Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Mind's Eye Meets Tim Holtz

It is so funny that the older I get, the more set in my ways I become.  However as far as crafting and creating go, I so want to grow and learn new stuff.  So.........I decided to go out of my comfort zone and do and altered art project.  For my project today, I created and altered a Tim Holtz configuration box.  I have to admit I was a bit intimidated however I jumped in with both feet and started creating!  I actually had a lot of fun doing this and I think it turned out pretty darn good for the first time doing this.  So here is what the box looks like when you get it:

It has a nice lid with a clear sheet that you can use or not use depending if you want your items to stick out of the box a bit.  Here is a photo of the box using My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad Follow Your Heart Be Happy to cover the interior of all the little boxes:

And then the side view using the newest My Mind's Eye paper release, Indie Chic Citron which I inked up a bit to distress it a tad more: 

Here is my configuration box with the Tim Holtz tissue tape added which keeps all those little boxes in place:

And finally adding some odds and ends into my box with a hot glue gun.  I used a few of Tim's corked vials to add some Suze Weinburgs beadazzles and beads.  I also used Flower Soft to fill my vase with flowers and some Prima flowers and embellishments.  There is also one of Tim Holtz's word keys in there, an Anna Griffin embellishment, a stick pin that I made and much more:

I hope you enjoyed my project!  I also hope that I have inspired those that are afraid to paper craft out of their comfort zone will give it a whirl.  I really has a lot of fun making this item and now I think I would love to do more projects like this as this would make a really great gift!  


  1. It's beautiful! You have definitely given me some inspiration. I have always admired these projects but been so afraid to do them myself. TFS.


  2. Wow Kim.. it truly is very beautiful!
    Hugs! Kathie in Fl

  3. Fabulous Girlfriend!! I love projects like these! I am so in love with 6 x6 paper too. This is really beautiful. Well done!
    Sue B

  4. What a terrific project, really beautiful.

  5. Kim your altered project came out so awesome for something you did for the first time. Just think of all the nice gifts you can make your friends and family and especially for yourself.
    Hugs, Fran

  6. This is truly beautiful, Kim. You chose the prettiest papers, too. It was already beautiful before you accessorized it and then your choices added extra Wow Power ! Very, Very, Nice....I know you must be proud of it and smile every time you look at it !

  7. Beautiful job. I love that it is bright and cheery. Tim Holtz creations can get a little dark sometimes.

  8. Kim this is gorgeous! You really brought all the pieces and parts together perfectly!! Wonderful project!!

  9. You;ve been holding out on us. Updating, girlizing Tim---LOL. Love the project.


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