Thursday, July 12, 2012

CC2C #111 & 12: Configuring Challenge!

Talk about last minute!! And I can't say it's just biting off more than I can chew...we went away for a few days, shut the computers down, and now it took 23 minutes to open blogger!! Ghaa!   I have 63 minutes left ...tick tock! Typing fast while pictures are loading...

So, this is the 2-week Configurations Box or Tray Challenge from Linda's Studio L3,were these last two weeks we explored pages #33 & #34 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 2. Now, I origianlly planned on my small configurations box, but the sections looked too deep and narrow for my theme, butterflies and birds, wings and hopes..and I wanted to use reds to go with my new office once the new association building is finished. So I went and got the tray. Then before vacation I started gathering and making things to put in the tray. I thought I was golden! I still had time to select papers and get them cut before we left for the Cape. And you got it...couldn't decide until we got home today at 2:30...nothing like a deadline to make a decision.

Now, I thought I had items for the two empty boxes, but for the life of me I couldn't find (or remember-and I'm only 5 days over 50!!) them so I'll fill them in this weekend. And I'm not so sure about the butterfly border. The bottom right is chalkboard paper, but I couldn write neatly with chalk to save my life, so I stamped the quote with chalk came from a play our high school did in a competition, where I was the flute accompianment, can't remember the name, but I'll never forget that line!The three jars of semi-precious stones I picked up at a mine in North Carolina. So glad I found them!!

And here is the tray before I started filling it...

I still want to do the box, but I did orginally earmark that for a Christmas theme, so while I'm on a roll, I might just get that started as well.

OK, pictures loaded, forgive any typos..and while it's too late to join this week, check out Linda's pad every Friday morning, where a new Compendium Challenge awaits! Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Kim, this is wonderful! I LOVE the theme, and the colors, and how flawless ... just WONDERful!

    Maybe you should leave those open spaces ... I really like the butterfly border in front of one space, and then just the beautiful backgrounds in the others.

    Honestly ... this piece is so clean and complete ... I wouldn't keep messing with it!

    On the other hand, you always do such beautiful work ... bet you could fill it up perfectly!

  2. p.s. meant to mention ... love that you've included so many appropriate "quotes" too! Just beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous tray there Kim. I do love the quotes you have used and the flutterbies at the bottom. Great idea. I recognise the one quote as the one on my beautiful card.
    Great piece.


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