Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lief's 1st Christmas & Altered Cigar Box ****Maja Design***Plus GiveAway****

Hello,I am here to share with you a LO I did combining a few collections & a Altered Cigar Box....
I am sorry but this is not showing the right color,this is way to gold,it is showing right on my photos, but not my blog post. You will see the right color as you go through the closeups of detail....

 I used Dusty Attics December Sketch.....

I used papers from 5 different collections......

From the Life by the Sea Collection I used Bottle Message,Sailing, the East Coast & islands and skerries-BS
From this collection I used Julbak, Julbak_BS, Goder afton-BS, Karamellstrut-BS,.... I also used the die cut sheet from Vintage Winter & Virkad strmpa -BS, from Frojdefull Jul,& the Days of December-BS,sheet from Vintage frost Basics

The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:
Mini Heart Buttons DA0682
mini number set DA0861
stars#2 DA0937
postage stamps DA0551
mini abc set upper DA0861
mini abc lower
bird of paradise 2 pack DA0008
Banners #2 DA1024
Teeny Tiny ABC set DA0983
I did some distressed, stitched layers & some stencil work using Prima 6x6 stencil,static & texture effects.

On the hearts boarder,banners & stars I used MS texture effects,sprinkled on some TH rock candy glitter while the effects was still wet. Once that dried I glued on some white micro beads.....
On the alpha & bird of paradise I used red pepper ink. On the bird of paradise I also added a coat of rock candy stickles & sprinkled on some rock candy glitter while the stickles was still wet.....
I cut out pieces of paper, I was working with to cover the hearts,then applied rock candy stickles....

I also used the outside part of the large film strip,on this LO....
Here is my altered cigar box.....

I used the Vintage Summer Basics Collection on this....
From the Vintage Summer Basics I used: 1932,1932-BS,1905 &1891

The Dusty Attic Chipboard used: 
Cigar Box DA0981
Film Strip DA0934
Ornate Corner #7 DA0466

french flourish boarder DA0275
Damask #2 DA0557
Here are a couple closeups of detail...

I covered the box with the Maja papers,then applied a coat of rock candy crackle. I used pitch black ink on the black pieces,then applied black gold tattered angles. Once that dried I rubbed on some Viva gold.On the lighter pieces I used Viva modeling cream,champagne. My flowers centers were old cloth brads that I painted metallic gold,then glued on jump rings,seed beads,ect....


All you need to do to win this beautiful collection,or a Maja Collection of your choice is: 

-post a comment here & tell us your thoughts on the Maja Design Collections.
-become a follower of this blog & the Maja Design Blog,you be so happy you did,there are gorgeous new projects to see on the Maja Blog Daily!
-Sharing a link to this blog Giveaway on your blogs or facebook ect! would be much appreciated!

I will choose a winner using Random org on Dec 31th,so I will give you until Dec 30th midnight EST time,to get your comments in,so that you can be counted in the draw!

I am so excited to be able to give one of my blog followers this beautiful Collection!!!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to look.....Rachelle



  1. I am just elated that you are on both Maja and Dusty Attic - it is such a perfect fit for your amazing talent! I adore what you have done with the DA sketch, I am starting on mine today. AND I love the altered cigar box - it is so hard to believe it was just a plain box and now it is glorified!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win the lovely Vintage Frost Basics...and thank you for your deep well of inspiration!

  2. I love Maja papers for their truly stunning vintage style in every collection! I shared this on my FB

  3. Hi! Love your cigarbox. I have a few waiting for me to decorate, but I never know what to do with it onces they re done....

  4. Gorgeous layout... and I have to say I absolutely LOVED your piece over at Dusty Attic with the Christmas trees - completely and utterly brilliant!
    Alison x

  5. Oh wow, love both projects but your layout is so very beautiful, I love the colours and the sketch.

  6. Just so you know I am a follower of Maja's blog and your blog through Bloglovin.

  7. Rachelle, what can I say.........THE DETAIL in this carousel is fantastic and you did such a marvelous job. This Maja Collection is wonderful and I would love to "play" with it. Thanks for your inspiration!!


  8. Both projects are truly admirable......the layout is so super cute and those pictures AAHHWWW......the Maja collection are very pretty too xox Amy