Thursday, January 17, 2013

eTeam Picks Challenge - Altered Boxes


Welcome to eclectic Paperie's first eTeam Picks Challenge! The eTeam Picks Challenge is held on the third Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired by one of our eTeam’s creations, to share your work, and to be entered into our challenge prize drawing. Marjie Kemper here as your host... I've chosen the theme of Altered Boxes.


The eTeam Picks Challenge is all about inspiration and having fun!  During each challenge one of the eTeam members will share a topic, word, technique, sketch, or product that will become the foundation for your creation.  This challenge is all about mixing it up and just enjoying the creative process... anything goes!  We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration. All of those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store.

Choose any box you wish, and change it in some way.  As you can see, I've transformed a tissue box holder.  It was plain white to begin with, and it soaked up my Dylusions Ink Sprays quite nicely.  I used lots of stamps and stencils to decorate.



Don't worry if your stamping isn't perfect. I went in with a fine point pen and filled in the gaps where the stamped border was off below. 

I used Dylusions Ink Sprays in a water brush (love those - see my stash? That was a splurge last year - one for every color!) to color my leaves, and black ink on my blending tool to fill in the spot showing on the black wavy border.  
You can also stencil heavily to cover any smudges/spots, as I did on the box top:


We can't wait to see your altered box!  Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…
 
  • You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we do love it when you do.
  • Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools feature at the end of this post.  If, for any reason, the Linky Tools doesn’t cooperate, please add a link in the Comments section of the blog.
  • When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or eTeam Pick Challenge.  Link your creations to the eP blog.
  • If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link no later than 6pm EST on Thursday, January 31st. 

22 comments:

Tracy said...

Marjie .....stunning ....the colors, stencilling and stamping..love it all!!
Would look beautiful on my coffee table ,lol ...
Hugs
xxx






butterfly said...

Completely fabulous - love the layers of stencilling and stamping... ordinary household object made into art!!
Alison x

Annette Green said...

What a fun tissue box. I want one for every room in my house now! I love how I learned something new. I didn't know you could put Dylusions in a water brush and paint with them. Of course! What a great idea. I've been stocking up on mine trying to get the courage to use them. You did an awesome job!

Colleen said...

Marjie,
Your box is fantastic, love all the stenciling.
Please let Donna Marie know her cheese box is over the top I couldn't leave a comment for some reason on her blog.
I had my idea all pick out but now I'm rethinking after seeing all these beautiful works of art.

Redanne said...

A wonderful creation and so useful too! Loving the green - a very undervalued colour but so gorgeous on your tissue box - is is like bringing a gorgeous Spring garden into the house... Hugs, Anne x

Kim said...

Love this, Marjie!! What a great way to dress up an ordinary box...Fabulous!

Terry said...

Great inspiration from all the DT! Could not leave a comment for Donna, but did love her altered cream cheese container!

sandee said...

What an excellent idea to fill water brush pens with Dylusions ink...I think I am going to have to try this! ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ☺

Jennie said...

Love your box Marjie! The stenciling and layers of color is gorgeous. Looking forward to playing along...just need to decide what box to alter :)

Micki said...

wow, that is an awesome looking box and I'm still working on getting a waterbrush for every color, lol. Ok, I'm going to finish my altered box this weekend for sure :-).

Rea' said...

Fun box love those Dylusions inks and stencils ! I'm just starting to "play" with those ... so fun !

Sara Jansen said...

What a great tissue box...you'd never get tired of looking at. I am such a sucker for those leaves though!

Brenda Brown said...

Such a fabulous altered box Marjie, it's bright, vivacious and great fun.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

Such a good idea,luv colours u have used

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

What a great mix of stencilling,stamping etc Luv the colours u have used.

Alexandra said...
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Alexandra said...

Gorgeous altered tissue box Marjie. I love the beautiful, bright colours and your gorgeous stamping & stencilling. I love the vivid colours of Dylusions ink, so vibrant. I have just emptied another tissue box this morning due to my horrible cold, I was actually holding on to it, to do something creative with it later on too.
I couldn't add the linky for my completed altered box project, none of the options let me enter it here, but you'll find it on my blog at:
http://alexandras-art-n-papercraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/happy-new-year.html
Thanks for hosting this Marjie.

die amelie said...

Awesome challenge and inspiration from the DT! Thanks!

Hugs from Vienna,

Claudia - aka die amelie x

Rox said...

I LOVE your box and am so excited to have found your blog and website :) I saw your link on Jessica Sporn Designs and dropped by. Now following you, and entered the challenge. I can't wait to see more boxes and other projects. Thanks for hosting the challenge!

Rox said...

OOPS! in my excitement to find you, I realize that I linked up a box that I altered this past summer which is not in the spirit of the challenge. I'm not able to remove the link. Can you help? I'd love to alter another box this weekend and enter that instead.

how embarrassing.... so sorry :(

Marjie Kemper said...

No worries, Rox.... we'll straighten it out ASAP.

Terry said...

Hey there Marjie, I saw it on facebook and just had to join into the fun. I am loving what you rmade, fabulous colors and the background is fabulous Thankss for sharing sweetie, hugs Terry xxx