Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CBCC #32 - Altered Cigar Box

Sorry for the late post today! I knew I should have scheduled this to post for me....last night we got some bad news. My father-in-law's aunt passed away. It is a blessing, because she was in a nursing home and hasn't been herself in years. We were busy getting arrangements made last night and this morning, so that's the reason I am late.

This week's challenge was to alter a cigar box that Courtney sent us! Oh my goodness are these little cigar boxes ever adorable! I made mine into a crayon holder (but didn't have any crayons here to put in it for the picture....guess I have to go to my mom's house today and find some crayons...LOL).

I have used Yuki from InStyle Stamps. I colored her with my Copics and used my new tapestry stamps on her skirt. Paper and flowers are from Bo Bunny. The corner design is a negative from my EK Success border punch. Brads, spacers, and ribbon from my stash.

A close up of Miss. Yuki! I love this girl....she's super cute!

And I decorated the backside just as the front.

Don't forget to link your projects to Courtney's Blog for your chance to win some goodies! And don't forget to check out what the other chickies have made....their links are in my side bar!

**On a side note**I just got Photoshop Elements and am trying to figure the program out! I wish it came with a book of how to use it! Does anyone have any great books that they have purchased regarding this program? I am looking to purchase a book that shows me how to use many of the elements that this program has. I did learn how to make a new watermark. You will have to let me know what you think! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Tuesday!

22 comments:

Moni said...

Fab project! Love the paper and the image! Hug, Moni

MalinL said...

Gorgeous card! So lovely stamp!
Sorry to hear about your father-in-law's aunt, but as you said, it can be a blessing when they're no longer themselves..

About Photoshop.. can't help you there.. I would need a book myself!! *lol*

Dani said...

This is adorable! Great idea to use it for crayons. Just might have to do that for my boys!

Mina said...

wow I love these papers and your right she is so cute...I don thave photoshop elements but I did find a tutorial that may be of help to you
http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pselements/Photoshop_Elements_Tutorials_and_User_Resources.htm

Minaxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Kim,
So sorry for your families loss my thoughts are with you all.
Your box is just adorable! Such a cute image and wonderful colouring!
Gorgeous detail!
Sorry can't help you with Photoshop Elements don't know that one only C2, but not much on that one either I paid someone to come and tutor me.
hugs
kim x

papercraftsbyrach said...

this is a gorgeous project kim, love the idea of using it for crayons.love your image that you have used on the front, so beautifully coloured, sorry to hear of your sad news hun. hugs rachxx

Lorie said...

This is SO cute! I just love the papers and your image...great job!

Sparkle said...

Sorry for your loss, but your crayon holder turned out adorable! I just love that image! I have CS3, so I have the full version, but the Classroom in a Book have taught me the most. They're tutorials, but you can just look up instructions on how to do certain things. Heres a link for the PE7 Classroom in a Book.

http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Photoshop-Elements-Classroom-CD-ROM/dp/0321573900/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_k2a_2_txt/188-4053517-3138356?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-2&pf_rd_r=0NJZF9KQS74N3FD3RRTF&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=304485601&pf_rd_i=0735713928

Martine said...

hi kim :), thankyou for the lovely comment that you left on my blog :), the two colours that i used are silver and Black prismacolour pencils :),

also just want to say that your card is beautiful and your colouring is fab :)


xx

Martine

Danni said...

So sorry for the sad news, blessing or not, it's still hard. Hugs!
Great project! Love how you paper pieced the skirt!
I have photoshop elements and basically I've just been doing trial and error so I'm no help there, sorry!

Aija said...

So sorry to hear the sad news. Even it is a plessing it is allways a loss too.
Your creation looks so fab, love that fresh image and how well you have treated her!
Hugs,
Aija

Risa said...

Wozers Kim...your altered cigar box is too cute and Yuki is adorable!!!
I love your bold colors and your coloring is right on the money! Great job!
hugs
Risa:)

Maria Gurnsey said...

so adorable Kim!! I wouldn't have thought to put an image in that panel!!! :)

Holly said...

Cute cute cute! Love the coloring on your little girl!!!

Tiffaney in VA said...

Cute card Kim! You're coloring has certainly matured. I love her red hair. You'll have to tell me your color combo (red hair is my fav). Miss ya hun!!

Carla Harrah said...

This is great! I love the color scheme!

Suzanne J Dean said...

How cute is this--I just love it! She's so cute & you've colored her brilliantly. Love that BoBunny dp too--great project!

Thanks for all your sweet comments too--I really appreciate it! So nice to have such wonderful friends in my life--thank you!


hugz,
Suzanne

Maya said...

Ohhh my!!
What a cool girl,and i love the colours you have used!!
Thank you for the greeting on my blog,i really appreciate it :)
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs from Maya :)

Jeanette said...

Wonderful card. Love that image and you coloring is divine!
Sorry to hear about your father-in-law's aunt.
Hugs Jeanette

TA Carbone said...

WOW Kim I checked them all out and I have to say yours is the best. Love the way you put elements on it and not just paper.

Hugs
TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Very cute, Kim. Sorry so to hear that you lost a relative. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy said...

Pretty darned cute! Wonderful color on the girl.

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