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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

A New Time Piece.

Hi Everybody,
I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. It makes you feel so much better just to see it.
I must thank all of you for your lovely messages re: my knee op.
I had another Physio session this morning. Sian, the Physio thinks I will be able to drive now. I have an appointment to see the Consultant tomorrow, so I am hoping I will get the all clear. I had a couple of really good days with the knee last week and then 3 really bad days. I don't know why, except I think I could of done too much massaging to get rid of the fluid around my knee.
I have had this idea for a clock in my head for a while. It was frustrating not being able to sit long enough to do it. In the end I just sat for 20 minutes at a time and gradually over 3 days, managed to get it done.

The piece of card with the bird on it, started out as a plain white and I coloured it with Broken China Distress Ink and a bit of Walnut stain around the edge. The bird was cut from a piece of my paper stash.

Then using an Imagination Crafts Apple Blossom mask and Paper Artsy Grunge Paste, I bought at The Craft Barn, using a spatula, I applied the paste over the mask and left it to dry.

It didn't take long, so I thought I would try to colour the paste with Copics and it worked.

For the flowers, I cut a circle of white paper and coloured it with Broken China DI and then stamped random script and dots, using the same ink over it.  Then starting at the edge I cut around the circle about 1/2 inch wide strip until I reached the centre and left a piece to sit the flower on as a base. Then starting at the narrow edge, I rolled it tightly until I reached the centre. I put a blob of glue on the base I had left and put the rolled flower onto the glue. 

The butterflies are Cheery Lynn Exotic Dies. I added a little gem for the head.

The clock I cut, using Marianne Craftables Clock Dies, from a piece of Coredinations and sanded the detail on the edge. I then inked over the sanded area with Broken China DI.

The other papers were free with a magazine. The butterfly in the picture below, I made from Friendly Plastic. I haven't used it for years! I just cut small pieces from mixed colours. Softened it with my heat gun and then did the lace effect and adding the gems on the body whilst it was still soft.

It took me a while to make my clock but I so enjoyed making it. A friend came around to see me yesterday and saw it on my desk. The bits were just sitting on it, none of it even stuck down. She said straight away 'I want it for my bedroom!'
It is supposed to be for my first market at the end of the month. So I think I will have to make another one. I can't make it the same, as I don't have the same papers but I could try to get it similar.
Thank you for stopping by and I will let you know how I get on at the Hospital tomorrow. I just hope I will be able to drive.
Carol S.xx


Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the colors here, big hugs love Pops xxx

Louise said...

Love it! And I'm not surprised your friend wanted it :)
Hope you got on at the hospital ok. Be patient, knees can take a long time xx

Elise said...

Verrrrrry GORGEOUS! I love the colors, the design, the elements ..everything on it!

ps .. as for the medium I use to color with .. I use distress inks. :)

Big Hugs,

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just fabulous, gorgeous as always sweetie, big happy hugs Pops x x x x

Jessica said...

Incredible - gorgeous colours and image. Love the bird. xx