Saturday, April 16, 2016

Easter in a box

At the Gecko Galz retreat this past month there was a contest using cigar boxes.  You chose your box and a Gecko Galz collage sheet.  Then you could make anything you wanted to!!!

I just LOVE the vintage Easter images on the Easter Joy collage sheet so I chose to use that for my box.

Here is my box, transformed into an Easter decor:



Opened to inside:

Inside left:

Inside right:


I painted the cigar box with distress paints.  And hated the color!!!!  So, I added weathered wood distress paint on top of the broken china that I alfeady had on it.  And fell in love!  I used the Tim Holtz Wallflower paper stash for my papers.   There are so many cute images on the collage sheet from Gecko Galz that I just had to use them.  I fussy cut some for the inside and others were matted for the covers.  The inside pieces are made to stand up by adding some some pieces of acrylic behind them for support.  The tree is a Tim Holtz bottle brush tree colored with Bundled Sage distress spray and then Frayed Burlap to darken it.  I used several things from my stash of goodies: a Graphic 45 door handle and base, a vintage silver plate egg cup, glitter wood eggs, paper rosebuds, vintage ribbons, and cheesecloth.

Inspired?  Grab a collage sheet and have some fun!

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