Monday, November 17, 2014

Altered Cigar Box

Hi there blog friends.  It's been a long time since my last blog post and I apologise.  I really have no excuse, except for that life has been getting in the way of my scrappy time lately.  A few niggly health issues and a few other issues... nothing too serious.
So without further ado, here is my latest project.
This month I received the gorgeous Couture Creations 'Vintage Rose Garden' collection in my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.  I've decided to alter a cigar box which I intend using as a jewelery box.
This is a view of the lid.  I've used the Blue Fern Studios 'Bordeaux Layered Frame' chipboard which I painted in off-white and then inked the edges using Tim Holtz Distress inks.  The background has been treated with a bit of texture paste using the Crafters Workshop mini 'Art Is' stencil.  The flowers are Petaloo burlap blooms, Petaloo mini wild roses, Prima flowers and Green Tara mini roses.  The leaves are also from Green Tara.
A close up of the front.  I've added some lace around the edge of the lid and repeated some of the same flowers in the left bottom.
The inside of the box.  I've lined the bottom with felt and the added a little saying from one of the pattern papers.
 A close up of the inside of the lid.  More Petaloo blooms and Green Tara mini roses and leaves.
Another close up of the top of the box.  The word 'Dream' is a mini chipboard wordlet from WOW and I've heat embossed it using Stampendous Frantage 'Shabby Pink Rose' embossing powder.
That's all for now.  I am currently working on another project using these gorgeous papers.  Will hopefully be ready to share soon.  Thank you so much for popping by.  Have a wonderful week!
Until next time.
M xox


Lizzyc said...

This is really beautiful. that chippie frame is stunning.. love those papers too!

chilli pip said...

Wow a beauty of note inside and out .

Lizzy Hill said...

Beautiful! I dunno how you manage to get those inside edges so neat & perfect..... a gift I do NOT have!! Love the softness you've achieved with the flowers and the colours....& keep important:):) Especially at this busy end of the year:):)

Kim said...

This is just exquisite Marelize!

Lynette Jacobs said...

What an exquisite jewellery box. I love each and every little detail. I hope that you are okay and that you are in good health. Missing you in Blogland. xx

Denise van Deventer said...

This is gorgeous Marleize! So beautiful, elegant and stunning! I hope your health issues are now sorted and that life is treating you much better! I hope you had a joyous and festive Christmas too!
I wish you a fabulous 2015 and may it be an awesome year for you and your family! xx