TIM HOLTZ CREATIVATION 2018 BLOG HOP

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Tim Holtz Creativation 2018 Blog Hop and Give-Away! If you are following along, you have just hopped over from the very talented Kaz Hall.  If you just happened to visit me here, you can start from the beginning with the fabulous Paula Cheney.  Richelle Christensen is hosting this blog hop featuring inspiration from all those who contributed to the Tim Holtz booths. Make sure you visit all these amazing artists and leave a comment on everyone's blog for a chance to win prizes!


I'm sharing this set of shadowboxes today featuring one of my favourite of his new releases, the new Tim Holtz Metal Vignette Bases.



There's a set of two in each package, the smaller about 1.625 inches wide, and the larger one at 2.75 inches wide. The top of these bases are flat, making it easy to adhere to your structure.




I've added a painted wood finial piece (TH93573) to give the larger box more height, plus finished off the top with another finial.  I can't seem to leave any metal unpainted, so I painted my bases first with a brown distress paint, wiping off the excess, then after that dried, Faded Jeans lightly on the raised areas. Both of my boxes were painted with a Faded Jeans wash (paint watered down)and a few splatters of Picket Fence paint. The new Vignette Frames (TH93694) fit perfectly over the Vignette Boxes (TH93279) and there's all four sizes in one package.  I've realized that I enjoy creating with lots of dimension, I just can't seem to leave anything completely flat!  Maybe that's why I'm hooked on making these shadowboxes. I raised one of the new Baseboard Frames(TH93710) with foam, placing a Photobooth vintage photo(TH93207) inside a Foundry Frame(93198) behind.  To finish off the inside I used a metal Ribbon Adornment (TH93686), "she is brave" Remnant Rub (TH93695) over a painted chipboard piece, tiny Key Adornment(TH93321), tied with Tim Holtz Craft Thread (015274) and dyed Crinkle Ribbon (TH93020).


My smaller box was created the same way as the larger one, but the base just glued directly onto the box.  Instead of a finial, I adhered a metal corner from the Vignette Accents pkg(TH93687) to the front.  When covering the inside of the boxes, I used an assortment of Tim Holtz papers and also the new Worn Wallpaper (TH93692)pkg.  I took a Watch Cameo(TH93264) and placed one of the new Quote Tokens (TH93691) on top.  The words were highlighted with Picket Fence paint and again his Craft thread was used.  My layers of papers behind the watch were die-cut with Tim's new Stacked Label Sizzix die(662695).

I have a few more projects that I will be sharing at a later date, hopefully you come back to visit!

Thanks so much for visiting me here and I hope you have been inspired to create your own shadowbox.  Next up on the blog hop is Jenny Marples with her incredible Creativation project!

                                                         PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!
There are a few prizes to be given away, just leave a comment on ALL the different blog hops posted for a chance to win!  Comments must be posted by midnight PST on Tuesday, February 6th.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 7th on Richele's blog.

Here's the list of all the participating designers:

IDEA-OLOGY
Jan Hobbins   You are here!

SIZZIX

STAMPERS ANONYMOUS 

Good luck and enjoy all the Tim Holtz inspiration!

Jan


196 comments

Louise said...

Awesome shadow boxes, love the frames and the new vignette bases. Your finishes on both pieces are amazing.

Rox Boyce said...

Uber cool shadow boxes, inspiring pieces! So much detail in the making ❤️

Juli Riedel said...

Wow Jan! What a great project! I can't wait to get the vignette box covers and the metal finials! I like how you put the quote tokens in the watch! Clever! Great job as always girlie!! XXX

Danee said...

Both pieces are spectacular. They really look like vintage pieces and they have so much weight to them. I love it. I find that sometimes Tim's frames and boxes are small and as home decor I struggle to make them look big enough to stand out. . Yours are fantastically bulky and make the statement I am looking for. The painting is perfection- I cannot believe you used faded jeans - they both just look super old and just the most perfect patina

Marie P said...

Beautiful pieces. They wouldn't look out of place on my vintage buffet, lol ;)

Jess M said...

The faded jeans paint looks so lovely. You made your wood look like it is truly weather worn.

Lady Claz said...

I really, really like these, especially the smaller one with the watch cameo.

Kaz Hall said...

Wow just wow! So inspiring, love them x

Carolyn Kropp said...

these are so soulful...just beautiful!

Monica Taylor said...

Great shadow boxes. Those new vignette bases are great!

Richele Christensen said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love how you added the finial to the metal base on the vignette boxes! So so clever! Thanks for joining in on the Blog Hop!

Chelle Fowler said...

such wonderful detail...love how they are layered...beautiful!!

Rea' said...

OH MY WORD ... absolutely love your shadow boxes; be still my heart... the new Vinette finials and metal bases MUST HAVE !!! Okay you know I'm making mental note of ideas ... Thank God for Pinterest :)

Brenda DeLawyer said...

Those are incredible! I love how you raised the box even more with the addition of the wood finial. Beautiful!

wendy baysa said...

Wowzers, such classic elegant pieces, love them! (6)

Christine Welch said...

These are so cool! I can imagine a whole shelf these! Fab-u-lous 💖

suzyb said...

You really have inspired me to try those boxes! Love what you did to them and the colours you chose to distress them with, great pieces! Love all of Tim Holtz things and those frames that fit the boxes, he makes everything so it works with everything else. Thank you for sharing your work. Enjoy your weekend.

Jan Bianchi said...

beautiful projects.

HildeM - Lykkelig med liten said...

So cool 💗💗

Deb Lorence said...

I'm inspired! TFS Jan!

Heather said...

I am loving these new bases and your addition of the finial is great. Stunning projects, thank you for sharing them with us all.

Nancy Buzzard said...

I love the vintage look of each project!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love these boxes! They look amazing, so many great details!

Ann Barnes said...

These are gorgeous.I love the way you have raised up the larger box by incorporating the wooden piece onto the new base. The layering inside these boxes is so interesting, I love the way the baseboard frame, has also incorporated a metal frame within and the adornments above. Just beautiful! So many ideas that have really caught my attention and given me pause, thank you for sharing your creativity.xo

LA said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous! Loving this very much.
Hugs
Linda xxx

gibonik said...

These bases turned out really great!!! Thanks for inspiration:)

Lynda said...

Pure genius construction! Elegant details for sure to be copied as soon as pay day arrives....lol

Dee said...

I like how these two go together! wonderfull idea!

Viktoriya Porechnaya said...

Amazing frame boxes!

Janet Wilson said...

2 wonderful projects. Took me some time to find out how to comment though!

cheri schwab said...

The use of the new frame and base truly make your project complete!
love the details and thanks for sharing your talent.

mellem said...

Awesome frame!

Linda Hofacker said...

Such a creative design - Brave indeed!

Bobbi said...

These are gorgeous Jan....love those new boxes and stands...a must try 😍

Kelly said...

all the little details really make your work stunning!

Kristen Osborne said...

Wow, i love shadow boxes. You definitely utilized them in a beautiful way. Such great detail, really catches the eyes.

Jack C said...

Those bases are really good looking. They don't overpower the boxes themselves, but still have a lot of character. Great work!

Debby Lewis said...

Wonderful! Shadow boxes are challenging for me but I love a challenge. Great inspiration.

Anonymous said...

These are so beautiful! I have photos of my grandmother that I'd love to use for a project like this.

unrulywitch said...

This would look fabulous on my desk,lol! thanx for sharing

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely beautiful shadowboxes! I have a few vintage photos that would look lovely like this!
Jackie xx

Maria Cottingham said...

Jan, these are stunning. I can’t wait to get all the new vignette goodies

Anita Houston said...

Simple and elegant with an antique flair...love them!

butterfly said...

Absolutely wonderful vignettes - perfect vintage styling!
Alison x

donna joy said...

wonderful work, great use of the components!

SusanK said...

These new bases and finials are the perfect pairing with your shadowboxes!

Laegwom said...

Have a collection of vintage candlestick that would make great bases for
the shadow boxes!

Saloni Bhutra said...

Amazing shadow boxes, love the vignette frames so much!

Diana said...

these pieces are what I seen on the facebook live that made me order all the bits!! I absolutely love them both. than you so much for sharing your talent with us and for the chance to win!!

Paula Cheney said...

These two pieces were quite a hit at the show. Everyone loved the addition of the wood base to the metal base. So very clever Jan. Thank you for creating such an inspirational set.

simo said...

Love these shadow boxes to bits, Jan...they are gorgeous! The use of the new metal 'goodies' is brilliant!

Carolyne Thrasher said...

Nice idea to mount them on stands!

Inca Princess said...

Beautiful! I love everything!!

Katie Baird said...

I never would have thought to use faded jeans, even as a wash for a project like this. Love the dimension and how it all just “works”! Thanks!

Tina in Texas said...

Beautiful! Can’t wait to try something like this.

Scottishrose said...

I had just purchased some of TH’s vignette boxes..& I am waiting for the bases & metal decor pieces to purchase so I can create a few of these lovelies! Thx so much for sharing!

Janice said...

These are lovely, gave me a great idea for my grandma's wedding photo!

Susanne said...

Love the patina you have created on your boxes! And all the details! Wow!

Ldybg93 said...

I've already been a follower of your blog and when I saw these little boxes in a video at Creativation, I had a feeling they were made by you. I love all of the wonderful projects you create with the vignette boxes - so fun! Can't wait to experiment with the new metal bases. Thanks for sharing!

traci said...

Each Blog I visit gets better and better. I love your beautiful boxes. So glad I have already pre ordered all the new Tim stuff as I have so many ideas from all of the Blog hops. Can't wait to get started.

LINDA said...

More fabulous vintage projects! Love it.

Barbara Schiassi said...

FAbulous projects, love these boxes, patina is fantastic! Barbara

Margaret R said...

Love, love, love these shadow boxes Jan!

Macarena said...

Totally awesome panels. I love their vintage look and the crazy dimensions. Thank you for sharing this amazing projects and for the chance to win prizes, too. Hugs, Marzena

Sue Kosec said...

Beautiful work, Jan ... as always. It's a treat to look at your creations. I love it all.

Happy art-ing!
xo
SuZeQ

Chris Pfeifer said...

I’m so inspired! Thanks for sharing.

K Ma said...

Beautiful work thank you for sharing

Rebecca Mayville said...

Amazing work. Can't wait to get started making one.

JoanneGib said...

Winner winner chicken dinner! feels so old and authentic. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah LeMarbre said...

So vintage love it

Juli Loves Paper said...

Thanks for explaining & showcasing the bases! Beautiful work!

Anne Dwyer said...

Aren't shadowboxes the best? the uses are endless fantastic idea to mount them thanks so much!

Boomdeeadda said...

Always creative and inspired. You make vintage look beautiful!

Kimberly Piwowarczyk said...

Those vignette bases are so pretty. I love your use of colors and layering, it really brings these to life.

pjblanton said...

Absolutely beautiful, lots if inspiration! Thanks so much.

JazzyH said...

Love all the elements you used. Beautiful

Emily Shroom said...

These are simply gorgeous!

Christina Sedor said...

Gorgeous Jan!!

Tamera said...

I was delighted when I saw that you paired the finials with the new bases! Fabulous idea! I also love the use of Faded Jeans on the frames and boxes. What a great color choice! Two beautifully creative pieces of art!!

Dawn Young said...

Great shadow boxes!! Love the layering. Sometimes I have such a hard time putting all those layers together!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous shadow boxes. Love the new bases. Thanks so much for sharing..

PamSpradlin said...

Your shadow boxes are amazing. I love all of your layering.

Kari Leach said...

Vignette boxes and the bases amazing!

wiesels said...

Not only do I love the vignette bases, but your use of faded jeans on it. Maybe I can break out of my brown toned crafting with this inspiration!

Kathy Jacobson said...

The token on the watch is so clever! And love the blue you added to distress your boxes! Gorgeous project!

Sheila said...

You're projects are always some of my favorites and these are no exception. Love all the well thought out details. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Joanne Kirkbright said...

Amazing as always - the metal vignette base is my fav of the release, although I do love all the new frames too, and collage papers and and - so hard to pick just 1 fav 🤣

Brandy said...

I love these shadowboxes! They look so vintage and beautiful!

KAT said...

Faded jeans paint - I had no idea that is the color you used to get that awesome finish! I love the stacks of papers you used in the smaller box - really catches your eye to the center. Beautiful projects and those new bases - swoon!

Raquel Burillo said...

Beautiful shadow boxes! Love the bases! I'm not surprised it's one of your favourites! Thanks for sharing!

stacy hutchinson said...

These shadowboxes are EXQUISITE...I love all of the details and adore that pocket watch with the quote inside...LOVE! Thank you for sharing the details!

Kim Faucher said...

These are amazing!!!! So inspiring

Barbara said...

Love your shadow box creations. They are unique and beautifully created.

Jennalee Anderson said...

Are you a magician? The weathered wood frames look like the real deal!! Both pieces are just beyond gorgeous!!

godzilla gamer awsome said...

Oh my, these new frames are just ance balls! I can't remember half the supplies i own, let alone enough to make these beautiful layers like you do!

Ann Kowalczyk said...

Thanks for sharing!

3Pals said...

These are fabulous. I love knowing all the products you used so I can copy...I mean try to create something on my own. Thank you!

Dawn Meade said...

When I saw your projects on Tim's video for CHA I was so excited! I loved loved loved seeing the new stands for the vignette boxes and how you used them. I will buy them as soon as they are available! I also loved how you colored the boxes. You are very talented!

The Tin Tiara said...

wow! Love these....especially with the bases!

Gail D said...

You are the Dimension Queen... I love the way you used to foam to raise up the frames

Unknown said...

Amazing shadow box creations - love all the perfect details in each one. Judy D.

Kim Nickels said...

I love to paint metal too! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to get my hands on these stands.

lorena b. said...

These boxes are amazing-loving the metal & wood bases.

Tona said...

These are fantastic! Love, love, love.

Me said...

These shadow boxes are so neat! Very nice design!

Karen Fulkersin said...

Ooo la la, love your layout and those vignette bases!

~amy~ said...

wow....these are both absolutely wonderful!

scrappergirl56 said...

So happy to see the Vignette Frames for the boxes...great looking shadow boxes...these are a must try for me...

Kathryn said...

Love the new “feet” I’m waiting to get my hands on some 😂 beautiful project thanks for sharing x

Sara Barker said...

Loving these elegant vintage shadow boxes inside and out! Your FJ's wash is lovely, and your vignettes within are stunning, filled with authentic looking details! So very inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

Aimee said...

I love these project. Such talent

Renee said...

I love what you did with these little boxes, the finish on them is amazing! Now I just want to buy everything. Thanks.

Scrapthat said...

Oh this is so pretty Jan!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Henriëtte said...

Amazing Jan, great work, the pieces are perfectly in ballance and looks like they a very old and fragile. Thanks for these great inspirations!

Sharon Richardson said...

wow thanks for sharing these I am going to have to have a go at shadowboxes after seeing these

Joyce said...

Love😍Love😍Love these shadowboxes...such a wonderful vintage vibe!!! TFS😃 JJ

norty but nice said...

i just love all your work and projects, fabulous !!!

Christine Kaminski said...

I'm going to make the larger one you did but use an actual old photo i have of Grandma - i love your creativity!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Your shadow boxes are gorgeous works of art!

Barbara Speck Designs said...

Love these vignette boxes!! Good things do come in small in small packages!

Les said...

I love these so much! Beautiful work!

Jane Luxem said...

Love your project! So very creative! Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

So inspiring. So amazingly beautiful.

Rita said...

i love the watch shadow box. Thanks for the great ideas!

Cindi said...

I love your shadow boxes with the new metal bases! Thanks for showing all the embellishments that make these a work of art!

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous I love seeing how everything works together, the bases finish things off perfectly, Elizabeth x

scrapseeds said...

Love the bases too. I also liked the layered watch.

Carolyn B said...

Love how you have lots of product but were able to let the item of focus stand out. Beautiful!

Deborah McNamer said...

Love that you used the finials in conjunction with the new vignette bases. I definitely have to try this! Thanks so much for giving us great ideas.

backintheday said...

Love the depth of the frames! The bases add a very elegant detail.

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE these projects! The finishes are so beautiful on each piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

SweetSue in Austin said...

Your shadow boxes are so very pretty, I, too find myself drawn to pieces with lots of dimension. Just beautiful work.

Cindy G said...

Love your pieces. Great inspiration.

Tracey M said...

WOWZA, OMG these are just stunning, I love everything about them, they are just amazing. The bases he is releasing are beautiful, I can think of a ton of things that I could create with them. Thank you for sharing your unique, beautiful projects with us. Tracey Magner

kmama5 said...

Beautiful work!! Y’all are so inspiring and amazing!! Thanks for all you do to keep me creating!

wendance said...

Love how all of Tim's materials go together and compliment each other - you did a wonderful job on the boxes! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jennifer McLean said...

thanks for the giveaway. I love your work, it's beautiful, those shadow boxes and stands rock!

linda meer said...

Just Loved the two shadow boxes and how you furnished them. I thought it was so smart of you to add the frames and the base to them. Gives me some ideas!

Kate said...

These shadow boxes are so elegant! I think my favorite part though is those gorgeous bases. I need me some of those!
Kate

Karen Kreun said...

Very creative!!!!
Thanks so much for sharing
Karen

Diana MtHens said...

Looks like a fun design

Katina said...

Fabulous!

Marisa Messias said...

Love, love, love!

Annheidel said...

These are so cool! I love the vintage-style bases.

bhappetat said...

After seeing these I want to get copies of my grandparents wedding photos and make shadow boxes for them

Катя Корн said...

Elegant !!!
Pleased to meet with your creativity!

Corinne said...

Love the way they look like old family heirlooms. Beautiful!

Karen said...

Wow these a e great, I love the metal vignette bases, such wonderful inspiration!

Patricia said...

This new Idea-ology release is fabulous! So many elements to incorporate into projects! I love it all! Your shadow boxes are so very pretty. I hope I can replicate them using my own vintage photos of relatives. Thank you for showing me how it should be done!

Kathy said...

I love the quote token on the watch, will be borrowing this idea!

Mary Matthys said...

I love your use of metals. Beautiful work!

Charlene Dahlberg said...

Love the vintage look of these projects and the metal bases are fabulours. guess I need to add these to my wish list !!

Bobbi Smith said...

Absolutely stunning! Love all the details you've incorporated with layering and dimension. The new vignette frames and bases are definitely going to be a favorite!

Lucy said...

The vignette frames work beautifully on your pieces. And I love that you added a wooden finial to the metal finial - great idea. The coloring on the boxes is beautiful. I can't wait to get to use more of these materials. The blog hop is VERY inspiring.

Deborah Cox said...

Great projects. This is the first project I've seen with the stands, I'm really liking what you did!

Unknown said...

I love the new vignette box bases!!!! I have a lot of vintage family photos that I would love to use these for! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Fabulous designs...I love how you've "elevated" the vignette to a higher level! Beautiful details and tones!

Becky Sorensen said...

These are really neat. I love the new stands.

Linda Agers said...

I love these shadow boxes...the frames make them perfect.

Tina henderson said...

such regal creations with so much work gone into them.... stunning. x

jayzor said...

The new ornamentation options for the vignette boxes are a real game-changer!

Veronica Tovar said...

Such wonderful and cool displays. I love this techniques. Tfs

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Oh my, my, my! Staying true as a forever inspirational force, you were one of my earliest gurus and still continue to be. So glad for the photo vignette. It is ispiered e to do one of my mom for everyone in the family using their favourite photo of her. So, these gifts will be individualized and special. The clock was very creative. Thank you again.

ESUE said...

Your use of the vignette boxes are just beautiful. They are so creative.

A Pink said...

2 divine shadow boxes full of vintage charm . I adore them Jan . Thank you so much for sharing x

Mooch Fast said...

I love how you've made these seem so simple, yet I know so much thought went into them.

B said...

So beautiful. I especially like the watch!

Pam L. said...

Ohhh, I love the petite size of the smaller one...and those new bases! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. :-)

Inkqueen said...

Wow, I cant wait to get my hands on those bases. The ideas are amazing. THanks

Cathy Potosky said...

Just WOW!! Love the vignette boxes and both ways you used the bases. Love the shabby look of the frames, what great projects.

Theresa said...

great blog hop. lots of great ideas. thanks as always for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

I am in love with these cool boxes and their gorgeous bases! Especially like that frame within a frame look!

Glenda said...

Your boxes are great! I like all the papers and metal adornments that you used!

Artyjen said...

It's great to see so many lovely creations on the blog hop....the addition of the feet and finials make this special. xoxo Sioux

Wanda Hentges said...

LOVE these!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, now I want to go create but instead I really must get the bathrooms cleaned.

the tattered rose said...

Those metal vignette bases were one of my fav additions to the idea-ology. Can't wait to get one. Your work is stunning!

Mel Roberts-Hareld said...

I was positively bowled over, when Tim showed your projects, in this year’s Creativation videos! You always have a touch that puts an elegant flair to the pieces you create. Such an inspiration! I began having ideas the moment I got to view these. Thank you for sharing your artwork!

Faith Maupin said...

These would look so lovely on my sofa table.... I just love everything about them, including the inspiration to give it a go on my own.

sherwoodforest said...

These all look soooo nice! Another inspiration for me to incorporate into my vintage corner. Especially like the vignette bases and how they stagger the heights.

Laurie :)
Faerie Bower

Craftychris said...

These are just so cool and I love those bases! xxx

Lisa H said...

gorgeous!! I love those stands. =)

Vic said...

I love both of your shadowboxes.

Peculiaris said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the new frames and bases for the vignette boxes, I always loved shadow boxes and this is just the perfect touch ❤
Thanks for sharing!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love how you used all the pieces, these are amazing!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Beautiful Vignette Boxes showcasing the new Vignette Frames and Vignette Bases. I love all the details in each box and the how you finished the bases. So inspiring...I think I have the perfect place for one on my side table. Thanks for sharing

Kijo Guyer said...

Beautifully done, I've always loved shadowboxes.

Jenny Shepherd said...

Oh wow these projects are great and I love the boxes and bases they will be really useful

Laura said...

Wow, this is cool. Thanks!

Jean said...

These are simply gorgeous!Love these frames! Thank you for the inspiration!

notjustgettingby:) said...

Great idea adding the finials to the box— I love the vignettes boxes but they were missing something to stand out— now I know what they were missing!!
Suzy

misteejay said...

Fabulous shadow boxes.
Toni xx

Amante del Papel said...

I stunning, I love your work!

Diana said...

Love how you created the shadow boxes. The metal finials are awesome.

The Altered Paper said...

Gorgeous work on these two pieces! I love the new bases and frames and your use of them! The timepiece in the shadow box is so cool- love it!

Denise Costa said...

These are amazing. Love your style and creativeness!

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