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
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
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? :)