Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cherish Box

I'm still here! A bit busy these days, most of which I can't share with you quite yet.
 But here's a piece I did recently. An altered cigar box
I fell in Love with this image from The Graphics Fairy
I made a fabric transfer of her with the printable PC paper then ironed onto fabric, easy peasy!
 Stitched onto layers of fabric.
 I painted and distressed the cigar box, some antiqued trinkets.
I guess you could say this is a collaboration of sorts.

The hummingbird from my friend Jo, some lace from Debbie,
metal flowers from Oxana,
and the metal plate from Mindi. What generous friends I have!

All came together to make a Lovely box, Don't you think?

49 comments:

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Ohh yes Lynn,
I do think this looks like a very pretty box.
When you said 'transfered onto fabric' I wonder if you used your printer from pc or a medium?

All the added bits just add to the feminine side of things. Fabulous!
Happy creating and happy Easter.
Hugs,
Anna

Daniele said...

I'm also intrigued with how you transferred the image onto the fabric as I've not been very sucessful doing this....the box looks divine
hugs

misteejay said...

Lynn, this is so pretty - that image is perfect and I just love all the bits-n-pieces that you have used to enhance it...beautiful.

Toni xx

Cyn said...

Lynn..how beautiful it is! I love old cigar boxes :) Especially when altered!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Now this is what I call a beautiful box.........so so pretty with such gorgeous details.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Marie

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just amazing gosh you are so talented hun this is brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxx

Lululiz said...

Definitely, Lynn, its such a sweet box. Love the little hummingbird.

craftattack said...

Oh yes, really gorgeous! Valerie

Healing Woman said...

Definitely. The box is a beauty. It's great how you added pieces you acquired from others and I love the antique look of the box itself. You'd never know it was a cigar box.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lynn,
your box is absolutly gorgeous!!
Love all the bits-n-pieces you used and the image is one of my favorites too.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oops, forgot to tell you to link this up to Brag Monday!!
Always so much fun.
Hugs,
Marie

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a beautiful box and such a lovely way to include your friends into your art- I LOVE this!

Susan said...

I would love to learn how to transfer images on to fabric! Your box is gorgeous!! I have a ton of Cigar boxes I have collected at yard sales, that waiting for a alteration!

stampdiva said...

Lynn
this is stunning. Gorgeous colours and the elements you received from your friend work beautifully with that image.
Wishes
Lynne

Sandy Davis said...

This is beautiful. You do have some awesome friends. Love, love that lace.

Anji Johnston said...

Love, love, love!

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Lynn, Oh my gosh what at beautiful box. Love the image and all the lace. Cigar boxes are so much fun to alter. A lovely box to put special treasures in.

Happy Easter

Jackie

Sarah said...

What a transformation from a lowly wooden cigar box to a beautiful cherished treasure.
Are you part Energizer Bunny? You keep cranking out such gorgeous stuff!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh i think so too! very sweet. love that image too!

Diane said...

Oh, my, gosh!! That's so pretty Lynn. You make the prettiest things. It's lovely that you put together different things from different people on this, makes it very special.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous altered box, love the details and that bird is gorgeous. Love the lace too. I have not transferred images onto fabric yet will have to read up on it. Tracy x

Kim B said...

This is a wonderful box! I love all about it. You always make it look so easy to make such a masterpiece. Hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Kim

Robin said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Lynn! I LOVE that image you used and your embellishments are the perfect addition to it. So shabby chic!!

Hugs,
Robin

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Lynn, that's really a wonderful treasure box.
Happy Easter to you.

Minxy said...

Aw it's just beautiful, I'm sure whoever it was for loved it.

BTW I finally posted your ickle prize so hopefully it will be with you soon xx

Carol said...

Yes Lynn the box is stunning! Love all the details and the image is beautiful. I need to learn get that PC Paper for transfers. TFS

Jo said...

Lynn ... again you just amaze me ... this worked out so pretty ... so lovely .... geez, i am just in awe ...

trisha too said...

Yes, absolutely lovely!

:)

LynnF said...

What a fantastic box, Lynn...dreamy and beautiful! Your work is always the best!

Marlene said...

Holy moly, this is gorgeous!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Zoechaos said...

This is lovely and yes you do have lovely friends That lace is so pretty and the humming bird magic. XOXO Zoe

Lori said...

This is simply GORGEOUS, Lynn, adding fabric gives so much texture.. love the combo of old items and some Idea-ology!

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is stunning - love all the layers, and how the details and embellies have such meaning. Happy Easter!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your box is outstanding! I love the vintage chic and can't wait until I figure out what "printable PC paper" is!

sonya said...

Hi Lynn,
This altered cigar box is beautiful! I love the image too. Graphics Fairy is awesome. I love all the details you put on it.
Gorgeous.
Many Easter blessings to you,
Sonya

Michele said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful! also it is beautiful! love to you and happy easter! xo

Netty said...

A very special and beautiful box dear Lynn. Annette x

Martina2801 said...

OMG, that looks really great, dear Lynn! Excellent work :)
I wish you and your family a happy Easter.
Greetings MARTINA

Linda R. said...

I don't know how I missed this.. Oh no.. I am a grandma now and I am already missing things.. Hee Hee..

This is amazing my friend. I just love everything about this..

Hugs, Linda

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is amazing, Lynn, I love it! Chocolate seems to be following me around though!

Lucy x

Jacqueline said...

Lynn, this is so charming, what a beautiful piece of altered art!

Jann said...

Oh Lynn--this is gorgeous! Happy Easter to you and your family, and I will write soon!!!!!

Suzanne C said...

What a wonderful shabby chic project! Beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I really love this- I have a naked Cigar box waiting for me to be creative.....

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I do so love this Lynn, and it's using one of my favorite images from the Graphics Fairy. I love the little girl with the bird. So pretty, you definitely put it to good use! Hugs!

Suz said...

Lynn,
This is so pretty. I love seeing how you used so many things that you got from friends. I am so glad you linked onto Brag Monday. I really look forward to that and my inner paper and fabric worker (who hasn't quite found herself yet) loves to see what people do with the images. I was reading some of the comments and I think you need to do your next blog on your transferring techniques. I used Leslie Riley's TAP for twelve sachets I did for a swap and I loved it but it is expensive and I wish there was something else I could use.
Hugs,
Suz

Marva said...

Gorgeous! I feel like I've been away forever!

Okio B Designs said...

Wow! What a beautiful transformation! Coming over from Brag Monday and your newest follower!

Jeanine

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The box is very beautiful, Lynn! I love the colors and all the pretty embellishments.
xoxo,
Julia

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