Monday, July 9, 2012

Configurations!

The CC2 Challenges 11 and 12 is all about work "Configurations,"  as Linda instructed us to open Tim's book to pages 33 and 34!  For this "special edition," Mario has sent a lovely package of Tim Holtz goodies for some lucky winner!  WooHoo and I do hope it is me!!!  As always, you must have the CC2 book to play along and we can't tell you about the technique.  Many of the little "treasures" were previous makes that I did not use, but thought they would fit right in for this!  I actually had much more fun than I thought I would and this is my first configurations box!  Thank you Linda for that much needed push!  I am also entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show "Layered" as there are paper layers, inks, lace, metals and other embellishments.  I think that qualifies as layers!

For the top row, I added some shrink plastic pieces, filmstrip over a couple of the numbers, the little glass flower is what was in the center of a candle my my DD, added a little nesting grass and a couple of feathers gifted to me by my Fred!
The brass bear in the center row was a gift from my DS, when he was a child! 
The last row contains a lock from my DH and he has had that since he was at least a teenager!  There was not a key, so I added one from my stash!  Isn't that lock gorgeous!  It is quite heavy and even has a combination, but I won't share it!  Of course, now it is kind of glued down!  Anyway, he said I could have it as if it would not have been taken! 
A couple of closeup pictures.
Thank you for stopping by!  I can't wait to go see what all of you have been up to!  My DH took some extra days off over the 4th, so my blogging time was limited and of course there was more flooring to be completed!  Hopefully by the end of this year, we will be done!  Have a great week and I will see you in blogland!

44 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...absolutely stunning Terry, to think this is your first box, well you'd never know, so many gorgeous treasures to look at, loVe all the hearts! my eye's went to those first :) a super gorgeous piece of art, I hope you get the gift from Mario too, what ever it is...Mel :)

craftattack said...

Really beautiful! I have one nearly done, perhaps I can get it finished.... Valerie

Sandra said...

Wow Terry, what a wonderful job on the configuration box! Those little treasures sure have many stories about them! And that lock is stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Netty said...

wow am so loving your fab configurations box with all its wonderful objects and decorations. Hugs Annette x

Vicki Romaine said...

Wow! Wonderful job.

Meggymay said...

Wow. this is amazing. Love all the little trinkets and memories you added.
Yvonne x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab; I particularly love the brass bear and the lock! Can you believe I have a config box and haven't made it yet!

Lucy x

Fliss said...

OMG Terry! A totally amazing and stunning creation which really caught my eye. Love it!
Sorry to be a bad visitor lately too - more hours in the days needed!
Fliss xx

Debi said...

Very Cool Terry, so much to look at and I love all the pinky hues, Debi x

Vada said...

Holy Smokes Terry! What a totaly Amazing Configurations Box! Way To Go Little Lady!
Hugs Vada

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Terry...This is totally amazing! Soooo much work, and a work of love by the look of it. I am loving Everything about it!!! Stunning
Dot x

Chris Arlington @ My Arty Attempts said...

Awesome Terry ! some neat little curios in your configurations.

butterfly said...

What a fabulous configuration - so much to look at, and all arranged to draw the eye in... beautiful!
Alison x

CuddlyBunny said...

I LOVE your configurations box Terry!

Wonderfully meaningful items throughout and as usual you've chosen colors and designs that perfectly mimic one another.

I also like that you mentioned your use of "leftovers" ... I've been meaning to do a blog post about that topic: Essentially a fun Q&A asking people if they chuck non-used bits or save them for future projects ... and if they save them ... how big is *that* pile?

Blah, blah, chatty today, aren't I? Enjoy your flooring project! :)

Jan Hennings said...

WOW! You nailed this...love everything about your configurations box!

Sharon said...

Wow Terry I am speechless this is just amazing - I love that there is so much to look at - just gorgeous!!

Michele said...

oh Terry this is beyond charming! it just makes my heart smile every detail is so delightful! xo

Buttons said...

This is incredible Terry! It can't possibly be your first one surely?!! Loving all the little details, hugs Buttons x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Terry Hun this is fantastic gosh all the elements and the tiny detail is just a sheer work of art,just breathtaking Hun fantastic,love it,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely! I don't have the configurations per se, but I have some other things I might try filling someday!
Rinda

Brenda Brown said...

Just gorgeous Terry, such a lovely box with fabulous pieces in it and some wonderful memories attached too. I started one about 18 months ago and still haven't finished it - duh!!
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} xox

Shelley said...

It's beautiful and so interesting to look at. I keep seeing different things each time I look!

lynne said...

Terry
Thank you for sharing all the detail photographs so we could peek inside each cubby.
This is very special - does it have pride of place in your home?
Wishes
Lynne

Jingle said...

This is absolutely fabulous!

Karin said...

fabulous! it looks great!

Elaine said...

Fabulous creativity and a super piece Terry , just stunning Hugs Elaine

Debbie said...

Awesome Terry! Love that bear and love the personal items and stories. Fabulous keepsake!

Debbie
^..^

Jane said...

Fabulous! I love your creativity. You inspire me.

Ira Huberts said...

This really blows me away Terry! A fantastic job with so many beautiful details and fab papers, don't know where to look first, always discover something new. Just awesome!!
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Cathy L. Calamas said...

Stunning and filled with such treasures. Love it

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Terry, I'm missing words, this is an outstanding piece of art. Just FANTASTIC !!!

May said...

This is so incredible - I could stare at all the details and bits you've incorporated for hours. LOVE it! Thank you for sharing - and for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show

Anita Houston said...

Love the love theme!!! The colors are always the best!!! I needed to push to get going as well...lol! Awesome Terry!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh my, Terry! Your configuration box is FANTASTIC!!! So much to look at and drool over and I loooove those scissors!
Ps. Thank you so much for joining teh candy and the stamp hunt :). I've just added a 2nd entry for you ;)) xxx

toni said...

Super work Terry So many lovely bits and bobs Your DH did well to keep that gorgeous bear and little lock. It's just the right place to show them off. fabulous x

Lynn Stevens said...

Way to ROCK your first box Terry. Love all those personal touches you added. That Lock is to die for! and nice hubby let you "borrow" it, LOL
Hope the floor is coming along!
Have a great weekend
hugs Lynn

Trish Latimer said...

Love this Terry! Lots of little treasures just waiting to be discovered! Fab! Trish x

inkypinkycraft said...

This is stunning, so much to look at and so many perfectly thought out details...a wonderful piece! Trace x

Carol said...

So beautiful Terry! Love this box, the details and techniques are stunning. Good luck!

Krisha said...

Totally AWSOME configuration box! I can't belive it is your first. WELL DONE!

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely box Terry, if you don't mind me saying! Nice to have some memories included. They are so much fun to do aren't they? I did my first one with the Man himself which was one fantastic day!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful configuration box, fab details!

Mrs.B said...

This is stunning, so many details and so many treasures - I haven't done one before - and this is amazing for a first.
Avril xx

1CardCreator said...

This is very cool!

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