Smiley from millan.netGood Monday morning!  I hope y’all have a fabulous weekend and got to do what you wanted to do.  I spent both days in the studio and it great fun!  Remember back last September when I told you about my purchase of a bunch of wood cigar boxes?  No I didn’t alter a cigar box, but I did alter an old wood recipe box that I found a few months after that.  One day I was out with my sister, aunt and mom, and we decided to wander into the Peddler’s Mall, and that is where I found the recipe box.  I may have paid $2.00 for it . . . I know I wouldn’t have paid much more.

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I covered the box with Webster’s Pages Postcards from Paris, sanding down all the edges and then sponging on Old Paper Distress Ink.  I loved the idea of leaving some of the old wood exposed and did a quick sand on those areas to remove some of the old shellac.

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May Arts Ribbon was wrapped around the outside and the twill was tied into a bow. To add a quick embellishment to the bow, I added a Trinket Pen and Philosophy Tag.  The blue bird image was mounted on illustration board for added dimension, and then the edges were sponged in Old Paper Distress Ink.

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The flowers on the top were die cut with Spellbinders™ Blossom Nesties from cream cardstock.  Following my Faux Porcelain Technique, each flower was dipped in melted UTEE and then stacked.

Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short – take advantage of today’s adventures!

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Smiley from millan.net

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