Friday, July 15, 2011

Cigars Anyone

Happy Hellos Everyone:
And T.G.I.F. too... I'm going to get right to it, since there's so much I would like to accomplish when it comes to crafting this weekend. As you may already be aware, I was busy hosting Michelle Zindorf  last weekend. She was so wonderful. I finally posted the cards I made during her class in the previous post. If you haven't had an opportunity be sure to scroll down to the end of the previous post to check out my three cards using Michelle's brayer techniques.

Now, on to current news. I signed up for an altered cigar box swap with some wonderful ladies over at Stampin Dymonz Scrap Shack. It was my first time trying this, but I was up for the challenge. We were to alter the box using a Shabby Chic theme. I know very little, if any thing at all about Shabby Chic, but I think I did okay for the first time. You can be the judge--especially you who are into Shabby Chic.

After altering this box, I decided I would like to do a few others, perhaps for Christmas, birthday gifts or maybe I'll do a nice project with my son's art class. Who knows. I don't know when I'll find time to do this, but I have several of these cigar boxes that I will have to make good use of.

Well, I managed to take a box that looked like this....

...and make it look like this...

Well, what do you think? While you're thinking, I tell you what I did to achieve this look. The one thing I didn't want to do was cover up the fact the box is not just a box, but instead a cigar box. I purchased a plum polyurethane from Lowes to achieve the purplish color without covering up the original branding. This stain also help to age the stamps I purchased from the post office and of course I rubber stamped a few postage stamps of my own. I used my favorite purple trimming (I absolutely love) I purchased while in the ATL. Tim Holtz products are definitely apart of this project. I used Tim's mini door knob and his foundation (footing for the cigar box) and of course there are  a lot of good goodies inside.

I hope you liked what you've seen and perhaps you were inspired too. As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon and remember, don't forget, your comments are always welcome.

 What's In It?

Cardstock: N/A
Stamps: Recollections Clear Stamps
DP:  BoBunny (inside)
Ink: Momento
Embellishments: Trimming Tim Holtz's Foundation & Ceramic Door Knob, US postal stamps; ribbon trimming;
Equipment Used: cigar box; polyurethane


Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Someone's in for a treat

Natalie said...

Lorie, where was this class held ? I want to take it next time around.

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Hi Natalie: I'm responding to you here because there was no response email attached to your comment. I did not take a class for the altered ciagr box. I just winged it for the swap. For the most part any thing goes. I included some brief step-by-steps notes in the post, but if you think you need me to be a little more detailed let me kmow and I will.

Rlrice4902 said...

Nice.... I really mean nice.

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