As for me, I've been looking at my kitchen clock over the past year. The paper inside has been starting to curl up due to sun exposure. I've been itching to do something to this thing, and now is the perfect time.
I found out today that I was selected in the top 30 finalists for the Graphic 45 Design Team call. (Round 2 to come.) So I thought, why not celebrate this joy and alter my clock with G45's French Country papers? It's a bit busy for a clock, but it makes me happy when I look at it. So much so, I've decided to put it in my studio instead of back in the kitchen.
After taking the clock apart, I cut some images to replace the old stuff.
I cut only the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 from Tim Holtz's Cargo Stencil Number Set dies. First from textured card stock, then from some of the French Country paper.
Before popping the French Country numbers in place, I first backed the textured cardstock with black card stock for stability.
Then I glued the number pieces into place.
Then carefully cut around the number like this.
Then I started gluing the images and numbers onto the main circle.
I used the Vintage Market Alphabet die for the other numbers and cut them out of a golden colored card stock. I created a drop shadow effect behind each of those by cutting the numbers again, using the same printed black paper from French Country as the larger numbers.
I put everything back together and now have this fun clock for my studio!
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Thanks for stopping by. Now go find a clock and have some fun!