Friday, October 26, 2012

Altoid Tin Apothecary


This was another fun project completed for Alpha Stamps.  I started off with a blank Altoid tin.  I had a blast making it into a tiny apothecary, as inspired by Laura Carson and her Pretty Potions and Poisons Apothecary Event.  Laura also blessed me with a little surprise, so read on to see what she made just for me!    I am so lucky and blessed in the crafty world and I am so super grateful for all my artsy blessings.




The cover was really simple.  I used one of these really cool Halloween Die Cut Stickers as the main focal of the top.  I thought it went well with what is inside.  The edges were trimmed with decorative tape, flowers and a bit of trim for texture.




Inside I added all kinds of teeny tiny potions and bottles.  I really liked working with the Masonite Bottles which were flat and helped my project have lots of depth.  I lined the background with three of them before adding lots of other small bottles to the mix.




To achieve lots of texture I glued in two types of moss.  I think that these always add a spooky element.  It is amazing that you can cram so much art into a tiny tin!

Now for my fun news compliments of Miss Laura Carson, she made me a custom blog button! I just love how she created something just for me, it really suits my style.   You can even grab the button and show if off on your own blog, should you be inclined to do so!  The code is over there, on the right.... 




As always, I hope you enjoyed your stop to my little crafty corner of the universe!

Cheers, 

Rhea


20 comments:

  1. You tin put me under a spell! Really came out great!

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  2. Very cool, Rhea! I think I may have to make one myself :)

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  3. This is spectacular! Love the color scheme and the label on the top.

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  4. The design is awesome in its smallness. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  5. Really nice! Love what you did, especially on that small scale.

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  6. Amazing how much you managed to get into the tin, it looks fabulous. And your new blog button courtesy of Laura is just fabulous, she is so clever.

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  7. looks great! I like your blog button too.

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  8. Love the cover on this and the inside looks so authentic, like that might really be scary potions in those bottles!

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  9. Oh how....how....well, spellbinding!!! lol.... love it!

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  10. Hello Rhea,

    love the white images on the black inside as a contrast to the dimensional collage in the box itself.

    Where did you get all those tiny bottles from ?
    This little potionscase is perfect for the pockets of a witch...

    greetings from belgium
    inge

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  11. I just adore this! It is a little tin of awesomeness :-)

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  12. what a brilliant idea - I always wanted to make an Apothecary but don't have time for a big project. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. So much to treasure in a tiny size. And, how cool to have your own blog button.

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  14. I've started collecting altoids tins for some upcoming projects, but I never would have thought of using one in such a clever way. Love the little bottles with their tiny labels.

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  15. This is wonderful. I love all the bottles and the mix of the flat ones with the 3-D ones. It really helps to balance the project and give it so much depth and dimenesion. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation.

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  16. That is super cute. It reminds me of the Halloween 'spice rack' I want to make one day, but in miniature form. Very cool!

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  17. Love it. I'm new to blogging and would like to copy you button but don't know how. Can you help me?

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