Friday, September 21, 2018

Fall Fairy Woodland Trinket Box Scene with Eileen Hull

Hello and good evening! This month is all about Fall-O-Ween over on Eileen Hull's blog! My team mates are all sharing their fall and Halloween themed projects. It all makes me want to go grab a pumpkin-spiced latte. ;-) For my project I used Eileen's Trinket Box Die to create a little fall fairy woodland scene. Fall is my favorite season and I love making home decor pieces that reflect the colors and sights of the season.

I had a branch cross section that I used as a base. I like how the scene spills out to the base too!

I used some Tim Holtz Wood Slices to make the little steps.

The Trinket Box Die is very versatile. You can make diminutive shadow boxes like this one, hinged boxes like this one and this one, or actual little books. (You can cut out pages with the die.) For the first step, I covered mat board with patterned paper (for the sides and back) and cut out the parts. To make the front frame, I spritzed a piece of mat board with Distress Spray Stains, partly dried them and then ran it through my Big Shot in the Lumber 3-D Embossing Folder while it was still damp. The detail is amazing!! I added other layers of ink afterwards to highlight the grain texture and then cut the frame out. I constructed the sides of the box and glued them to the back panel. Then I measured out a piece of cardstock to stencil the background on:

I folded up the sides and glued it in place in the box:

For the base pedestal I used a wood shape I've had in my stash. It looks like a giant Hershey's Kiss. I painted it brown and used a hole punch to make a hole in the bottom side of the box for the point of the "Kiss" to poke through.

Hot glue worked well to join the parts. I also glued a bit of foam core board to act as a riser for the moss I was adding next.

I glued the moss in and then glued in all the die cut foliage and other parts. Once that was done and dry, I glued on the front frame and then the whole thing to the cross section base.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to visit Eileen's blog and check out the other posts for this month! I am also entering this in the Vintage Journey's current challenge, Back to Nature. Check out their blog too!

Eileen Hull Sizzix
Floral Arch & Words ( Sizzix / SB )
Book & Pages, Trinket Box & Frame ( Sizzix / SB )

Tim Holtz - Funky Floral #3 Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz - Fall Foliage Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz - Garden Greens Sizzix / SB )

Tim Holtz 3-D Embossing Folder, Lumber ( Sizzix / SB )

Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil,
Distress Inks - Ground Espresso, Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed
Distress Spray Stain - Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo
Sizzix mat board
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts - Garden Fairies, small
Idea-ology Wood Slices
The Crafter's Workshop stencil - Mini Aspen Trees
Ranger Distress Collage Medium - Matte
turf landscaping foam
Crafter's Pick - The Ultimate! glue (my fav glue ever!)

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  1. Lisa this project has my jaw on the ground- so. very. creative! I love how you embossed and colored the front frame to look like wood- that's crazy! And all of the tiny details add up to WOW!

  2. Lisa, this is a fabulous project. I love the colors and theme. The details are amazing. Thanks for sharing you creation with us at A Vintage Journey.


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