Monday, July 25, 2016

Lest You Forget How Much You Love the Beach

I'm excited to share my little ocean view Vignette Box today. 
Here are a few photos of how I put this together.  I had a 7" diameter circle of cardboard from the bottom of a small pizza.  I cut out a 3 1/2" x 5 1/8" rectangle to line the box.  I tore off some of the paper covering it and brushed over it with a wash of Ranger Distress Picket Fence Paint and water and dried it with my heat tool.  Then I sprayed some Salty Ocean Distress Spray Stain onto my craft mat, spritzed over the stain with water and dragged the painted cardboard panel through it letting it drip down.  I dried that layer with my heat tool and then stamped over the panel with Cover a Card Bubbles Stamp from Impression Obsession using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.
I die cut the Seahorse and Wild Flower stem out of a tan Paper Leather Sheet.  I used Eileen Hull's Honeycomb embossing folder to give texture to the seahorse, rubbed over the seahorse with Distress Ground Espresso Ink and added a Candy Dot eye.  I looped the tail around the stem, glued the stem flat onto the panel and used foam dots under the seahorse  I added some "sand" using Tim Holtz recipe.  I added a Small Talk sticker - which way to the beach? after cutting it in half and sponging the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. .
I used thick foam dots behind the panel to hold it up a bit inside the Vignette Box.
I had two half circle pieces of cardboard left over from the pizza cardboard and realized one would fit perfectly at the top of my Vignette Box!  I tore off some paper and painted it with the same Picket Fence paint and water wash.  I stamped this lovely quote stamp from Gift From the Sea set by Gina K Designs onto a piece of Kraft card due cut with a Stitched Mat Rectangle Die from Lil' Inker Designs.
I sponged the edges of both of them with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo Ink. I put a piece of Linen Ribbon behind the sentiment and added two real shells in the corners.
I adhered twine along the sides and bottom edge of the frame.  I added a Starfish die cut from Paper Leather and sponged with Ground Espresso with a green enamel dot in the center.  I added a little more sand to the bottom of the frame as well as another little  real shell.  
(you can still see some of the white glue I used as it was so humid when I was making this it took forever to dry! when it does dry it will be completely clear)
I added two wooden circles to the base of the box for feet.  I sponged the edges with Distress Ground Espresso ink.  The box is a little back heavy so I had to place them a little off center, closer to the back to balance it.
I love these Vignette Boxes - and I'm so happy with how my little ocean scene came out inside it!
I'm linking my project to the following challenges:
Anything But Cute - Summertime
 Stamps & Stencils - Tic Tac Toe  
I used Corrugated Cardboard, Circles (stamp) and String (twine)
Stamps:  Cover a Card Bubbles - Impression Obsession, Gifts from the Sea - Gina K Designs.
Paper:  corrugated cardboard, Paper Leather Sheets - Sizzix.
Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon.
Accessories:  Picket Fence Distress Paint, Salty Ocean Distress Spray Stain, Neutrals Candy Dots - SU, Eileen Hull Honeycomb Embossing Folder - Sizzix, Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Wild Flowers Thinlets Die, Sand and Sea Die - Tim Holtz, thick foam dots, sea shells from stash, Idea-ology Linen Ribbon, Small Talk Occasion Stickers.


~amy~ said...

Julia, this is wonderful! I love all things nautical!

Juliz Design Post said...

Julia, your vignette box is adorable. Love all the elements you have used in your nautical scene.
Julie x

Redanne said...

Your ocean scene is beautiful Julia, I love how you used the corrugated card for the background and the embossing on the seahorse looks fantastic. The beach you created is wonderful and I love that sentiment!! Great use of the vignette box, I love this! Thanks so much for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Julia, what a fantastic beach project! Love the corrugated cardboard background, works so well for texture and interest. Your sand looks amazing, and I love the added seashell! I really love the sentiment at the top, what a lovely quote and so perfect for your piece. So glad you have joined at Anything But Cute, what a wonderful Summertime project! hugs :)

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fun and creative project Julia! Love all the textures! The seahorse looks outstanding!

Loll said...

WOW ... this is so cool!! I love your Vignette Beach box. So creative with lots of amazing elements. Great job Julia! xx

Eileen Hull said...

What a beautiful project Julia. So many great details and techniques!

Vintagehandmade said...

What a super cool and super creative beach project, Julia! I love how you used your corrugated cardboard and the textures are amazing! I love your amazing embossed seahorse and your sand looks fabulous! You have created such a beautiful beach scene and I love it!
Thank you so much for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute and for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Hugs! Branka DT xx

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This piece is amazing Julia! I love every single part......thanks for describing so well how it was created. Your shelves must be quite full.......isn't it tiime to give some of these wonderful things away?? (Hint, hint!) Love, Anne

Sara Barker said...

Julia, I saw this little vignette and had to pop in for a closer look! How wonderful this is with the corrugate background and sandy ocean floor! I love your textured seahorse and that quote is one I should take heed to! Maybe when it cools down a bit! Thank you for sharing this with us at Anything But Cute for our Summertime Fun challenge. Hugs!Sara Emily DT

PS I just saw these boxes at Michael's the other day, and happy to see them being dressed up!

rachel said...

stunning work Julia - its amazing - love the corrugated card and of course the beautiful seahorse. Thanks for joining stamps and stencils this month. Hugs rachel x

Team Clark said...

Julia, this is truly exquisite! Every detail works together so beautifully. I love the very natural feel and gorgeous sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with our tic tac toe challenge at Stamps & Stencils. Hugs, Autumn

Team Clark said...

Also, darling, thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Anything But Cute & our Summertime Fun challenge. Hugs, Autumn

toni said...

A lovely project Julia! Love the sea theme with your textured sea horse, a great way to use the Vignette, must check those out! Thankyou for sharing this with us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni x