Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Artful Box

For Valentine's day I bought some of the special women in my life some Tim Holtz idea-ology products. Of course, they are not available yet (trying to wait patiently) so I wanted to have a fun way to present their gift:

Artful Artifacts:


Each drawer contained a print out of what was purchased - the hitch fastener opens the draw.

There are 4 Drawers:

Here is a close up:

I added some drunken scotch pieces (arrow, heart and keyhole).

I used the alphabet stamp and Snow Cap pigment ink to create the resist technique in the background.

Oh - most importantly before I sign off - I want to give credit for the fabulous box tutorial! The tutorial can be found on Kirsten's blog.

Tomorrow I'll have another box to share with a completely different look!

Happy Creating!


The Stuff:
Stamps - Artful Artifacts, Good Thoughts (Stampers Anonymous)
Ink - Snow Cap Pigment, Archival Black; Walnut Stain, Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Other - Cranberry, Ginger, Rust, Caramel, Butterscotch Alcohol Inks (Ranger), Scotch Scrapbookers Glue; Mini Grunge, Swivel Clasp, Hitch Fastener, Keys (idea-ology)


Sherry Cheever said...

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!! This is outstanding and had to go look at the tutorial before I could comment . . . I LOVE this and will be trying my hand at it. HOWEVER, well here I was ****Thud**** (that was me falling out of my chair)of your version!

Shelly Hickox said...

Kat - OMG! You are my hero! You do the most awesome projects. This is too cool for words. Seriously. So insanely COOL! I'm going to go check out that tutorial.

Cariena said...

amazing!! you are brilliant!!!

Nancy said...

WOW! This is awesome! I'm going to have to come visit your part of our state so I can play with you! :o)

Lori said...

This is awesome Kat! Love all the elements you used on this one!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I am IN LOVE with this box!!! WTG, Kat! Holy cow-- it's freaking stunning, girl!

Julie from Montana said...

I add to the applause ;o) LOVE your box! I save cool boxes & you've inspired me to actually do something with them.
Great work! Can't wait to see the next box.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH WOW...That's a FABULOUS piece, Kat!!

Stephanie said...

WOWSA!!!! this is amazing! And this is one of 4!!!! I think I want to be like you when I grow up. I am in awe.

inge said...

Hello Kat,

Kirsten made a great tutorial on the box, but actually I like your finished box more !
It's more my kind of stuff :)
I enlarged the photos so I could really see the details.
You've put a lot of work in the making of each part and it's a great result !

greetings from belgium

Helena said...

Love this, Kat! And you are such a good friend.

Anonymous said...

Well that is a WOW moment Kathy. That is awesome AND you used that face stamp. That's great. You should show jennifer that one. The box is cool but the way you decorated it is so creative. I took a break from testing to check your blog out - I'm glad I did. Thanks!!!! - Suz

Naomi said...

OMG!!! Wonderful!!! Awesome!! This is the first time I've been on your blog. You can bet it's not going to be the last!!!!

sharon said...

Your drawers are awesome!!! I have the NEXT BEST THING to having TIM come visit. WENDY VECCHI of Studio 490 is coming to my store Sharon's Crop Studio, in Greenwood, Indiana, to teach classes May 14,15, and 16. In case you don't know Wendy, check out her blog at
She did the cruise with TIM last fall.
After seeing your blog I feel sure you'll love what Wendy does.

Linda B said...

Sooooooo Cool! I'm so glad to have found you:D

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Very cool box. Your SIL/BFF will love it!

Dorothy said...

This is beautiful!!!