Wednesday, 16 June 2010

My little Artchix shrine treat





I decided to treat myself to an ATC Artchix tin shrine as I have always wanted one of these. It came beautifully wrapped all the way from Canada complete with a chocolate mint inside and extra collage goodies. I have used the collage sheets to make the 3 ATCs you can see. I have painted the shrine with some turquoise, blue and brown paint and then sanded it down. The little face in the bottle top was off the packaging and I have added some of my favourite beads at the bottom. I really like this little shrine as I can keep putting in different ATCs in it...yes sometimes it nice to treat yourself..have you treated yourself recently?

20 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

I love your shrines!! They are wonderful. Did you have to put anything on the metal to make the paint stick to it?

Trudy Callan said...

Those are really cool looking. I love the picture in the bottle cap, and I love how you can change out the ATCs.

Rhonda said...

I love your shrine! What a great idea to change up your ATCs - I will definitely have to treat myself to one of these. Thanks for your inspiration - cheers!

Sid said...

Seen these but have never succumbed. Like what you have done with it.......mmmmm do I need one ? :-)

Lori said...

Wonderful pieces of Art, Lorraine. Love the turquoise color, it's one of my fave colors.

Lottie said...

I just love, love, love your shrines - such texture, and colours - brilliantskilie

Jo said...

I LOVE these Artchix shrines, but have never allowed myself to indulge......but now I see what you've done to yours I'm having a re-think! I treated myself to a beautiful green resin necklace recently, all encrusted with gorgeous stuff. Spent more on it than I usually would ever consider (£25 so not Rockafella standards!) and kept it quiet, guiltily. Husband found the cheque stub (uh oh!). He didn't 'quite' understand why I HAD to have it and still doesn't see why I have to stroke it on a daily basis, but he accepts I rarely indulge in 'girl' stuff. It meant beans on toast for tea for a few days though!

jenny said...

Oh wow Lorraine, this is just gorgeous....love the colors you have used and adore the ATC's too...what a beautiful piece of art
Jenny

belindaschneider said...

aren't they fun? and helga is always fast and so good. love the distressed look of the shrine. i also like to change the collages in them. try the dreambox pendants, too cool as well. i'm just working on a few :)

Carin said...

Lorraine, this shrine is gorgeous! love the fact that you can change the ATCs around depending on your mood. Lovely!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely beautiful ATCS & shrine! The colours are lovely!
Yes, I just treated myself to some stampotiques which are on special offer! x

Mandy said...

just amazing work here...just love the colours in them...xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Lorainne These took my breath away!I am seriously drooling on my keyboard! Gorgeous in EVERY way! So can you tell I LOVE them yet?

Treated myself to some great buys at a friends store. 75% off WooHoo

Shona Cole said...

what a brilliant idea Lorraine!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Love this!.... Wow!

Linda said...

Glad to see you're treating yourself Lorraine - I'm all in favour of it!
Your shrine looks fab; great idea to change the ATC from time to time.
I have one of these in my 'to do' box, I really must get it out and have a go.
You have inspired me!

Karin said...

This is a fantastic piece of art that you have created! I love that you can show off ATCs...Very clever.

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic pieces of art, Lorraine!

Emakesart said...

I LOVE how you painted this! And the beads across the bottom are perfect! Good job treating yourself to this, you deserve it!

Deborah said...

Wow! I love shrines and I love turquoise. Heaven! I just treated myself to two Michelle Ward (Green Pepper Press) stamp plates from the USA, plus a discontinued Sherrill Kahn doll stamp set. I treat myself rather a lot LOL