A small local mixed media group that I belong to decided to do an altered Altoid Tin swap. We each drew names and had one month to alter the tin. I did mine with a "Life's A Beach" theme, with a shark image and shark teeth on the inside of the tin. I added small square shells, a cowrie shell, and some sand that I painted gold to the outside of the tin. This was my first altered tin, and a little more challenging than I had expected.
The tin that was made for me by my friend Lynne featured a beautiful needle felted piece on the top of the tin, and a metal embossed piece on the inside of the tin that says "Art". I just love what she did with it, and it is really my colors--thanks Lynne!