Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Day at the Beach

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I'm here to share an Altoid tin I altered using the Beach Collection from the Robin's Nest which is 20% off this month. I was at the beach a few weeks ago and let me tell you I didn't want to leave. The weather was perfect…sunny with ocean breezes. My type of weather for sure. :-) So I wanted to create something using the mini seashells I had collected while walking on the beach and this is what I came up with.


For this project you will need an empty and clean Altoids tin.


I sponged gessoed over the whole tin. Let dry and added a second coat.


Next I painted Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint around the outer and inside edges of the tin and let dry. Then  I painted over that with Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and let dry. You can speed up the process by using a blow dry. The paint should start cracking once it starts drying which gives it an old weathered look.


I cut from the Water Glitter Swirl cardstock four rectangles a little bit smaller than the tin, rounded, distressed and inked the edges. I adhered the striped side to the outside of the tin and water and wave side I adhered inside the tin.


I cut from the Sizzix Scoreboards XL Die Box Square three "frames", two from Glitter Starfish Cardstock and one from the Vanilla Fleur Glitter Cardstock. I adhered the two to the outside and one to the inside of the tin.
The outside I fussy cut one of the images from Before Bikinis Collage Sheet and the bathing suit girl I found on the internet. Adhered to the tops of the diecuts and then added  sea life images I fussy cut from scrapbook paper, gauze, sequins, dew drops and real seashells. If you don't have seashells the Robin's Nest has them in their shop for purchase.


I used some old alphabet stickers I have had forever to create the saying. Then I added sequins, dew drops, twine, gauze, cut outs, mini jar and real seashells to make the beachy little scene. 


I fussy cut another bathing suits girls from the Before Bikinis Collage Sheet and used pop dots to adhere to the inside of the tin.
I fussy cut "waves" from the Water Glitter Swirl Cardstock added Stickles and stacked one in front of the other and glued down to give depth.


I adhered a small seashell, sequin and dew drop to the top of the tin to finish it off. This was an easy project to complete and I have plans to create another one in the near future. 


Supplies Used:

Buttons
Sequins
Gauze
Crystal Stickles
Gesso
Mini Glass bottle
Americana Spa Blue Acrylic Paint
Ranger Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Ocean Chalk Ink
Twine

 Be sure to stop by the  Robin's Nest and check out the Beach Collection that is on sale this month. If you have any questions please let me know. Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

6 comments:

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Gorgeous tin! I love this idea!! I think I have a few trinkets I can use to make something similar.. Wonderful job!!

Barbara Rankin said...

Wonderful beach composition, and I love how you made your wonderful scene into a small tin. TFS

Cely said...

love how you always turn trash into treasure! beautiful!

Bev said...

fabulous creative project.. so very cool and beautiful

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

This is amazing Tonya
love it!
xoxo
Leila

Robin O'Crowley said...

Tonya, such a great idea, it is a very cute tin

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