13 days of Halloween - Simply Betty - Big bad Halloween Blowout!

Happy Halloween!!!!  So sad that this is the last post of the 13th days of Halloween of Simply betty.  And this time the challenge is to Alter something but it has to be something other than a journal or card.

So I thought and thought about that one... I don't do many alterations... but I have seen some fabulous artist that do over at Smeared and Smudged Forum and so I have to give thanks to them for the inspiration.

My make was to transform a regular wood little box into something more!  And here's the picture of the before.  I had NEVER done anything of the kind... so it took me FOREVER!!! lol  There's lots of steps to this...

My inspiration came also from the digi that I wanted to use for this Amarantha Red Ribbon Digi

So I removed all the hardware of the box and then used my Liquitex modeling paste all over the exterior of the box.  Inside I painted it with my Deco Art Royal Ruby.

Once the exterior was dry I used Deco Art Moss Pearl paint and then the Deco Art Metallic lustre in black shimmer and iced Expresso.  I added some metal pieces to the side with some elmer glue.  I put it all back together.  I added some paper from DCWV - The immortal love series.  I added the digi that I had colored with my copics and covered the top with an acetate to protect it.

Here's the finished product!
I have to say that I was pretty impressed with how I managed to make it turn out!!!  I really love the added metal corners I think it really finished it off well.
Here's the front.  Just love the texture that the gesso gave!!!  It won't be my last piece even if it was long to make.
And here's the top with the great digi.  I think this digi was just perfect for this box!
and here's the inside look!
Pretty awesome transformation right?!?  I have to say that this has to be one of my favorite makes!

I'm entering this box in the following challenges:

  1. 613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with the twist of boxes, tags, etc. - did the twist :)
  2. dlart-thankful-thursday - Halloween
  3. Left of center challenges - vintage halloween - or LOC, I think I probably fit the theme this time!
  4. Haunted design house - Halloween adult stuff (yeah what can I say I really love playing with you guys when I can... so it's my last entry promise :) )
  5. 4 crafty chicks - Anything goes
  6. Decorate to celebrate - Anything goes 3d!
  7. Divas by design challenge - Anything goes
  8. Artistic inspirations challenges - Anything goes/spooky
  9. Through the purplehaze challenges - Halloween
  10. Brown sugar challenge  - Anything goes
That's it for me!  Hope you guys have a fabulous Halloween!!!!



  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Vicky! I love the surface and the metalic corners are wonderful!!!

  2. Fabulous decorated box love the metal corners and great texture--thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  3. Wow, such an awesome box!! A real treasure!! I love the textured finish on the outside and great image on the box!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  4. This is great! thanks for joining us at Through The Purple Haze challenge..hugs Sue DT xx

  5. Fabulous job, Sweetie! It's a stunner.

  6. Fantastic, Vicky, even if it did take hours of your time! So worth it.

  7. Fantastic project and very impressive!

  8. WOW this is fabulous Vicky, I love the gorgeous effect on the box and fabulous image.
    Linda xxx

  9. Amazing box and I admire you for this, you really have, by the sound of it, gone out of your comfort zone and achieved a great finished project.

  10. And we love having you, Vicky!. WOW, what an amazing transformation! that texture ROCKS and the image is beautifully colored. FAbulous project! Thanks so much for joining us again in the dungeon at HDH. xxD

  11. Your altered box looks great, Vicky.

  12. Vicky what an incredible box! I love how you showed how it looked before you showed us how you transformed it into a master piece. Great touch with the image on top. Thank you very much for sharing your awesome inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie 4CC DT

  13. Came out beautiful great job. I love how you got the texture on the outside of the box.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #143 “Halloween” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  14. Beautiful box, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  15. love the way your box turned out very creative thank you for joining us at anything goes challenges at dtc. hugs

  16. Fab project, it turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  17. such a fabulous make and so pleased you shared with us at Divas By Design this week with our anything goes challenge and good luck

  18. Beautiful box and I love the vintage feel:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.

  19. Gorgeous box makeover, Vicky! Love the subtle colors and the lovely hardware.
    Thank you for joining us at Haunted Design House for our final challenge of the year.
    Hope to see you in the dungeon next year.


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