Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Anything Goes: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

It's nice to be able to enter a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog after a long break.

My entry for the Anything Goes challenge is this old Kaisercraft clock I found when I was setting up my craft room again.  I was going to sell it but set it aside and set myself the challenge of finally putting it together.

The clock came with a photo frame for three photos and a stand.  I thought the wooden photo frame was too bulky so I left it off and treated the clock base like an art canvas. The stand just took up too much room so I didn't use that either.

This project is about as close to mixed media that I can get.  I adhered a very old piece of paper that had the look of a lot of texture to the clock base and blended the paper with the base using paint (two shades of green).  Once the paint dried, I added some Prima gold crackle texture paste through a chicken wire stencil in various spots. Then I added green and gold paint through the reverse chicken wire stencil. I then coloured some texture paste with blush Heidi Swapp Colour Shine to match the flowers on the paper.  I used the coloured texture paste with a butterfly stencil and added splotches of it on the edges of the clock base.  Lastly, I added drops of perfect pearls in three different colours.

Here's a close up of the top left corner where you can see the butterfly, texture paste splotches, stencil work and perfect pearls drops.

Lastly, a close up of the top right of the clock showing the clock mechanism and the gold crackle paste.

I'm entering this clock in the Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  The details are here.

Clock: Kaisercraft
Paper (unknown - seriously old)
Paint: Kaisercraft, Making Memories, Chromacryl
Texture pastes: Jo Sonja (standard), Prima (gold crackle)
Clour Shine: Heidi Swapp
Perfect Pearls: Ranger
Stencils: Crafter's Companion, Heidi Swapp

An Update

My blog has been neglected for quite some time - two months to be exact!

My craft room, however, has not been neglected! :)

2017 is turning out to be very busy indeed.

Today's post is to show you a couple of pictures of my craft room and a project.

The first picture shows my desk and view out the front window to the street.  I can see what's happening on our street and can even catch out the kids who pick up our garden stones/pebbles and throw them at each other #truestory

The next pictures shows my new cupboard to finally store my papers out of the sun - they've only been exposed to the sun for the past 10+ years already.

Lastly, I thought I would show you a layout from CAD 2015 that I finally got around to completing this week - yes, from 2015.  This was from a class by Vicki Boutin and used We R Memory Keepers products.  Forgive the dark photo

At the moment I am concentrating on finishing up old projects and class kits.  I finally finished my Heidi Swapp Memory Planner mid February and completed 2 layouts from CAD 2015 this week. Next up is the Summer mini album from Vicki Boutin's class at CAD then finishing my 2014 trip album - yes, from 2014!