Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Magnolia Fairy Tale - Altered Cigar Box

I made this about a month ago, and have waited for just the right time to post it. I had seen an altered cigar box previously and loved the idea. Here is my version...
 



I used acrylic paint and crackle medium over the entire box.






I lined the inside of the box with felt.


I covered the sides of the box with this lovely lace. The feet are Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners.


I hand-drew some extra rocks on the wall. 

I will be entering this in the Magnolia-licious Highlites Chalenge. I really enjoyed this project and have found the boxes to make many more. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

24 comments:

Monique said...

Oh wow Julie. This is absolutely gorgious !!! I love love love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Kylie said...

Oh wow Julie! This is just amazing! I love each and every detail.
Hugs
Kylie

Monique said...

This is so beautiful!
grts
Monique

Summite said...

This box is simply a work of art. I can't find word to describe it. CONGRAT

LindaC said...

This is lovely!

Beth said...

Julie, your altered cigar box is gorgeous! Love it!

Hugs,
Beth
http://bethsbitsofart.blogspot.com

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous, Julie!!!! I love all the beautiful trims and flowers!!! Now you've made me want to make one! LOL! I love how yours turned out! Fabulous work!!!
hugs, Sharon

Sandy said...

What a project Julie and talk about embellishment - wow!! I haven't even gotten a handle on Christmas yet and here you go with a pretty Spring project - very sweet and very pretty.

Card Crazy said...

I love it! It's adorable. TFS
Sue S.

Rene said...

This is, quite possibly, the cutest thing I have ever seen! WELL DONE!!!!
Rene :D

Only By His Grace said...

Adorable creation Julie.
I love how you have designed the cigar box. Now who do I know who smokes cigars hehe.
Hugs Maz

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just amazing Julie. What a work of heart!! Every detail is so beautifully done! Gorgeous!

Peggie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. So many wonderful details. A work of art.

Kim said...

WOW!! This is awesome!! I love all the little details. Your coloring is perfect. You really did a great job on this. Thanks for sharing!!

Leonie said...

Wow I am totally gobsmacked. this is gorgeous! Love the lace, the ribbon(?) and the extra hand drawn bricks...all make its so special. So much work but wow gorgeous
hugs Leonie

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWWWWWWW Julia I could not take my eyes off this wonderful creation, oh my word the detail, the design, the embellishments and Tilda wow this is awesome work I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Candy said...

Fantastic work Julie!!!
Love your colouring and your beautiful lace - especially with the pearls.
I can no longer find cigar boxes to embellish - no one smokes around here anymore LOL
Hugs, Candy

Diane said...

This is a wonderful project, Julie! Your colouring is beautiful and the castle wall looks 3D!
Diane x

Craftin Kay said...

Beautiful!!!! What a creative person you are.

Linda I
http://craftinkays.blogspot.com

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wow, this is just adorable. What lovely work and that lace is so perfect. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Make It Crafty Challenge blog.

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous!
Hugs
Cordine

Sharon Basel said...

Holy Moley! This is an incredibly beautiful project. I am still picking my jaw up off the floor and wiping the drool from my mouth! You are so talented!
Hugs,
Sharon

Carisa said...

omgosh, that is beautiful!! i love the scene you created with the different images. all the embellishments are just the perfect amount to give it more beauty. i can't believe you could wait to post it! something that prett i wouldn't have been able to wait! LOL thank you for joining us in our fun challenge at Make it Crafty this week!

Zoe said...

Wow this is beautiful. Love everything about it and your scene and colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Crafty. hugs xxoo