Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Wintery Feel

Happy Hellos Everyone:
I hope you’re having one terrific Tuesday. Yesterday was such a beautiful. Hopefully, today will promise to be more of the same. Well, I hope you’re ready because as promised, I have another wonderful {okay…I’m a little bias} altered cigar box to share with you. I had a strong tie to this box instantly. I'm not sure whether it was the cool colors or the theme, but I know it will be difficult for me to let this one go.
When I created this box, I totally had cooler weather in mind. I love the feel of cool autumn days and cooler wintery evenings. If I were to keep this altered box, I would probably store hot cocoa and/or gourmet tea packets or perhaps even cool mint candies to share.
Take a look and be sure to share your thoughts.

I often select a wintery theme over a Christmas theme just because the
wintery theme will run well over into the new year. In addition, I've come
to learn everyone does not celebrate Christmas. Don't you just love the
snowman's scraf? Everything appears to have blended perfectly...
even the various patterns and the silver snowflakes.
I thought the Tim Holtz's foundation worked well with this theme.
The original banding worked well with the color theme. I'm not certain whether
you noticed the word in the center of the lid, but it reads 'Authentique.'
 I never thought to use the word printed at the bottom of the DP,
 but I will from now on. It wasn't my intention to advertise the brand
name as it was to identify this altered box as being one of a kind.

This paper is black and white with a small hint of green. I didn't want to
leave it at that, so I decided to distress the papers with one of the colors of winter. 
Here, you're able to see the handle I created using buttons.

Distressing the edges just provides a cleaner look for a finish project. 
Full inside view 
 I always make sure to stamp all my projects. Do you?
The die I used is from the Tim Holtz's collection. 

I hope you like this altered box and perhaps you'll concider creating one of your own. As always, thanks for stopping by The Peddler's Gallery and come back real soon--like tomorrow ;)


mea5798 said...

oooo this is amazing! and i LOVE the snowman!! and you are so right: not everyone celebrates christmas so winter-themed projects can be done in other colors and be displayed well into...March! great job as always miss lorie!

Dana said...

Lorie, this is AMAZING!!!! Love the papers, colors, style...everything!! Great job and thank you so much for your wonderful comments! You are truly a blessing, you have no idea how much!!

Luana said...

I think this is my favorite altered box yet....that you've done. Nice work Lorie!

Marleen Gallagher said...

wow beautiful project. thank you for entering the cards Galore challenge xx

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