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Mystery Box Challenge #1

By: DecoArt
September 15, 2015

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Who did it best? We provided nine outside artists with a Mystery Box of products as inspiration.

The Mystery Box included:
  • 5 - Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics
  • Americana Matte Decou-Page
  • Rustic Pallet Shadow Box from Walnut Hollow

Vote for your favorite! Voting will be open until 11:55pm on September 30th. The winning artist will receive $150 worth of DecoArt products!

UPDATE (10.01.2015): The winning Artist is Tiare Smith's Inspirational Floral Shadow Box!

But that's not all... we will also randomly choose TWO lucky voters to win a Mystery Box of their own. Vote and leave a comment below to be elligible. How exciting! (Only open to U.S. residents.)

UPDATE (10.01.2015): Our two lucky voters are Joy H (09.29) and Deborah (09.16). If you haven't already, please email giveaways@decoart.com.

Comments

Everyone's projects look amazing! I had so much fun participating in this challenge! Good luck to the winner:)

Donna

September 15, 2015

What a wonderful challenge!! They are all awesome designs but I voted for my favorite being number 1 with the lemonade! Gorgeous!! Best Wishes, Celestina Marie Design

Southern DayDreams

September 16, 2015

I think everyone did a terrific job. Love #8 the best though.

Donna

September 16, 2015

Such wonderful projects.. I had tough time picking one up!

Dolly

September 16, 2015

They all look awesome, but I would have to say that #6 would be my pick. We built crates for my daughters classroom to put books in for her class library and this would go perfectly along with them.

Barb

September 16, 2015

they are all so amazing it is hard to pick just one. But, I will have to go with #8. Good luck everyone.

Donna Lueders

September 16, 2015

Amazing projects!!

Jennie Harper

September 16, 2015

Some fun and great ideas. congrats to all for your hard work and thought that went into each piece.

Nancy Lockner

September 16, 2015

I just voted my job preferito.I My congratulations go to all nine very great artists.

Rosanna

September 16, 2015

HOW fun!!! I want a mystery box :) i've been a decorative painter for over 20 years now and americana paint is definitely my favorite! Can't wait to see who the winner is

Amy Leask

September 16, 2015

These are all great projects! It was very hard to vote on just one!

Sharlene

September 16, 2015

Wonderful projects and very inspiring ideas. Thanks to all who shared their talents.

Jodi Amidei

September 16, 2015

They are all beautiful and worthy of a win! So hard to pick just one!

Staci

September 16, 2015

Love all these creations, so hard to pick just one favorite! Good luck to all!

Marjolein

September 16, 2015

These are all amazing. I had to vote for Rita though. Love how she used the bottom of the tray. Great idea!

jpscraps

September 16, 2015

I love these types of contest. So much fun taking something unexpected and making it your own. the finished projects are great. thanks.

Mary Holshouser

September 16, 2015

All of the projects are fantastic! I love the "Bloom" shadow box from Tiare Smith. Her project made me smile immediately! Thanks for the smile!

Wanda

September 16, 2015

All the projects are beautiful and unique! Wish you all good luck!

Melfina

September 16, 2015

Voted, but not an easy choice!

Kathy

September 16, 2015

How fun is this?! I would love to be a part of such a great thing. Good luck to the creative people who made all of these fabulous goodies!

Trisha

September 16, 2015

Wow! Wonderful projects, but I love number 9!

Julia Vazquez

September 16, 2015

Every one is unique! hard to decide! Congrats to all and good luck!

Ritsa Laskari

September 16, 2015

What great projects. Feeling inspired!

Karin

September 16, 2015

Voted!! So many awesome creations!

barb macaskill

September 16, 2015

All great makes - hard to choose a fave but sorry i had to . Good luck to all

Amanda Pink

September 16, 2015

They're all wonderful, but #8 gets my vote.

Rhonda HGTV.

September 16, 2015

These are all very inspiring, loved looking through every different idea!

Lisa

September 16, 2015

Wow! They all did wonderful things with their mystery boxes! I voted but it was a hard decsion.

Elizabeth (Liz) LUmsden

September 16, 2015

#8 is my favorite

Karen

September 16, 2015

I love #6 also! Such a cute box, it would make a wonderful gift for all budding artists!

Sue Lane

September 16, 2015

They are all awesome but my vote has been cast!

Karen Buchanan

September 16, 2015

Voted. All the entries look great

Monique Leslie

September 16, 2015

Beautiful! It was really hard to pick just one.

Cindy deRosier

September 16, 2015

Amazing projects, hard to pick only one

Karon Keller

September 16, 2015

They're all so good it's hard to pick one, but I did.

D.Ann C

September 16, 2015

Love #9!

Pamela

September 16, 2015

All entries were amazing and clever. My favorite is #6

Linda Magruder

September 16, 2015

I like all of them, but especially #6. I love the drawer pull on the end.

Kathy Engelbreth

September 16, 2015

A lot of great ideas.

Grace Ehlers

September 16, 2015

Love #6. Could really see me using that.

Gwen D

September 16, 2015

love the back to school box. I would use it for craft supplies.

Deborah Bobo

September 16, 2015

All are wonderful. It was hard to decide.

Sue

September 16, 2015

I really enjoy all these challenges. Lots of fun!

Susan Phillips

September 16, 2015

Wonderful projects! I wish we could vote for all of them!

Deborah

September 16, 2015

Deco Art brings out the creativity in each artist. Congratulations to all participants for their originality.

nancy

September 16, 2015

i vote for #2. I love the simplicity, the use of white with a splash of color. It has a whimsical quality that appeals to me.

Shelly Jackson

September 16, 2015

They are all beautiful! Good luck!

Arnette

September 17, 2015

They are all great but I voted for #9

Mary

September 17, 2015

Loved everyone's creativity. It was hard just to vote for just one. Good luck to all the entries

April F

September 17, 2015

Although i liked them all. Stenciled Parisian Shadow Box Lamp designed by Morena's Corner was the stand out for me.

MelodyJ

September 17, 2015

Fabulous projects! It was so hard to choose, but I love the stenciled Parisian shadow box lamp. Great idea. Now I want to try it and see if I can hang one up on the wall of my office.

Teri

September 17, 2015

All the artists did a wonderful job using the DecoArt products from their mystery box. My favorite is #4.

kath white

September 17, 2015

I vote for #2 - love the lighted jars hanging from the branch like fireflies. I would have painted some fireflies or dragonflies on the jars, but I think it's adorable as is. Wood love to try something like this. Good luck to all.

Renee Thomas

September 17, 2015

#6 Create - always looking for more ways to organize

Teree

September 17, 2015

OMGosh - so many wonderful projects!! My vote is #3 (Rita Barakat) :)

MargieH

September 17, 2015

Inspiring submissions from each Artist! Wish I could "like" all of them. Good luck to the winner!

Rose

September 17, 2015

Loved all the boxes. The Shabby Chic box was pulling me at first, but in the end the Dimensional box got me. Love the colors and the affect. This was nice. I'll be checking back for more creative ideas.

Sakeenah M.

September 17, 2015

WOW!!!! So many wonderful projects. What fun to receive a box of goodies to play with. Everyone did an outstanding job of creating and it was very hard to choose just 1 project to vote for. Sue http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Sue Kracker

September 17, 2015

Really enjoyed seeing all the takes on the challenge.

Frances

September 17, 2015

Such diversity of projects. Good job was done by all.

Donna Howard

September 17, 2015

The flower pots were also very cool!

nickie kimbrel

September 17, 2015

I voted for #3! Love the flower.

Karenliz Henderson

September 17, 2015

All are great but I voted #3.

yolanda gonzalez

September 19, 2015

#8 Tea for two

Stampinnscrapin

September 19, 2015

Love these....gave me some ideas for gifts that my grandson(7) and I can make for him to give at Christmas!

L. Lewis

September 21, 2015

These are all fantastic, and it's hard to choose between Donna Welter's Shabby Chic Serving Tray and Morena's Corner's Parisian Lamp... I think the lamp may have to edge it out just a hair for being so unexpected.

Laura Weed

September 22, 2015

All the projects look incredible but I really like the one from Rita so that's the one I voted.

Kialaya

September 26, 2015

Love all the projects So hard to pick just one. Great job everyone !

Deborah

September 29, 2015

Choosing only one project was so hard to do! Each project was absolutely inspired and unique. They each have inspired me to bust out some DecoArt and get messy! Thank you for sharing such a great challenge!

Chrissy

September 29, 2015

Crazy hard to choose a winner! Everyone did a fabulous job using the materials given! I did cast my vote and I wish all Good Luck!

Donna Budzynski

September 29, 2015

Awesome projects! I especially love the two that said "bloom"

Sarah

September 29, 2015

All of the projects are great! Tough choice, but I managed to vote :) Awesome creativity by all of them!

Diana

September 29, 2015

Number 8 is clean and fresh

Donna

September 29, 2015

It's fun to see what everyone chose to do. They have a nice range of projects!

Bonney

September 29, 2015

Love them all so it was hard to do but...I voted!

Joy H

September 29, 2015

I love stencils , but all were great...

Ruby lanigan

September 29, 2015

They're all great.But #8 is my favorite.

Sandy Baker

September 29, 2015

So many amazing and unique interpretations with the same materials! I vote for #6 "Create" Stenciled Back-to-School Caddy by Ginger Bowie

Mary C. Nasser

September 29, 2015

All the projects are great.

Virginia Procunier

September 29, 2015

Wow, picking a favorite was a lot harder than I expected!

Robin in Kansas

September 29, 2015

They are all awesome, but I have a special fondness for lights, so the Light UP Fireflies has to get my vote! What great creativity!

Barbara Stucker

September 29, 2015

I liked them all but I had to vote for one ???? great ideas for dig presents!

Sallie Benford

September 29, 2015

I enjoyed all the projects. Really could use the carrier with the jars as divided spaces.

Debbie

September 30, 2015

Great Idea.....Give away...artists creating...Viewing....Voting...Give away and Loved seeing all the ideas....

Debra

September 30, 2015

I love seeing how 9 people are inspired so differently with the same products. What fun! Thanks for sharing

Charlotte Fletcher

September 30, 2015

Amazing!

Jane

September 30, 2015

A lot of hard work and creativity have gone into each of the pieces so a task to vote for my favourite but tis done! Would be fantastic to win a goodie box as I have yet to create with these products xxx

Penny-Sue Wolfe

September 30, 2015

All the projects are lovely but the fireflies just caught my eye and I kept going back to it. Great job folks.

Susan

September 30, 2015

So many fun ways to use the Walnut Hollow shadow box and DecoArt goodies. Voted #8 very creative.

Gloria

September 30, 2015

Love them all but #9 by Tiare Smith Designs is my fab!

Ali W

September 30, 2015

They all look nice, but I voted for the "tea for two". Good luck everyone!

Linda Cartwright

September 30, 2015

They all did a great job, however, I thought #8 was the most creative.

Melanie

September 30, 2015

Hard choice, but the "...Fireflies..." really grabbed me--love it!

Peggy Stogdill

September 30, 2015

#5 is my choice, although each one is different and so creative. But I love butterflies and this one really caught my eye!

Susan

September 30, 2015

They are all amazing projects and great inspiration!

Joyce

September 30, 2015

They are all great!!! I love 9.

Rita Hatcher

September 30, 2015

They are all wonderful projects and it was hard to pick just one. I am voting for number 6 - the Create, back to school box. I can see this on my desk for storage.

Pam Spradlin

October 1, 2015

#4 Bloom gets my vote. All good, but that one is great!

Joyce Arnold

October 1, 2015

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