Friday, February 17, 2012

Tim Holtz Configuration Box

I am sooo excited to have finally finished my Tim Holtz Configurations Box! I bought this and started it a few months ago, and then I abandoned it because I went blank and had absolutely NO idea how I wanted it to end up looking like. After many hours of browsing other ideas and many, many, weeks of acquiring new goodies to put in it, I have finally come up with my final product!

AHHH!! Isn't it gorgeous!! I never imagined I could make it look so pretty!

I started with the blank boxes. I moved the the little compartments to where I wanted them and then tissue taped them together. I used alcohol inks in Latte, Caramel, and Ginger to stain my tape and then sealed it all together with Inkssentials Glue N Seal in Matte finish. All of my papers are from the DCWV Eternal Love matstack. 

Oh it's gorgeous! I could look at it all day! I'm such a proud artist.. sometimes! lol
The chipboard die is a TH die inked with white, gold, and walnut ink. The gold branch beauty is Prima, and was included in my prize pack from! The butterfly is a MS punch, punched out of cardstock covered with the same tissue tape, and then adorned with a black rhinestone. The little pink flowers are all Prima, I will go through each box in more detail below. The feet on the very bottom are TH.

This is a Basically Bare canvas heart. I misted it with Grey Smooch Spritz, and then stamped with the brick image, a Prima background stamp, which I also won in Jamie's prize :) I used the little metal swirl as a mask when I misted it and then I moved it to the other side and adhered it on the back. Super cute!

In my first box in the top left corner, you can't see it but there is a Recollections fabric flower that I cut off of the Floral Trim border. There is another one in a box on the bottom that I will show below. In the middle box on the top, I also left almost empty because it is partially covered. All that is in there is a bling button in the back corner.

Moving on the top right corner there are 2 TH vials. One is filled with my "fake" prima mini roses. You can find my tutorial HERE on how to make your own. For the smaller vial I took apart some old earrings that I never wore and I made a little hook in the cork and attached 4 mini chains from the earrings to dangle down inside.
These wings were also part of those earrings I mentioned above. I get full use out of them now! :) The key is a TH ideaology Locket Key.

On the right corner there is a TH Hinge clip with a ball chain that I took off my Tweezerbee tweezers;) I put my monogram on the chain to let it dangle.
This is a special box for me because the little pocket watch in there is actually made to be a necklace. There is no battery. You wind it up every morning and it runs for 24 hours. When my dad was collecting vintage pocket watches he saved this one to give to the first daughter who had a baby. Out of us 3 sisters, I was the first one, with Kenzie. :) I love that you can see the gears inside. It reminds me of the pocket watch in the ideaology line. I am thinking about making one of those for him for this coming up fathers day or for his birthday. I think he will really appreciate it. :)

I made this rose out of 4 George flowers cut at 3" from paper by Best Creations. It is misted with Grey Smooch spritz. The mini harmonica is a little vintage toy that my mom found a long time ago and gave to me. The red roses in the back are Ruby Violet by Prima, included in my prize won by Jamie;)

The keyhole is also a TM ideaology trinket.

I found these dice laying around in a drawer and I antiqued them up with some alcohol inks, as well as the TH vial that I filled with some white gold microbeads, and the little jingle ball that I found. The little dangling ring is a bracelet charm that I just though was a cute little element to add to my box ;) The pink rose is another Prima flower.

Here is another little TH vial, antiqued with alcohol inks, filled with sand. I put 2 little shells inside to complete the look. There is a little metal sand dollar propped up in the front but it is hard to see. This box stands for the second half of my name. Plus I have always loved the beach and anything that has to do with it. :) The film strip in the front is also TH.

This blown glass heart was a gift from my teacher in high school. His wife made these as a little side business and he gave one to each student at the end of the year who had an A in the class. It is soo pretty but kinda bulky so I never put it on a chain to wear, and now it is displayed beautifully in my box! The flower on the bottom is the Recollections floral trim flower that I mentioned in the first box. I just trimmed one flower off of the whole border and glued it in. I love the way it looks with this necklace.

My very last box is dedicated solely to my daughter Kenzie. You didn't think I was gonna leave her out of a project did you?? :) The clock is TH and is set to 1:02, which is when she was born. The vial is antiqued and there is a little note in it that says Love of my Life when unrolled. The K is a monogram for her name and the little mom charm is from Doodlebug Designs Inc, Oh my words! The picture is printed out in contact sheet size and is from her 1 week old photoshoot. The word above her picture is by Making Memories word fetti.

I glued everything down with my hot glue gun and I didn't have any real problems with it.. Thank you soo much for letting me share my beauty with you! I hope you will leave me a comment letting me know what you think!

Happy Scrapping! && Crafting too! :)


Doris P. said...

beyond words words of how beautiful and priceless this cabinet is. priceless!!!!

CraftyLoops said...

This is incredible. I absolutely love it. I did my first shadow bog too a couple of weeks ago and loved every minute of making it. You did an awesome job on yours. Lee x

Annie's Paper Boutique said...

Wow! This is amazing. You did a beautiful job.
Lesley @Trendy Twine

Lisa said...

Wow!! Just wow!! This is amazing!! I love every single detail you put into this!! I don't even know where to start...everything is fabulous!! Tim Holtz could not have done a better job!! This is stunning, Michelle!! :)


Suzanne said...

This is so awesome Michelle! I don't even know where to begin. So many wonderful details and stories behind them. You should be so proud as it is an amazing gorgeous project. I have made a couple of these TH boxes but you have inspired me to do more and use some personal things.

Jessica said...

You should feel proud...this is BEAUTIFUL!!!