Hello Belles, this is my first post as a part of the design team of UnstampaBelles challenges.
The challenge for October is .....
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
They are currently having a
for the month of OCTOBER!
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.
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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).
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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?|
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
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