Monday, 12 December 2011

Through The Looking Glass - Projects With Depth

Wow the weeks are flying by and here we are again, another Monday and that can only mean one thing, another fabulous challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show. As soon as I heard that the challenge was projects with depth I really wanted to decorate a configuration box, something I've not had chance to do for a while so this was the ideal opportunity.   I decided on a Christmas configuration coloured with Distress Stain Vintage Photo and decorated with papers from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas paper pad. I had great fun decorating each area with Christmas finds along with the use of the Reindeer Flight die, The Tattered Pinecone Die,  and The Pine Tree. JOY was added using Grunge Blocks along with a mini Christmas tree and sleigh. Small frames were decorated with images from the Seasonal Salvage Stickers along with a Christmas Muse Token and several vintage finds.
All my frames were coated with a layer of Glossy Accents to protect and added to a bottle cap with paper added from the Seasonal Salvage Stickers. I have also added a dimensional reindeer using the Reindeer Flight die.  I was inspired by Shelly Hickox post HERE to create this reindeer using layers of  the reindeer stuck together to create dimension and then covered in music paper.  Thanks for the inspiration Shelly.
I have added a Pine Tree to this section coloured with Distress Ink Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo around the edges along with JOY using Grungeblocks, again coloured with the same Distress Inks and adhered with Glossy Accents.
A mini Christmas tree is the focal piece here, however, I only had green so a little bleach came in handy! A Christmas Muse Token has been added to the back along with a couple of my vintage finds.
The images from the Seasonal Salvage Stickers worked so well in my little frames.
25 has been added to the back of this section cut from white card using the Mini Reindeer and 25 die, coloured with Distress Ink Fired Brick.
Pinecones have been added cut from Kraft-Core using the Tattered Pinecone Die.
The top of the box has a vintage find added along with a second of those dimensional reindeers but this time using the head only.

Please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects and remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 

24 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG Tracy what a stunning box.
Lovely details in it. Awesome.

Helen said...

This is gorgeous!! There is so much to look at. Really love your cute reindeer!

Nigel said...

Wonderful box - it will keep people quiet for hours :)

Juls said...

wow this is just fabulous! so many gorgeous details! Hugs Juls

Candy C said...

Tracy...your Christmas config. box is soooo beautiful! I'm glad you took pictures of all the compartments because there is so much to see. Each one is filled with all sorts of Tim's die cuts or Ideaology pieces or special little "treasures" that you have perfectly arranged. What a work of art! I love it! <3 Candy

Candy C said...

Tracy...your Christmas config. box is soooo beautiful! I'm glad you took pictures of all the compartments because there is so much to see. Each one is filled with all sorts of Tim's die cuts or Ideaology pieces or special little "treasures" that you have perfectly arranged. What a work of art! I love it! <3 Candy

Nancy Wethington said...

Tracy this is gorgeous! Love the tiny picture frames and the sleigh as well as the embellishment on the top of the box. Beautifully designed!

TonyR said...

this is downright perfectly christmassy in a box!! love it!
xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Your details always blow me away Tracy! I'm enjoying perusing each little vignette. FAbulous! xxD

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow gorgeous, love the dimensional reindeer xx

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh my, it's a veritable treasure trove! Brilliant detail and the reindeer is amazing!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Simply beautiful Tracy, I love all the detail and careful placement of all the ephemera, magic, Gay xxx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Wow Tracy...!!! What an amazing creation!!! And I love the dimensional reindeer. You are just a creative genius.
Siobhan

Marlena M. said...

Great idea to bleach that tree! Amazing work, Tracy. ;)

craftytrog said...

Such a fabulous project Tracy! So inspiring! x

Emma said...

Oh Tracy...this is just GORGEOUS!! I don't know where you find the time to fit it all in but I'm glad you do, when you share such wonderful pieces!! I've got three configuration boxes, all ready and waiting to be completed but just don't have the time...maybe next year! *fingers crossed*
Love Emma xxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning altered box Tracy - love all the added details!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What an amazing job you did on your config box, Tracy! So many wonderful gems of elements tucked into each and every corner. You found and made so many delightful elements for your compartments. I'm so glad you gave us the close ups because I loved peeking into the corners. Super job and a real inspiration to me as I struggled with mine!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Hugs.

Linda

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a perfectly lovely and festive project, Tracy! I really like the variety of embellishments and textures you used...a real treat for the eye! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Barb Cady said...

What a fabulous box Tracy, I can imagine your home will look wonderful with all your creativity around! Love the assortment of embellies you have used, lovely little sleigh! Hope your week is not too manic! x

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow wow wow Tracy, This is incredible, you know every once in awhile something really jumps out at me and this is IT. FABULOUS !Love all the details! What a keepsake!!!
hugs Lynn

Lynne Phelps said...

Absolutely gorgeous my dear! Or maybe I should say my deer, LOL! Such fun, beautiful eye candy. I love every little detail!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow Tracy! So many little treasures to look at! I bet that was so fun to make,Awesome work!!
I'm in the process of altering a xmas configuration box too, but time is flying by, and at this rate it will be ready for Christmas 2012!!LOL
Anyway absolutely LOVE your Christmassy Keepsake!!

Suzanne C said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! Love your compartments and the deer is fabulous.