Saturday, May 9, 2015

Down by the Sea - a Mini Configuration Book - Richele Christensen class!

Finally had a chance to photograph and post the 2nd project I made at the recent workshop I attended at Absolutely Everything run by Richele Christensen.  Everything (accept the real shells, star fish, fish netting and sand in the bottles) is Tim Holtz/Ranger.

The class was entitled:  Down by the Sea - Mini Configuration Book  -  and here it is, in all it's glory!
The front cover:
 Close ups of cover.  That's the back of a Found Relative card behind the seahorse - isn't the design lovely!  I don't think I ever looked at the back of one of these cards.
She also supplied the great fish netting we could use where ever we wanted
Inside Cover:
Inside of boxed side:  see the lit lantern in the top left??!!  HOW FUN IS THAT??!!!
Close ups:  Richele had already attached the Clip Board Clip to the cover for us.
We inked and crackled the pieces, coloring and placing them as we wished.  I pretty much followed Richele's sample but added some scattered  Word stickers and colored things differently.
We each got a complete set of Letterpress letters so we could create whatever words we wanted.
Richele already had the jars covered with clear Crackle and filled with sand, shells and glitter - we added color with stain or paint, tied on the twine and little heart charm
We made the little box to the left of LIFE into a shaker box - filled with sand and shells sealed with Glue N Seal on a piece of acetate over the front. We covered ALL of the edges with pieces of Tissue Tape. 
Here's the back of the box - that shows how we cut the top inside corner and tucked the wire for the battery pack in it and adhered it to the box with velcro.
Isn't this grand??!!  Well worth the cost of the class - it included ALL supplies -  we just had to bring scissors!!  Richele had already filled the Custom Knob with Glue N Seal and set the star fish in it so it was ready for us to attach to the cover..
 Here's Richele -  from the first day of class when we made cards and a folio -   I forgot  my camera on the 2nd day -  so could only show you the finished box - not step by step!
Thanks for stopping by!


Redanne said...

Now that is a class I would love to have taken!! The seahorse is one of my most fav dies ever and it looks fabulous on the config box! Absolutely stunning creation Julia, I love everything about it... so envious... Hugs, Anne xx

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! What a project!!! I loooove it!!!! So many pretty details and so nicely arranged, I have trouble with arranging stuff most of the time. I want to add like gazillion things and then have hard time finding the right spot...but you project is filled with gorgeous stuff and so beautifully displayed! Thank you for the inspiration :)

~amy~ said...

wowza Julia, this is amazing!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Julia, where do I even begin!! There are just so many wonderful details here and every one has been altered, adjusted and placed perfectly! The bottles, the starfish, those amazing seahorses...this is a thing of beauty that I have pinned, bookmarked and saved to my hard drive for inspiration!! hugs :)

Sue C said...

Fantastic project Julia ! Love the front cover and then there's move inside ! The little light is fabulous ! Sue C x

Kerstin F. said...

Stunning, really fantastic, thanks so much for this wonderful inspiration!!

Loll said...

This is so amazing! Love all the details ... so creative. This must have been a blast to make. Great job Julia! xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Stunning project Julia, love every bit of it. TFS

Deepti said...

Looks like your are both enjoying the class and mastering this style :) one day you too can start your classes and enroll me :D

Shari Trumbull said...

Just Spectacular, Julia!! How lucky you were to attend Richele's class and come home with an amazing piece of home d├ęcor to remember the event by :) Sooo fun!! XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

Wowzer... so glad I finally had some time to catch up a little bit... I wouldn't have wanted to miss this! What an astounding creation - every detail is so perfect, and the colour palette is stunningly lovely. Looks as though it was a brilliant class - I'm going to have to go off in search of day one now!!
Alison xx