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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Map Cigar Box

Simon Says Stamp and Show anything but a Card inspired me to pull out an old cigar box and crate a keepsake box. 

I covered the entire box inside and out with piece of map from an old Atlas I purchased at a garage sale. I distressed it with white acrylic paint and brown dye ink.
I stamped a variety of the Artistic Outpost Route 66 and the Home stamps using brown ink.  I colored them using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. I added sentiments from Artistic Outpost Huck Finn plate and the Route 66 plate.

I finished it with some strips of leather to make a frame on the cover.  I think this one will be going to my son to hold mementos from his various vacations. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Suzz

11 comments:

  1. Wow! what a fabulous creation ... I can tell you had fun doing this ...

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  2. Fab keepsake box! Love your mixture of AO stamps and the added leather straps!

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  3. Way cool cigar box! Love the map background and the retro stamps!! Did you see Tim's new stamps??? Route 66 and some of his retro stuff? They would be great on this! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  4. Oh my goodness this is wonderful!

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  5. Love your altered cigar box Suzz, lovely idea for keepsakes. Fabulous images too and I love the addition of the leather. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  6. Very cool, neat item to keep his treasures in, love the distressing of the map and all that great touches!

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  7. Brilliant project, Suzz! I absolutely love the vintage charm and the way you expertly added color to the collage elements. This brings me back to the old days of adding collage to anything I could get my hands on....you've inspired me to do some thinking out the card box!

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  8. Look great! I have a cigar box. But I don't think I could make it look this good!!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the elements/details you put into this!

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  10. Great vintage creation with wonderful details! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

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