Monday, 2 November 2015

Clocking In

I've finally finished the mixed media clock I was working on and had it photographed. I bought it in a sale after watching an Indigo Blu mixed media demonstration on one of the new UK craft channels using one of their clock kits. My purchase was £3, the Indigo Blu kit costs £7.99!  
It's taken me weeks because I've really only been doing a few minutes here and there. I've been a bit unsure about what I've been doing and my arthritis has been playing up but I have to now admit that I am hooked on this mixed media clock décor thing and it looks as though I may have some Christmas present ideas milling around.
I used a number of Indigo Blu products, including the paper (from the "Vintage Memories" paper stack), clock numeral stencil & "Good Times" A5 stamp.
I managed to find a supplier of MDF and Ply shapes with reasonable prices so sent off for a heart and a teapot . This next clock is intended for my sister and her husband - so far I've got the blank gessoed, the paper, from Indigo Blu's "Emporium of Curiosities", stuck on and am currently at the sitting, staring "what now?" stage. 

As for the teapot . . . well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!


I missed the deadline for last week's Freshly Made Sketches but I think I might just manage to clock in, in time, this week! 
For this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge I decided to flip the design onto it's side and hang up some stockings.
Once again I have used some of the lovely freebie Winter Wonderland stamps, Norwegian patterned stockings, from Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine ( also stock various stamps from the freebie sets as Apple Blossom Craft Collection).
The stamps were each inked using 3 different Versafine pads:Smokey Grey, Crimson and Olympia Green then fussy cut and shaped before mounting onto the background. The background was inked with Distress Inks Evergreen Bough and Peeled Paint, the holly was stamped with each of the three inks.

PayPer Box - Kraft
PayPer Box - Ivory Hammered

Apple Blossom Winter Wonderland Stamps - Norwegian Patterned Stockings