Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Very Special Tilda Project - Lots of Photos inside!

Happy Sunday!
Today I have a labor of love to show you and I'm hoping you'll like it as much as I do.
Michelle at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More had a brand new product in store and it just called my name out to be played with!
It is a blank clock byKaisercraft with little windows in for photos.
Now if you remember a project I did earlier in the year with a set of tiny shelves in a wooden "house" then you may have guessed why I wanted to make something with this one! Now I implore you to click on the photos to see the "big picture" so to speak as you cannot see the details in the little photos on blogger.
I will try and add notes under each photo with a fee technique pointers as to how I made this.

Our Daily Bread - Anything But A Card
Paper Romance - Everything But The Kitchen Sink (lots of everything!)
AI Factory - Die Cut or Punch (used both)
CCEE Stampers - Store Bought Flowers
My Time To Craft - Roses
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Use an Image
Penny's - Alter Something
Passionately Artistic - Linky Party (link any and all your projects)
Basic Grey - Wings (Tilda has wings)
Crazy Challenge - Things with Wings (again Tilda is an Angel with wings)
Something Completely Different - Wings
Flutterby - Windows (OK it said Window card so I may be pushing it a little here :))
Drunken Stampers - Stitching (I did faux)
ABC Design - Sew Special
Our Creative Corner - Rust, Blue, Gold and Brown
Wee Memories - Patterned Paper
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Marker Madness

Project Recipe:
Clock - Kaisercraft Beyond The Page MDF Frame Clock W/Movement & Hands
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Mellow by Basic Grey
Flowers - Mini Roses from Prima
Die Cut - Beaded Circles by Spellbinders
Border and Corner Punch set - Martha Stewart French Scroll
Pearls - Basic Grey Opalines
Chipboard Numbers - Provo Craft
Letters - Walmart
Paint - Illuminate by Smooch
Images - Tilda as Shepherd
Tilda with Flowing Hair
Tilda on Christmas Morning
Tilda with Flowers
Standing Fall Tilda
Kitchen Tilda
Stylish Tilda
Peachy Tilda

I used two sheets of the same patterned paper on this project, one went on the base layer (the layer you can see through the windows) and the same again in exactly the same spot on the top layer (where the windows are).
I lined the paper up at the top left corner and then trimmed around the edge (the clock is 11" square.
On the top layer I turned the block over (patterned side down) and used my exacto knife to cut out the paper covering the windows.
So when I turned it back over and lined it up the paper on the bottom layer showed through and matched up exactly with the top layer.

I chose my Tilda's simply on the hair styles/hats I liked as I knew only the heads would show through.
I colored them down about halfway on the images so when i trimmed them to fit it would be blended correctly.

Each Tilda was trimmed to fit the spaces and then matted with a narrow brown mat to make the image stand out. Then using my Copic Multiliner I faux stitched the edges.
I colored them to match the paper color closest to the window they would be sitting in and arranged them (uncolored first) so that they would all be facing toward the center of the clock.

I decided that I needed to clock to look a little larger and more "decorated" so I added a border all the way around (on the outside of the clock base) using a Border and Corner punch set from Martha Stewart. This was super easy to do as I just used a 12" by 12" piece of coordinating cardstock, lined up the corner punches and then filled in with the borders (the punches are designed to fit a 12" square piece perfectly). I cut out the middle of the cardstock so the clock workings fit and then glued the cardstock "mat" to the back of the clock.
I used my ATG gun as it is good and sticky and I knew the cardstock would stick well.

After that I used a 1/4" wide stitched ribbon around the whole front edge of the clock to give it a more finished look. Then I added a very narrow strip of brown cardstock all around the side edges of the clock so you couldn't see the unfinished MDF edges.
Then I added the clock workings with a Spellbinders die cut under the hands, topped with paper flowers and pearls. The numbers are white chipboard that I colored with an R37 Copic Marker to match the paper.
To finish I added paper flowers to two corners and acrylic letters to the two larger window panels.

It now hangs proudly in my studio.
The photos were taken outside as I wanted to give you a better idea of the true colors of the paper.
I absolutely loved making this project and to be honest I didn't want it to end and want to make it all over again!
I hope you liked this and maybe it has inspired you to create "out of the box", just in time for a handmade Holiday gift maybe? :)


debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this stunning.

Anne said...

Awesome! Hugs x

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful and creative Katie..
hugs, Janiel

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is just awesome. and it just gave me another idea too he he .
You did a great job on this one, and your coloring is just sooo perfect. Wish I could color like that LOL.

sevi said...

wauw love it.

Angie said...


This clock is absolutely GORGEOUS! I would love to have one of these on display in my craft room.


Card Crazy said...

Wonderful, beautiful project! TFS
Sue S.

Justine said...

WHOA Katie I am so glad that you joined us over at the ABC Toys & Crafts SEW Special Challenge, otherwise I might have missed out on seeing this!!! I am blown away by how beautifully detailed your project is. Gorgeous coloring girl

Rene said...

OH WOW WOW WOW!!!! Now you will smile every time you check the time!!! Just FANTASTIC! WOW!

Corinne said...

WOW very unique. Love the did an awesome job on it.

Maureen said...

Incredible Katie! Your clock is so beautiful; what a wonderful addition to any craft room! Really, really outstanding work; both in creativity and coloring of the uber-cute Tildas!

Lisa Andrews said...

Katie!! I love your clock! It is so bright and cheery! Your Tildas are beautiful. Thanks for playing along at CCT.

Samara said...

This is gorgeous! What an incredible project you made.

Robin said...

What a great project!! Love all the images! Thanks for going marker mad with us at My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Danni said...

Oh my word! This is amazing! Wow! you really outdid yourself!! wow! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Barb said...

This is absolutely fantastic and I love it!!!!!

paola said...

This is STUNNING!! Katie, what a lot of work most certainly a labour of love. Beautifully colored images and the dp is perfect, just enjoy this in your craft room, wowser

Patti Jo said...

What a terrific way to enjoy Tilda's every day! Great job on your clock, wonderful detail!

Candy said...

Oh Katie!!!
I am just enthralled by the work on your clock.
It is really a Masterpiece!!! You have figured everything out to a 'T'.
WOW WOW WOW - your Tilda's are beautiful, your finishing work super!
Oh my so many wonderful details.
I wish I could find such an object to make myself.
What a joy to check the time each day by looking at your work!!
Since you had so much fun - perhaps you should make another for a Christmas gift to give :o)
Hugs, Candy

Anonymous said...

It's just gorgeous Katie! Your coloring is beautiful. No wonder it makes you smile!

Barb Hardeman said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Katie this is just stunning and oh, what a lot of work! You matched the layers of paper so beautifully and the stitching around each picture is fantastic! So many challenges that this meets too! You are one remarkably talented lady and I love visiting your blog!

Only By His Grace said...

What a masterpiece Katie.
you have done exceptionally well on this clock.
Everything is so perfectly put together. Wonderful.
Hugs Maz

Christina C. said...

Katie, this is sooooooo CREATIVE...WOW!!!!!! An AMAZING project, beautifully done!!!

Artyjen said...

What a lot of work...well done too! Thanks for sharing at SCD this week
xoxo Sioux

Pat said...

OMG Katie...this is incredible!! Just stunning, darlin'...and clearly a beautiful work of art!
Pat Frank

Julie Leblanc said...

Very lovely, thanks for playing along at OCC.
Hugs, Julie

Faith S. said...

OMgosh! I can't even imagine how long this took you! What an AWESOME project! It's amazing, Katie!

Jacilynn said...

the details are amazing. a special project indeed. love it.
Thanks so much for joining us at ABC Toys & Crafts.

Leslie Anne Avila said...

AMaZInG! Loving everything about this. Love that you've used BG papers. Love it!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your super inspiring project.
Blessings from Georgetown,
Leslie Avila

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Wee Memories :)

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

WoW, WoW, WoW...just stunning! You have inspired me to get this fab clock and decorate it with Tilda's. I luv it!! Will have to make a pink one for my craft room. TFS! I luv your clock!


Maggie's Crafts said...

LOVE IT! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @



Anonymous said...

How adorable Katie! Your creative talent sure shows in this project!
Pam L.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning project Katie!! So beautifully layed out with all those gorgeously colored images. Wow! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful project Katie!! Love the colors and the layout you did on your clock! Beautiful job!!

Thank you for joining us at ABC toys and Crafts Sew Special challenge this time :)


Hanne said...

Such a beautiful project!

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job. Great Tildas. TY for joining us at AiFactory challenges and be sure to some back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Nancy said...

There really aren't enough words to express how unbelievably amazing this project is...labor of love doesn't even quite cut it!! I'm in awe!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Flutter By Wednesdays!

Lola said...

OMG this is just awesome!

Deeanna said...

Amazing..That all i have to say...

Sabrina Jackson said...

GASP....Katie, OMGosh, this is beyond creative!!! Absolutely breathtaking!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wow! What a great clock you made! Love it!
Huggies ~ Sharron♥

Lisette Morris said...

Wow!! this is amazing! Beautiful work!!

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

Sweet! What a beautiful clock, and I know you had fun making it! Wow! Lisa

Julie said...

Wow, Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


Laura said...

Time flies with wings. Looks like you have had a fantastic time creating this!Thanks for joining us at SCD this week.

cabio's craft corner said...

Totally gorgeous creation Katie :o)

CuddlyBunny said...

WOW! This is beautiful and fun!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Renee said...

What a great idea. I don't think I've seen anyone do this before. Just stunning, so pretty. Thanx for joining us this week at AIF. Hope to see you back again. Don't forget about the DT call going on now.
Renee DT

Anita Rex said...

What an adorable clock! Love it! Thanks for joining in on the fun at Wee Memories!

Darlene said...

WOW this is fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you again real soon!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Special! Girl, that is the understatement of the century!! This is out of this world, over the top amazing!! I can only imagine the number of hours and loving care you put into this baby, but I can tell you I appreciate every incredible detail. Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts! Your work inspires me!

Courtney said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's!!