Happy December everyone! As promised, here is my last project from the retreat. Sadly, the atrocities that took place in Paris happened while I was there, and I wanted to make something that was a sort of remembrance for me from when I went to France two years ago. There were too many gorgeous sights to count, and Paris was so inspiring, especially with all the goodies in the shops and flea markets. So I took a few of those ideas and lots of Tim Holtz Idea-ology and made these two Configurations Boxes. I pray the people of Paris heal quickly, and thrive in peace.
|There are lots of photos, so please grab a snack to sustain you...sorry!|
|I even used the label sheets page for the outside of the insert box. It totally looks like the inlay design on cabinets. LOVE that.|
|Then I began the inside. I painted the Letterpress pieces with Distress Paint, stamped on them with Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks, and then covered them with Glossy Accents. I also used Tim's new Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust on the 'O'. I LOVE the color and the ease of using it. I didn't get all glittered up like I usually do with a fine textured glitter.|
|I die cut the other word, and added Platinum Stickles to the edges and also to the mini wreaths I made with the Boxwood Twine around the Trophy Antlers.|
|I worked a little backwards for this part, but I went ahead and painted the outside of the box with Antique Linen Distress Paint, let it dry, and then added Rock Candy Distress Crackle. I die cut the snowflake border from Sizzix, and painted and crackled it too. Once dry, I inked it all, and adhered the snowflake border up top dotted with Stickles, added more vintage ribbon, and then adhered the Trophy Antlers. They are so stinking fun and really dress things up, those Antlers do!!!|
|I lightly coated the Foundations with Gesso, dried that, and then pounced on Alcohol Ink over the raised portions. They have a great shabby chic look.|
Thank you so much for looking at all of the projects I made at the retreat over the weeks, and especially for all the comments and Pins! You all are amazing! Peace and Joy to all of you, and I hope your holiday crafting is smooth!!! Stay safe!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!