Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Altered Cigar box for CCB

Hi there! Excited to be sharing with you my project for Creative Carte Blanche
I hope you will join myself, Annette Green, Candy Colwell, Cheryl Grigsby, Hels Sheridan
Linda Ledbetter and Susan Mostek for our monthly adventures on the CCB blog! 
Once a month we do a prompt or challenge to just spread our creative wings and see what happens! 
No rules...no products are a must, nothing except using the prompt we give you! 
We want to see 'you' in your art! 
Having time for Creative play is so essential...it will help you find your own style, but also I think of it as therapy!  This month our prompt was to alter a cigar box. 
I pulled out some products and just let it take me where ever it led me. 
Love Prima paper...always have...and this is one of their paper lines I am hoarding.
At some point though you have to pull it out and use it! Right! 
  Finnabair always inspires me...I love the way she uses metal in her projects so I decided to let that lead me! 

 So, I had this vintage lace I found at a yard sale...a whole ziplock bag full for $2.00.
That was a very happy find...I love it because it has netting and it has allowed me such amazing texture in my art projects...getting down to the last bit now, but using it on something that I am going to use and love seems right. It also adheres beautifully with Multi Matte Medium... I use at least a jar of this a week...I really need to see about getting it by the gallon! lol. 

The inside of the box was finished off with Prima's Royal Menagerie Paper line...matched the 
top of the box perfectly!!! Happy when it works out like that! wink. 

We still have Linda's and Annette's project to come so keep checking in over on
I am LOVING the other projects so far! 
Always seeing what everyone else is doing inspires the heck out of me!!! 
Hope to see you soon! 
Until next time! 
Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. ohhhh I used to alter cigar boxes all the time. LOVE this! What fun!

  2. Oooh Yvonne, that lace was a wonderful find, it looks so beautiful and creates some lovely texture. The flower embellishments are so pretty and the feet are just the perfect finishing touch - oh, I love the pink too! Anne xx

  3. Oh wow, what an amazing transformation, love the shabby feel of it, both the outside and the inside look stunning now!!

  4. I love what you have done with your cigar box! I am inspired! Thank you xxx

  5. Fabulous!!! I LOVE the pink, pink girl! Fab texture too!

    1. Thanks sweets!!! Pink is happiness!!! hehehe...<3

  6. Very lovely, Your Quirkiness. Seriously, this seems sort of Downton Abbey inspired. Or maybe I'm just seeing it through Downton eyes. Either way, its so beautiful. That lace just knocks me out!!

  7. Oh my goodness, Yvonne, this box is beyond gorgeous! So You! I absolutely adore how you layered all your elements, then tied them together with the shabby chic paint colors. Stunning!

  8. Beautiful transformation Annette! Love all the embellishments and pretty color palette! Thanks for the never ending inspiration!

  9. Oow this is so girlie and lush, adore all the layers. It's hard to think of it as a cigar box! X

  10. Yvonne,
    your altered box is absolutely stunning and outstandingly gorgeous!! I love the pink shade you achieved and the overall design with the elements you chose~perfect!
    Jackie ")

  11. Such a cute box!! love the Pink very spring. Love the texture the lace gives!!