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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Collector Of Memories - Tim Holtz Locket Book

Helloooo everyone, it`s Tracy here today to share a childhood memory using a
Tim Holtz Idea ology Locket Book
 Oh my giddy aunt when this arrived in the post I swooned and knew that something truly special had to be nestled inside . . . 
what better, than a cherished memory of my much loved and greatly missed Gran along with a picture or two.
This is how it looked before I went to town to make the accordion book shabby and aged . . .
If you know me then you will know I love to make items old and distressed . . .
 sooooo time to get messy!
First up a quick coat of Vintage Photo Distress Stain, followed by Walnut Stain Distress Stain...
...a touch of Black Soot Distress Ink Pad with a blending tool, splidge splodge with a little water and a blast with the heat tool to age it even more to get it looking like this!
I forgot to mention the distressing around all the edges with my trusty scissors.
Time to embellish...
So my background was how I like it, but too dark to show up the beautiful 
A quick dab of Picket Fence Distress Paints and then the rub on worked a treat and still looks aged.
 A touch of clear embossing powder to make it more durable, plus another texture.
Ohhhh, do you see the yummy tissue tape up above . . .loooove!
Going on an outing to the Glen with my Gran and Mum required my sister and I to wear our shiny black patent shoes, even yet seeing patent shoes takes me right back through the years to happy times!
See that film reel over the pic  . . . it`s a rub on.
 I chopped pictures up to tell a story and the one on the left is my Grans feet and our shadows, sitting on a bench either with candy floss or ice cream . . . a day out needs yummy delights.
 Mum was always the picture taker!
Gran passed away when I was very young but boy do I have a zillion memories of happy times and she will live on in my heart forever!
All the words on the pictures are from
Tim Holtz Idea ology Remnant rubs - Words
such a dream to apply and my go to craft item now.
Who would have thought that something so small could hold so much?
A little Distress stained bit of fabric, some chains, a tag and beautiful key to add the finishing touches to what is now a treasured keepsake.
 Why a key?
The key is the lock that will always keep Gran close to my heart, the red fabric for the love that I have for her
yesterday, today, tomorrow.
Whew, well all that`s left to say is
" thank you " 
for looking and I hope I have inspired even one of you to have a go with this beautiful Locket Book, I had so much fun and if you do make one then stop on by and let us know, we would love to see it!
Till next time

Just click the links below to take you over to the eP Shop -
Tim Holtz Idea ology Locket Book
Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Picket Fence
Tim Holtz Idea ology Tissue Tape - Elements
Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs - Words, Elements

Guess I love Distress,lol!!


toni said...

Superb ! You have made a beautiful keepsake, thats a brilliant way to use the locket , a fabulous tribute to your gran
Toni x

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

Tracy, wowzer this is sooo beautiful special memories for u to keep love it xx

Annette Green said...

Tracy, oh my goodness. This is so lovely and sweet and so sentimental. How wonderful it turned out. I have yet to get one of these lockets, wondering what I'd ever do with something so small, but you showed us that it can be filled with something very special and beautiful.

butterfly said...

Stunning work, Tracy - a beautifully distressed and antiqued transformation of the locket book - you've created an heirloom to be cherished.
Alison x

Kim said...

Love, love, love, Tracy! What an amazing's just beautiful and I adore how you brought everything together.

Laurie Allen said...

Beautiful, tiny little treasure, I love it! So small, would be a fun thing to surprise a little girl with!

Teresa Jaye said...

oh Tracy, this is amazing. What a lovely keepsake and beautifully, artfully done!

Scrapthat said...

What a lovely little treasure!! :D

Donna-Marie said...

Sahhweet!!! You have done so much work in a little locket...impressively beautiful :-)
The sentiment behind the work is just as sweet...I think I need a locket now.
You rocked this one out of the park!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Oh, Tracy! This has brought a tear to my eye. What a lovely way to celebrate such a wonderful woman and special memories. I love all of the details with the tiny photos and words. I also love how vintage and treasured this looks. It tells such beautiful stories and thoughts including your choice of embellishments. I am inspired and touched.

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh hello, Tracy :). OMG!! this is so wonderful, I love making tiny books too, so my heart skipped a beat when I saw this!!. Gorgeous memory of gran :).

Micki said...

WOW, that is adorable. Love the tiny size and the locket......

BJR said...

I LOVE what you've done with this locket book. So full of sentimental memories. That's what it's all about. For another idea...I just finished one with some memories of our wedding. Made it look old and all of that, put it on the top of a little altered box, along with a Graphic 45 chipboard piece, vintage buttons and a couple of paper flowers. Inside the box was a small gift for my husband. He loves it!!

Tracy said...

Thank you all so much for the lovely make my heart sing!! Xx

Tracy said...

Sounds beautiful and sure that it will be treasured by your husband forever. Would love to see it if you leave a link.
Big hugs