Thursday, April 19, 2012

Altered Altoid Tin- Balloon Factory

I had s much fun creating this Steampunk Balloon Factory out of an Altiod tin.
Its for an upcoming swap I'm in.
Wasn't sure if I wanted to show it yet but I just couldn't wait!
The Balloon stamped images are from Oxford Impressions
The guy image from Art Chix Studios

Some random finds and time piece from Tim Holtz.
Entering this in the Anything goes challenge at
and the challenge to upcycle at

80 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely fabulous Lynn, I love your balloon factory and the altered tin is perfect. Love the balloons all layered to the outside of the tin, adds so much interest and your finds and embellishments are perfect. So glad you linked this fabulous piece to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy xx

Sophie's Art said...

Meine Güte, Lynn, was hast du denn da gezaubert.
Das ist ja unglaublich.
Es sieht großartig aus!

Liebe Grüße

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, love how you have designed and assembles it! Valerie

Shar said...

Increduble!

Hels Sheridan said...

WOW Lynn, this is gorgeous... love all the little details and elements... so clever! Hope all is goodly with you x

Brenda Brown said...

What a creative and amazing piece Lynn, such detail with all the elements and layers and the end product is a touch of genius.
Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lululiz said...

BRILLIANT !!! I love this piece. I can't believe this was just a plain little tin.

Kikka said...

Fantastic! Very Beautiful with all the wonderful details! Love it!
Hugs
Kikka

Creative Wings Boutique said...

let me just say "it is a masterpiece." with that much work put in i dont think i could send it away.... you always create the most awesome things and i luv how you make things in all different styles...
hugs
tabitha

Sandy Davis said...

This is awesome Lynn.....love all the details inside the tin!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fabulous creation, looks wonderful.

Candy C said...

Lynn....all I can say is "WOW!" This is FABULOUS!!!! I hope that a LOT of people check this out at they are posting their entries. It is AMAZING! I can't believe this was an Altoid tin! You have REALLY thought waaaay outside the box on this beautiful steampunk piece! I adore it! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Sandy said...

Wooooooooooooow Lynn.
What an amazing piece of art.
Your work is a dream. Love the ballon factory. Perfect job. xoxo

Cyn said...

This is really neat looking!! Thanks for sharing.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Lynn, this is absolutely funky and cool! I love the way you've raised up the balloons and the factory in the tin is awesome. I just sat here and stared for awhile before thinking of commenting.. it's stunning!

Gail said...

This is just wonderful Lynn!! I love it! I haven't done any steampunk pieces yet, but think I might give it a try after seeing what a great piece you've created here. :)

Carol said...

stunning piece Lynn. Love it all from the balloons to the tower to the gears. Fabulous details TFS

Suzanne C said...

wowzer is that awesome! Love it!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Holy Toledo!!! This is one amazing altered tin, Lynn!

La Luna said...

Very charming, and inspiring. Truly captures the imagination.

Goldie said...

Ohh my Goodness those are soo neat!

Diane said...

I love this Lynn. I haven't done much with Steampunk but this is so inspiring. Diane

bobbie said...

This maketh me drool!!!

Kasia said...

I LOVE steampunk!!! This is just the most gorgeous baloon factory!

Hugs,

Lori said...

Spectacular! That stamp set is awesome!

artwolf2009 said...

fantastic, leaves me speachless

Evelyn S. said...

You started with an Altoid tin?? This is an amazing creation. Fabulous 3-D details.

Daniele said...

wowsers Lynn awesome tin just loving all the detaails that you have added, the lightbulb looks great with the wings
hugs

PetraB said...

This is so awesome with all the details and little elements. I am sure it will take off any moment.

Dawn said...

Amazing! I am in the same swap (I can dream I'll get this) but I doubt I am that lucky ;0) Dxx

Terry said...

Really all of this steampunk goodness from a tiny tin! Lynn, this is spectacular! Love the balloon factory! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Nichola said...

Fab!

Theresa said...

That is really incredible! All of the details are perfect... The 'swapper' is one lucky recipient! t.xoxox

Sarah said...

Totally splendiferous Steampunk - of course you want to show it off! I love all the layered, dimensional aspects and the altered tin is fabulous...a wonderful creation from top to toe!!! Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah

artbywendy said...

unbelievably cool!(did I spell that right?) wow...I'm drooling right now!so so so cool!

Wanda H said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! This is way, way cool, Lynn!!!!

Createology said...

What is it about Steampunk that just enchants me? I adore your Balloon Factory altered Altiods tin. You are brilliant dear...

Becs said...

Lynn that is stunning! I just Love it!!! Becs

Jo said...

Lynn, this is amazing!!!! i love the whole concept ... just a brilliant piece of art!!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Ohhhh, this is stunning,Lynn.WOW.
Love all the details.Whoever gets this will be over the moon.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Creatique Candy said...

Lynn...I'm LOVING it! So incredible. Your talents amaze me & I honestly wouldn't even know where to start to build something like this. TFS I'm in awe of all that you do.

MD said...

**** Sublime bravo *

Sarah said...

You come up with the funnest stuff! This is fabulous my dear!!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Absolutely Fabulous! Lynn, this is so creative and fun to look at! What a wonderful project. It's a tour de force!
Rose

Vada said...

Wow Lynn, I just can not get over how everything is (soo) too scale!!! Clever use of the tin both top (for botton) & botton for side display... Way To Go Little Lady!!
Hugs Vada

Martina2801 said...

Dear Lynn, your "Steampunk Tin-Balloon Factory" is FABULOUS in every way. The creativity of design is superb. Congratulations on your wonderful artwork my talented friend.
Wish you a nice weekend.
Hugs and smile
MARTINA

Colleen said...

Wow that is just awesome. So how long did this take you to create?

Lisa H said...

Wow wow wow! When you said altoid tin I definitely did not expect this. Definitely thinking "out of the tin" and I love it.

Wendy said...

oh my goodness Lynn, this is amazing! Lucky person to get it swapped :) Happy weekend! Hugs, Wendy

Penny Duncan said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW!!!! My jaw has just his the floor!!! This iS AMAZING!!!!

Sue C said...

Wow Lynn what an amazing piece of art ! I've had to study it very carefully, there is so much detail, stunning ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Anesha said...

Wow, what a wonderful creation. Thanks for the visit. :)

Anita Houston said...

Hello!!! You need a job at NASA!!! OMGOSH!!! This is the coolest altered project I have ever seen...just brilliant and gorgeous! WOW!!!

catherine said...

This is really beautiful Lynn and love the way you have put it all together
x catherine

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just too cool Lynn! Awesome job on it.

Hetty said...

Wow, Lynn, this is absolutely fantastic!

Linda R said...

WOW!! What an amazing creation. I just love your attention to the details.. Very cool my friend..

Hugs~

Lisa :) said...

WOW is all I can say!

Kate said...

Fabulous Lynn! I love every detail about this piece! So much inspiration in one little tin! Love what you did with all those stamps!

Deb said...

this is great!! Love all the details . nice piece, good luck on your entry!

inge said...

Hello Lynn,

you did create a gorgeous dimensional piece !!
I love the hight of the complete project with the balloons almost really flying !

Love all the little details in the box, the care of elements in the composition...

Great job !
greetings from belgium
Inge

Crafty Chris said...

wow this is super so creative, luv steampunk, have a great weekend.
Chris x

Barb said...

Hi Lynn,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Ü
You really have been a busy bee, luv, luv, luv your latest projects, fantastic !
Happy week-end,
Barb

jasann said...

WOW!!!!!!! how wonderful,

Christine said...

Love this! You are so creative. Been so busy lately but looked back a bit. I especially love your take on Tim's tag! The colors are beautiful!!!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

AMAZING! wowsers Lynn this is one fantastic piece!

baileyrosy said...

My jaw dropped open when I saw this amazing creation ! Your talent knows no bounds !!

Marie

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW! What shall I say?! Really mind-blowing, I'm fascinated, and a lots of details to discover, wonderul artwork, dear Lynn!
Have a nice week,
xox Anja

Dorthe said...

Dear Lynn, it is amazing, so exiting an art piece, you have made something compleately wonderful.
Hugs,Dorthe

Gaby Bee said...

Your altered tin ballon factory looks gorgeous, Lynn. I love the whole concept...brilliant in every way!

Wishing you a wonderful, art-filled week!

Hugs,
Gaby

Annie said...

Hi Lynn this is a fabulous piece you have created. There is so much to see. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing and good luck in your challenges. I have joined your blog and hope you will join mine too. Annie :)

Suz said...

Wowzers, Lynn. This is just amazing! Art...not craft.
Big hugs,
Suz

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Alert! Jaw dropping on floor moment!!!
Staggered by the creativity of this piece.
The most amazing use of Suzanne's stamps and I love the thought process behind it.
Remarkable.
Wishes
Lynne

trisha too said...

Lynn, the look on your factory foreman's face, that is priceless! What a fun piece!

:)

Gerri Herbst said...
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Gerri Herbst said...

Absolutely amazing! Just love the dimension of it and ballons are my fav! take care, gerri

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Sooo beautiful! Wow, I am impressed. You did a great job!
Leticia

2amscrapper said...

pretty darn awesome!

misteejay said...

Lynn this is such a fab creation, everytime I look at it I spot something different - love it.

Toni xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

OMGosh, you just blew me away! gasp!

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