Saturday, 12 March 2011

On Vacation

Here's the next in my series of Tim Holtz Configurations Boxes. I wanted to give you a few ideas of how these boxes can be used in different ways. This is a 5.75" x 10.75" box and I've taken away all but four of the small inner boxes. My intention was to make a little townscape but now I think my houses look more like beach huts.....I quite like the idea of beach huts though!


I prepared my box by cutting Paperartsy's Thorndon Hall papers to fit both inside and out but before I stuck them in with Claudine Hellmuth's Matt Medium, I mixed up some of Paperartsy's white Fresco Finish paint with Sailboat Blue and Stream Colorwash and sponged it over the papers with some Cut'n'dry foam. Once dry, I glued them in and edged all of my box with Tissue tape, this also had the paint treatment.

This is the back of my box, I used some of Julie Van Oostens, Collection Elements houses for my little terrace of houses. Some have been covered in Tissue Tape, some have been painted and stamped and then I added some of Tim's Idea-ology trinkets for embellishments. I can't decide if I like the back of this box better than the front!!!!!


Here's a couple of close up shots.









Now for some close ups of the front. All the little boxes were papered and painted the same way as the outer box and I used some of Wendy Vecchi's Arts Parts for the roof on each of the houses. These have been covered in Ten Seconds Studio metal that has been embossed in Tim's Texture Fades but they have also been painted with the same mix of paint as the box. I just added some Jet Black Archival ink to add definition to the edges, this made them really jump
out you.

I made a tape sandwich (metal, humungo sticky tape and card) and die cut my fence using Tim's On the Fence die, again coloured it with the paint treatment before sticking it to my box and decorating with Idea-ology Hitch fasteners which then allowed me to dangle a tassle, type charm, bauble and a trinket pin.

This little guy has corners, a plaquette (actually they all have a plaquette) a philosophy tag and a spinner.

This one has a clock from the Timepieces pack and some wings from the new Regal Adornments.

My final little box has a word stick inside and a Paperartsy little songbird sitting outside. He was die cut using the new smaller sized songbird and stamped using the image from Hot Picks 1103. I'm thinking that this little box needs something else in it but right now, I'm not sure what...I'm sure the right "thing" will turn up soon.





I hope this inspires you guys to start another box, they are a lot of fun! The next one in my series may have to wait a while as I have a heavy teaching schedule this week, Sarah's baby is due today and I'm off to Paris in about 10 days with Leandra....hope Sarah has her baby sooner rather than later!!!!!

Have a creative weekend, Lin

30 comments:

Doone said...

ooh I don't know what is more exciting - the baby or Paris,

although I expect Paris will be as such work as it is play?

h aha

as will the baby!!!!

Dx

Doone said...

much not such

Minxy said...

another fab configuration x have fun in Paris and i hope the baby arrives soon :)

Helen said...

Love, love love the box - backand front - you need a revolving display stand!!
Hope Sarah's baby arrives soon and safe, so you can enjoy Paris - how wonderful!

papillon said...

love what you did to this box, great colors! and totally agree on the revolving display stand! lol best whishes for the baby and enjoy Paris!

Kirsten Alicia said...

WOWWWW!!! This is stunning, I can't decide between the front or the back either, so I'll say I love them both the same!

Gillian said...

Another fab configuration project Lin, love all the houses with their metal embellishments, gorgeous colours too:)

Linda Cain said...

Completely adorable!!! Love JVO's houses. So darn cute!!!

Linda

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, you're right, the back is pretty darned remarkable too. Great ideas and gorgeous work, as always.

Kaz said...

Lin this is totally amazing!! I love it all and it just shows how versatile the configurations boxes can be. Your houses are just beautiful! Paris and new baby wow busy times enjoy both of them and I agree a revolving stand is a must!

hugs
kazx

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
this is so gorgeous hunni
i like the front more, LOL
hugs angelique

humel said...

Fabby, fabby! I did think 'beach huts' lol - the back is a townscape, though - you'll just have to turn it round every so often! I love the effect of having the frame on the back, very clever :-) I so have to get on and decorate the one I brought home (and then I justify getting another one, right?)

I hope the baby arrives soon, and that you have a great time in Paris :-)

Daniele said...

wow totally amazing, and off to Paris, and a new baby due any time....life sounds good
best wishes

Erika said...

Wow I love it.

Tippet Wold said...

As Ms Tina Turner would say ... "Simply the best!" - great photos and info - keep up the outstanding work. Tippet Wold.

Caroline Hallett said...

this is amazing... and I am reminded of that song "Little Boxes, LIttle boxes and they are all made out of ticky tacky". I am also going to Version Scrap - so if I see you there I shall wave Bonjour! Thanks for sharing this great project.

Elaine A said...

Lin -

What a perfect masterpiece! Beautiful work, front and back!

Elaine Allen

steph martin said...

what an amazing project Lin - love it

Lisa and Elaine at Destination Art, Western Australia said...

Hi Lin
what can we say but "AWESOME". Great ideas on using configuration boxes!!! Just divine!
Big hugs
Lisa and Elaine at Destination Art, Western Australia
http://www.destinationart.net/blog

Piddawinkle said...

ooh I love it and am now tempted to go really beach hutty with one, candy stripes and pastels, love the beach and have always wanted a beach hut, so maybe Ill make my own, so thansk for the idea Lin, its a hard decision but the front is just slightly in front, LOL, enjoy gay pareeee xx

Plume said...

I love your hlittle vilage veru much. It inspires me for sure. I have som configuration boxes and I adore houses! i will make a miniature village of my own! Thanks so much!

Diane said...

These are wonderful. Why is it that we love little houses and cottages so much!
Hugs, Diane

Angie said...

Wow ...that is beautiful ...so much to look at

Elaine said...

A fantastic project Linda. I love the blues, such soothing colours. You have done your magic to make this project really special. Hope I can see it in real life - maybe at Ally Pally?

Elaine x

Dragon said...

Woo Lin, this is fab... love those little houses. I have made a box for Mothering Sunday for my mum, somewhat on the lines of your previous one... very different to have 4 free standing parts...
Frankie
xx

Karin said...

Stunning I love all those houses, every single one.

Wanda H said...

Your box is AWESOME!!! Both the front and the back!!!

Anonymous said...

Gosh Lin -- the "sewing" box was already gorgeous . . . but this one is drop-dead fabulous!!! Have to figure out how to turn it every five minutes, so that no viewer misses anything. So clever, and so very pretty. I'd pay a lot of money to own it . . . . or should I try to make one???!!!!!!
See you soon -- Paree here we come!!
Love - Sally xx

Sheelagh said...

Loved the sewing box Lin, the houses are fab, love both sides, thanks for lots of inspiration.

Enjoy Paris event and new baby whichever comes 1st!! S

Dawn said...

That is so cool Linda, and yes it reminds me of beach huts too.....
Good luck with Paris and the baby xxx