Friday, March 4, 2011

The Weekend is Here!

This post is for a good friend of mine, Lisa.  She loves Graphic 45, 7gypsies and Tim Holtz products, so I thought that for her birthday I would post a picture of what we would be doing to celebrate her day. 

Since Lisa loves Steampunk I thought that perhaps we could do "Thoughts".   It is an IKEA frame, altered just a little bit, and filled with lots of gadgets and gears and of course Tim Holtz hardware.  I had a lot of fun creating this shadowbox.  The idea for this shadowbox came from a project that I did on one of the Tim Holtz cruises that I went on.  He is so talented; probably my favorite!!

If we have time,  maybe we can do a Tim Holtz Configurations Box.  I created this configuration using Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers.  I still have to find a lot of stuff to put in it;  circus trinkets are hard to come by.  I  see flea markets and antique shops in my future! The pictures did not come out very clear but the center box is a stamp from Stampers Anonymous "damn everything but the circus".



  1. ooooh i love what you did here.....your friend is going to have such a brilliant day, Lucky lady!!

  2. These are both stunning pieces! It's my birthday on Tuesday: Think I'll have to have an arty day - Can't think of anything better than creating something like this! Hope you both enjoy Lisa's day.

  3. These are both terrific projects! It's amazing the different looks you can get with boxes. I really love the way you draped the curtain over the top of the circus box... neat touch!

  4. Hello Lisa,

    I like what you created !

    I love the steampunkframe : I like the embellishments you used and the depth you created in the shadowbox.

    The configurationbox from the circus is also something that really pleases my eyes ! I like it that you turned it landscape, the border on top, the clown on the left. It's nice to see already, but with a little trinkets here and there it will be complete !

    Thanks for showing these on your blog ! You inspired me :)

    greetings from belgium

  5. I have the greatest admiration for you Sue. You inspire me each and evry weekend and I am so grateful for our friendship. Some day, you will be famous for the beautiful pieces you design!! Until then, Im just lucky enough to spend every Saturday night with you, learning from you, being inspired by you and laughing and eating pizza with you and the girls lol. God blessed us when he brought us you and we're grateful for that. Just dont forget us when you're jetting off somewhere to teach your art to other scrapaholics :) And as always, another beautiful piece of art. :) LOVE IT!!!

    Love you gf.

  6. Love them both however the Circus box is just so unique! Thanks for sharing..

  7. These are very awesome. I love both the steampunk frame!@!!!!!! and the Circus.


  8. WOW Sue, these pieces are works of ART!!!
    So gorgeous. Congratulations on your brand new blog, and many hapy returns.
    Keep smiling and creating

  9. I was with you on that cruise! Can we go back??? I love cruising! Where to start! First, new follower here! Second, love the idea of doing a birthday create day and making a project for her to have...brilliant! It's gorgeous by the way. Third, the circus CB...AMAZING!!!!! What a cool and clever design! I think I smell the peanuts and the elephant!!!!!

  10. Wow! Super, stunning work - both projects are brilliant. Lisa should be thrilled :)