Friday, April 1, 2016

April Adventure - Think Outside The Box

Hello artsy friends. It's Annette Green here as your April hostess. It's a new month which brings us to a fun new Creative Adventure here at Creative Carte Blanche where anything goes. We're all about encouraging self expression, finding your artistic voice and sharing your inspiration. It's been so great seeing the variety of styles and the fabulous creations these past two months from all of you. We hope you continue to create, experiment and share with us!

Okay, on to this month's adventure. Let's Think Outside the Box! Namely, a cigar box. They come in all sizes and are made of tin or wood in most cases, and you can find them everywhere. I find them at my local Goodwill, thrift stores, and of course cigar shops where they'll practically give them away just to get rid of the empties.

As a crafter/artist, I am drawn most often to 3D projects. Getting off the page, so to speak, and this is why I chose this adventure. All you have to do is take that cigar box and turn it into (or incorporate it into) art. So think outside the box, inside the box, all over the box. Whatever your heart desires!

Candy Colwell will be our first featured artist on April 5th, so be sure to watch for her creation. It's sure to be amazing, if I know Candy. So stay tuned.

Have fun with this adventure and make sure to upload your project using the Inlinks link below. Share your steps, photos and creative process with us so we can learn and be inspired too! We love to see what you've come up with.


  1. Hi what a fun new challenge. I cannot get cigar boxes here in the UK and believe me I've looked as I would love to use them for my jewellery storage. Can we enter any kind of box or does it have to be a cigar box? Thanks

    1. If you can't find a cigar box, then use whatever you have and just explain that in your blog post. We don't want to hold anyone back from creative fun! Thanks for asking.

  2. Another fabulous challenge for us to experiment with Annette! I cannot wait to see what you ladies create.... Anne x

  3. Looks like I thought outside the box all~right- right OUTSIDE the cigar box! oops! You can remove me if you like~guess I was so excited I just dove in!
    Great theme Annette!
    Jackie ")

  4. Fun blog theme!!! I can't wait to see all of the submissions as they come in! Thanks Jackie for pointing is to other cool blogs.

  5. Oh how fun! Now to dig up a cigar box, if I haven't gotten rid of them in a purging frenzy!

  6. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and for the fun challenge!

  7. Fab inspiration from the DT and I have managed to enter! Yay! xxx


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