Sunday, 16 February 2014

Altered Box

It's time for a new challenge at That Craft Place

Today's Challenge is Make or Alter a Box

I Decided to Alter this box 

Well i thought it would be easy but it proved to be a Challenge!!
 It was painted one colour then i decided to do add some more colours to it but the Distress Paint decided to explode all over it because i squeezed it a little to much!! lol
So i had to start again with a new base colour and just kept adding different colours of Tim Holtz Distress Paints and then added waxes.
Here's a couple of Photo's during the painting of the box.

Next it was time to Decorate it up with Papers, Embellishments etc.
I used the lovely Digi Image by Ditzie Digi Designs which you can find Here  called Miss Lily.

 Here is the Finished Altered Box

Coloured with Copics
Skin - E50, E51, Ell, E93, R20
Hair - V20, V22, V25, YG01
Hat & Bodice - Y21, YR23, YR24, E25
Skirt - YG01, YG23, YG25, YG63, YG67

Design Papers - Chronology by Papermania 
Dies Used - Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn & XCut, Joy Crafts
Tim Holtz Distress Paints - Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black Soot, Peeled Paint
Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax - Ultramarine
Viva Decor Inka Gold - Alt Gold, Hematith ( this stuff is Gorgeous)
Brass Key & Small Brass Fob Watch Charms

All the above are from That Craft Place Shop

Please go see what the rest of the Design Team made over That Craft Place Blog as there is some amazing Boxes to show you. 

I would also like to enter the Following Challenges :-


  1. Exquisite! It looks nothing like that pedestrian memory box that you started's so lovely now! I love the colours and was surprised at the combinations, but they are fab together. I'm so jealous that you've got Hematith Inka Gold...Lisa's all out of that one! lol I really like how you've coloured Miss Lily too.

  2. Fantastic the embellishing too....just fabulous.
    The link you left on the blog dosen't link to this entry, but to a card, I scrolled back and managed to find it.
    Thank you for entering our first challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  3. A beautiful creation Amanda, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

    B x

  4. WOW...This is amazing .. The colours, design, images...WOW.. Brilliant work..Thank you for joining us at Craft my Life Challenge....Hugs May x x x

  5. Brilliant box, I love those distressed shades of green

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Have a Great day!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  6. An amazing transformation, a beautiful box.
    Thank you for sharing at the Allsorts 'Brad' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  7. I absolutely adore this! Do love steampunk, and you did a great job with it! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  8. Love all the details! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in this week's challenge.

  9. Love it! Great detail and beautiful project. Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics February Challenge.

  10. What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Craft my life this month.

    Hugs Erin DT x

  11. Thanks for joining us at Altered ecclectic with you wonderful project, stunning image. Hugs Tania DT xx

  12. What a fantastic box you made! I like all details :-))
    Thank you for playing along with us at "Crafty my life" and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  13. Very pretty Amanda, love it! Thank you so much for joining our All Crafts Challenge, hope to see you join in again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx-