Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What's in Your Mailbox?


I've got a set of the new Adirondack Color Wash Inks. Very cool stuff. They spray really, really well. The colors are intense, and wonderful. This is a paper mache mailbox I sprayed with Red Pepper. It covers completely and moves around with a large brush. Done in a flash! Added some Tissue Tape Symphony for contrast on the edges. Again...such a fast step to do.

Then I sprayed it with Kiwi Perfect Pearls Mists. What a cool contrast. The picture doesn't do it justice.


The Snow Trees are Tim's die, covered with Picket Fence Crackle Paint and Diamond Stickles after the Grungepaper trees were inked with Pine Needles and Forest Moss Distress Inks.

The Iron Gate die at the bottom is painted with Silver and Gold Paint Metallic Dabbers. I also used a couple of Tim's Seasonal Salvage Stickers.

So, get some of the wonderful sprays. They amazed me. They will you, too.

Now, who wants to win a prize.....like I promised a while back, before the wonderful RX got me? (Got a new one today, cross your fingers!)

Anybody want a Tim Configuration?????????????????? (See Nov. 10th post for mine)

Leave me a comment, and we'll pick a winner and one could be yours!

Be well, I'm on the way!

Life is Good Again.....(sigh)

Linda
UPDATE...the mailbox is from Hobby Lobby!

52 comments:

Barbara said...

Now I feel a little at a loss here. What is a configuration?

Meme said...

Your mail box is awesome! Wow...the sprays must work really well to cover chipboard like that! Your trees look really good. Great project!
Sorry about the tim gig, however the honor will live on, my friend.

becky said...

i have been wanting to get some of those configurations -- one day! this would be a wonderful prize to win (just in time for my birthday!)....

Anonymous said...

Love the configuration boxes, also your mailbox!
Carriep

Kim said...

Wow....amazing work. Looking forward to seeing more..... feel better :0)

artgirl said...

Love what you did, can't wait to try out the color wash inks, they look awesome. I love the tissue tape also, and the metalic edged piece on the bottom that looks like a cast iron picket fence - very cool. thanks for sharing.
Monica

dblanken said...

I LOVE reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful creations you make. You are so talented. I really need to try the color wash inks. I would love to have a chance to win one of the configuration boxes.

Barbara said...

Oh now I know what you mean. Its one of Tims new box thingies. Dont count me in for the contest b/c I already have one.

Natalie said...

Linda,
I am a recent follower and it always excites me to see what you are creating next!

its such a great idea. easy and fun to do. thanks for the inspiration. i have thoughts of all kinds of holiday mailboxes in my mind. What a great way to show off all the Christmas cards. thanks again!!!
-Natalie

Nancy said...

Oh, this is sweet!! I'm getting some of the new Color Washes as a Christmas gift ... can't wait to play!

Noel said...

I've seen lots done with them and would love to have the chance to win a set....thanks. Noel

kayjax51 said...

I'm not even sure what a configuration is, but after seeing your other posted works of art, I'd sure love to win it!

Denise said...

That is awesome!!! I love how everything sparkles :)))

francine said...

Beautiful I love it! So colorful too.
Would love to win it!

SusanK said...

What a cool Yule box! I'd love to win a Configuration...such fab ideas have been shown already!

Vic said...

I love your mailbox. I just got some Colorwash & Perfect Pearls Mists so I'm going to try this on a paper mache box.

I'd love a configutation box!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Laure Janus ~ Little Joys Studio said...

LOVE your mailbox - the colors are so intense and yummy, and I'd LOVE a configuration! Thanks for the give away, Linda, my fingers are crossed.

Susan said...

Linda, your mailbox is too, too cute! I love how that colorwash covers so nicely. I have some of the old ones, but will have to find some new ones to play with. Hope you're feeling better!
Susan

Helen said...

You bet I'd love a configuration! I just ordered some of those washes, your mailbox looks fantastic.

Bernice said...

I saw one of Tim's configurations boxes done with the boxes stuck on the outside instead of being on the inside - thinking 'outside the box'!!! Would love to be able to have a go myself.

qwiksave said...

OOh, you've inspired me. I've got a small metallic mailbox that had sweets in it from a junk shop. I've been wanting to decorate it and couldn't think how. The way you have done yours would be perfect. I've recently altered a thimble case, so I'd love to upgrade to a Tim Configuration.

rosenrobrt said...

I saw the mini mail boxes at Michaels, I might try one of those or a mini Lunch Box...I have done the ceramic piggy banks before...Thanks for the Creative ideas.

Robert

Melissa said...

Who wants a Tim Configuration? I do! I do! I've wanted one since first peak and have loads of ideas...!

Lois said...

What a great idea, I have a small wood mailbox that I am going to transform, thanks for the inspiration.

sandysewin said...

Your mailbox is wonderful. Don't you just love projects that look complicated but are really very simple?

Oh, and I'd love a configuration. Thanks for the chance to win!

Primitive Seasons said...

Great job on the mailbox. I wonder if the color washes would work on the little metal mailboxes from Target? I'll give it a try. This is a great project.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Oooo, this is awesome, and stellar idea about the Kiwi pearls (which I happen to have, lol) will definitely try that combo. I love those colorwashes for intense color, this is a gorgeous project.

Val said...

Fabulous mail box Linda.
Would love the configuration. Can't get them where I live.
So glad you are feeling better.
Val

MrsETaylor said...

Linda, those trees are absolutely STUNNING. I so need to try creating some like that. Thank you for always giving me so much inspiration. This is one of my favorite stops in blogland. Thanks again

Debby said...

cool mail box. I hope you are on the mend finally! Hopefully I will get some of those colorwashes for Christmas.

Laura said...

Wow -- the color is gorgeous and I love the shimmer of the perfect pearls!

Sandra said...

Love your project - I have a bunch of the old bottled sprays - the colors are nice.
Sandra

Heidi Mireles said...

I LOVE YOUR MAILBOX!!!!!!

Carol said...

I love your color wash layered with the pefect pearls. Nice! And I would love to win a configuration!

Nancy said...

So glad you are feeling better and getting back in the creative swing of things. I do love the mailbox and the color wash is beautiful! I may have to try them again.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad TH introduced us to you & your fun, creative art! I'm glad to hear your will continue sharing your creations. The mailbox is great - ya gotta love Red Pepper anything!

Debbie C

Robin said...

Wow hard to believe the color wash has such great coverage. The snow trees give a winter magic feel. I would love to win a configuration so I can think outside the box!

LB Designs said...

Your mailbox is adorable! And of course I would be excited to win one of Tim's configurations;D

Kristy Hansenwi said...

What a cute idea. Love the trees....I can only imagine winning a great gift like you are giving away. I love checking what you are doing. Thank you for sharing. KH

2amscrapper said...

Great giveaway! Happy you feel better. Love the mailbox!

Wanda H said...

Love the mailbox!!! The new sprays just arrived in my mail box today... yay!!! I actually have the old ones and now I can use the new ones and just refill from the old ones... and the old ones that weren't made new - I've decided I could just put them in a mini mister and they'd spray really well that way too.

Linda Carson said...

I saw your name listed on Tim's blog & clicked. What a find! Your mailbox is so fun, so creative & inspirational! Love it!

Vicki B in OP NY said...

What an adorable quick tutorial on your mini mailbox! I simply MUST have a go at those combinations. In fact, they would look perfecto on CONFIGURATIONS!! I'd love to be your winner ;-)

Sue McGettigan said...

I'd love to win a Tim anything :) Love your super-cute mailbox Linda, I'm a mailbox freak!

Carol said...

Love your mailbox. Love the shine. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas with us. You rock!!! I'd love to win a configuration. Thanks for the chance.

Julie Cherrington said...

Love your project! Am amazed at the great coverage from the Ranger Spray Inks and such a vivid red too.
Congrats to whoever wins the Configuration - Lucky lucky You!

sue said...

What a fun project. I am really going to have to try this color wash.

Joyce said...

I really like this mailbox. I just happen to have one sitting and waiting. Now I have inspiration to work on it. I know, I love the color washes.

bonniemon said...

As soon as I saw the picture I thought "now that's what i'm talking about!" I am definitely going to be making something like this. I have the little mailboxes already, and I love what you did with them!

Sharron said...

Love the mailbox. Now on my "to do" list. Thanks for all your wonderful creations and instructions.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a gorgeous mailbox! just adorable! thank you Linda for this wonderful holiday inspiration!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love your mailbox. It is always fun to come visit your blog.

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