Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Vintage Shadow Box with Tim Holtz Ideaology and Prima Wax



Hello friends! It's that time for the Funkie girls to reveal our inspiration pieces for our current challenge 'Knock on Wood' at Frilly and Funkie. The incredibly creative and talented Suzz is our hostess this time, and here's what she has to say about her theme:

"I decided to challenge everyone with adding a touch of wood to your art this challenge. For this challenge you need to dig through your crafty stash and look for some type of wood to incorporate into your art. This can be any kind of wooden object like a wood spool, a wood button, a mini ruler or even a branch."

I didn't have high hopes for this one of the backgrounds I made in Frilly and Funkie's Saturday Showcase HERE, but I thought it might be useful in the future so I put it aside.


I flipped it, added some more color and cut it to fit inside a Vignette Box. I couldn't waste a bit of it and used the off cuts to edge the box and the corners as well.  I have to say, now it's my favorite of the bunch.


I started by pickling my box and Vignette Finials using Picket Fence paint, but I wasn't happy with it.  I  applied a couple coats of Pickling Wash I picked up on clearance when Autumn and I were doing a little shopping down in Columbia, SC.  It adds just the right amount of color.


The wood button and pink seam binding come on the little bundle of Rayon Seam Binding from Linda's shop, and she has a huge variety of these pretty wood buttons available for purchase. The button is already so pretty and shabby as it comes, but I added a little color with Wilted Violet Oxide ink to tie it into the flowers of my vignette. I COULD NOT get that green ribbon through the second hole, so I covered it with a half pearl.

I'll let you in on a little secret...the green ribbon started out as purple, orange, and green.  It's actually two pieces that came tied up on those little thank you bundles Linda includes in your order. These were from Halloween orders--waste not, want not. I rinsed out some of the original color and added back Peeled Paint Distress Stain and Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain. It's hard to see in the photo, but some of the original color is still there, and makes for the perfect match to the leaves.


I adhered my background to a piece of foam core and brought it forward in the box by placing it on a few scraps of thick cardboard box adhered to the back wall.

Choosing some pieces from the Botanical Layers pack made fast work of my vignette, and I edged each in Vintage Photo ink to add to the vintage look. Because they are much thicker than the older ephemera, they layer nicely. I just used cardboard and foam core scraps as spacers. Ranger Multi Medium Matte pulled double duty as my glue of choice, and as a sealer on top of the ephemera to take the shine off. I didn't need that shine competing with the shimmery background for the camera's attention!


I added some old white Remnant Rubs and half pearls colored with White Gold Prima Paste Wax.


The little colored balls are from my door wreath that had fallen off. I colored them with Distress Oxides in coordinating colors.



I chose a Quote Chip and colored it with Vintage Photo ink and Walnut Stain Distress Crayon. The photo below gives an idea of the dimension within the box.




That's all for me today! I hope you've been inspired to rummage through your wood pile and create a Vintage or Shabby Chic make for our current 'Knock on Wood' challenge. The winner will earn the chance of a Guest DT spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard! I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Thank you for your visit today! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in a comment below and I will get right back with your answer! Of course, all comments are appreciated!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

Here are the links to products I used which can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous vignette box Sara! Love that background too. Hope all ok with you xx

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  2. Oh, I love this Sara Emily! The texture and colors in the background are so subtle yet pop, amazing! Way to get full use out of everything, lol, even the little balls off an old wreath! TY for sharing this gorgeous project ;)

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  3. You never cease to amaze me with your clever creations, Sara Emily! This is so beautiful! Well done!

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  4. oh my goodness how GORGEOUS is this!! your attention to detail is fabulous and I kist love the whole design of this, absolutely stunning!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  5. Your projects are always so gorgeous,and so detailed...I especially love the little white remnant rubs.

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  6. A beautiful little box Sara, the background piece looks stunning. Love all the layering and little details.
    Avril xx

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  7. I could snatch that gorgeous box right out of my screen! LOL! I love the weathered grey look. I'm wondering if that means the paint wasn't suitable for your DIY project? Hope you found something then, and am so glad to see it put to use here. It's so smart to use the paper to back this box and edge it. I love how you layered the ephemera and those old rulers in your photo backdrop have me drooling! Hugs, Autumn

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  8. GORGEOUS WORK!!! I agree, "waste not, want not!" You have done such a FABULOUS JOB in re-purposing things! AND some of the things that you used on your box, I didn't even realize you could use--Distress Crayons. SUCH A GORGEOUS PIECE OF WORK!!! ;)

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is spectacular, Sara Emily!! Wow!! I could just stare at the pictures all day!! The texture, the colors, the design, it's all amazing!! I love, love this!! A work of art, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Ooh, WOW! What a GORGEOUS Project! I LOVE the flowers and butterflies and it's just so stunning! Beautiful Spring time project! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamp Challenge!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun DT)

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  11. WOW! What a creative work of art Sara Emily!!! Love all the details!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  12. What a gorgeous box! I really love the cluster of spring flowers.
    Kate

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  13. Hello my dear friend, so glad to have time to stop in and visit. Life has been hectic with my wildlife rehabilitation training in high gear, the addition of another design team, and my Etsy shop. My camera has been set aside for the time being after the hawk devastation of February, so I guess that has freed up a bit of my time.

    Anyway, about your project... DANG!!! So amazing!! You have such an incredible ability to mix the soft and feminine with the eroded and rustic, and make it look totally natural! I love how you layered all the fussy cut elements and used that gorgeous butterfly as a topper!! You are so talented!! sending hugs :)

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  14. Just beautiful Sara Emily! Love that stamped background on the vignette box and the layers of flowers are just super duper! It really has got me in the mood for Spring! Beautiful work. <3

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  15. What a beautiful vignette you have created in a beautifully altered vignette box. This is a mix of funkie and frilly and perfect for spring.

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  16. I saw this over at Frilly & Funki huni and had to take a closer look, it's gorgeous! Absolutely stunning huni, clever stick you are Karen xx

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  17. Hi sweet Sara, the others have already said everything about this wonderful project, and I do not know what else to add. But one thing is sure, this box is extraordinary!
    It contains so much love, this box it is a call for spring that this year does not want to arrive.
    Hugs

    P.S. Forgive me! You are always adorable with me, I am a bad blogger friend, not you!

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  18. I saved this for my Saturday morning cuppa and blog reading time, and I'm so glad I did. This is just lovely! Your pickled finish is just so perfectly vintage and makes the vignette box look like you found it in a dusty corner of some great junk shop. I love the ribbon/button combo, too. The layered ephemera pieces are so perfectly coordinated and the depth you achieved is just wonderful. And that background! It looks like fossilized stone! So cool! Love it so much!

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  19. Okay I thought this was beautiful before I saw all those fabulous details and now I am really in love with everything you did to create this gorgeous art! Wonderful and delightful!

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  20. WOW! I absolutely love this project and reading how it all came together, awesome! Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun, I hope to see you join us again soon! ~DT Heather

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  21. Your shadowbox is absolutely GORGEOUS! The colors and textures are so serene, it makes me think I am seeing a butterfly out in nature. Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun for our mood board challenge!

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  22. I have never heard of Pickling Wash but it looks wonderful on the vignette box! Your 'saved' background looks fantastic and the collage you created is so, so pretty! Apologies for my lateness, trying to catch up now! Hugs, Anne xx

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  23. Oh yes, I remember that earlier post with awesome background and this awesome background, too! So glad you used it, and I've got to try that technique out. I love how your vignette box turned out and your ribbon as well. It's a perfect match for your leaves and some of my ribbons have gone through the same thing trying to get the right shade of color. Your button is also pretty - you've got a lot of nice buttons, Sara Emily! Beautifully done. Hugs!!

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  24. Fabulous shadow box. I love the vintage style. Thanks for joining us at ‘Lets Craft and Create’ and for sharing your creation process. Jonnece DT

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  25. Simply stunning, thank you for joining in the challenge on the Love to Create blog.

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  26. Great project. Thanks for sharing at SumMore Fun Challenge Blog.

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  27. Stunning make, thanks you for joining us at SumMore Fun and good luck!

    Sharon - DT member for Sum More Fun!

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  28. Incredible. TFS Let's Craft and Create .Lis

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  29. An absolutely beautiful floral vignette box Sara Emily! Love that you've used one of the Showcase backgrounds in it too xx

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  30. What a wonderful box with so many beautiful details Sara Emily! LOVE the background, all the layered images - the little beady thingeys, the ribbon around your footing - a lovely piece! Julia xx

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  31. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  32. This is amazing!!! I love it!!!❤ the colors are great!! Thanks for joining in our challenge over at SumMoreFun!! Hope to see your creations again soon. -DT Amy

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  33. Great project and I love the colors.. I look forward to seeing you enter again. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for joining us over at SumMoreFun Mood Board Challenge ~ DT MaryAnn

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  34. I LOVE your take on our mood board! This project is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing with and thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun for our mood board! ~DT Jamie

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  35. Wow, a gorgeous Shadow Box, amazing details, and colors- thank you for adding it to That`s Crafty Challenge - Dorthe- DT - xx

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