Monday, May 09, 2016

Butterfly Meadow Altoid Tin

It's been a long while since I played with an Altoid Tin. I've got heaps of ideas sketched in my notebooks. I even have a prototype of a rather elaborate design... but today I'm sharing this sweet and simple tin.

Butterfly Meadow Altoid tin - Nichola Battilana

I've used Prima's Tales of You & Me-Contes de Toi et Moi for the exterior and flowers. A few of the the flowers and the blue background are from Cigar Box Secrets - Corona.

Butterfly Meadow Altoid tin - Nichola Battilana

The little sentiment "The butterflies danced in the summer meadow." is made up of words cut from a vintage children's book.

I've said it before, if you're looking to add cut phrases to your work, pick up an old damaged kids book. The typeface is usually quite large and they include the nicest words,

Butterfly Meadow Altoid tin - Nichola Battilana

I hope you're having a great day. I'm ready to crawl back under the covers and hide for a while... hopefully it's just a case of the Monday's and the rest of the week behaves.

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  1. Sweet..........I have an Altoid tin just waiting for an idea.

  2. LOVE! I always hold on to empty Altoid tins to put stuff in. Now I will have to empty them all and do things with the tins instead. I am loving the Alpha Stamps newsletters right now. Really wonderful art and great ideas. I had to have some blank tins and those book covers! Those are great!
    I always enjoy looking at your blog Nichola. This tin is lovely and it is giving me all kinds of ideas. Besides Hallowe'en is coming closely followed by Christmas. lol

    1. Ahhh, a crazy crafty sister, always thinking of holiday 9 months ahead ;)

  3. Wonderful design! I think it could make a sweet gift for so many occasions, although I'd have to make another just to keep for myself. I also like your tip to look for words in damaged children's books. Thanks for the inspiration, as others have posted, my brain is going many directions with this idea, as usual. I love how your brain works!

  4. This is so sweet. Thanks for giving us the privilege of using your beautiful ideas.