Friday, 9 March 2012

Trip Down Memory Lane

This is my latest project on my desk.

My moms going to a 75th birthday bash on Sunday and this afternoon (being Friday) she casually asked if I had any finished tins just lying around and blow me down I did!  It was rather full of bling and flowers so it needed some revamping to make it a bit more masculine, but I think it worked out ok.  The tin is covered in torn telephone directory and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and over stamped with Archival ink.

Peter (the birthday boy) worked in Kodak about 40 years ago which is where my dad knew him from so the Tim Holtz film strip ribbon was the perfect stuff to put round the tin.  I also used some of his idea-ology in the form of the memory key and the game spinner for some added interest and the lettering which I die cut from Tim's Vintage Market Sizzix strip got a dose of Glossy accents for good measure.

Every guest has been asked to write a letter full of memories of their past together and so my mom is hoping that this tin will be the perfect gift for him to keep all his letters in.

Thanks for the visit, its always nice to know that I am not just talking to myself!

EDIT:  My mom gave him the tin yesterday and it was gone over with a fine tooth comb, he even noted the film strip and appreciated the thought that went into making it.  It is so nice when someone takes the time to really look at and enjoy what you have put hours of love and attention into.  So often it is just glossed over.



  1. You NEVER talk to yourself! This is simply wonderful! I bet your mum was thrilled!

  2. Bella this tin is just fab! I love your idea with the telephone book paper so clever...have a good week-end

  3. What a sweet story, love that the letters will be housed in this beautiful tin! I love how you embellished it!

  4. How lovely to get such appreciation for all your efforts. The result is wonderful and such a special idea.
    JoZarty x


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