Sunday, October 24, 2010

Late again!!!

It's a little later than I planned for an update, but here is my version of an altered cigar box.  Since it was an early attempt, I didn't keep the names of everything I used.  The hinges  and oval on the front are grunge board,  The stamps are from a set I purchased many years ago and stamped with tumbled glass and spiced marmalade distress inks.  The orange stickle is distress stickles in spiced marmalade.  The ribbon was in my stash.
It's funny how a project takes on a life of it's own.  This started out as a bits and pieces of paper storage box and has ended up on top of my jewelry armoire as a place to put my daily wear jewelry.
As I worked on this piece it was hard not to go over board.  I wanted it to have an Asian/feminine feel, but I still wanted it to be a bit grungy.  Not sure if I succeeded, but here it is.

                                                     Left side and front

I hope you enjoyed this project.


  1. Dawn what a gorgeous spot to place your daily wear jewelry!! I do believe you have accomplished your Asian/feminine feel quite well along with the grunge style *Hugs*

  2. Your beautiful altered cigar box became a treasure chest to hold your jewelry. Isn't altering fun?

  3. its beautiful and really has an asian feel.
    Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck!