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.


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.