eTeam Picks Challenge – Altered Boxes


Hello, friends. Today it’s my pleasure to host the first eTeam Picks challenge at Eclectic Paperie! I’ve chosen ALTERED BOXES as the theme, and I altered a plain white tissue box cover.

tissue-boxAs you can see, I went heavy with my Dylusions Ink Sprays and used loads of stamps and stencils. I used three of my favorite Dyan Reaveley stamp sets – Around the Edge, Bordering on the Edge, and Background Love.

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If you’ve been by before, you know I’m a huge fan of Dyan’s Ink Sprays. I like to “Commit to the mist!” (as Dyan says) and let whatever will be, be.  Sometimes, though, I want to control the color application, like when inking my leaves below.  I used a Water Brush to make those leaves pop.

You can use one Water Brush for all the colors (spritzing ink on your craft mat and picking it up with the brush, then cleaning before switching colors) or you can go hard core and make a designated brush for each of your favorite colors. I love having the separate brushes – it’s a huge time saver if you use these a lot (and if you don’t… give them a go… they’re addicting.)


Please pop on over to the Eclectic Paperie blog for all the contest details.  It runs two weeks and there will be a prize, as well.

Thanks, always, for visiting!  Hope to see you enter the challenge.


Your comments are very much appreciated!


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  2. I love your box! Now following you. Thanks for sharing your talent 🙂

  3. gorgeous! xo

  4. Seriously…what a cool project! Practical and just plain gorgeous! I can see a whole room like this! Canisters and such in the kitchen too! Love it Marjie!

  5. Now it’s worthwhile having a cold just to bring this gem out!!! Really need to paint with inks more. Thanks for the kick up the mojo. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. A bright, fun and artful transformation that would enliven any room in the home.

  7. Beautiful box Marjie! Stunning detail!!

  8. Love your altered box Marjie. Stunning colours and stencilling. Hope to make use of my sprays etc soon …….need more hours in the day !!!!
    Annie x

  9. Your altered box turns out wonderful, the colors are just my cup of tea.

  10. Wow, wow, wow Marjie, the fabulous colours and stamps have combined beautifully to alter this box. I love my water colour brush too.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  11. Oh wow Marjie this is fantastic!! Love the colours and all the stamps & stencils! Beautiful!

  12. Perfect project for the season of sneezin’! With all the times I’ve reached for a Kleenex, I never had such a beautiful box to get it from- I definitely need to try this!

  13. What a great idea! How colorful. You do such a nice job with the mists. i love the detail the stamps give your project. It’s really cool!

  14. I love this, (saw it on fb) but just had to hop over for a better look. I’m inspired!

  15. Gorgeous and vibrant!
    Love it!
    Lucy x

  16. Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! Another winner Marjie – you are definitely on a roll!! x

  17. Fabulous box, Marjie!

  18. Awesome altering, Marjie! I love your layers and colors. This box is really cool!

  19. A great box in such nice colours Marjie…looks so good…
    greetings, Alie 🙂

  20. Gorgeous stamping & colours! x

  21. This turned out awesome! Waiting not too patiently for the new stuff to arrive from Dyan!

  22. Maria McGuire says:

    I LOVE this idea and what you did with it! This certainly isn’t the plastic canvas tissue covers that I remember from my childhood! 🙂 You will have to excuse me, I’m off to find a tissue box!

  23. How great is this, what a way to spruce up the house and have a blast at the same time. xox

  24. Great challenge theme, Marjie! We all have some sort of leftover box. Love your tissue box and I can tell you that this time of year, it really not only is stunning but very useful! Hugs!

  25. WOW!! This is just AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the leaves!!!

  26. Beautiful!

  27. That’s a trendy tissue box!!. I’m loving the idea of having dedicated water brushes :). Right now I just have one, sadly so … to bring along for my sketching walks. HUGS.

  28. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Oh, boy! Love your altered tissue box. The bright colors would really cheer you up if you were down with the sniffles. I love the stamped border around the bottom and the panel with the leaves. I love that stamp!

  29. Fabulous altered box, love the layers of colour, great depth and I really like the shadowing using stencils. Lovely stamped images too. A great transformation. Tracy x x

  30. Love the box, beautiful colours and stamping! Hugs, Valerie