! Love those roses...