Friday, December 28, 2007

Altered Tin Swap

I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures of the Altered Tin I created for a swap this past summer. I had to create two Altered Tins. It took forever for me to come up with a design that I was pleased with. I knew that I didn't just want to alter the tin, but that I wanted to also include a little sussie inside. For those of you who don't know, a sussie is another name for Lagniappe or a little something extra. So I racked my brains in the sweltering humid heat of late June and early July and finally hit upon the idea of a small specialized recipe book inside the tin. So I created 5 small cards to fit inside the tin with recipes of summertime drinks printed on them. I embellished each recipe with drink stickers. The cover of the drink tin needed to represent some far off place and as you can see, I thought of a tropical paradise setting. The palm tree was handmade. The inside cover is a replica of a postcard from paradise. Hope you enjoy looking.

All drinks are non-alcoholic.

1 comment:

Julie said...

What a clever idea to decorate a tin and add the "extra" goodie! The whole darn thing is adorable and someone would be honored to receive it as a gift, or in a swap!