Monday, 19 November 2012

Locks and Keys / Use some of your stash

So due to my busy week last week I didn't get to spend any time in my craft room and was disappointed not to participate in the weekly blog challenge over at Out of a hat Creations.  In light of this I have decided to combine last week with this week and my piece covers both
Challenge #33 - Locks and Keys plus Challenge #34 - Use some of your stash.

I started with an old wooden embellishment box which was going free at the Bramford crop a couple of months ago, I picked one up for each of the Bramford girls as a side challenge so it will be interesting to see what everyone else has done with theirs, and strangely enough one has been altered in this month's Craft Stamper magazine too.  I removed one of the dividing walls and painted the box with snow cap Adirondack acrylic paint.  Once dry I touched the top surface with silver and gold dabbers and then cut squares from the Tim Holtz kraft resist paper stash and edged with Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink.  I stamped Stampotique Originals hanging hearts across the top 3 squares and coloured with barn door distress ink and my water brush, I also stamped a small key on to the other 5 pieces before gluing all 7 pieces into the box.  Next I filled each square with glossy accents into which I placed red hearts, small metal keys, Craftynotions stellar flash and the hand-written sentiment.  Finally I attached a lock at the top of the box and threaded a ribbon to make the hanger.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. Love this Tracey and it does fit in well with last week and this week at the Hatters. Great to have you join with us again and share this beautiful piece.

    Good Luck with the prize draw.

    Best wishes Chrissie xxxx

  2. forgot about this challenge so thanks for reminding me. Love the lock as an attachment to hang the project. How did you get your section out? Inspirational work

  3. This is brilliant Tracy I love how you have combined the challenge. Thanks for joining in with us at OOAH. Hugs Sandra X

  4. Tracey,your box is brilliant,love how you have combined the two challenges,haven't even looked at mine yet,see you soon
    Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x


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