Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Whimsical Wednesday Altered Item Challenge

Happy Hump Day! What a long week it has been already, and it's only Wednesday! This week and next week are so crazy for me - I'm finishing up all my classes and working and taking finals.. and.. and... the list goes on. :) BUT the nice thing is, after next weekend, I will be a free, crafty woman for the entire summer! Yay!

This week Whimsical Designs is having an altered item challenge. Altered items can be tricky for me sometimes, so this was definitely a challenge! I chose to alter an old cigar box I've had sitting around forever and gave it some flair.

Here's the box before altering:

And here it is after:

There wasn't a particular color combo sticking out in my mind while making this, so I chose to go neutral with some glitter-treated paper by DCWV. Before applying the paper I painted the entire box with gray acrylic paint. Then, I measured each side of the box, cut a piece of paper accordingly and used Mod Podge to seal it. 

View of the top of the box. Where there was leftover gray, I added Star Dust Stickles to match the sparkle in the paper, and added some Prima bling and white flowers as embellishments. Keepin' it simple!

Added some 3GJ ribbon in Sterling Silver to the sides.

I used a stamp from the Whimsical Fun Vol. 1 stamp set and stamped it on chipboard, then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot. 

Our sponsor for the altered item challenge is V's Sweet Ideas! One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to their store.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. This came out beautiful Ashley! The papers are perfect, and the bling are perfect. I think you did a fabulous job with this challenge..hope it made you more comfortable with altering:)

  2. Love your altered box, Ashley. Love the colors. Great job!!

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  7. Very pretty box. I like that paper :-)

  8. Oh wow.. This turned out amazing and so elegant.. Love the colors, prints and that little touch of bling..

  9. Neat altered box. So...where did you find an old cigar box just laying around? Looks perfect for storing some crafty embellishments.

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  10. Lovely job on the cigar box Ashley!


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