Friday, May 25, 2012

Altered Cigar Box on Pulley Wheels

For my All Things Tim group in June, we'll be altering cigar boxes using all kinds of Tim Holtz goodies, including some fun new stuff like faucet knobs, pulley wheels, drawer pulls, and Destinations paper. You can find these great treasures at Inspiration Emporium or Simon Says Stamp (two of my favorite go-to online stores). They carry tons of Tim's products.


Here's a look at the project...




I went to the largest local cigar shop in our area and asked if they had any empty boxes to sell, and to my delight they had a ton of them. If I was willing to get on hands and knees and go through them, I was welcome to buy as many as I liked, and at a pretty good deal too. Each member in the group will have a different box which I think will make it interesting and fun to see how they all turn out.



Here are a few close-ups of some of the details...






My box measures about 7 1/2 inches long and 4 1/2 inches tall and deep. 
The idea behind mine is a traveler's treasure box. Not necessarily literal "travel" as much as a creative journey. It looks great on the shelf among my studio supplies, and puts a smile on my face every time I look at it.

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a wonderful holiday weekend! 






12 comments:

  1. WOW!! This is amazing, Annette!! Love what you've done. Very, very cool!

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  2. Absolutely stunning! I think I have one of those boxes hiding somewhere, and you've given me some great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Awesome! Loved studying every little detail. I wanta make art with you in your group! Thanks for sharing.
    Chris/Scrappylassie

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  4. Wonderful project and idea! Wish i was part of the group - have fun making more of them.

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  5. Fantastic!!!!!!! Love, love your box and your creativity. Makes me want to hit up our cigar store!!!! TFS!

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  6. Fantastic!!!!!!! Love, love your box and your creativity. Makes me want to hit up our cigar store!!!! TFS!

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  7. Annette, this is just gorgeous! I really like the way you've set up the gears and the clock... total eye candy!

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  8. Looks great Annette, I think I will have to hit them up too!

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  9. Love what you did with the paper and the tickets. All the embellishments are just right!!! Great job!

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  10. awesome, I have some cigar boxes but they and not wooden. These ones are wonderful. Inspiration for sure. thanks for sharing..

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  11. Fragments are so cool....nice to see them on this amazing creation

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