Saturday, December 17, 2011

Traveling Around the World with FSC!!

The FASHIONABLE STAMPING CHALLENGE team would like to take you for a spin around the world!  We are flying, sailing, driving and even motor cycling around the world or countryside!  Won't you join us and experience life outside the box!  Oh and speaking of "box," what I have here is an altered cigar box that I made using all Artistic Outpost stamps!  I really hope my hubby will love his "Route 66" box which was certainly made with love and lots of glue!  Well we sure hope you will come and play along and really stop by and have a visit with my awesome and talented "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants."  Could not resist! 


So here is the scoop on the box alteration!  First I sprayed some primer gray paint in all areas of the box, not the inside.  The inside was done using Tim's Kraft paper and adding some interest with the Distress Inks, listed below.  Lots of cutting and measuring!   Now of course I would use the world travel piece paper, which I thought was just so perfect for the inside.   I took some white wrinkled tissue paper and ran some Distress Inks (Faded Jeans, Tea Dye, Peeled Paint)  lightly over the entire sheet!  Do make sure that Distress Inks are dry before stamping and added embossing powder, because they do stay damp for a while.  This was glued down using Mod Podge and I crinkled it up a little more for extra dimension.  Then I covered with another layer of Mod Podge, which will now be referred to as MP!!   Some of the images (motor cycle, hotel scene) were stamped with black craft and clear heat embossed on the colored tissue paper.  These were then cut out and glued down.  I wanted them to blend in!  The gas pump, motel sign, etc., were stamped on white tissue paper with distress inks and or markers, then clear embossed.   Some images were just stamped directly on the tissued covered box and then covered in clear embossing powder.   The little map was also shaded around the edges for a more worn look, which is quite faint.  For each piece, a layer of MP and then the paper and then another layer of MP!  I added a little Mica Flakes for fun!  I decided to keep this somewhat flat, because it will be used and too many embellishments would get in the way!    This was a fun project and more so that it will be a gift! 

Hope you all are doing well and just about ready for the Holidays!  I still have shopping to do for my hubby, but he is easy - NOT!  He always wants some stupid thing from Sears and I don't like shopping at Sears!  Usually I order online and then just go to the store for pickup!  Other than crafts, I am not a shopper!  Is that not a sad thing?  Well I won't be doing any posting until after Christmas, but will visit blogs as I have a few of you I need to give a "hello" to.  I wish you all a Merry Christmas and the very best of the Holiday season! 

Distress Inks:  Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Barn Door, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Stampin Up:  Craft Black, Markers Red, Black, Blue
Stampendous Mica Flakes

50 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

The Artistic Outpost Route 66 stamps make for a wonderful altered cigar box! I'm sure your hubby will love it!

Sandi said...

Fun box Terry - my hubby would think it was great. The stamp of the old gas pump a for sure guy magnet:) Happiest Holidays! Hugs,

Yvonne Garner said...

Terry, your box is awesome! Your hubby is sure to love it. Have an absolutely wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am so blessed to have met you. Best, Yvonne

Sharon said...

Wow fantastic box - a great "male" gift!!! Great challenge theme!!

1CardCreator said...

Love this Terry, sure your DH will too!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What an awesome project for your hubby- he will love this- the AO stamps are perfect and love the look of the crumbled tissue paper. I am with you about shopping.....I can go all day for necessary crafting stuff.......!

Maggie said...

Fabulous box Terry I'm sure hubby will love it!

Maggie

Willy said...

Wonderful altered box, Terry!

craftattack said...

Beautiful, this really is a fun box! Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh Terry your DH is in for such a treat! This is a fantastic altered art piece. You can see the love and care that you have put into it and he is a very fortunate guy. From my family to yours we wish you all a very merry xmas and a great New Year
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic alteration Terry, great details, your OH is going to love this.
Hope you and yours have a Happy Christmas and a good New Year.
Yvonne x

Ira said...

Brilliantly altered box Terry, it looks extremely artistic, love your combination of stamps! Happy Holidays!!

Fliss said...

This looks amazing Terry and I really love the textures you've achieved with the tissue paper.
Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2012.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sandra said...

This is amazing! Love the altered box! It's a beautiful piece of art! Happy Holidays!

lynne said...

Terry,
Your DH is a lucky guy!!
Amazing texture, perfect colours and stamp choice. A fabulous piece of altered art.
Wishes to you and to yours for the most wonderful festive season. You deserve it to be nothing less than perfect.
Wishes
Lynne

Sugar Lump Studios said...

fabulous project Terry! I love the masculine feel of it! I am so happy that I got to know you in 2012...and wish you a Happy Holiday season! May 2012 be filled with blessings (and no PEAS!) xoxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Yvonne, that's an amazing box and your hubby will love it. Looks fantastic :)

judyjstamper said...

what a very masculine box! it turned out awesome. (I've seen cigar boxes altered into purses ~ papers, felt inside, hinges, and a handle for sale once. Another project for you to try!)

Karen M. said...

Terry--this box is so cool! I hope you have a very "Happy Merry Christmas"! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!
Karen M.

Sherry Edwards said...

I love how you've transformed the box Terry and I think you hubby will love it - especially if you fill it with gifts from Sears (not that I know what they sell there!!)

Shopping is not enjoyable this time of year I must say, although what a fantastic sense of achievement we have when it's all done! (I'm almost there...!!)

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year Terry xx

Brenda Brown said...

An amazing box Terry and it so makes me want to ride that bike along route 66 and be back in the USA. I am sure hubby will love it - if not he can give it to me when I see you next year - lol.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

PetraB said...

Your box is absolutely awesome! I am sure your hubby will love it.

Cazro said...

A wonderful result from your cigar box. I'm sure you OH will adore it, mine would, especially the motor bike. Happy Christmas to you and yours. hugs Caz

Jan Hennings said...

beautiful and love the grungy look :)

trisha too said...

Wow, this is wonderful--he's going to love it!

:)

Christine said...

Love this Terry!!! I'm sure your husband will enjoy it. My favorite time crafting is making something for someone else!!!

Linda R. said...

What a wonderful altered box. I think your hubby is just going to love it...

I do hope you are enjoying the season my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Terry said...

Beautifull blog!! I like your work verry much! Greetings from Terry, the Netherlands

Ellie said...

LOVE your beautiful altered box!

Mrs.B said...

This is a fabulous project Terry. Enjoyed reading about stamping on tissue paper, need to try that.
Have a wonderful Christmas & New Year.
Avril xx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Terry, love your altered box! Great selection of stamps and love the wrinkled tissue paper! Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs, Joanna xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your cigar box is wonderful! You made me laugh as I only like shopping if it is in craft shops, too! Hope you are completely recovered,

Lucy x

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Terry, I'm confident your hubby will absolutely love it ! Sue C x

Ephemera said...

Fabby altered cigar box. My Hubby is a biker and would positively adore this box. I will have to be nice to him and perhaps buy a bike stamp for him LOL. Have a great Christmas and new year. XX

Michele said...

wow Terry i love all of the rich texture in this box. and of course i love motorcycle stuff. great creation! merry Christmas to you! xo

Lynn Stevens said...

It came out Fabulous Terry. I'm sure he Loves it. What a great place to store all those guy things. ie... keys, change, watch .My DH would probably fill it with bolts and screws.I keep finding them all over our house! LOL
Hugs Lynn

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a wonderful project, Terry! I love the stamped tissue paper... it adds so much texture and depth. The kraft papers are wonderful, too, of course. Good luck with the final shopping, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Gaby Bee said...

Your box looks awesome!!!
Warm Christmas wishes to you and yours! Health, Happiness and may all of your dreams come true for 2012!

Hugs,
Gaby

Lisa said...

Oooo, I love your box, Terry! How much fun is that?! He's gonna love it for sure. I've not had much time to blog much this season, sadly. But I've been super busy. Maybe I can prioritize better in the New Year. I don't know how you do it, but your blog is always on point. Love it. If I don't get a chance to pop back in -- I hope your family has a lovely Christmas! And that your doggies get a yummy juicy bone in their stockings. =)

Netty said...

Hmmm not sure how I missed your fabulous altered box Terry, its terrific.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year, Hugs Annette xx

Jan Hennings said...

WOW! Love this altered box! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love this, Terry!!! It is awesome!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family~I hope you have a beautiful Christmas and a Happy New Year ahead!!!
XO
Cindy

Myric said...

I love what you did with the box!!! Thank you for visiting my blog in spite of your busy days preparing for the holiday!
It is very nice to meet you. I am very excited for us to be bloggy friends :)
Merry Christmas!!!

xoxo
Myric

Georgie Horn said...

This box is lovely! I hope you'll come by for some holiday laughter!
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/12/tis-season-for-mummies.html

WW said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Dear Terry,
I just opened up your beautiful surprise--THANK YOU so much!!! Wishing you the most beautiful Christmas and Happy New Year ahead!!! xo Cindy

Shirl said...

Your work is always so detailed and beautiful Terry what to say about this creation except perfection indeed.

FSC is so lucky to have you on the design team your work is always amazing and unique.

Hugs Shirley x x

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
Thank you so much for the anniversary wishes!!! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday week~
XO
Cindy

Kris Adkins said...

Hey Terry! Thanks so much for following my blog, and I'm so glad I found yours! I love love love your altered boxes, and it's always great to meet a fellow dog lover :) -Kris

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just brilliant gosh you hubby will just adore this to bits,sure of that hun I know I would hugs Cheryl xxxxxxxxx

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