Alter It with Pan Pastel Challenges

After having a very busy weekend, it meant that something had to give and unfortunately it was my post for Pan pastel Challenges; I simply ran out of time and energy. However it was a great weekend spent with my family, so I hope I can be excused for my lateness.

The new challenge theme over on Pan Pastel Challenges is "alter it" and I have decided to alter one of the boxes that my pan pastels came in ... yep I kept them because ..... well, I knew one day I do something with them ... !

I started by covering the box with old book pages, layering them randomly. I decided to keep the end tabs so that the box would still close.


Next I decided to cover some stampbord pieces with pan pastels ready for stamping.

Using the same pan pastel colours, I gradually added colour to the book pages to match the stampbord pieces.

I also decided to colour the inside too .... just because  ... well, just because.

Next using a selection of Premium Craft Brand stamps, I started decorating both the box and a selection of different papers. Layering these on top of the book pages in a collage effect.

I stamped some of the images on to the book pages to add as embellishments to the stampbord pieces. I used distress inks to hap hazardly colour the images, edging them with burnt umber pan pastel. All the other stamped images were coloured with my pan pastels and as a finishing touch, I added some Tim Holtz tissue tape.

Finally I added the stampbord pieces and then I began adding embellishments to them.

A close up of the different stampbord panels ....

It was great fun getting messy and making something other than a card and now only have another 4 boxes to decorate ...!

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Products I used:

Through the craft room door - anything goes
The cheerful stamp pad - in the garden
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Creative Ladybirds - anything goes
Create and inspire
Craft your passion - anything goes
Not just cards
Use your stuff - create your own background
Come and get it - make your own background
Scribble and scrap - anything goes