Saturday, August 20, 2011

Configurations Box - Part 1

I finally started my Configurations Box. I bought it about 3 months ago. It sat in the corner giving me the evil eye anytime I looked it's way! I guess I was a little apprehensive. Big project.

The following photos are various shots of the box covered in paper and tissue tape. Wanted to show you what it looked like before I start to fill all the individual boxes. I covered the paper and tissue tape with the Rock Candy Crackle Paint; about 3 coats. A little dab here and there of DI Vintage Photo on tissue tape. I had Tim's tutorial on YouTube (see end of post), playing as I was cutting and pasting, to get a basic idea of how to cover it.

Papers used:
- Tim Holtz: Lost and Found, Crowded Attic and Vintage Shabby
- Graphic45 Steampunk Debutante: Mechanical Mind
- Pink Paislee Butterfly Collection
- October Afternoon Thrift Shop: Complete Set
- Basic Grey Stella Ruby

Other stuff:
- Tim Holtz Tissue Tape: Sketchbook
- Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint
- Tim Holtz Corners and Curio Knob
- Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Click on photos for larger images:

With lid off. Not using the acrylic piece that fits in cover because I will likely have things hanging.

This is a stamp I had made at Carousel Rubber Stamps, a local scrapbooking store. I stamp this on the the back of all my cards, along with a date stamp.

Tim's tutorials:

Why don't you try one! Would love to see! Off I go to start filling these teeny tiny boxes! I will post part 2, hopefully before Christmas! Ha Ha! Thanks for stopping by! Have a look around before you go and leave a word or two! Have a fabulous inky and creative weekend!


Unknown said...

Gorgeous - love the paper, tissue paper and even the detail of the custom stamp - way to just go for it. Look forward to seeing it with items inside - but it is lovely as is !

AssiCrafts said...

Very beautifully done! Very curious about the finished box. xoxo

craftattack said...

Looks great! I bought one almost a year back, and up till now I have managed to unpack it....perhaps I should get it out of the closet! Hugs, Valerie

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Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Debbie
Fascinating to see it go from naked to clothed with those papers and tissue tape. Please don't want another 3 months before completing the box as I cannot wait to see what you fill it with.

PsyPenguin said...

Beautifully done, i love the eclectic mix of papers you've used. Really looking forward to seeing the finished piece. Xx

Wanda H said...

A beautiful start!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the start! I like the brightness of the papers, can't wait to see what's next. And I also love your lady at the top of your blog page!

Patricia said...

Greetz Patricia

Cathy Y said...

That looks fantastic!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just beautiful Debbie! I love your choice of papers. I do hope you are going to post pics when it's done! Might be the kick I need to get started on mine!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Hi this is so fab, I can't wait to see what is next, it looks great.I want to try one but not while the children are on holidays, I will though.happy crafting trace x

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks great already! I like your approach, too, to do all the interiors first. When I made mine I did box by box and then assembled, but I think when/if I do another, I will follow your lead.

Mary's Museum said...

The box is fantastic, I love it. great work.,

Kazza said...

Love your config box Debby. Looking forward to seeing it filled :0)
I have to confess that I too have one waiting to be covered ( I have hidden mine away though so it can't taunt me LOL). xx

Broadh2o said...

It's really lovely! Your colors are so beautiful. I can't wait to see part II. Great work :)

shirley said...

Love your colourful configuration box.
Looking forward to seeing it filled.
Thanks for the Tim Holtz youtubes.

Marina said...

Wow! Look forward to part two!

Chris / CS Designs said...

OMG!!! I love your configuration box. This is an absolutely fabulous project.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Anonymous said...

Inspirational. Mine is looking at me too maybe now is the moment to start.

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