Monday, January 23, 2012

Altered Cigar Box

To start out the new year, I decided it was time to put the finishing touch on some projects that have been sitting around my studio for a while. You know the kind...the ones that got put aside so you could start something else. Don't tell me that I am the only one to do that!

My first completion is an altered cigar box. I took this class back in October but just now finished the album that is housed in the box. The class only allowed time to construct the box and album. We were on our own to select what we wanted in the album and finish it at our leisure.


The inside of the lid with a few cabinet cards and cigar labels.


The inside of the box has been divided into 3 sections. The 2 small sections at the top hold a small cigar, tiny booze bottle and an old Jim Beam key chain. The third section holds a hand constructed album.


Here is a view without the album:

The album consists of 3 hand stitched signatures and a variety of page sizes.

I'll show you a few of my favorite pages:



The class was taught at the Stamp Asylum in Plano, TX by Joni of Mrs. Oleary's located in Wichita, KS.

14 comments:

joy said...

Love this, Sarah! Good for you that you actually finished a project - a major accomplishment in my eyes!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Very cool! I don't think I've ever done a masucline project on such a large scale.

Nancy said...

Wow!! This is beautiful!

Susan said...

This is beautiful and it's great that you finished it. Looks like a great class. So good to see you posting again. Happy New Year!

Gaby Bee said...

Your altered cigar box is absolutely amazing...a truly inspiring piece!

I enjoyed looking at your work!
Cheers,
Gaby

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Sarah
I was so happy to see a post from you! :) Your box and album are just gorgeous! I love all the beautiful masculine touches. You do "manly" so well!

alteredstatesstudio said...

Wow!! that is fabulous!! love this!

ScrappyPam said...

This is lovely! Nice to see it finished. Love all the pics - fabulous job!

genagirl said...

I am obsessed with altered boxes so this one had me drooling like a baby! It's beautiful and I love the vintage look of it so much!!!

Lori said...

Wow Sarah, that is a stunning piece of work! Love, love every page! And what a good feeling to get something completed!

Robin said...

Looks fabulous and even better IRL!

Hugs,
Robin

Lynn Stevens said...

She's Bacccck ,and in a BIG way! Sarah this is so fricken cool. I can't image how long it took to make. But the combination of box, shelves and book is Fabulous!! Every page a work of art. Now I can't wait to see the other projects you haven't finished yet. LOL
Hugs Lynn

Cindy Craine said...

What a great class! Are there many classes available in Plano? We have so few here in Ft.Worth! Have you ever been to Paper Cowgirl? The event in March will be my first time up in Waxahatchie (sp!). Thanks for stopping by, x0-cindy

maj. said...

This is awesome - truly beautiful!!!!!