Monday 31 March 2014

Altered Vintage Clock

Helloooooo Everyone,

I am soooooo uber excited to share my project with you today.  I love 3D projects and I think this one just has to be my favourite so far.  Angie from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps needed some PR work doing , but it had to be items around the house.  I have loved the idea of altering a clock for sometime now, so this was my chance and I grabbed it.  The clock is a station clock and is actually double sided.

I knew I had the theme of Numerals coming up for my DT project for LLC so I have combined the two and this is what I have come up with...............

I painted over the metalwork with white gesso and added some aged rose frantage.  You may recognise the paper on the inside of the clock as being MayaDesign Autumn Basics II .  I used the fabulous Mini Roman Numerals that Sandy has in store and don't they look just fact the paper couldn't have been more perfect with the little clock on the left hand side too.

The image is called Puppy Love by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps and if your in the UK you can grab her from BunnyZoe. I added some wooden fencing which is from the Ribbon Girl but unfortunately can no longer be sourced.  I added some flower spray, rose buds, wild rose in dusky pink, hortesanias, cheese cloth and a prima embellishment.  I have added Marianne Design Swirl Leaves.

Did you notice the lace beading ion the inside.  I airbrushed  them with my copic marker E43 to make them cream and stuck them to the inside perimeter of the clock.  The large cream flower and the pink stars and pearls are from Crafts and Me.

On the top you will notice the flower arrangement, this time including a beaded berry and cascading down the right hand side some 2mm string pearls and also the 3mm and 5mm cream string pearls.  You can also see on the top left a PionDesign butterfly from the Studio of Memories cut out sheet and finished with a range pen nib.

All the way around the clock I have used the cream tulle, so shabby and perfect for my clock.  The sentiment stuck to the metal framework was pretty apt, "A Time Forever Etched in our hearts and memories", sums up time and a clock pretty well I think.  This was cut from the MayaDesign Autumn Vintage Basics XX sheet.

On the top right you will also see a little prima trinket with the word inspire.  Sandy doesn't have this exact one in store but you might want to check out what Sandy does have HERE as they are always handy to have in your stash.

The cogs that I added next to the numbers II and III have been coated in white picket fence crackle paint.

I hope I have inspired you to alter something.

Hugs Tracy x

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Sunday 30 March 2014


Happy Sunday Everyone,

The sun has been shining this weekend and more gardening to sort out and visits to Mum's as it's Mother's Day here in the UK, so I hope all you Mum's are being spoilt.  I doubt my two will get out of their beds until this afternoon..... teenagers!

Anyway onto today's card which is my GDT card for The Ribbon Girl.  The theme for the Magnolia challenge is "Girly" and I do luvvvvvv my blues so this is what I came up with.

I have coloured with distress inks and used the no line technique.  I've just noticed one of the pearls has dropped out of the centre of the kort and godt rolled flower..... oops.

I've used lots of yummy goodies, gosh I do love my embellies, but I guess you all know that by now.

Wooden Fence
Kort and Godt rolled Roses
30mm wild rose
Seam binding
14mm flat backed pearl
Diamante Spacer
Oval bead string

MayaDesign Vintage Autumn Basis XXII 12x12 Paper (my favourite)
Pion Design Studio of Memories Cut Out Sheet for the butterflies
Ranger Pen Nibs
Flower Spray
Shabby White Frantage

Image by Magnolia
Magnolia Doohickey Heart Swirl
Whimsy Stamps Sentiment

Noor Design
Border die cut into sections and adhered around the lefthand side of the base card

I will be back tomorrow and I can't wait to show you what I have made... eek... I'm going to burst....

Hugs Tracy x
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Friday 28 March 2014

Squirrel on Branch and Candy Winner..

Happy Friday Everyone,

Today I am sharing a Wild Rose image called Squirrel on Branch, aren't these wild rose images just sooo cute.  I have coloured with distress ink markers.

The papers are by Marianne Design.  I have added a Kaisercraft Fancy Wooden Hearts.  The text is also by Kaisercraft True Romance.  I have also added a pretty row of tiny flowers with pearl centres by Marianne Design, so very pretty.  These are called Romantic Lace - Flowers JU0913.

I have also used a diamante flourish, lace, lilac Ribbon, Diamante Heart button and 30mmlilac wild rose all from The Ribbon Girl.

The butterfly by Graphic45, Gesso, cheese cloth and the 8mm string pearls are both from Live and Love Crafts.

The Happy Birthday die and the border die  are both by Noor Design.

Nikki from BunnyZoe also has 10% off dies at the moment so don't forget to treat yourself this 
weekend :)

Lastly I have forgotten to draw the candy winner so drum roll........

That's you.......AJ.  Please contact me to claim your prize

And the winner of the £10 Lili of the Valley Voucher is..........

That's you Blankina... please contact me to claim your prize

I'll be back on Sunday, have a great weekend.

Tracy x

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Monday 24 March 2014

Summer Stroll

Hello Everyone,

It's Monday again and that means it's time for my LLC DT card and this week the team are concentrating on the theme of "Birds".  I have chosen a Sarah Kay image, soooo adore these images.  She's looking over the fence but peeping at her just on the right are two birds flying in.  These were cut from the Pion Design Almas Images 12x12 sheet.

I have used the gorgeous new REPRINT paper Rose Garden, edged with a little gesso.  It's beautiful.  The numbers are from Marianne Designs March Release collectables. They come with two stamps. I used versatile ink and white embossing powder and chose the dotty background stamp for this card.

I have also used the edging strip from the Maya Design Sofiero Rose Path, along with some of the new pink Reinette lace, OMG I loved the cream and now I have pink to love too.  I also added a strip of the Moulin Rouge lace too, another firm favourite.

You will notice a sprinkline of shabby blue frantage around the image too and a little shabby heart of the right hand side.

Have you seen the new Kort and Godt curly roses.  Oh my I love them.  I got them in 3 of the colours and my sister came round and then I was left with half packets, how does that work, lol.  I have used a couple of the blue ones on the arrangement, all links at the bottom.

Have a good week everyone.

Hugs Tracy x

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