Saturday, May 18, 2013


Nothing like finishing a project just in time!  Today's post is an entry for three challenges.  One, from Smudgy Antics, is due today.  Next is for a Rock N Rolla Challenge on the Smeared and Smudged Forum.  The third is from The Altered Alice.
  Smudgy Antics - Alter a Box - "For this challenge we want to see more than just paper and glue.  We want to see dimension and lots of it."

Rock N Rolla May Challenge - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - DON'T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE

The Altered Alice - Chapter 27 - What A Wonderful Dream It Has Been

I decided to alter a Russell Stover's chocolate box.  It did hold 4 pieces of candy, which I promptly ate.  I had to clean out the box!  
I knew that I wanted to make a diorama of sorts.  The video of the song was Alice in Wonderland inspired as with the black, white, and red color scheme.
With the video and lots of dimension in mind, I created the inside and frame of box so that there is no right-side up or left-side down.   Enjoy...


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Smile is a stamp from Stampotique Originals by Daniel Torrente called 3 Smiles.
I used a digital stamp from Rick St. Dennis called Unbirthday Mad Hatter.  I used the hat, cake and mouse in pocket images.

All embellishments are from Stampin' Up!, current and retired.
Printed Images
The playing cards are from a Google search and printed out.

Piece in label hardware is from Graphic 45 designer paper called Midnight Magic.

Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler, is on the hearts.  Crystal Effects are on stamp images.  I also used a reinker and Crystal Effects to make the liquid in tea cup. 



  1. This is totally amazing. I love the Stampotique stamp ooohhh so nice,and Ricks mad hatter is so just rocked that candy box. Love it.
    susan s

  2. forgot to tell you thanks for playing with us at Smudgy antics...and always fun to play with you at the challenger.

  3. I love all the texture and bling! What a great way to reuse your candy box as a shadow box! I'll bet it was pure torture having to eat the chocolates to clean the box. lol. Your altered box looks fabulous from every angle. Thanks for playing along with Smudgy Antics :)

  4. oh wow this is so cool! mmmm chocolates...terrible for my diet! I love all the elements to this piece it looks like it was fun to make! thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics and the challenger I'm glad you were inspired by the video :)

  5. Oh my gosh, this is a very way cool looking altered box! I love all of your embllies, you did a great job on this, thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics!
    (SA DT)

  6. what a fabulous altered box! I love all the bits you have used to make this.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics.

  7. Great altered box, love the acetate window so that you can see inside. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)

  8. OMG, I love it! FAbulous that no side is really up. Sooo Wonderlandish! You should enter this in The Altered Alice Anything Goes this month. Chance to win some Stampotique. xxD

  9. Thanks for playing along with The Altered Alice! LOVE the shadow box, how noble of you to get all that candy out of the way for the sake of art, LOL! Love the up, down and sideways aspect, so very Wonderland!