"CONFIGURATIONS (KUHN-FIG-YUH-REY-SHUNZ) - The relative arrangement of compartments or elements of a framed box used to display treasured objects or findings"
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology
The stars must be alined, because I finished this about 5 days ago and I have been "fine tuning" it when I noticed the Grungy Monday challenge posted Friday is......Configurations Box!!! Really?! How lucky is that!
Here are the closeups and commentary. I'm a newbie with the hot glue gun and I'm sure you'll see some glue string here and there. Most of you can pick out Tim's stuff:
The buttons with hearts on it, is a brooch I picked up years ago at a Hallmark store.
When we had an oil leak from our oil tank, our backyard was dug up and this is one of the bottles they found. It's a Cutex nail polish bottle. Here's another photo of it on it's own and a 1937 ad I found on the web:
Distress Embossing Powder, Tattered Rose is in the bottle. The 2 blue stones in front are actually pieces of beach glass I found on a beach here in Nova Scotia.
The sand dollar and shell is also from a beach in Nova Scotia.
The camera is from Wallmart; jewellery section. The bottle cap on "roof" has a mirror in it.
The dice is from our trip to Las Vegas many years ago. The mask charm is from a local paper craft store, The Cutting Garden
The 2 buttons (mauve and pink), are from a bag of buttons a co-worker gave me. They were her mothers. Thanks Donna!
My tribute to the Librarian and books! This lovely lady is an image I got from a free graphic site. What Librarians looked like in days gone by! The little red book on the left, I got at a Miniature Trade Show in Toronto many years ago. The notebook on the right is from Michaels.
This is a little tribute to my mom. One of my fav photos. She sewed (all my clothes and hers), quilted, crocheted, and knitted. Those 2 thimbles are hers. I have her pinking shears (used on the quote). They are quite heavy and cut like new!
Mike (my hubby) is represented here. This was his little truck; made of metal.
I collect cat figurines, and this little fellow fit perfectly!
This box has the least in it. Couldn't think of anything else to go in it. Did you notice you're being watched?
The left side.
The right side. Both large keys are from K&Company.
The top. The door knob is from 7gypsies.
So there you have it! I thought I would never complete it. Yesterday I bought Tim's Printer Tray! Can hardly wait to get at that! Hopefully it won't take a year!
Entering this in:
Grungy Monday: Compendium of Curiosities Special Edition: Challenges 11 and 12!
As you can see I have a lot of "bits and bobs" around the house. Have a look in your drawers, you might find some interesting "odds & sods" too!