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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Pretty in Pink - Altered Box

Time for another great challenge at Splashy Mix Challenges.  This is the mood board for this month's challenge.  

I love the colours and textures of the mood board and they inspired me to create this project. 

 I chose to alter an old Christmas card box, which I had in my stash of things to alter.

This is the box that I altered.

This is my finished project.

Here are my steps that I used to create my altered box.

painted my box with a few layers of  white gesso
created a mould using Stamperia Texture Impression - Lace and Stamperia Cream Mixed Media Paste and adhered it to the top of the box
added gems and ribbon
painted the project with Pink Chiffon Pearl acrylic paint
used Metallic Gilding Polish and Pentart Gold Wax Paste to highlight the textures
and added metal findings, moulded heart, and gold wooden birds to complete the project

Here are some other views of the project.

Nakshathra Designz is the sponsor for our random prize 

Nakshathra Designz

Nakshathra Designz is one of the leading scrapbook paper manufacturer in India founded by Atchaya in 2016. They are involved in other paper crafting supplies and graphic designing too.

Facebook  - https://www.facebook.com/nakshathradesignz/

Click on the SPONSORS tab above to know them in detail.

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 Hope my altered mixed media project inspires you. I hope you will join us this month at Splashy Mix Challenges.


I am entering this project in the following challenges

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Shiny
Love to Create - Mixed Media
Challenge Up Your Life - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes


  1. I love your recycled box. Awesome idea and love all of the elements that you added. So glad you shared over at Creations in Pink.

  2. What a change! Love how the box turned out and the color scheme. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

  3. WOW!! Fabulous work! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx