Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Doing It The Hard Way

After seeing Tim Holtz's configuration boxes I just had to try one and see how it turned out.  I happened to find a ratty looking shadowbox at SA and brought it home, stripped out the contact paper and added more shelves with cardboard.  Then I lined it all and I think I worked for an entire Saturday just on that.  THEN - I looked at a video of how he did his.  He did his about 100 times easier than me.  And his was crammed full of little things, I love it.  Mine is a little sparse but I decided that I would only add things that I find that I want to put in it.  It might take a while.  But mine will be cheap......and loved!

9 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is very cute.I know how you feel.I usually end up doing things the hard way,but it gets done.
Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very nice, Diane.... I love it!!!! AND--you can add or take away things as you wish... I love what you have in your 'boxes' now.... NEAT!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Heidi said...

I love yours and I saw some of your little works of art at Amanda's today they were soooo cute!! Her kids are so sweet except Guiness is not to sure about me....he sniffed me and moved on....he has so much personality! have a super evening.

Laurie said...

It's really pretty Diane, I love the little treasures you've put in it so far. Is that a little monk? So cute!

Pondside said...

You must be so proud of yourself for doing this - I'm impressed!

The French Bear said...

Diane, this is lovely!!! I have wanted to do one of these too but I am still working on a bunch of other projects....
Yours is really pretty, I love the way you have placed things.....you do have an eye for detail!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Jill said...

You come up with the neatest creations Diane. I am sure you will fill it with many of your treasures.

Angela said...

That's a great idea. I've got feathers and broken eggs and little do-dahs that I don't know what to do with, but they are my treasures...still a little girl, aren't I? I think those things are day-brighteners! My grandkids love them too.

Name: Amanda said...

This is cool mom! I remember last week when you told me about the shadow box (then I forgot again). I love it! You did such a nice job! xobean