Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop

Welcome back! We're on Day 5 of our collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! We're just super excited about these terrific inks and the Radiant Neon™ just have us feeling all summer time and happy! Combining them with Stampendous Images and terrific Fran•táge Color Fragments has made some super cheery, bright inspiration for you!! Plus you have a chance to WIN!

Once again, I kinda didn't follow the plan...I didn't play with Neon today.  But I did play with StazOn, Memento Luxe and LOTS of mixed stamps by Stampendous!  So what do you get when you take lots of mixed media stamps, glass glitter, color fragments, StazOn, ribbon, burlap and canvas?
Here is a hint...
It's been so long since I've created one of my altered cigar boxes!  OMG, I miss designing these.  Only one piece of paper was used in this project.  The best way to tell you is a quick step out instructions.  This is an easy project :)
All links for this project are listed below

  1. Stamp different pieces of burlap paper from DCWV with the following stamps and StazON Inks
    • NKCRS03 Grunge stamp by Stampendous (dots) Stamp in StazOn Claret
    • CRS7001 Cling Jumbo Brush Strokes by Stampendous (Big Circles) stamp in StazOn Blue Hawaii
    • Attach these in the lining of the box
  2. Stamp CRS7002 Cling Jumbo Dress Form on Canvas and chip board in Black StazOn.  Attach the two.
  3. Stamp 1/2" Canvas ribbon with NKCRS02 Wired (Dots) with Memento Luxe Ink in Peanut Brittle.
    • this is done randomly on both sides of the ribbon
  4. Stamp same image on 1" sheer ribbon with StazOn Blue Hawaii 
    • this is done randomly and only on one side.  The ribbon is transparent so ink will go through.
  5. Sign is cut from chip board and canvas.  Image is stamped in StazOn Black onto kraft paper.  Image used is SC1193 Charmed Art
  6. Attach dress form and sign.
  7. Twist and turn canvas ribbon attaching as you go.  
  8. Twist and turn sheer ribbon into the canvas ribbon attaching as you go
  9. Twist and turn tulle into both ribbons.
  10. Embellish with ball chain, buttons, small gears
  11. Add Chiffon color fragments and Steele Blue crushed glass glitter with clear adhesive
That's all there is to it :)  Here are close ups of the ribbons.
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Check out this inspiration today - remember to leave a comment!
Here is who's hopping:

Stampendous Blog 

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Darsie Bruno

Janelle Stollfus

Nancy Hawes

Jamie Martin

John Creighton Petersen

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Rhea Weigand - hey that's me

Lea Kimmel

Suzanne Czosek

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Irish Cherokee said…
Very different and well thought out Rhea. Nicely done.

Heather said…
Very neat Rhea. I love your style.
Diane said…
Love your altered cigar unique and creative once again!!
Unknown said…
Love the color and texture
Anonymous said…
thanks for the directions for making this. Very free form and a good way to express your creativity. Beautiful
Something I would be happy to display at my house.
Judy said…
This is such a pretty piece Rhea. I love all the elements you added to make it so nice. Thanks for sharing with us how you made it.
Sabrina said…
OH WOW.... You always inspire me!!
PJ said…
All I can think to say is "WOW"!
FANTABULOSITY! I love all the beautiful ribbon! TFS!
Carolina Kathy said…
I love your project! Very creative, Rhea!
Carol McCready said…
Love all those elements.
Barbara said…
Awesome project. The attention to detail is just fabulous. Thanks for the step-by-step directions.
Unknown said…
Unbelievable art work. You need to hang it up - its a beauty.
Unknown said…
Omg, i think this is the nicest project ive seen on the hop this week! Love the mix of steampunk, vintage and "fairy-like" beauty that the ribbon and glitter adds. Beautiful!
Jan said…
Great creativity. Thanks for sharing.
Iris said…
Amazing mixed media project. My daughter just gave me a big box full of cigars boxes; now I know what to do with them!
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Stampendous said…
Love how you say, "this is an easy project." hahahahaha. It would take me a week to get the ribbon looking like that alone. Beautiful job, Rhea, as always. LOVE IT!! Thanks for playing!!
Suzi said…
I'm working up the nerve to go this mixed media-ish! You inspire even an old crafter like me! Thanks!
Suzanne C said…
I couldn't get in my head how to do neon shabby chic or vintage and knew I would see how to do it at your blog and you definitely didn't disappoint! Fabulous!
Blue Rose said…
What an amazing work of art. I can't believe it was one piece of paper. Great, great, job.
Lea said…
Gorgeous as always, Rhea! Love the mixture!
Unknown said…
I love the way you follow your heart
Robin B. said…
Gorgeous cigar box, I love all of the details! Thanks for sharing.
craftymom205 said…
Great project.

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nattyboots said…
Wow i really like your project !
Tenia Nelson said…
Gorgeous, Miss Lady!!!
Viki Banaszak said…
The burlap gives a really nice feel to your design.
Linsey R said…
What a lovely mixed media piece Rhea! Very inspiring and TFS!!!
Lyneen said…
WOW! Love your altered cigar box... it is amazing!!! TFS!