Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Shine Brightly...

Hey everyone!

Hope you are all good and having a great start to the week! Did you have a good Valentine's Day and did you receive any cards from secret admirers?

Today, I'm sharing another sample that I created for Tim Holtz for this year's Creativation show! This particular project was made for the idea-ology booth and features the largest of the Vignette Boxes!
I decided for this project I wanted to create the feel of a vintage schoolroom and used a combination of new and old idea-ology products to decorate the box but the main focus was all about that image from the Paper Dolls set and after colouring her with Distress Marker Pens, I perched her on top of a cotton reel and sat her in the corner, holding a mirrored star.

As you can see I lined the inside of the box using papers from the Memoranda paper stash! This stash is just so, SO beautiful and if you loved Wallflower ~ then you are going to adore this one! The edges of the box are lined with one of the tapes from the Journey Designer Tape set. I also added one of the Ruler pieces and attached it to the back wall of the box.
Now for those finials ~ oh be still my beating heart...I just LOVE those finials and they are the perfect finishing touches to add to the Vignette Box.
I wanted to keep the natural wood showing on the outside of my box, so I painted the finials with a layer of gesso before adding Distress Paints in various shades of brown. Once I was happy with the colour, I then sanded back some of the paint to create a more vintage, worn look and applied a really small amount of Gold Mixative Alcohol Ink over the top before attaching the finials to the top and bottom of my box!
On the inside, I added a Trophy Cup which contained a pencil, paintbrush and a Pen Nib, together with some of the new Bouquet Findings. You can add colour to these pretty little flowers using Distress Stains or Sprays but I wanted to keep a really pretty delicate feel to them, so I just added a blush of yellow to the centres and kept the flowers white.
The clock is made from a piece in the Snippets Ephemera set and I just added some real watch parts to tell the time.

To complete the box, I used a Quote Chip ~ Shine Brightly!
...and here's my project in the wonderful idea-ology booth at Creativation 2017!
Image found on Pinterest
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I really hope you love this project and thank you once again to Tim, Mario and to Paula for inviting me along to be a part of this amazing adventure!
See you soon....love Emma x

9 comments:

  1. Absolutely Gorgeous project Emma that really does capture the feel of a Vintage schoolroom wonderfully with all your trademark attention to detail - so many fabulous touches .
    So lovely to see it close up - thank you for sharing .
    Big hugs xx

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  2. Beautiful job Emma. Very inspiring. You and Paula are doing great job with vignette boxes which I had bypassed. Now I have a set and see how they can be used. Can't wait for the release of the new products. Thank you for sharing the possibilities with us!

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  3. OMG ... still squealing ... the details; memoranda papers, designer tape; bouquet findings in trophy cup, with linen ribbon, and paper doll ... squeal ( okay, okay ... I'll stop... NOT ) !!! Love the Emma touches <3

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  4. A sweet girl perched on a spool of thread... Ah Emma, you've stolen my heart with this beauty!

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  5. Very cool... love her little art-tools... she's just ready to create! Congrats on sharing your project in the Ideaology booth... what an achievement!

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  6. Oh so gorgeous! LOVE all the elements!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Its everything that you wanted it to be and more

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  8. This is so sweet!I love it.

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Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated.
Please come back and visit me soon...
Emma ~xx

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