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Welcome to my stop on the Tim Holtz, Creativation 2019 bloghop...i'm sharing my (favourite) project from the idea-ology booth.

this isn't a full tutorial, but a collection of concept and process pictures (a peek at how ideas work for me).

H. Snellen

Yield: 1– Small Vignette Tray
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol Espresso, Mushroom; Archival Black Soot; Distress Old Paper, Walnut Stain; Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap
·         Crayons – Distress Candied Apple, Frayed Burlap, Picket Fence
  • Other – Collage Medium (matte); Texture Paste (transparent gloss)
  • Paint – Dina Wakley Umber; Distress Candies Apple, Picket Fence
Dry Ingredients:
  • Vignette Tray (small); Vignette Panel, Vignette Hardware
  • Card Stock – Paper Stash Destinations Glitter – Distress Rock Candy
  • Hardware – Ball Chain, Date Dial, Gadget Gears, Hardware Heads, Large Hinge Clip, Measurements, Mini Pulley Wheels, Numeric, Screw Cup Washers
  • Other – Classic Label Stickers; Layers (remnants), Mica
Tools/Equipment:

  • Other – Design Ruler, Guillotine Cutter, Palette Knife, Scor-Pal; Steel Wool
  • Stamps – Correspondence
  • Stencil – THS010 Eyechart










The next stop is the very talented Zoe Hillman

Prizes…

Please leave a comment on the blogs before February 9th at midnight PST and 3 winners will be announced on February 10th from the different blogs.

CREATIVATION 2019 BLOG HOP 


194 comments:

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Love your recipe for an amazing vignette. Love all the elements and textures. TU!

butterfly said...

The shattered glass is an amazing touch - such a brilliantly aged shadow box full of treats.
Alison x

Suzanne said...

A brilliant visual to remind you....
You need to have an eye test lol!
Thank you!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I can't believe I failed to see you...I'm sure we must have passed somewhere. So sorry. All your projects just stood out, and aside from the bee, this one was magical with that mica...a real WOW for me!

nancy buzzard said...

Oh, Vicki, the project is so perfect... I love the way your blog is constructed, too. I follow you blog for all the creative ideas; I can ALWAYS count on you to use the products in a new way or show a wonderful technique! All of your projects at Creativation were magnificent, thank you!

cindyaburns47@gmail.com said...

Terrific, interesting and so unique, I was happy to see mica being used, I think it adds a wonderful element to the overall vintage feel.

Freddie Bubblescrap Sleijpen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and the sheet of mica is genius!

AliceM in OKC said...

Your use of the eye chart stencil is perfect. Every layer adds to the story from the background to the mica. love it.

Richele Christensen said...

Thank you so much Vicki! Love your vignette tray and the mica is perfection!

wendy baysa said...

You never seize to amaze me Vicki! Your ingenuity and clever way you see potential in products always have me in awe! Another fabulous make!!! :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece, love how,you have echoed the eye chart throughout your background. Such a professional finish. Tracy ❤️❤️

Sarah Dott said...

Your work is so inspiring. Love this!

Unknown said...

This is absolutely brilliant! So inspiring and captivating! Just makes you want to keep looking at it!

Barbara Schiassi said...

You know... I adore your style, I adore your colors!| This project is stunning and absolutely inspirational! As always a masterpiece! barbara

Macarena said...

Oh my! This is such an industrial piece, I love the roughness of the details and I just LOVE the piece of broken "glass" - this was the most brillant idea ever!

Amy Connor said...

I can’t even handle that eye chart stencil. I need to get one now! I have those rulers too but I like them too much to use them.

Sheila said...

Oh my, soooo awesome!! Love the masculine feel and love the mica!! Thank you!!

simo said...

Steampunk...creative...perfect! I love this to bits! Thanks...hugs. Simona

CRB Flynn said...

Love this, I love the industrial look. Great inspiration

pambr said...

Wheels as pullys is brilliant, and I love bringing mica back to the forefront. It works wonderfully with Tim stuff!

Megan Swain said...

So much fun! Thank you for sharing with us.

silvergran said...

Fabulous industrial grunginess Vicki!

Redanne said...

An absolutely stunning piece of art, I love how you put the ball chain around the pulleys and built up your design. The mica was a genius addition - a real wow factor! Anne x

DJ said...

Love it! I'm really loving the mica and the eye chart stencil. Great job! TFS!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW such wonderful use of some great products. Love this as a piece of grungy art. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle Chmelar said...

I love the eye chart!! Great vignette!!

Beverly Sager said...

Have always had an affinity for eye charts - love this! Also, had a little chuckle over your "wet ingredients" and "dry ingredients".

Cheryl Salvato said...

I love the mica too. The whole project is amazing.

TC's Paper Blessings said...

Wow...NICE thanks for sharing

Joy Meadows said...

So inspiring! Love the mica and also the use of ball chain. Simply fabulous.

Teri W said...

Love all the ephemera and doo dads you incorporated in this! Toooo cool!

Lady E said...

Amazing project and that broken glass! Fantastic idea! thank you for sharing :)

Lee Ann Parrish said...

This is great!

pjblanton said...

Grungy perfection! Thanks so much.

Lori R. said...

Oh my gosh, this is one recipe for a vignette that I would love to make. Great job, love the broken glass too. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Inspired as always Vicki, love how you used the pulley wheels to suspend the eye chart and the gears for the 'specs' and the broken acrylic sheet is such an amazing detail! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic artwork.

Cindy U said...

Love your imagination and recipe for inspiration!

Carole Thibault said...

Love your piece and thank you for sharing.

Desiree House said...

The vintage look of this is perfect.

Montana-Hens said...

So much inspiration. Thanks for sharing

ESUE said...

love the gears with chain. Very creative.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your work is awesome – thanks for sharing:)

kari said...

Fabulously grungy!

Erica Hofstetter said...

What a fun and creative project! I loved seeing everyone's ideas that Tim shared on his video post.

Vicki in MD said...

Love all the tidbits that you put together so cohesively! Gorgeous project

Phyllis Olson said...

Lovely project. Thanks for sharing.

ßeulah ßee said...

Nice! So what is this mica and where do you get it?

Kaz Hall said...

Another favourite! Love all the details and that Mica!! Just fabulous xx

Gardenrose said...

This project is so awesome... I love all the creative ideas and enjoy how you use the products in a new way and such great technique! All of your projects at Creativation were very inspiring too! thank you! Rose

Theresa said...

where am I going to have all the room I need to display projects made from all your wonderful samples? thanks as always for sharing.

Reah Feiertag said...

Awesome!!

Cheryl Johnson said...

I love all the embellishments you used, Vicki, along with that wonderful piece of mica!

Rea' said...

Oh my how cool is this; the details are so fun! Just blown away by all the creativity!

KAT said...

Hmmm what's my favorite part??? Well lets start with the awesome piece of mica... But the idea-ology - how you used the wheels to hold up the eye chart, or how the gears and new piece (don't know the name) actually looks like steampunk glasses or the numbers running down the right hand side in the back. This is spectacular! So much metal goodness!

Gina S. said...

For some reason my previous comment posted as Unknown... not sure why. This project is absolutely brilliant! So inspiring and captivating! Just makes you want to keep looking at it!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Very cool! Love all the elements, texture, and trinkets. Thanks for the inspiration!

Windy Ridge Sanitarium and Art Emporium said...

Just my style.

Mary Jane W said...

I love assemblage projects, there’s so many things that catch the eye. Great job!

Christina Sedor said...

WOWZA!! Your creativity always amazes me, Vicki!! Mind Blowing xxx

Judy h said...

Your details are so amazing. So impressive!!!

Jess M said...

The mica just took this over the top. I love this.

JoanneGib said...

Love ❤️

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Wow, very cool. Thanks for sharing

Samistic Designs said...

Thank you for sharing such an amazing piece!

Lisa Vice said...

Can’t wait to get some of the new products so I can try to concoct something as cool as this.

proudmomma61 said...

Such a novel, Unique and creative project.

keast said...

Such creativity... Thank you for sharing.

Susie A said...

This is neat and "eye catching." It's nice to see all the trinkets and inspiration you put into this box. I could see this being on display in a classroom, eye doctor's office, stamp studio, etc. Simply wonderful. Thank you,

Immi said...

Very cool project!

Joanne Kirkbright said...

Again - just wow. Your imagination & ability to translate the products to deliver your ideas are amazing. Thank you for sharing & inspiring ♥️😍🙏

Nancy Dempsey said...

What a great recipe for a great project. Love all the details, especially the broken mica.

Bobbi said...

I love that this looks like an old display piece...perfect!

Barb S said...

I love seeing everything you create and enjoy your Instagram posts. Thanks for the inspiration and the detailed photos!

Mary Matthys said...

Your project is so amazing

Lisa Angel said...

Fascinating and lovely!!!

Lisa Hoel said...

I love your work Vicki! this is such a cool piece.

Tona said...

You do amazing work! Love all the detail.

Karen said...

You've done an amazing work on this cool piece of art! Just amazing!

Monika Gulyas said...

This assemblage box is so cool!!! I love the eyechart and the mica sheet!!!

Kathleen said...

This is crazy amazing!

Jen said...

Love the red distressed numbers!

Cheryl ~ Fiskateer #002 said...

So fabulous and love the altered look of this. I think it would go great in an optometrists office too. Just love this. Thanks for sharing!

Christina H. Petersen said...

That shattered glass is perfection! I absolutely love this. Fabulous work! :)

Heather Smith said...

What a great piece, I love how you made the stencil image pop and the mica was such a great addition! Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity.

Art From Zoe Jayne said...

Love the shattered glass (mica)in the top corner .. pulls it together.

Megan Mcdonald said...

WOW this is amazing

Anne Dwyer said...

Another amazing project - it looks like my wish list just keeps getting bigger! Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Tipton said...

I can see why this one is your "Favorite", love every detail! Thanks for enough info that I can make it for myself if I want to... questions??? Did you use the same paper from the inside on the outside of the tray? Where does one get such large Mica pieces?

Louise said...

Fantastic artwork, love all the details. Thanks for sharing

Roxanne Pafundi said...

Love the edgy feel of the picture! Would love to make something like this to hang in my home. GREat project! TFS

Nancy Wethington said...

Amazingly creative. That broken glass about did me in. Who thinks of stuff like that! Only creative you.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful industrial project.

Juicybear said...

super amazing project I love it, greetings Anneke

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! What a wonderful project!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jenny Shepherd said...

Love this project another one right up my street, thank you x

Tiitonyy said...

It's very successful and very detailed. Bravo.

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG your project is out of this world gorgeous - thanks for sharing:)

Deenie H. said...

I love what you've done here! The detail is amazing. Now I must have that eye chart stencil! lol

Holly S. said...

Amazing Artwork!

Linda Agers said...

Very creative art. I think I need that stencil.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is so cool! Love the broken glass.

Helen Jastrab said...

Another great idea for a gift.

Mary Holshouser said...

Just got my eyes checked last
week. Fun reminder of that
visit. Love it.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carrol said...

Beautiful vignette. Thanks for sharing.

Kath Stewart said...

such an amazing vignette filled with vintage treats and I love the shattered glass, hugs kath xxx

Donise said...

I loved this when I saw it in the Creativation videos, but my jaw is dropping over & over each time I discover the details within this project..Wow! Thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing more of your projects!

Sara Barker said...

The only thing better than seeing this here would have been to see it in person at Creativation. I love how your mind works; how you get these crazy ideas and somehow make them come to fruition. No one creates like you. I love every single grungy detail, especially the glass. But it's all the parts that make the whole that keep me coming back for more. I could stare at this all day! Thank you for your inspiration!

scrappallino said...

What a wonderful fantasy you have! This is really unique and special project! Brilliant idea of broken glass!

Becky said...

What a great piece. I love the textures. Thanks for sharing.

KimC said...

Wet and dry ingredients - cracked me up! I love all the details, especially the "pulleys" and chain. Such a great project! Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

What a wonderful vignette. I have worn glasses since I was a young child. This reminds me of all the times I have had my eyes tested over the years. You inspire me.

Holly H. said...

Love your project. Thanks for sharing.

Suzette said...

Love it all!! Thanks for sharing!!

Rhonda Hawkins said...

Great inspiration!Thank you!

Noreen said...

An interesting and fun piece - it really appeals to me!

Debbie Walter said...

Grunge :0) Love it. Fun project.

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful project! love all the metal and the fun 'cracked glass' along the top! Great design!

Cindy - FL said...

WHOA Vicki! I am loving this piece. The chunk of mica makes this piece actually look older and I love the way you used the date dial and gears with the clip to look like a real piece of optometry tool...so clever. I think this is among my top favorites and I really dislike picking favorites since everyone's work is amazing.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a treat for the eyes! Love all the elements you've played with. Wow!

Christine Kaminski said...

that top part of cracked glass is such a great idea!

Diana Gray said...

Very cool and creative!

suzieq23 said...

It's amazing how you adorned the box. So cool. Thank you.

Tiffany Hopkins said...

I love the use of the eye chart! Thanks for sharing!

jbonomo said...

Cool idea and thank you for the inspiration! Love that stencil.

Elaina said...

Love this, so interesting and clever.

Jeanne Beam said...

Awesome project! Love it.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Theresa said...

This amazing piece just blew me away when Tim showed it. It's clever and - well - beautifully creative. I am astounded by the mica "window" and have wracked my brain trying to figure out how you got mica that way.
Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Joyce said...

This is such a clever project.....especially all the elements. Very creative.

Deborah Cox said...

Very inspiring, TFS!

Bobbi Smith said...

Love this piece Vicki and that addition of the mica took it over the top...so awesome!!!

The Ink Tinker said...

I know an eye doc who would love this piece and I do too! I can tell you had such fun putting all together. The pulleys for the eye chart and the fractured glass are brilliant

Eydie said...

The shattered glass was a genius touch!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh this is so cool! From the soft stenciling to the 'broken' glass... great layers and textures!

Jan said...

Love that you used fabric and even stenciled on it! Thanks for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful piece! I love the gears at the bottom and the cracked/broken glass is such a cool look!

Barbara said...

Vicky, this is fabulous! Love the mica sheet and the chippy paint on those numbers.

Diane said...

Love how you used the hardware

Amanda Fredregill said...

Fabulous project!

Bridget said...

what a wonderful project!!

Ann Barnes said...

Always a treat to be wowed by your creative genius and pairing it up with Tim’s awesome supplies is like a match made in heaven. This is so incredibly awesome, the eye chart on the textile in the background was a fabulous detail and the mica just catches my breath. Exceptional. Thank you for sharing

Rose Martinez said...

Loved the cracked glass on the top left corner!

Inkqueen said...

Love the vintage eye chart. The Mica in the corner is great detailing. Absolutely beautiful

Gail D said...

Your makes captivate me! This reminds me of a museum piece. Thanks for always inspiring me!

Rox Boyce said...

Totally awesome project on every level ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ so inspirational and thanks for your photos of the process steps, so much to admire and appreciate, the Mica piece is simply genius!!

Melanie P said...

Such a creative project!! Must get that eye chart for sure!! Thanks for your inspiration!!

marie-christine denis said...

So original! love it, bravo!

Juli Riedel said...

Dang girlie! This project is just amazing! The cracked glass is a fantastic effect! You always inspire us girlie! Congrats on a great project!

mbchetti said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing...

Josee said...

Very creative

ginger jarnagin said...

What a perfect gift for your eye doctor! I love this!!

Amy B. said...

This is so cool !! “I can clearly now!” ;)

nancy buzzard said...

Awesomely amazing!

Amanda said...

Really beautiful!

Margie Higuchi said...

Just amazing - fabulous assembly of objects! So fun to see - each time I look I find another wonderful design. Brillant use of the mica!

A Pink said...

Im a big fan of your creativity, Vicki- I may not visit often ( time doesn't allow) but always admiring n loving from the side lines so it kinda goes without saying that I totally LOVE this. YOu got this style of creativity well n truly nailed and you always make it your own!
Thanks so much for sharing x

George Couldry said...

I love this piece.

Henriëtte said...

Great box, love that it looks simple but everytime I look I see something else that's interesting. Thank you so much for the inspiration and sharing.

Jane Cameron said...

Love this project, great use of the vignettes box and all that lovely metal.

Jan Hobbins said...

Such an amazing piece of artwork, as always Vicki! I love how you used the ball chain with the pulley wheels to suspend the eye chart. You always have the best creative ideas, such as that wonderful piece of mica. I think I need to find bigger pieces of that stuff now!

April said...

This is such a cool and amazing project! Love it!

Vickie said...

So clever and very creative!

Ldybg93 said...

This whole project is super creative and I love every bit of it! The way you hung the panel from the bead chain and wheels...the clear texture paste of the eye chart on the background paper and last but not least that awesome new date dial...fantastic!

Gail said...

Love the gears, eye chart ect. This is very industrial looking which is great!

Helena Cuttino said...

Quite unique, different, I liken it when somethng done out of the norm, inspiring.

Unknown said...

this is very cool - every where you look there is some other little detail wow

Sys said...

Gorgeous 😍😍😍😍😍

Tammy said...

This is beautiful! Loved reading your thought process!

Deborah Emmons said...

I can see clearly now, what my next project will be. Fun, fun.

Mary McAvoy said...

This is so clever! I love how it tells a story with the different elements!!

Dana M said...

So cool! Amazing textures, layers and design. What a wonderfully creative and fabulous piece.

Na 'Zà Flo said...

Love your vignette tray! Beautiful inspiration, thank you.

Wendy Lambert said...

Amazing project!! I love all the different elements. The pulleys are a favorite! This is just such a fun creation.

Twylia Bell said...

I really like your project. I used to work for an eye doctor so the eye chart always catches my eye in any piece of art. I have my grandma's old eye glasses that would look great in a piece like this! TFS!

Cassie's Creations said...

This is a "statement" piece, full of unique eyecatching details! Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing your artwork with the rest of us.

Susanne said...

Vicki, I love every single piece of this! All the details, the eye chart and all the Ideaology pieces! Your style absolutely blow me away! Thanks for sharing! I wish I had your creativity!

Nadine said...

Amazing work- I love the details! This is so inspiring- thanks for sharing!

Rena Sawatski said...

Love this piece. The addition of the glass (a piece of mica?) is a perfect addition.

Lisa Andersson said...

Wow, this is such a cool piece. Love all details.

Phoebe Pereda said...

Love all the textures! My very favorite touch is the use of the wheels! What a fun way to hang the sign. Thanks for sharing!

phlower said...

Fabulous creative project! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Helen said...

Great project with a more masculine feel.

Tracey-B said...

Another favourite on this blog hop. Truly a work of art and I can’t stop looking at all the elements. I love everything about this project, but especially the use of glass/mica which I haven’t come across before. Fantastic, thank you for sharing...now I want to go and play in my craft room!

Tracey M said...

I enjoyed reviewing your ingredients list and then seeing how all the elements came together so wonderfully.

Mel Roberts-Hareld said...

There isn’t a single detail, in this project, that I don’t absolutely LOVE! I think that. I find something new to love, each time so look at it, too! I have to say, I ordered some mica sheets, after seeing what that touch added to your creation, too! This is BEYOND awesome!

Janettha said...

From eyesight to insight

Kimberly Piwowarczyk said...

I love the pulleys and the shattered glass look. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Awesome project! Thanks for sharing!

Katina said...

OMG, love this little project! One of my favs!

Maxine Hodges said...

Love all the lovely products and steps to make this new project look vintage

Mitzi Wallace said...

I love the part with the the ruler and the arrangement above it!
Thank you for sharing with us. This blog hop is so much fun!!

Connie said...

I love the eye chart and the imagination quote! Thanks for sharing with us :)

littlejennlibrarian said...

Fabulous! Love the look of broken glass!

lora said...

I really Love your creation and you are indeed a talented person.