Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oh-So-"Wicked Circus" Altered Altoid Tin

Hiya folks! So I'm hanging out at and ooh-ing and ahh-ing over some really cool craftiness. They have organized swaps all the time and I decided to take the plunge and participate in one. Ok, ok, so my fabulously talented sister might have had something to do with it. If not for her, I wouldn't have the nerve to play along. Thanks, big sis!

Anyway, the swap was to alter an Altoids tin using a "Wicked Circus" theme. My swap partner has received hers so I can post it here now.

The "Alexander" letters, crystal ball and skeleton hand are all layered.

Inside is a fortune telling wheel and the mystic's lair

I found a dollhouse table and cut to fit with a jeweler's saw. The crystal ball is an antique marble. No matter how much I worked it, I couldn't get Madame Zora's sign to hang straight.

Madame Zora is a fan of Alexander and has a poster hidden behind the curtain.

Kinda wicked, huh? I've got another one in the works with a vintage clown theme and I'll show it to you soon. Thanks for visiting!



Patricia Mae said...

OMG that is so awesome I love the inside I never would have thought that. Even the little table, omg its so cute or wicked. Love it. I can't wait to see more.

Auntie Em said...

Your altered tin is amazing! I love all the details you added. What a little work of art!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Unknown said...

Very cool Susan! I love all of the details that you added - the dollhouse table...girl, you rock! Can't wait to see more!

CuddlyBunny said...

This might be my favorite ever altered tin!

I love the miniature lair and the layering on the lid ... AWESOME!

Hege said...

Wow!!!! This was really really awesome!! I've never seen anything like it! Love it!!!

Jamie said...

Susan, I am so glad you shared, this rocks! Seriously, how do you think up this stuff? You are awesome. I love the tin. Hugs! Jamie

Anonymous said...

WOW Susan!!! I envisioned what you were doing when we talked about it. I couldn't figure out how all these little bits were going to come together in such a small area. Glad you found the little table. I am utterly amazed. I can't wait to see the circus one.