Monday, October 19, 2020

Halloween Altered Tin

Happy Monday, peeps!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I've got a little different project for you today!  I haven't done one of these altered Altoid tins for a long time, and I thought it would be fun to delve into my big stash of vintage/retro Halloween ephemera and create a 3D item!  So here we go:

I first covered the front of the tin with some Tim Holtz paper that was stamped with a vintage spooky design by Close to My Heart.  I added an image from an Authentique scrapbook page, diecut with a Stitched Shapes oval die.  The "Happy Halloween" was stamped on another TH paper; this stamp is an old Crafty Secrets vintage Halloween one; the bats are from the same set.  The crescent moon is from a mini CS Halloween set, stamped, colored and fussy-cut.

The back of the tin was covered with a Tim Holtz Halloween paper image:

and the sides were covered with adhesive glitter ribbon (Close to My Heart) and a hand-dyed (Cajun Craze ink) scrunchy seam binding bow.  

When you open it up, this is the inside:

The left side features a panel from a Crafty Secrets ephemera page; I simply cut it to fit the tin and rounded the edges.  I added some Tim Holtz stickers and black glimmer stars:

The right side (my favorite) features another panel from Authentique; I cut out the elements to fit the tin, layering the cat, the candle and the smaller pumpkins around the image.  The background is paper from My Mind's Eye Honey 6x6 pad, decorated with a ticket from Crafty Secrets ephemera pack:

I added a little Tim Holtz sticker for fun:

I am not quite sure why I love vintage Halloween images SO much.  My Halloween decorations at home feature a lot of these style images too....I think they remind me of my dad!  He was a good one to give you a scare at Halloween!  Anyway, I will add this to my collection of Halloween decor and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  I am entering it into the new Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, the Funkie Junkie Boutique Halloween challenge, as well as the Inkspirational photo challenge:


Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!


Vickie said...

Superb..Well done LeAnne. Love love it

I Card Everyone said...

SPOOKtacular, LeAnne!!! You are destined to be a winner in all three challenges!

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is awesome, LeAnne, inside and out! Love these vintage images and take me back to the 50's. I had that haircut of the girl on the inside. I still remember getting that permanent!

Diane said...

What a super cute and fun altered tin!! Clever idea! Thank you for joining our Two Old bats Halloween challenge!
Diane TOBHC DT {Nellies Nest}

Karen in Florida said...

Hi LeAnne! Vintage is usually not my style but I LOVE LOVE your tin!!!
It's so fun! I love all the elements and layers you added. The bat cape and ears on the woman is great! You are so creative!!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh by, this looks like a winner to me... it's faBOOlous!!

Lori Kobular said...

What a beautiful Halloween tin! That is sure to be a treasured Halloween treat! Thanks for sharing with us at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

Darlene said...

WOW! I haven't made one of these in years ... thanks for inspiration! Yours is AMAZING! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our *NEW* Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back next month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE.

Please stop in for a visit!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my gosh, LeAnne, this is a little work of art in a tin can, front, back and inside, totally amazing, what a sweet labor of love.
Those vintage Halloween images are darling, cute as can be, taking you back to a time of less complicated times perhaps?
Beautifully done, my friend, I'm so happy you shared this awesome project with us at TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE, I hope you come back and play along next time.
Stay healthy and safe.

Shauna said...

How pretty! I love your this vintage, distressed style! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

sarascloset said...

This altered tin is adorable and just a bit spooky all at the same time! I love your vintage images and how you've layered them up to give great dimension to your scenes on and within the tin. Thank you so much for playing along in our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!