Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Hello everyone!

This month's art adventure by the lovely and talented Annette Green is all about altering a cigar box.  

Hmm....did I even HAVE a cigar box?  Of COURSE I did, I think I have a stash of everything known to man in my craft room!  In fact, I had a container of cigar boxes!!  So, that dilemma was solved but then what in the world was I going to make; a shrine, a shadow box, some sort of vignette? 

I am one of those people who don't like to plan every little detail out ahead of time before I start a piece.  My art NEVER ends up the way I envision it anyway.  So other than having a basic idea, I just roll with it while I'm working.  I am a firm believer in your art telling you where it wants to go as you're working with it.

Since I'm obsessed with vintage and Spring right now, here is what I ended up with ...

For a complete pictorial tutorial, head on over to my blog at 


  1. Yippee!! I've been waiting all day for this. Gotta go, off to candycreates.blogspot.com.

  2. Just had a giggle about your container of cigar boxes! I am off to see how you put this beauty together... x

  3. Been and looked and it's stunning! Will try and enter, I have got a cigar box from a local tobacco shop. I have not altered a box before! xxx

  4. Thanks for the detailed instructions on how you created this special cigar box. Yes, I have many in my stash just waiting.

  5. So sweet! It reminds me of baby announcements and cards from the late 1940's and the early 1950's.

  6. this is fun, and those children are delightful! Love how you built your scene outside :)


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