Thursday, July 26, 2012

Altered Altoid Tin- The Gipsy

I had so much fun creating the Altered Altoids Tin for a swap I'm in.
What will the Gipsy Fortune Teller reveal?
She can use her tea leaves, the crystal ball,
Palm Reading or perhaps a spin on the Wheel of Fortune!
You decide!

collage images by Alpha Stamps
I'm entering this in the Simon Says challenge this week
where anything goes!

42 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh, Lynn, I see good things in your future!!! You have captured the essence of the gypsy in this beautiful, detailed, little vignette. I love it!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a cute idea - nice job. I saved several of the tins and was going to decorate for jewelry gifts, gift cards, etc.. Never got around to doing it and ended up giving them to someone else.

anna christensen crafts said...

Lynn, that is simply brilliant, I love it x

bobbie said...

Love the teacup/leaves ~ well worth the effort!!!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Gosh, you fit a whole lot of cool stuff in one Altoid Tin! Fabulous!

Diane said...

Back to the studio creating wonderful things like this one. Something about gypsies that is so mysterious. I bet you were itching to get back to working on these. Diane

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Lynn,
I am bowing to the Queen of altered Altoid tins.
Another incredible creation!
I will be mailing your Steampunk tin tomorrow, and plan on running a post about it on Monday(just in case you wanted to be surprised).
enJOY a lovely weekend,
Kimberly

Carol said...

Gorgeous! Love the little 'tea' cup and crystal ball! Fabulous job!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Wow! This is really special.


Danielle

Linda R said...

Amazing. I have to say you have outdone yourself here.. You are so creative, I never get tired of stopping in and seeing what you create..

Hugs~

Createology said...

I am seeing a surge in Gypsy themed art and I must say it intrigues me. I can hear Cher singing...Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves! Tells you my generation. Great altered tin my dear...

Shell said...

You always do gorgeous work my friend, buh this is Fantastic Lynn!

Maybe the Vaca gave you some fresh Creativity..not that YOU need it!

I'm loving this whole gypsy/boho thingy. My half sister in Ireland actually WAS a gypsy for many years, living in a Caravan, moving from place to place......

Love you, love your goodies!
Hugs,
Shell

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous- love the frame with trip and love the crystal ball and all of the fun details!

Нинель said...

ОЧЕНЬ ИНТЕРЕСНАЯ РАБОТА!Всегда восхищаюсь твоими творениями!

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow !!!!
What an amazing tin Lynn.
Every detail is a dream.
Love them.

Have a sunny wekend my dear friend.
xoxo

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's an awesome piece, dear Lynn! The tea leaves tell that you will create a lot more gorgeous pieces of artwork in the future. The crystal ball says that you'll be published again. The outcome of palm reading is that you'll create a Halloween card that has a ship wreck in the background and the fortune wheel tells that the other three mediums are correct with their foretelling ... ;-)
I say, your swap partner will be thrilled.
xoxo,
Julia

craftattack said...

Great piece, really brilliant! Valerie

Redanne said...

Love Julia's response above! Your tin is fabulous, I only ever use sardine tins but love that yours has a lid and really, really love the tassels and the crystal ball, beautiful job. A x

Annie said...

Fabulous, stunning piece Lynn. I love this. Lucky person who receives this wonderful creation. TFS ....Annie x

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Dear Lynn
Well I think Julia's interpretation speaks of some truth here!
This is such a beautiful creation depicted just as a true gypsy would have it!
It would have been perfect for me to include in my Round Robin Lacebook the pages of which I am currently compiling with my theme "Vintage Gypsy". I am working on the covers at present.
Your partner will be thrilled to receive such an imaginative piece.
Hope your coastal holiday was everything you wished for.
Have a lovely weekend!
Suzy

Jingle said...

This is SO cool!

Lululiz said...

Brilliant!!! A humble little tin and you create the most amazing piece of art, amazing.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my goodness! Lynn this is amazing, down to every little detail. I can't get over her table with all the tiny elements... it's fantastic!

Lori said...

Wow, Lynn, this is absolutely stunning, I LOVE it!

G8country life said...

WOW this is beautiful! It's so detail, it's wonderful. I hope you did two one to give away and one to keep, this one's a keeper : ) Hugs Elisa

Robin said...

You have definitely captured the gypsy spirit in this altered altoid tin! It's a gorgeous tin Lynn!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Robin

Martina2801 said...

My goodness, Lynn! What a magical and magnificent work of art! I'm really excited! You put so much emphasis on the details. The small teapot and teacup and the magic ball. A big compliment from me!

Looks as if your holiday was very nice? The photos are very impressive.

Have a nice weekend my dear. Hugs and wishes MARTINA

CuddlyBunny said...

Gorgeous creation Lynn! I love the theme, especially ... fortune telling ... I guess I just always assume that every fortune is good!

Artfully Musing said...

Love this!

Vada said...

Oh How Fun is this? Wonderful piece Lynn. Love all the small details.
Hugs Vada

penny4thoughts said...

Hi Lynn and thanks for your visit to my blog. I've been such a bad blogger lately and find little time for visiting with work being busy. It's always fun to visit yours - I love your altered tin, and it's good to see that you've had a great opportunity to get away and have fun! Hope you continue to have a great summer :-)

Lynn said...

I have a couple of these tins. I have been looking at them trying to see what they want to become. I hadn't thought of removing the lids and repositioning them. hmmmmmmm .
Still lovin' your work. You do SO MUCH!!

Diana Seal said...

WOW, it's stunning! There is so much detail, every time I look at it I see something else. Just lovely!

Jo said...

Amazing! and so totally cool and original! you are such an amazing inspiration!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lynn,
your tin is incredible.WOW.Love all the details.Have a great start of the week.
Hugs,
Marie

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Adorable piece. History of the Gypsy fascinates me.

Amy B said...

Love it! What amazing elements you incorporated. I dig the altered tin coming your way from Kimberly at ArtJOYstuff too. - Amy B

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Magnificent art works really unique and brilliant combined.
Hugs Anja

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW, it's so detailed!
Thank you for the prayers for my BFF! It's deeply appreciated.
deb

Joy said...

WOW! what a masterpiece this is, love everything about it, all the different elements work so well together.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Jann said...

Wow--this is beautiful, Lynn!

Marva said...

Awesome! This is soooo cool! Love all the details! You never cease to amaze me Lynn!