Over at Studio L3 with Linda and the team is a 2 week challenge It’s Configurations Time! from A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol 2, pages 33 and 34, with a crazy-awesome Tim Holtz treasure trove prize package up for grabs!
You need the configuration box (any size) and your imagination. That’s it. A few weeks ago I was on the Blade Rubber blog and was inspired by ‘Cool Britannia’ Configurations Tray – copyright Susie Jefferson and I thought I would like to do something similar and I had loads of little embellishments waiting to be used.
Also I had a trip to the local car boot sale and purchased a load of little toys such as dice, action man hat and accessories, chess pieces, corgi cars, badges etc and spent about £10. I had a ball! The best bit is, I haven’t used half the stuff, so I”m ready for further projects I have in mind. I have to agree with Susie that half the fun is looking for things to put in the box.
I painted the configurations box in white acrylic, then went about filling each smaller box. The first ones are of a chess pawn with big ben in the background and a beefeter(e bay) with a map of London and an english lion (spellbinder) in the background.
Next is a picture of the English lion with an army hat in front. I used Indigo Blu Pomp and Pagentry stamps
Next I downloaded some BANKSY pictures, made then really small through a graphics programme and in the background embossed E.R. in silver.
Lastly I had the indigo blu union jack stamp, a road sign from some papermania packaging and a small red telephone box I purchased from e bay for £1.20. I made the flags from a graphics programme and stamped the flags onto glitter card. The crowns are from a Tim Holtz die. The pictures of the queen are downloaded and put through a graphics programme.
These boxes are FAB and you can decorate and put memorabilia in them to make them personal to you or as a wonderful gift.
After a while you can always dismantle it and create something new!
Happy Crafting, take care