Saturday, July 11, 2009

Covered Altoid Box - 2

Here is my second tin for the CQI covered tin swap. This one is made from the Altoid tin and is my attempt at the moulin rouge style I have seen some of the ladies at CQI do. I prefer doing the inside of the tin first so I lined it in red velvet and for the inside of the lid I used a piece of petit point and framed it with black silk. I used a couple of trims I picked up at Mokuba in Toronto.

I pieced the little block for the top from red velvet, black and red silks and some brocade as well as a fancy fabric I received this week as a gift. I attached a red moon face I made from Fimo and surrounded it with black Mill Hill beads as well as red petit Mill Hill Beads. The fan is a piece of reclaimed jewelry from the thrift store and I used the same petit red beads to create a tassel. I made some silk ribbon roses in red and black. There are a couple of bead blossoms attached in one patch. Most of the seam treatments are simple stitches done in gold metallic thread - the other two are done with more Mokuba trims.
Once again the construction was the difficult part - this one doesn't seem to want to close tightly now it is put together. Too much stuff on it? I hope the recipient likes it anyway - it looks pretty sitting open because of the petit point. Until I mail it, it is sitting here with a jar of pennies on it in the hopes it will get over its stubborn streak! lol

6 comments:

Christy said...

beautiful! you've made it into work of art.

Ann Flowers said...

Stunning and gorgeous, your use of colors is awe-inspiring. I love how well you combine color choices. Your Lady will LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

Karen said...

Your tin is divine!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry--love that hot red, black and gold color scheme--the tins look great! Hope you're not broiling at the lake....Lynn in So/Cal

Skye said...

So eloquent!!! You are one artistic lady!! hugs, Skye

Thelma said...

Beautiful Kerry! Whomever gets this will love it!