|Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foundations are glued to the bottom of the box. I love the way this looks because it adds an element of completeness to the box.|
I started by painting the inside of all the boxes with Claudine Hellmuth' Studio paint in Painterly Pink . I didn't like the way that looked so I covered the back and sides of each inner box carefully with pattern paper from the Whimsy line. I had to do it twice because It wasn't perfect the first time. I covered the entire front with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape to give it a cleaner look and keep the individual boxes from shifting. The boxes can be moved around to get different "configurations" but since I was going to leave the clear acrylic lid off the finished box I needed to keep the boxes from sliding out.
|The little bottles are filled with glitter because there is never too much glitter. The far right, bottom box contains the framed word and a rhinestone. The middle box (top in this picture) contains 2 Tim Holtz wings and paper butterflies.|
|I covered tiny little wooden spools with 1/4 inch silk ribbon in the top box. You can see a better picture of the ring in the middle box.|
|The little white frames are from Melissa Frances. The top one frames music notes and the bottom three say "Happy", "Birthday" and "Maria|
So much fun to make. I am currently typing quickly so I can head back out to the beach. My kids are bored by the ocean already- what is wrong with them? I don't know, but I am going out to sit in the sun, read my smutty novel, think about what to put in a "beach themed" configuration, and soak up the healing energy I get whenever I am near the ocean. It is relatively calm today so I am hoping to see dolphins. Fingers crossed.