Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Welcome to DAY # 15
of this month long blog hop. 
The full blog roll is in the side bar and all the details of prizes, rules etc can be found HERE.

Hi all ... 
welcome back to our Halloween projects. I'm happy to have you here.
This time I altered one of Tim Holtz' configuration boxes and of course I deliberately didn't cram it 

For the cover I used the same technique as for my wooden box, only with another colour of acrylic paint.  It's kind of matte grey-purple-ish and I added some frantage embossing enamel aged silver (you have to be very careful here, if you heat one spot too much it will tear up) and inka gold. Also some metal embellishments and two 'belts' from leather were added. I cut the leather into straps, applied two coats of distress stains walnut stain, and fixed the buckles with eyelets. They are wrapped around the 'book' loosely so they can be taken off completely.
The metal embellishments are covered with different shades of inka gold, too.

For the small label I used the 'spritz-and-flick-technique' on a piece of cardstock, coloured with distress stains tea die.
On the back of some of the boxes I used design paper and pieces of cardstock, stained with distress ink/stains plus water droplets were used on others. Only for the biggest one I sponged on distress ink with the blending tool.

 I'll keep the descriptions very short, if you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments.
background: design paper, skeleton stamp, small clock and frame with Munch's 'the scream'
 design paper with metal embellishment (Tim Holtz) and fly stamp.
 design paper again, a scrap of a fence (TH on the edge die), two tiny glass bottles filled with snake venom resp. antitoxin (water and a drop of distress ink refill) :-D
on the left: design paper, tiny bottle with skeleton polish (chinchilla sand); on the right: stained cardstock, fish skeleton heat embossed with frantage embossing enamel aged ivory, tiny bottle of fluid fishbone (perfect pearls with a bit of water). In the background you can hardly see the ledger background stamp ...

supplies used
reflect SW P11057
the scream E187 
from plate 42 'dark night' PLATECP42 
from plate 52 'dark boundaries' PLATECP52 
fish skeleton FAS Q3302
background stamp ledger SW S14010
fly ?? I know it's from de stempelwinkel, but I can't find it right now

multi medium matte CH-HSP24927  
stazon ink pad jet black
archival ink pad jet black DP-AIP06633
perfect pearls PE-PPP36807 
small clock embellishment SN-JF360N
ink blending tools RI-IBT40965; RI-IBT23616 
versafine ink pad vintage sepia
versamark ink pad TS-VM001
acrylic paint
tiny glass bottles
AND a beautiful skeleton the wonderful and generous BD sent me ... ahem, last year? But see, finally I needed it :-)
sorry for dismembering it, though ...
Hugs, Suzanne xx

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See you tomorrow for DAY #16 with another project by another designer.


Jetske said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Suzanne, what a gorgeous box this is! I have closely examined every little box, and they are all great, so many details, so much to be seen! I love it inside and outside!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, is right! FAbulous book cover and the inside "ingredients" are so fun and detailed. Love each nook and cranny. xxD

maureenjscott said...

Whoa!!! This is amazing! I love the front with painting and frantage and all the metal elements! And totally love the inside, each of the little boxes are perfect! x

Laura S Reading said...

This is truly wonderful.
Love all the tiny details!
You used the spritz-and-flick-technique well.
Nice use of ledger stamp behind the fish.

TangledBlueRose said...

This is so awesome so full of amazing things to see. Love the cover! ~kim

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fantastic. Love the front and all the segments on the inside. You have done a wonderful job.

Ineke said...

This is very very very nice. Love it.

Susan Renshaw said...

Totally amazing!! Love it! So much to look at!

Susan Renshaw said...

Totally amazing!! Love it! So much to look at!

Unknown said...

A wonderful project today! Love each and every one of the compartments--beautifully arranged and executed!

My Side of Oz said...

Amazing project! So much work and so many details!

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

What a spooktacular configurations book, love all the textures and all the little details in each box! GORE-geous!

Julia said...

Awesome Book. Love all the details.

Unknown said...

These boxes are fabulous. I love every detail you have put into this.

Steph said...

Amazing texture on the cover and I love all the detail work you've put into the boxes.

Sarah said...

WOW!!! Love every tiny detail of this box. The attention to detail and creativity explodes from this fantastic box and just begs to be explored up close!!