Friday, 9 November 2012

Treasure Your Memories!

Try it on Tuesday 's actual challenge wants to see projects based on the theme "Memories".(And remember: their DT-call is still on until Nov. 20th!!)

Another challenge, I enter with this project, is Craft Room's "Time Keeping" challenge. 

The old photographs shown on the lovely projects of the DT at TioT and some of the entries too made me browse through my tin box containing old photographs of my ancestors.

I also thought this challenge theme would be a great opportunity to use my new stamp set from TJ Designs "Birds of a Feather - The Autobiography of a Bird", which I stumbled upon quite accidentally and fell in love with immediately. I also think, birds are a wonderful symbol for the time flying.

Having found some old photographs of some of my ancestors hiking a glacier, I thought, these were the perfect images to capture the meaning of precious moments in life. There's so much adventure-feel in that pictures, being mysty and whitened out at the edges! This finally settled the idea of creating a thin album to keep treasured memories in (with which I also enter TioTs challenge of course).



I chose a paper from the Tim Holtz "Lost and Found" paper stash, showing buttons. This one reminds me of hours spent as a child, going through the buttons box of my grandmother. These wonderful worn and old treasures, silvery or leather covered, some made of horn, some of mother of pearl, some being clear, others opaque.... they always made me wonder, whose garments they once had been on and which adventures they could tell about if they could only speak to me.


So this is all about memories. The clockface with the spinning hand, symbolizing the rush of time ... or it's slowly passing by. I often wonder, how different we feel about time, according to the actual situation and state of mind.

I glued the clear buttons onto some happy faces from a copy of another photograph, which showed a big bunch of happy people enjoying their summer vacation, posing on a weathered boardwalk - supposedly this was taken on the "Traunsee", one of our beautiful lakes in the "Salzkammergut".  After cutting them out, I fixed the buttons with some rough cord to the card, which I first stamped with the lovely bird frame and blended the edges with "walnut stain".


I also played around with lace and fabric this time, doing some layering with card and ribbons.

The hardest part was distressing all the edges of the cover, backing and pages and blending them with "walnut stain". I gave the inner pages some hard times, distressing, blending and sprinkeling with water, as I really wanted them to look worn and old.



The inner pages were also decorated by stamping bird images and cages in Versamark "brown" and "antique linen" Distress ink.

The right picture shows a sample of some of the pages' designs.






The back cover shows another picture of that hiking group on their glacier trip, showing some dramatical lighting. I love, how their silhouettes stand out against that foggy background. And they were posing soo proudly, don't you think? This is, why I also enter Our Creative Corner's "Silhouette Challenge" with this project.




Here also some close-ups as usual. Thanks for stopping by and having a look around. Hope, you enjoyed it!

Hugs,
die amelie xx







46 comments:

  1. What a beautiful stamp set, and a great little book, so many stunning details x

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  2. Beautiful project! Love the vintage look and all the details.Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this week! Hope to see you again.

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    1. Thank you, Lili,

      for the lovely visit and the laud! :)

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  3. Wowowow, Hut ab, Respekt, das ist ja der helle Wahnsinn, ich bin hin und weg, Claudia. So schön gewerkelt, da steckt eine Menge Arbeit drin, das kann man sehen und sie hat sich sehr gelohnt

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    1. Lieben Dank, Rosie!

      Ich freu mich wie immer sehr über dein riesig schönes Lob!

      LG,
      Claudia xx

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  4. Wunderschön!!!! Eine ganz, ganz tolle Idee!!!! Echt ein Meisterwerk!!!!

    LG!

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    1. Danke, Turwen!

      Lieb, dass du vorbeigeschaut hast und mir so ein schönes Lob dalässt!

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  5. Das sieht ja sooo fantastisch aus Claudia! Ich bin total begeistert.

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    1. Herzlichsten Dank, Gabi!

      Da freu ich mich sehr drüber!

      LG,
      Claudia

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  6. Was für eine tolle Idee, dein Album sieht klasse aus.

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  7. This is a wonderful project with such gorgeous images and details. A real treasure.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT.
    Avril

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    1. Thank you, Avril,

      for the visit and the wonderful laud!

      die amelie x

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  8. Absolutely stunning work, I love it! The vintage look is crafted to perfection here and you've made me want to rush straight upstairs and make something vintage! Inspirational.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Juliaxx

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    1. I am sooo glad, you like it, Julia! :))

      Seeing, that I managed to be of some inspiration to you, is one of the greatest lauds I can get. Thank you very much!

      Enjoy a wonderful weekend too!

      Claudia xx

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  9. Hi
    Simply sensational.
    A beautiful timeworn appearance has been achieved throughout.
    WOW.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Thank you sooo very much, Lynne! :)

      Have a wonderful weekend!!

      Wishes,
      Claudia xx

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  10. A beautiful album, I love the colours layout outs and images. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee

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  11. OOoohhh WOW! Mal abgesehen von der tollen Geschichte drum herum, hätte das zweite Foto schon gereicht, um mich dahin schmelzen zu lassen. Dieses Rosa / Grau Design mit den so herrlich bearbeiteten Rändern....und dann alles so schöööön in vintage....diese durchsichtigen Knöpfe fantastisch eingefügt...
    Absolut fantastisch!!
    Hab ein schönes Wochenende (:o)

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    1. Liebe Elli,

      ein so schönes Lob macht das Wochenende gleich nochmal so schön! Danke recht herzlich! Auch dir ein erholsames schönes Wochenende!!!

      Liebe Grüße,
      Claudia xx

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  12. Hello Claudia,
    This is a most beautiful Tag, I love all you elements and the Vintage feel; the distressing is soft and creates wonderful texture.
    You should be very pleased with yourself.
    Thank you so very much for joining in again at Our Creative Corner, we are just thrilled to see your work.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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    1. Thank you for this lovely laud and the wonderful visit, Sue! :))

      Hugs,
      Claudia xx

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  13. Eine fantastische Arbeit...WOW!!!

    lg Uli

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    1. Lieben Dank, Uli!

      LG und ein schönes WE,
      Claudia xx

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  14. wow, da steckt viel Liebe, viel Arbeit und ein begnadestes Händchen dahinter.... einfach nur großartig!
    Sei mir lieb gegrüßt und hab einen schönen Sonntag!

    Susi

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    1. Danke für den lieben Besuch und das schöne Lob, Susi!

      Winkegruß,
      Claudia xx

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  15. Wow, a stunning detailed project. A great memory keeper. Once again thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne

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    1. Thank you very much, Yvonne!

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

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  16. Completely beautiful vintage album; every detail is perfect - love the papers and distressing, gorgeous embellishing and the photographs are simply wonderful! I'm in love with it... may be a new favourite of yours for me!
    Alison xx

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    1. Wow! Thank you, Alison!

      So glad you like it so much! I really put a lot of heart and work in this one. Your wonderful "Memories" tag was of much inspiration for that one too! :)

      Wishes,
      Claudia xx

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  17. This is gorgeous Die Amelie. A wonderful keepsake to be treasured. I love the stamping and distressed edges.

    CRafty Hugs

    Annie x

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    1. Thank you so much, Annie! :))

      Hugs,
      die amelie xx

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  18. Hi Amelie, Your project is just out of this world. I love the distressed edges and everything really...cannot put into works. Thank you for joining in with us at the Craft Room this time.Wishes, Suzanne B xx

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    1. Gosh! Such an awesome laud... well...thank you sooo much, Suzanne! :))

      die amelie xx

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  19. Wonderful memory book so many precious treasures thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge giving us the opportunity to enjoy your work. XOXO Zoe

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    1. Thank you for the lovely visit and the wonderful laud, Zoe! :))

      die amelie xx

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  20. Awesome books, a lot of fantastic details. My favorite part are the buttons you made with the faces! Love it! Good luck on the DT call,waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Sandee,

      and best Wishes to the hills of North Carolina! :)

      xx

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  21. This is beautiful! I love your attention to detail.

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  22. Wow Amelie, this is a little treasure. I love it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Henny,

      for your visit and the lovely laud! :)

      Claudia xx

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  23. und auch hier: WOW!!!! das ist wunderschön und so detailverliebt!! ich kann mich nicht sattsehen!!

    Wir müssen uns unbedingt mal wieder treffen und dann mußt du ein paar deiner Schätzchens zum Anschauen mitbringen!!

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    1. Oh ja, müssen wir! Gern bring ich dann ein paar von meinen Sachen auch mal zum Anfassen mit! ;)

      Dir ein schönes Wochenende!!!
      Bussi,
      Claudia xx

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