Monday, July 19, 2021

A Birthday Vignette Box

 Hello Friends!

It was my husband's birthday and I wanted to make him something special. Combine that with my love of making vignette boxes-and a special gift was made :)

This is the second biggest vignette box in the set of 4 when you buy them. I also added the wood frame that are sold separately. So here is the box.

Then here is the box with tiny lights! I love tiny lights. Tim suggested a Fiskars hand drill to help put the lights through-and my husband bought me one.  It is very handy and not intimidating.  I don't usually use drills and stuff so for me this hand held drill is really nice.

Then here is the vignette box with tiny lights in a dark room. LOL. Those lights are just magical!

Starting here I love this because this is a little fish tank made with:
Red Foil paper and the smaller fish from Under the Sea die
Dimensional dome and the circle to cut it from Tiny Snowglobes dies
Baubles painted with Aqua and Sail Boat Blue Ranger Alcohol Inks
Googly Eye

The baubles look like real bubbles with the tiny lights on. And there is no filter! :) 

This Tim Holtz decorative dome has little bead dice from my stash. I glued them together using collage medium. Some how some magic happened here too and the dice look like they defy gravity. lol

These chess pieces are plastic and I used pitch black and gold alloy to dress it up a bit. This is the king piece :)

This is a Tim Holtz base that I bought for this project. I thought it would be fun to take the Vignette Box a step further. The package comes with two different sizes-this is the larger size. I used gold gilded alloy in the recesses and black on the embossed. 

Here is one side of the vignette box. First I painted the whole box and frame with black gesso. Then I painted collage medium over it. Then I tried to use some grit and crackle paste but I'm not good at that yet. I don't know how to get it mixed because I tried mixing it with paint. So I painted over it with brown and black paint. Then I got out my Finnabair Rust paint effects and created the rust. I left the crackle. The I went over the black it Finnabair vintage gold wax. That's what makes the frame dots on the front gold also.

Here is the other side of the box.

Top of the box. That little record player is from Hobby Lobby a long while ago. I love minatures but I don't need another hobby. So when they are on sale and I think I can use them-I will buy them. But I really have to think if I can use it and not buy it just because it's cute LOL. (The struggle is real.)

The sweet lightbulb is from Prima many years ago.

Metal gears in my stash (could be Tim's).

The pen nub and pen chipboard are both Tim's. The background paper is 7 Gypsies. I used a bit of walnut ink distress oxide here and there. Also-I used some washi tape with gears to hide the hot glue on the tiny lights wires. 

The laugh was a token I bought at a thrift store with my husband. There was a small handful of them. I finally used one! :)  Yay! And an awesome paper doll.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The Rainbow Challenge-July Edition

Hello Everybody!

Happy July! This month at the Rainbow Challenge we are all about Charmingly Cherry! 

This board has some fantastic ideas!  I chose to use some washi tape. Some how I have a lot of red-I think I bought a tube from Michaels a while back. The paper for the background and sentiment are real red from stampin up. And the sentiment is a die cut from Simon Says Stamp.  Then I added some gems for fun. :)

Be sure to check out my teammates take on this beautiful red color.  There is so much inspiration! I hope you will join us :)