So I this is what I started off with, a cigar tin and 3 wooden spoons.
Following Helen's technique, the guest designer over on the PaperArtsy blog, I used irish cream, cinnamon, chocolate pudding, claret and honey dew fresco paints.
I stamped a couple of the images from the Ink and the Dog, Man of Numbers plate #6. And blanked them out with snowflake paint.
Stamped over them with black stazon.
Coloured them with south pacific and limelight fresco paints. I did start off with guacamole but it's not a translucent one so instead of showing through the image it covered it up (you can see on the bottom two postmark stamps).
Now for the inside. For the top of the lid I used some of the papers I got from Michael's. Stamped the banner from the LP stamp plate #5 onto a piece of kraft card and cut it out. The ticket is from a T!m pad I picked up from JoAnn's and added the chit chat words.
I covered the inside of the tin with another piece of paper from the same paper pack from Michael's. I painted the wooden spoons firstly in snowflake and then brown shed and chocolate pudding. I stamped them with the script stamp from the backgrounds plate #2 in black stazon and then coated them a couple of times in satin glaze. Stamped the hand onto white card, the ticket onto kraft card and the heart onto metallic card.
This is the inside of both the lid and the bottom.
This project was inspired by Helen Chilton's first technique on the PaperArtsy blog and an article I read in Stampers Sampler.