Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shabby Chic Altered Cigar Box


Hello paper crafters!  Today I am sharing an altered cigar box.  I like this one much more than my last one because it's not so dark.  I guess you can tell I'm in love with the Shabby Chic style.  I have someone in my card swap group who is going to get me more of these to alter.


I did use some stamps that are REALLY old, but will list the supplies that are current below.  The base was covered with My Mind's Eye patterned paper.  The same paper pad I have mentioned before that I found at Hobby Lobby.  This paper was really thin, so I had to be careful with Modge Podge and make sure I didn't get it to wet. 


I got so excited when I found the feet and knob on top. Hobby Lobby has a section with drawer pulls and there were only a few of this style. They come with a really long metal "whatchma call it" come off the back. It's the part that you push through the hole on the drawer and then secure with a bolt. These were even way to long for a drawer though. So I had to get my sweetie to cut off a portion of that part. 


I wish I could tell you who made my postcard stamp.  I'm LOVIN' it.  I am usually great at documenting stamps in my catalog for future reference.  But ... you can find them in rubber or digital. 
River City Rubber Works  (This one comes as a digi or rubber)
Expressions In Ink  (rubber)
I love this one by Unity (rubber)
I Brake for Stamps

Butterfly image - Layers of Color
Doily stamps - My Minds Eye Gertie Collection
Pearls - Prima
Paper Roses - Wild Orchids
White Resisn crowns and other decorative element - Melissa Frances
Hat Pin - Jenni Bowlin

You can view my other altered cigar boxes HERE
You can view all of my altered projects HERE

thanks for stopping by!
Melisa

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Challenges

Creative Inspiration Paint - Pink
Sisterhood Sundays - photo inspiration
Creative Belli - fancy frame - mine is the fancy scroll frame stamped image under all the embellishments
Truly Scrumptious - the postcard, scroll frame and corner images are all REALLY old stamps
Allsorts - stick pins
Craft Your Days Away - distressing


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Link Parties
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sundae Scoop @ A Time To Create
Sister Sunday Link Party at Sister of the Wild West
The Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Make Monday Marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T.
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to my Lou
Inspire Me Monday @ Singing Three Little Birds
Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon Designs Online
Whatever You Want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things
WOW Me Wednesday @ Gingersnaps Crafts
A Crafty Soiree @ Katie's Nesting Spot
Watcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister' Stuff
Check Me Out Saturday @ A Vision to Remember

This project was featured at  Passionatelly Artistic



14 comments:

lisa808 said...

OMGosh--this is gorgeous! Love the paper/colors. The 'feet' are stunning. Awesome postcard stamp and beautiful embellishments.

Patti J said...

Woweeeee....girl - this is fabulous! You should be selling these someplace in town! Absolutely stunning!

Margaret said...

Fabulous project. It's all so beautiful. I'm going to have to look for some of those knobs next time I go to HL.

Maggie
www.maggiescathouse.blogspot.com

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

I Love your cigar box, very pretty!
-Kim :)

wings love'n crafts said...

That Box is SO beautiful!!! OHH MYY!! I have a wood cigar box( Yuky) and I will try to do something like yours! There's no HL in South Fl... so I will have to go to Michaels to check if they have something similar.. thanks again !

MaxineD said...

Oh Melisa this is beautiful - love the colours and the electic stamps.
Blessings
Maxine

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty Shabby Cigar Box. I love the soft colors and the college of images you used- wonderful!

Betty Benton said...

I think we all agree -- beautifully decorated cigar box! I particulary love those "knobby" feet!

brenda said...

Just stunning Melisa, totally beautiful.


Thank you for joining in our Needles and Pins theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope you will join us again.

B x

Ceal said...

Wowzers! Is this GORGEOUS or what!!. Beautiful project and would just look lovely in a vintage themed room like my studio. Thanks for the inspiration and playing along with us at Creatove belli

Jo Channon said...

Wow! this is such a gorgeous project. The detail on the lid is fabulous and the colours blend soooo well. I think you should certainly find an outlet and sell these! Thank you for joining in with the Allsorts Challenge. Good luck Jo x

Kianel said...

Stunning box!Love all the small details!
Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

joy said...

Melisa, what a precious and lovely box! Fabulous colors and a work of art!! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge! I'm so glad you entered the challenge.

M Zaib said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this nice and valuable infomation about the Cigars with us.I have been looking for information like this for quite some time.Hope so that you will update us with more information very soon.
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