Thursday, January 17, 2013

eTeam Picks Challenge - Altered Box

Hi everyone and welcome to eclectic Paperie's first eTeam Picks challenge!  The eTeam Picks challenge is all about having fun!  On the third Thursday of every month one of the eTeam members will throw out a challenge.  Those who want to participate in the challenge can enter their project and be entered into a drawing for a $15.00 shopping gift certiciate to eP!  Visit the eP Blog for all of the details!

This month's challenge was to alter a box...any kind of box...wait until you see what Marjie came up stuff!  I decided to alter a 3x3 mini box and followed Donna-Marie's tutorial to create my project. 
I started by painting the edges of the box with Pitch Black acrylic paint.  I then used paper from the Authentique Renew line to cover all the sides of the box (love the new 8x8 paper pad size!).  This box comes with a lid but I followed Donna-Marie's directions for keeping the lid upright. 
Since I get a little sneak peek at the upcoming paper lines (one bonus of being a store owner!!), I had some die cut pieces in my stash and used one of them to decorate the front of my box.  I then layered the Poppy Patch die over the die cut (doesn't that look great in the black grid paper??)  Added a butterfly (Martha) and sentiment, from Sweet 'n Sassy.
The inside of my box holds six chipboard tags.  I decorated each tag with black cardstock and then created pockets by cutting a piece of designer paper in half, diagonally.  I decorated each tag with more fun die cuts, rhinestone swirls, buttons, and more butterflies.
Inside each pocket I created a tag with one of the many sentiments in my stash from Tim...I love his sentiment stamps!  I first lightly stamped this worn background on the white and then added the sentiment in black.  The top of each tag got a little tab (a SU! punch), which held a butterfly or button.

This was a great project, super easy and fun, and I'm so excited to have my box of creative phrases sitting on my desk!

So...what will you alter?  You have two weeks to submit a project....Go get busy, visit us on the eP blog, and share your creation!  Can't wait to see your work!


Terry said...

Such a pretty altered box! What a great idea and beautiful way to store all those inspiring Tim sentiments! I love that poppy patch! Love!

Annette Green said...

What a gorgeous creation! I love it. I can't wait to make something with that Renew paper myself. It's SO pretty!

Erin Smetak said...

This is so darling! I love the colors, the flowers on the front, everything!

butterfly said...

Such a wonderful project - love the sharp, chic look, and those tags are fabulous too!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, love your stand-up box, Kim, and all those gorgeous tags!

sandee said...

Gorgeous, and I love how you filled I with quote tags! ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ☺

Alexandra said...

Beautiful project, I love all the quotes and detail in this. I haven't seen the Poppy patch die before, it's gorgeous in the black grid paper. With the circle behind it reminds me of stained glass window designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Micki said...

ooohhh this is AWESOME. I love it. Love it because of the quote tags and love the use of that die. The one I said I didn't need since I'm "die challenged", yet am thinking I may have to get it.... lol.
LOVE love love it.

Tracy said...

You girls are killing me,lol...stunning box ....adore the quotes and that!!

Tenia Nelson said...

This is soooooooo RAD!!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love all the inspirational tags on the inside of this darling little box.