Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Picture Wheel French Clock

Look more goodies have fallen through my letter box and it's the new picture wheel die by Tim Holtz that I just had to have a go at first. I have lots of ideas for this one but a clock came into my head first of all and as my sister will tell you I couldn't be budged from the idea. At first I had no idea what it was going to look like but, as always with me, the ideas evolved until I got to this.


WARNING PICTURE OVERLOAD LOL

Another of Tim's new dies, this time the Cameo Frame which proved to be perfect with the Rusted Enamel technique.

The picture wheel made a great clock face. I made the numbers in MS Word and stamped the mini blueprint game wheel for the centre.


I had an old picture frame to form the base of the clock itself. I gave it the old crackle technique to age it.

I die-cut pieces from gold card and found these metal corners.

Then I worked on the clock background which is the Walnut technique that I learned at my workshops with Andy Skinner. This photo really doesn't do it justice, it is such a deep rich prussian blue and brown walnut design with gold over the top.

All put together it produced this.

Metal wings painted with prussian blue and rubbed with Treasure Gold.

Metal embellishments.

Distressed gold card to age the frame.

Titled -' TIME FLIES'

..... and it sure does when you are having fun.

Hope you are having lots of inky fun this week, I certainly did with this, and I think it qualifies for the 'Something Messy' challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

big hugs {brenda} xox

I am just off to my workshop at The Art of Craft in Farnborough where I am teaching my Shadow Box card. Pics to come later.


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36 comments:

Gina said...

Gah!!!!!! You astound me Brenda! This is the most amazing project you have come up with yet...totally gorgeous! :D XXX

SanDee1899 said...

Absolutely oustanding fantastic gosh I love love love it!!!
SanDee1899

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froebelsternchen Susi said...

OH WOW... just GORGEOUS Brenda!

craftytrog said...

I have to say 'WOW' too! This is absolutely fantastic Brenda! xx

Amanda said...

Absolutely stunning!! Fab idea to turn the picture wheel die into a clock I haven't used mine yet but you have got my mind working, thanks for the inspiration
Love
Amanda x

Redanne said...

I am saying wow too Brenda!! I have used the same die today but the way you have used yours is inspired, I absolutely love it and if you don't mind too much I may try a clock myself now - totally amazing. Hugs, Anne x

Candy C said...

Brenda...now THIS is a cool idea! I can't wait to get my picture wheel die. I love your idea of making a clock out of it! That is genius! I love how you've used the mini blueprint as the center for the clock and the game spinner for a hand on the clock. Really pretty background and gold frame behind the clock as well. Beautifully done! thanks for sharing your clock with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Gram's Treasures said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda...so much detail! Have fun at your class.
Joyce xx

inkypinkycraft said...

What a beautiful make, love all the details! Knew I need those dies! Trace x now I need to win the lottery then I can buy them all!! Hugs x

Yvonne Garner said...

Brenda, you never cease to amaze me with you talent and skill! Fabulous! Hugs, Yvonne

Terry said...

I have those dies, but am just starting to use them! Wow my friend, this is over the top amazing! Love this so much! What a brilliant use of that picture wheel! Hugs!

Sophie said...

Oh, mein Gott...
Was für ein tolles Werk, Brenda.
Das ist sensationell.

Sophie xx

Chris Warner said...

You never cease to amaze me Bren, you're inspiring and a true artist. This is the most stunning piece I've ever seen - love the colours, love the composition, brilliant techniques. I'm in awe of your creative mind... Love it, love it, love it!!! Chris xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Brenda, love your piece using the new die, I too thought it would look great as a clock. However, still not received my die yet lol. Love how you have framed your piece and added the stamped piece to the centre. Fabulous piece. Thanks so much for entering this beauty into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

SUE said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda!!! hugs hun Sue J xx

Vicky said...

Ooooh simply fabulous hun...and I love the colours/embellies too..:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Paper Profusion said...

A huge WOW from me too Brenda! Amazingly fabulous expertise in action! Really beautiful piece. Nicola x

Netty said...

another wow from me as well Brenda, its a fabulous design, especially loving the mini blueprint game wheel, its all fab. x

catherine said...

This is just so fantastic looking brenda. i really want those new dies from Tim Holtz. You have done a fantastic job with them
x catherine

Margreet said...

I'm speachless Brenda...so beautiful.....
XXX Margreet

Meggymay said...

Wow, an amazing and gorgeous project, the details just pop especially the key on the side edge.
Yvonne x

Karin said...

wow this looks great!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Brenda this is incredible! You do realise how incredible this is, don't you?!!!
Thank You for your visits to my Blog during my enforced break due to illness. Today has really been the first of me dipping into visiting friends' blogs, oh how I have missed my visits.
Hope life is being kind to you Brenda.
Wishes
Lynne

Marjie Kemper said...

Awesome!!! So many fabulous elements... that roulette wheel is pulling me in as are all the metal bits. Much as I hope we craft together one day, I fear we'd hurt one another as we keep reaching for the same supplies!

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!!! Way to think out of the box here Brenda! Love the film wheel as a clock and the roulette in the inside...CLEVER as EVER!!! So much embellishment is going on here too, all grunged up good, I am sure you were inky! Thank you for joining in on our messy week at Simon Says Stamp & Show! Gorgeous project!

debby4000 said...

WOW Brenda this is amazing and absolutely gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a gorgeous project. This clock looks fantastic.

Astrid Maclean said...

Just one word for this creation: STUNNING!! Well, I say just one word, but there are so many things I totally love about your clock, from the beautiful prussian background, to the use of the dies and of course not forgetting all the wonderful embellishments and the way you have arranged them! What a fantastic clock, love it!!

Gillian .... said...

Utterly brilliant Brenda, love the unique way you have used the Pinwheel die, fab textural piece of art. xx

butterfly said...

Very cool, Brenda - love your "altered" pinwheel - perfect as a gorgeous antique clock. Wonderful texture and gilding all around too!
Alison x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wow such stunning work Brenda. Amazing and beautiful. Really brilliant.
lovely greet Marja

Suzi B said...

Another WOW1 from me... fabulous techniques love the mini blueprint games wheel amd the gorgeous... weell... eveything!
Suzi B x

Ann B said...

Fabulous project and very I venture - love it.
Ann B

Fliss said...

Oh my gosh Brenda, don't know how I manged to miss this as it's amazing and totally stunning! Love it to bits!!!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Andy skinner said...

This is Amazing, love this Brenda....... all the elements work together so well.

Helen said...

Gorgeous piece Brenda. I particularly love the rusted enamel technique that bring s pop of colour.