Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Just Believe....

Hello...

Are you ready for a fresh new week.
As I am sitting here sipping my coffee
typing away at my computer, I am letting my mind open
to all the possibilities the week has to bring.


It is only our own negative thinking that holds us back.
You know that little voice in your head that says this is not 
good enough.  But not this week...
I am going to have fun and play with my paints and
not worry about if it's not good enough.
I will just let go and believe..

Linking up to Texture Tuesday!
I used Kim Klassen texture embrace (100%) and dusty rose (47%)




I am also going to share with you on this beautiful
 morning what I have created for 


I had a lot of fun altering this little Altoid tin..
The theme this week is pretty inside and Out..
Thanks Kirsty, What a great theme..

I don't know why but right when I read the theme for 
this week an altered tin popped into my head..  
I have never done one before..  
And I have collected a couple of these tins.


I started off by painting my tin with some acrylic green paint..
And all the fairy images are from Graphic 45.  LOVE THEM!
Lots of fussy cutting.



So here is the inside..



So much glitter everywhere..  
How fun is that!!



So there you have it..  
My little tin all pretty inside and out.




This week I am going to try to not have any of that
negative talk in my head..  I am going to Believe I can do anything I
put my mind to..


To get all the details on this challenge you can pop on
over to City Crafters..  While your there you can check out
what all the other lovely ladies have come up with..

Thanks so much for stopping by..

Hugs, Linda

61 comments:

Michelle Renee said...

Beautiful texture tuesday photo...and the words you wrote to go with it!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Your little tin is Gorgeous... definately pretty inside and out!! :)
...and yes you can do anything...believe!! x

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet!!!

Jennie Louise said...

yeah!!! such an inspiring post... i too will pick up my newly aquired paints and put brush to paper this week.
love that photo with a Kim Klassen texture.. Im just about to do the same.
Jennie. x

Deanna said...

Oh what a lovely post..love the images and that sweet little box is wonderful!!

Kathy said...

I'm not sure which I enjoy more, your crafts or the photography of your crafts. Okay...ALSO your words! It's all terrific. Hope you have an "endless possibilities" of a week :)

Kathy

Julie said...

My oh my!!! Sure is " pretty inside and out" absolutely stunning! I wish I'd made it! X

Susan said...

Linda,

This was just so beautiful. Enjoyed each picture.

Blessings♥

craftattack said...

Lovely work. The little tin is gorgeous, inside and out! Hugs, Valerie

Hanne said...

This is so beautiful Linda!

june lanum said...

this is just precious

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful altered tin Linda, inside and out its gorgeous. Are you going to keep all your secret wishes in it? xx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a gorgeous little tin!! Wonderful Tuesday to you Linda......

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, your altered tin looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful soft work !! love the tin !!!

aenee/Lily over from Kim's

Stella said...

This is BREATHTAKING! You create magic with that tin and these beautiful Graphic 45 papers. Wow!
XX

Daniele Valois said...

beautiful!!!

Linda B said...

An Altoid's tin... how creative. It's beautiful, Linda!!!

S. Etole said...

Such a magical little tin you have made!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this!!! LOVING those Graphic 45 fairies! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

OMG, your altered tin is stunning! Love the fairy and the flowers and gems and everything really! Beautiful!!!! xx

Dianne Poinski said...

Found you from Texture Tuesday and loved your image, but the altered tin is amazing! Simply beautiful!

Deb Hickman said...

Wow,wow, wow, I love this mini work of art, you are one talented lady.xx

georgia b. said...

oh, my goodness! i can't believe that is an altoid tin. i always save those, and i have always wondered how i might use them... upcycle. great idea!

came here via kk's texture tuesday today. following now, too!

georgia b. said...

oh... forgot to say... i love the tin! and the photos!

Juliana said...

Oooh, lovely little stuff...
magic...)))

BEAR's Mom said...

i LOVE this TIN!!!
gorgeous details
great photos :D
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

missing moments said...

Magic! You do such beautiful work.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Linda, this is amazing. It's truly a little jewel box, and who would ever know its humble origins. I LOVE this! And no, throw those negative thoughts away. Believe in yourself!

We Three 3 said...

wow I love that tin! Green is my favorite too! Great job and awesome message:))

Tracy said...

It's fairytastical! LOL I just love it Linda! What a fun project. That little altoid tin is now a beautiful piece of altered artwork. Great inspiration piece! Hugs!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So true and very inspiring post!! Love your creations and your positive message.

Katy Noelle said...

So many beautiful images....so many pretty, pretty, pretty things. (I think cutouts are magic, btw.=])

You have a wonderful eye for composition, too. I'm so glad that you left a comment on my blog because, now, I've found you!

A lovely lit bit of serendipity....

~Katy Noelle

Sylvia said...

Beautiful photo, Linda and of course I love your little tin! You are right, you can do anything you set your mind to! Have a wonderful Wednesday.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi my creative friend, Oh yes you can do most anything with the right frame of mind:0) Fabulous altered tin, I love the fairies, lace and depth! Wonderful photos. Have a great positive week:0) hugs Gay xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous, Linda! LOVE that Graphic 45 line. It is just perfect for this project. Such amazing fussy cutting. Love the lace and all the glitter, too, and the sentiment inside is fabulous. LOVE!

Ros said...

Oh I love this cute little tin ... I've been collecting some too ... don't know if I can make one this gorgeous! Love your positivity .. have a good day sweet friend

Bunch of Barrons said...

I'm in awe of that tin. Amazing work. :) Your photo is gorgeous too!

cnelson said...

I just LOVE this project so much!! So imaginative and FABULOUS! !!

Jacqueline said...

Linda, I would say that that is a tin with attitude!! BEAUTIFUL!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Wow these little tins are absolutely gorgeous!! So much detail and just SOOO pretty!
x

Becca said...

So pretty Linda! The texture in the photo looks so nice, and that tin is beautiful! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day!

Julie P said...

Beautifully done Linda! I love the intricate detail,just lovely!
Hugs Julie P

Catherine said...

Look at your sparkle creativeness! How pretty! Sometimes it's hard not to let those negative voices into the head. It's good to remind ourselves to not listen to them!

Hope you are having a beautiful week my friend!
xo Catherine

JeanFB said...

Oh wow! So very beautiful - you are one talented lady, my friend. Have a wonderful week!

Davi said...

Oh My Gosh this is just beyond fabulous Linda!! I love every little detail and how right you are my friend believe and we can achieve :)

lisa said...

Linda, I just LOVE this!
Only you could make an Altoid tin so very beautiful.
You are truly such a talented artist.

Gillian Olson said...

Linda, this is just lovely!

hong kong property said...

wow! that project looks so lovely!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

STUNNING project Linda! Love all the shimmery goodness! What a fabulous project!

Jane Wetzel said...

Linda! This tin is A M A Z I N G....
WOW...so incredibly pretty...wishin I didnt give my tins away long ago :( oh, and I love your hiking picks below..that area is so beautiful..love visiting my sis in New Mexico..reminds me of that...

Angela Acosta said...

Incredible work on tin!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Now, Linda, every time I come over here, I catch myself drawing in a breath. You catch me off guard. Love your treasure and words. Have a beautiful week.

Anesha said...

Beautiful photo and great creation. Love the altered tin.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your texture tuesday project, guess what, I didn't even log in for my skinny mini class for days... *sigh...

What a cute and beautiful little box there, I just love the G45 collection, my favorite of theirs, and you did such an amazing job, especially the box is so tiny. Awesome job my friend!

papertrails leaver said...

I can't believe this was your first time altering a tin! it turned out unbelievably gorgeous! Wow!

Lori said...

Your tin turned out beyond beautiful! Love the paint and the glitter and the trim, the sweet pictures (evidently, I love it all)!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love your altered tin and the beautiful fairies!

Janna Werner said...

Linda, this is awesome! Love all the glitter and the fresh colors. Hugs Janna

LindaBrun said...

A stunning project. I love the altered tin with sweet feiries.

Lynn Stevens said...

Linda, you tin is as precious as can be. We'll all be expecting to see a lot more of these treasures!!!
Hugs Lynn