Monday, April 25

Spilling the Beads!

Who knew that filling all the little compartments in a Lord Tim of Holtz Configuration could be so much fun!
You know Tim ... the man that can hand craft a nest for every bird in all the world while making the Royal wedding dress with just a Game Spinner and a brad!
This week's theme over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is buttons ... the perfect excuse to grab the smallest of the Configurations and start playing! I had a ball!
I covered the Configuration with the Button paper from the Crowded Attic pad and then set to work applying the tissue tape and then distressing it with Vintage Photo. Most of the bits you can see are Idea-ology ... with a few things from my own stash added for good measure! Bet you thought the title of this post was a typo ... by putting tiny puddles of Matte Medium down the front I was able to place the little beads to make them look like they were spilling ... I'm rather pleased with the way they turned out! And the reflection of the Fractured Doll in the tiny frame mirror ... made my day! I know ... I know ... little things and small minds! And ... and ... the tin that the Film Strip Ribbon comes in has made the perfect little hat box!
To complete the piece I added a few THE Wendy Vecchi butterflies ... so much fun! I still have the largest Configuration that Lord Tim and the charming and most amazing Mario gave me at ArtsyCrafts in February ... I just need to find some time to make it! I cannot wait now!
So ... talking about spilling the beads ... How was your Easter break ... What did you do? Where did you go? John worked last night so I am spending the day all on my lonesome ... so I am relying on you guys to keep me entertained!
I spent Friday shopping with the Wonderful Lin and the lovely Karen at the Bull Ring in Birmingham ... I got a fab new Fossil watch ... yup you have guessed right ... it was only a tenner :0) Saturday with a lovely group of ladies doing my Tiny Tin class in Olney ... Sunday ... making stuff and grumbling about my Hay Fever and today ... I have work to do ready for my new release of classes for LB Crafts.
Well ... that's me ...  don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see the other projects on show ... you could even enter for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher donated by the site's wonderfully generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp.
Don't forget to leave me a comment ... I have got nobody else to talk too :0)
Laters!

40 comments:

Ali H said...

Hi Linda
Love the box ! I bought the printer's tray style configurations at Ally Pally but haven't had a moment to craft what with Easter & the sunny weather demanding my presence in the garden ! Hope you have a fun day even if you are on your own. I have to work today so no chance to get crafting & a neglected blog !!

jeanetteguy said...

Really like the way the red pops out, brilliant effect. It turned out beautiful. Tfs.
Netrix_

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Another brilliant creation! Love the hat box!

Gina said...

Gorgeous box, love the spilt beads!!! I'm off out walking for the day, well that'll be a shortish walk with a long lingering lunch in the pub!!!

papillon said...

Poor you, i'll talk to you, lol! Love your little box, those beads look awesome. and the hat-box, and the mirror, and the spools... yummi! configurationboxes are addictive aren't they! love'm too :)))

Daniele said...

tottally delish Linda, love your spilt beads great detail
hugs

misteejay said...

Lovely project - just love all the bits-n-pieces you have used.

Toni :o)

Kaz said...

Love the configurations box Linda, love all the details, the beads,mirror, ....well just bloomin all of it, FABBULOUS!!

Kazx

Helen said...

Love the hat box, that is inspired - but it all looks adorable.
Have a fun filled day, even if you're on your own.

Vic said...

Love it! Those spilled beads are brilliant.

Lin said...

hi linda

love love love all of your box!!...the hat box is great,spilt beads are fab, i am trying to do a box for my dad to take over to the usa in june for my sister but have to work today so no time to play:(
I know how it feels my other half works nights but have a lovely day anyway x

Gabrielle said...

I love this! So much to look at! I Loved the little hat box! Am in real trouble though with this week's challenge being buttons... My other half is a button-phobe!!!

Sid said...

Fab box....love what you have done with it Linda !

Pat Beaumont said...

great work Linda - I have printers trays and configuration boxes all over my house I love them - and love to see what people put in theirs too

Sue said...

FAB! Love it all..each time I look I see something else. Looks like it was such fun to do.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful work, love all the things to see

Anonymous said...

Hello Missie Sweetpea!
What a gorgeous Configurations box. So many great ideas (have to try the falling beads), and such a lovely result. You have magic fingers!
Hope to see you again sometime in the not too distant future.
Big grin from France - Sally x

Minxy said...

Totally amazing, I just adore the mini hat box, thats inspired :D

Angelnorth said...

Fab collection of stuff - love the mirror!

Kathy said...

Linda - this is just fantastic, I love everything about it

Carmen said...

WOW! Just love it Linda - those spilt beads are fantastic. Love the arrows as the butterfly bodies and, and, and the doll gazing at itself in the mirror and the pins in the pot... all of it is just so... WOW!

Carmen said...

p.s... what am I doing today? Am back on my health kick and did a spot of jogging today! I am now dying, cannot move and my knees and hands are shaking! THIS is good for you??

Terry said...

Hiya Linda, my goodness your project for this week is just AMAZING, love all the detaills you have used, and the reds just pop out, love the butterflies.
It is so much fun and check out your blog with another surprise that you made for the challenge on Mondays...wohoooo
Have a fab day sweetie, hugs and thanks for sharing. xxx Terry

voodoo vixen said...

Love your box, it has so many great little pieces in it and the beads look fab pouring out of the bottle!!

Marjie K said...

Fantastic config! Love those spilling beads (too clever!) and Charlotte's reflection and the hat box as well. So much eye candy here.

Candy C said...

Your configuration box is fabulous! LOVE all the elements you used in this. That hat box is incredible! Well...all the little "treasures" you've stuck in each compartment are wonderful! I love the red butterflies as the finishing touch as well. <3 Candy

Jenny said...

Have just seen HRH Holtz peeking out onto myConfiguration boxes are awesome! I need to buy a few methinks. xx

Emma said...

Absolutely love this configurations box and those little beads spilling out from the bottles...perfect!!
You've inspired me to break open my box and get inky!
Hope you had a good Easter!
Love Emma x

karenm said...

My God woman what are you doing up at 5.00am? No wonder you manage to get so much crafting done in a day!

Debi said...

Wow, absolutely awesome!!! Beautifully created!

Leslie said...

Your configuration box turned out fabulously!! I love the spilling beads. Great job!

Dragon said...

corrrrr!!! grrrrr!!! this is seriouslyscrumptious, Linda!!! I love these boxes and you have done yours to perfection... the spilling beads is a masterpiece... shall be over there to do mine later this week when my hands have settled a bit from the injections!!!
Frankie
xx

Gillian said...

Teriffic ... all of it ... from the spilling beads to the hat box, genius Linda, love all the little details that make this such a fab project:) x

sasa said...

Admiring your fab colours and all the wonderful thingamajigs going on. Love the little chap admiring himself in the mirror. Hope your day had been fun even if it is officially work - been in my craft room all afternoon too - but onto Cadburys buttons now..!

Take care,
Sarah

Marianne in MD said...

I have the smallest Config box also and those boxes seem so small but seeing yours gives me hope that I can actually fit a ton of stuff in there.
And I love "The King" peeking around the corner with his crown, really cute!

Laura said...

this is stunning !!!! full to the brim of yummy goodies. I made my first configuration this weekend, piccies are on my blog if you fancy a nose xxx

Karen said...

Hi Linda *waving*
Great config box! I must get round to finishing mine from the PaperArtsy event! I did buy a teeny weeny little book to go in it this weekend at a craft fair I was at Sunday and yesterday: That's what has kept me busy lately.
I'm now getting ready to go over to UK to meet up with family for the big event...my husband's birthday, not the wedding!
Karen xxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I am soooo loving this completely fabby configurations box full of delicious goodies with just the right amount of color ;)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

paintedlady89 said...

Just when I thought I would pass on a project, I see what you have created and I am full of desire to be creative!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Gigi

cathy< jt said...

LOVE it all ! The hat box is adorable !
WOW ! Simply amazing !

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