I am loving these little Altoid-y tins at the moment -- such a fun way to package a small gift. Here's one that I've had loaded for over a week (such good stuff inside!) but haven't had a chance to decorate before today:
Isn't it cute?! I LOVE that image and have been champing at the bit to get it inky -- it's by Kym Bowles for American Art Stamps, and when they ran their banner on SCS a few weeks ago, I couldn't help but click. (Note to stamp companies wondering whether those banner ads really work: yes, they do! I click on almost every one I see...) Needless to say, I came away poorer in dollars, but richer in rubber. Here's a side view of the tin, so you can check out the ribbon trim: The gals were colored with Copic Sektch and Spica markers (check out the little lipstick stains on their glasses :) ). The frame around them is from "What's In Your Tin 2" by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs, and the sentiment is from Thoughtful Florals by Verve Visual.
Well, I can't tell you or it wouldn't be a surprise, now, would it? But I'll give a hint. If we were supposed to look like the girls pictured on the tin, both of us would need hair extensions, and my friend's legs would need to be considerably longer... And after this glass or four of wine, our real-life selves would want to karaoke -- I transform from a shy, meek wallflower into quite the karaoke showgirl ("Love Shack" and "Like a Virgin" are my signature tunes), and my mystery friend knows the words to every show tune ever written...
Supplies used -- Stamps: image by American Art Stamps; frame from What's In Your Tin 2 by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K. Designs, sentiment from Thoughtful Florals by Verve Visual. Paper: Strathmore Bristol white, Basic Grey Gypsy 6" x 6" pad; Ink: Brilliance Archival Graphite Black, Pink Passion by SU!; Accessories: "Altoid" tin from Gina K. Designs, corner rounder, ribbon, Copic Sketch & Spica Markers, Sakura Glaze pen (to make the glasses look 'glassy').
One more pic for ya -- taken yesterday of my dog, Gretel. Who doesn't love a nap on a lazy Sunday afternoon?
And don't forget: tomorrow is TCP Tuesday!