Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Trinket Case - Altered

This is the Trinket Case from Tim Holtz that I altered.


This is how it finally ended up....but there were stages along the way to share.

These are 3 of the new really cool Mini Dies from Tim Holtz. They're cut from Grungeboard, inked, stamped, and enhanced with Glossy Accents. I love 'em!

I measured, cut, and Distress Inked my favorite collection of papers Lost and Found.

I like adding Tea Dye and Vintage Photo for added contrast in colors.

These are cut from the ATC sized papers....I hoarded them. But now I can see them on my desk.

The Plaquettes have Butterscotch Alcohol Ink dabbed on them.

Here is a closeup of the little Typewriter. I painted some of it with Silver Mixative and a brush.

This paper is from the Kraft Resist collection. I used Tombow markers to color.

Greys and blues were used to shadow that adds the depth.

Cannot wait to see what Tim's new Distress Markers can do on Kraft paper.

Then I used more Alcohol Ink and Mixatives to color the Pen Nibs.

Thinking it still needed more, I cut 1 inch strips of the Bottle Caps paper and added to the drawers

The Calendar Pages and Rulers are a fun addition to the inside.

Ignore the scattered occupants of the drawers...I've become a "digger". Never thought that would happen.

Something pretty phenomenal for a slightly OCD person like myself.

My favorite is the little Camera and all the little pieces that pop out so you can ink and paint.

Hope you find some inspiration here.

You can Pre-Order these goodies at Inspiration Emporium!

Get out the paper cutter, glue, and get started!!!!



  1. Awesome job, Linda! I love the mini die cuts!

  2. That is so awesome, thanks for sharing!

  3. this is amazing!! you are the detail queen!

  4. WOW, this is so awesome!!! Love all the nice details. Have a nice week.

  5. WOW, this is so awesome!!! Love all the nice details. Have a nice week.

  6. That is so cool looking. Love it, now I need to do mine.

  7. Fabulous Linda...and glad I am not the only one who is a digger, I love rooting through my Tim bitz, I always used to have them separated into categories...oh I don't have OCD so well done you for "letting go"

  8. oh wow Hun this is just incredible,the attention to detail is just amazing,oh could look at this all day Hun,hugs Cherylxxxx

  9. Linda.......what an amazing piece of artwork this is. I mean this quite literally could sit in someone's home as a piece of artwork/home decor, it's truly stunning. But then again, so is most of your artwork. I can't wait to get those new dies of Tim's (typewriter, camera, fan and globe), so cute! Take care and thanks for always inspiring.

  10. Oh wow loving the transformation Linda and all the fab embellies. x

  11. This is really amazing! Great way to use up those small pieces of paper.

  12. This is incredible, dear Linda! I love everything about it.

  13. This turned out fantastically! Awesome job on it.

  14. Wow, this is so cool Linda! Love what you did with the die cuts! It's really awesome with all that paper and doo dads!

  15. FABULOUS Linda! This looks like it was a fun project? I have to get one of these, I am really loving how yours turned out!

    Elaine Allen

  16. I totally want one just so I can alter it. Once again rocked it right out of the park!

  17. Hi Linda, beautiful. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  18. Awesome! You did a great job. I need to do this to mine...

  19. I love your original arty pieces that you put on your amazing creations, it really makes it unique and very interesting to look at. I have become a follower so I don't miss any more. Thank you for sharing. Michelle x

  20. It's just GORGEOUS! Love all the close-up photos. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Leave it to you, Linda, to turn a simple storage box into a masterpiece! I love how you alter "anything and everything!"

  22. you did a super job as always ... looking inside I just want to dig in .... you and metal have a beautiful love affair ... Linda F

  23. Incredible! Can't believe you did the inside too. I never thought I needed one of these until I saw yours. :-)

  24. Wow, very artistic box, the cabins have much capacity to put every thing in it..

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    1. What a joyous little trinket case - LOVE what you did with this!


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