Sunday, October 26, 2014

Celebration time!!!!



Hello Belles, this is my first post as a part of the design team of UnstampaBelles challenges.
 
The challenge for October is .....
 
..TIME 
 and the twist is shabby chic!

Time can be many things - a moment, a place in the day, a memory.....
Remember also you can make a card but 
you can also make anything else that suits the challenge theme!

Just also remember - NO STAMPS to be used please either digital or rubber or clear/cling - not even in the background or for a sentiment.

October is Sponsored 
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They are currently having a

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for the month of OCTOBER!

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Now, have a look at my project. I interpreted the theme quite literally, using a clock. My project indeed has a flavor of shabby chic but is also what I call "cute".
 
I received this triangular desk clock with a big corporate logo inside…and I couldn’t help but alter this one. I wanted to go with the baby theme. I made this as a gift for namakaran  (It is a festive celebration in India  when a new baby is born and is also named in this ceremony). To the clock, I also added 3 photo areas where  photos of one’s choice can be displayed.

And dear readers, I also have and easy step by step tutorial for you!
 
 

To start with I opened the clock piece to paint (white)the inside to hide the logo. Since a new mommy is tearing herself part between feeding, changing diapers, playing with  the baby and taking care of herself I thought of adding stickers / sketching cartoons with copic markers to add flavor. I also  stuck a monkey on the long hand of the clock suck that he can do the rounds(pun intended) 24 times a day, accompanying the mommy.   

Click for an elaborate view

Next I cut out a tree with my paper knife from a Kraft colored cardboard (Which is one ingredient I almost always use for my mixed media project).

 
 
Please click for an elaborate view
 

 

I had hoarded the yogurt cup holders we buy from the store. When I stick two together in allows me to even slip  photo through it acting like a frame. I decided to use it here as the radius of these perfectly matched the clock (I broke the 3rd circle as you can see).


For the base of the clock, I first coated the glass with masking tape. Then I coated it with gesso and modelling paste and scratched with a fork to create a checked pattern. I once again smooshed the ink pads directly on this. Then I stuck my tree onto the side.
 
I cut out my textured papers and stuck them onto the created frame. This is the space created to add photos.  Now comes the fun part, embellishing this. You can see a lenient use of chipboard, beads, lace, twine.
The bird is a chipboard, the eggs are beads while the nest is burlap string. The baby and the milk bottle are embellishments  (of polymer clay) by Sunglow Art.

 
 
Note that I have leniently used lace behind each embellishment and inked it for adding drama!
 
 

I made flowers  using the same textured paper and pearl. The green moss/ grass is fibre moss. If you do not have this green wool which is torn and tattered will work equally well!


Did you also notice a tad of shimmer i added?

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And here it is!


Hope this inspires you to play along and make your own time piece….Link your project HERE

 

Supplies used (If not mentioned in the post already):

Embellishments/ stencil from itsy bitsy
Gesso white
Modeling paste
Hot melt stick
Archival ink pad: rose, magenta hue
Dylusions ink sprays: Funky fuchsia, bubblegum pink 

  

Am also linking this to

Imaginationsonline: Festive Celebration of baby birth

BGC 61#: Baby shower

Lessology: Created a baby scene

SSS: Show us what you made
 

18 comments:

  1. Gosh...I LOVE this amazing project! You are so creative and your "scene" is soooooo cute!
    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

    P/s: Please note that in order to be considered for the prize, you can only link up to 5 challenges in total.

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  2. This is an awesome altered clock! I love how you used the twine and ribbon as embellishments. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  3. wow, this is awesome! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  4. Such a unique altered project! Love all the elements and ribbons you used! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  5. Very creative! I love the step by step pics. Thanks for joining this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  6. what a unique project! i love the time piece aspect! this is fabulous! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  7. Thats pretty unique !!!
    Lovely transformation there !
    Thanks for playing with us for the Baby shower challenge!

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  8. wow! Amazing transformation!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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  9. That would be a great gift! I love upcycled projects! Thanks for joining us at BGC!

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  10. amazing transformation..
    thanks for joining us at imaginations
    hugs
    khusboo

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  11. Wowwwwwww! This is awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

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