Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Off the Page with Alicia

Hi! Alicia here today with an altered project for Quick Quotes!  I have been moving my scrap room and came across a cigar box and my creative juices started to flow!
It was just before Valentine's Day so I thought of my husband and what a great gift I could make. I started with the brand new Gypsy Road paper collection. I measured all the surfaces and cut pieces of paper to fit. Despite measuring there is always so adjustments to be made especially when you want the lid to close. I did remove the original hardware, cover the box and replace it for a finished look.

I added plenty of pieces from the Quick Quotes Bundle Travel and cut some travel related die cuts. I fussy cut a piece of Gypsy Road 100 for the stamps and used a piece from Frames Bag-o-Chips to frame the "address". I found a cool stamp and used Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink  to "cancel" the stamps.

I sprayed the exterior with a couple of different spray inks to distress and used plenty of Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks to color, edge and distress.

I added just a drop of enamel accents to make a center for my compass.

I distressed the interior lid with plenty of Rusty Nail PowderPuff Chalking Ink, it was the only part left uncovered because I like the logos.

And finally a side view that shows the "handles" I die cut from Celebrate 400

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products:
K & Co Madeline Clear Stamps
Misc Rubber Stamps
Quickcutz Compass Die
Spellbinders Grommet tag one
Ranger Enamel Accents Black
Ranger Perfect Pearl Heirloom Gold
Heidi Swapp Bronze Spray Ink
Tim Holtz Charms and Gears
Misc gears and Brads

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
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Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Alicia, I love your project. Definitely out of the box. Perfectly for this paper. A big hug!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

Thanks Martha! My husband loved it and it is already filled with cards and mini's I have made him!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Cool project! Love the details!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Fabulous project! I love the details and the use of multiple products from various collections. What an inspiration for the dozen cigar boxes I've stashed away...

Connie Mercer said...

fabulous project :)

Michele Smith said...

What a brilliant idea! I love the vintage feel of this box! Your hand written tag is the perfect touch to give it a personal, sentimental effect and all of the little details are fabulous! Especially the love key inside the box. He is going to love this! Thanks for sharing!