I started this piece by enlarging the photo of my grandfather and placing it inside one of Tim Holtz's cabinet cards (love those things!) I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks to add color to the edges and finished up with a bit of Aged Mahogany.
I stamped the train, railroad crossing and tracks along with the quote from Tim's clear set onto cream cardstock and colored and cut them all out. I had stamped the tracks twice so that I could make a longer border. I slipped the tracks inside the cabinet card on the left side, adhered them down and placed the railroad crossing sign over the place where the two sets of tracks met. I then glued the train over the top of the tracks at the base of the photo. The quote was the last piece adhered to the photo.
Boy, did I have fun with Ideology after that! I adhered a Ring Fastener, Jump Ring and Word Key to the Cabinet Card and a Word Band that I wrapped around the card with one of Tim's Naturals Black and Cream Trimmings. I used Aged Mahogany Distress Paint to color in the recesses of both metal pieces. You just need to dab the whole metal piece with the paint and then wipe off the excess. Cool!
Finally, I adhered the number 46 from one of the Plaquettes to the cabinet card. .
Here is that section of the panel finished:
To finish the burlap panel, I used Glue 'N Seal to adhere two pieces of red striped paper from Tim's French Industrial paper stack to the burlap along with a clock and rail ticket from his ephemera pack. I wrapped ribbon around the top of the panel and added an Ideology Buckle. The final additions were the metal Box
Corners and the Number Brads that spell out 1895, the year he was born.
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