Friday, March 23, 2012

All Things Altered Blog Hop

Happy Friday!
And welcome to the All Things Altered Blog Hop! This is a unique hop filled with fabulous designers! Hosted by PammeJo over at Scrapbook Flair. To start at the beginning click HERE. If you have been hopping along then you have just come from Debbie's Blog.
...and you have landed here!
 I have had a Tim Holtz Configurations Box laying around for well over a year and decided to finally do something with it... I just started painting and inking away.... and here is what the magic created:
I had so much fun creating this little inspirational box for my studio! Most everything on here started out white... then they met my Adirondack Color Wash Sprays!

Here are some details:

Do you guys remember sand art? Using glitter and the 7Gypsies glass jars I created a scrapper's version of sand art! It was so fun and brought me back to my childhood days! I used several different types of Tim Holtz's idea-ology metals throughout my box. 

These were little jars that I filled with water and then dropped a little drop of Color Wash in to... The box is covered in Tim Holtz Tissue Paper that has been sprayed with a mixture of water and Color Wash. The jacks are my favorite! I bought them from a little local shop that buys out estate sales... they were a treasure!!!

Here is another shot showing off one of my absolutely new favorite products: Stampendous
Mica Fragments in Tarnished. The skeleton key is another vintage find... a yard sale at a home that is on the National Historic Registry!

Here is a close up of the flower grouping. The big flowers are Joliee's and were white! The little ones are from Prima and they didn't start off the color they ended up!

This is the side of one of the little boxes in my configuration box. I had painted everything black to start with but with this little box I went back and laid a stencil on it and dabbed Glossy Accents on it... I then sprinkled with glitter and got this cool effect!


The side of the box is wrapped in metal duct tape that I ran through the Texture Boutique. HERE is an older post I did with the same technique and a little bit of instructions...
I hope you have enjoyed my little box of creative goodness. It sits in my studio and inspires me to imagine and to take the journey down whatever creative path I might cross! Now, back to your journey! The next stop is Jess at That's Uneek! Make sure you become a follower of all the blogs and leave a comment on each blog as well! We have some great sponsors and fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Hope you have a very creative weekend!

50 comments:

  1. I love the glitz of this project. So fun and so much color. Great job

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  2. This is an amazing creations ! I am now a follower of your blog and I am happy to enter this fabulous blog hop !

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  3. Amazing work Christine! It's absolutely awesome!!!

    Betty

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  4. That is a gorgeous creation!! I love all the texture and sparkle. I have some of that metal tape and now I know what I can do with it!

    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot

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  5. simply amazing, love all the details and treasures to look at. I so love altered work.

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  6. AMAZING CHRISTINE!!!! Love all of the details and how you sprayed the flowers in different colors, wonderful. The little jars filled with glitter how fun and I just love the sentiment about coloring out of the lines, that is exactly what I do when I color out of the lines, I take my Le Pen and just draw me some new lines :). Thanks so much for being part of the All Things Altered Blog Hop. Hugs Pammejo

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  7. LOVERLY, Christine. I enjoyed looking at all the little details and embellishments in the piece. Your colors are very beautiful, and it made me happy just looking at it. Great job!

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  8. That box is a treasure trove of inspiration! I've *got* to try the mica fragments, love how the Jolee's flowers turned out and am tickled by the glitter "sand art". I just love seeing fresh new ideas, and that one is all yours (although I might use it now... *grin*). Oh, and the tissue paper bursting out of the little box is cool, too. Thanks for all the inspiration!

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  9. Wow! Great job. Love ur box and all it's details. Following ya ;0)

    Be blessed, Beckie
    beckie_woodall@yahoo.com

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  10. wow! This is simply EXQUISITE! So many details and loads of beautiful trinkets! I love it! Thanks for sharing... i am a new follower! :)

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  11. Oh WOW, this is unbelievable... so many details! Great job.. I am a new follower
    Hugs

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  12. What a great project. I could look at it for hours and still not see all the wonderful things you added. My favorite has to be the flowers.

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  13. great box...my fav is the little bottles.. recently used them on a shadowbox...so cute

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  14. So many things to see - my eyes were everywhere!!! Love the little bottles with the "colored" water in them and the technique with the glossy accents, template and glitter!

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  15. This is fantastic!!! I love all the different and fun elements you added!! What a GREAT piece of artwork!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  16. awesome box! love all the little vintage goodies!

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  17. I love this. Great job. I became a follower!

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  18. Great Project, cannot wait to see more!
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  19. Wow I love the detail in your project! I also went back to your other post about the metal duct tape. I will definitely be using this technique in the near future! So glad I found your blog!!!
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  20. WOW what a magical box!!! I see lots of great detail went into this project. TFS your creativity with us today :)

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  21. Fabulous box. I find a new element every time I look at the photo.

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  22. This turned out stunning.
    I really like all that you did, but what really stood out to me were those jacks...brought back some fun memories :)

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  23. THIS IS WOW! I love all the layers, detail, colours, metal and duct tape! COOL!

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  24. wow beautfy it wonderfully. fabulous creation. urs new follower as well.

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  25. just amazing do you have a place for it in your craft room? that's my problem no extra space for stuff...though I love looking at others

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  26. WOW... great detail... a lot of work... love the colors of the flowers. Thanks for sharing. I am now following!

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  27. Oh I just love this! I have a configuration box laying around too that I need to finish. You've inspired me! Shelley

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  28. Beautiful!!! I love it!!
    am already a follower
    imogenelynn@wmconnect.com
    sweetlilcricut.blogspot.com

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  29. oh yeah, my mouth is hanging open!

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  30. OMG Christine! This is total AWESOMENESS!!!! If such a word. Love it! TSF

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  31. I am in love with your creation! It is totally unique and absolutely COOL! All of the parts flow so nicely together! Hugs and Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

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  32. Love the mini groupings...each is unique but all come together as one inspirational box.

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  33. Wow! These altered projects are so amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Wow how cool is this. Love the Altered look and my its beautiful. love the colors and the flowers and Butterfly are supper beautiful.
    great job. thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  35. I love this inspirational box ~ the tags are perfect reminders! Thanks for sharing your awesome project msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  36. I love all the shimmer and shine, from the mirror tiles to the mica fragments! to the zipper edge on the flower grouping. I'm calling that corner the Glam Corsage. It turned out beautiful. Laurel & Amberly - daughter's blog is how Yahoo is making me show up today ;<

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  37. What a beautiful project, love all the glitter, thank you so much for sharing it.

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  38. Love your project, so beautiful and inspirational!!

    Thank u
    I am your new follower
    Gaby B
    mgb2000@gmail.com

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  39. Really enjoyed your configurations box. Lots of great techniques. So many elements to look at. Thanks

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  40. OMG!!! FABULOUS piece!! I LOVE all the detail and the yard sale treasures that you've incorporated to your piece!!

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  41. GASP! I love that sparkle! What a great project! Wowzers!

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  42. OM stinkin' Goodness!!! You box is off the HOOK! I love, love, love all the thought you put into making this master piece. I'm still stunned! TFS and the inspiration. Scrappy hugs!

    Christel
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  43. Love all the glitter and I'll have to try the embossed duct tape technique.

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  44. HOLY COW!!!!!! I have seen many configurations boxes, but never one quite like this one. It is absolutely amazing! If you ever get tired of looking at it, I am sure i could make room for it in my scraproom lol. I am following and can hardly wait to see what you create next.
    KathyJo
    http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com
    skrappindiva29 at hotmail dot com

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  45. Christine,

    This is GORGEOUS!!!! :) I love the pieces of zipper that you used-really a nice touch!

    Thanks so much for haring,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  46. I like your sharing,looking so fancy and cute,attractive color matching.

    plastic cards
    plastic card printing
    scratch cards printing

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