Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cute Card Thursday #141 - The Blues

Happy Thursday!

It's time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Our challenge this week is The Blues.Instead of a card, I altered another cigar box (I have a local source). Here is my box...

I used Tilda With Curls and Open Gate, both available at 7 Kids College Fund. I colored the image with a combination of Copics and Distress Ink. I drew in some extra grass to complete the scene.

Here are some other pictures of my altered cigar box...

I will be giving this as a gift this year. There is joy and fear in making a gift. I love that I can make something I would LOVE to keep, but worry whether the recipient will love it like I do. Such is the challenge of the crafter.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Summite said...

Well if the recipient does't like it I am willing to sacrifice myself hihihi.... It's so nice I wish I was your friend. Everything is perfect the way you paint the box and the way you decorate it. I love Magnolia stamp and you made this one turn to life. Congrat.

Chris_P said...

Really really stunning!!! The box is simply adorable!!

Becca Fabozzi said...

This completely took my breath away!!!1 I would LOVE to receive this, as I think anyone would. I know what you mean though, it is hard to make something for someone who is not a crafter and hope that they will cherish the gift as much as we do. Well, I will take it if your recipient does not want it. LOL. It is just gorgeous!!!!

Sandy said...

This is a beautiful project. Did you say that you were giving it to me? Oh, you shouldn't have!

Madmummie said...

Julie these cigar boxes are beautiful, you have done a wonderful job. Are they gifts for xmas or are you keeping them?


Candy said...

No need to worry how your gift will be received. You have made another beautiful box!!!
So pretty in blues and Tilda is gorgeous :o)
Lucky friend!
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous box Julie. Beautiful floral trim and flower accents. Lovely!!

Sharon said...

My first visit to your blog. I just love your cigar boxes. This is a real work of art. Well done. hugs Sharon

Karen said...

Beautiful!! Love your coloring!! : )

ultraroyale said...

Great image, your coloring is spot on. That's a lot of flowers, but really add to the card. The crackle paint adds a nice touch. Thanks for sharing.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

charlene said...

Julie that is really pretty ! Love the crackle paint

Card Crazy said...

Gorgeous project. I can't imagine anyone not being thrilled to receive this box. It is absolutely lovely.
Sue S.

Rene said...

Who WOULDN'T love this?!? You can always send it to me ;)
Love it...those flowers are wonderful, where are they from?
And that drawn in grass looks perfect! I would never have known it wasn't part of the image!
Rene :D

Catherine Atkinson said...

Beautiful box! I like the colors and the little flowers (and the lace, butterfly and big flowers, too!).

Juliep said...

Wow, Julie this is gorgeous. Love the way you painted it with the crackle paint and the coloring is just beautiful. Every detail about this is perfect. May I ask where you find your Cigar boxes. This would make a perfect gift for my girlfriend.

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Julie, I'm speechless. I love your coloring, it's so pretty. I'm sure the person you give this to will appreciate all the hard work you've put into this. It really is beautiful.



Anonymous said...

Hi, Julie,
THank you for your comment on my Sugar Creek Hollow card - in my SCS gallery.
I just had to come back here to comment. First of all, your cards are gorgeous! I really like all the details and the rich colors.
Next, I also have to mention that our grandson has been in Durango for nearly 4 years - he is a senior at Ft. Lewis, and works at Ken and Sue's restaurant. What a pretty place to live!

Dorothy S

Cathy Lee said...


This is abolutely stunning. What a great way to re-purpose a box. I love your work and will be visiting often.

Thank you for the kind comments on my post.

Cathy Lee

Unknown said...

Oh Julie...WOW!!! How gorgeous!! I love the colors...and the crackline and hardware are just perfect!!! You are tooooo creative!! Pat Frank