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Monday 24 February 2014

Tick Tock Fairy Clock

Hi everyone,
It was a nice change to see the sun yesterday, here in West Sussex. We did brave it and ventured out for a short walk. The wind was rather chilly but it was just nice to get some fresh air. It was a bit cloudy this morning, Sunday but got brighter as the day went on.
I spent both Saturday and Sunday mornings, cleaning the conservatory. I washed all the window frames, shelves and even the windows! As it is 5.5 metres by 5.5metres, there are a lot of windows. I didn't do the roof windows though! They are self cleaning on the outside and have a solar screening on the inside, to keep the temperature under control. 
I really enjoyed making this clock a couple of weeks ago. I have been busy making Easter cards and orders for my card outlets, since making this.
It started life as a canvas, which I covered with papers that were torn and distressed. I then applied some Paper Artsy Grunge Paste, through a few different masks around the edges, which I bought from The Craft Barn in South Nutfield, Surrey.
The three larger butterflies I made with Martha Stewart Paper Clay. I think I am going to get addicted to this Clay! It is so easy to mould and can't wait to have more time to play with it. 

The numbers I did on the computer and used a flower die to cut them out. The tiny butterflies are the waste, from the Nestie that I used to cut out the centre piece of the clock. It was a scrap of Co-ordinations card, which I sanded around the edges.
The fairies are all from Lili Of The Valley. The first one is my all time favourite fairy stamp, 'Tiptoe'. I just think she is so beautiful and delicate. I have coloured all of them with Distress Markers and Inks.

This next one was from my latest purchase from LOTV. I think they are so cute and they are called 'Friends Forever'. I love the little boots, the one on the right has on.

Now this is Bumble Bee Fairy. I stamped her and then cut away the bumble bee and flower that she was looking at. Hence the name!

This fairy is 'Fairy With Dove'. I think she is going to be my second favourite fairy. She was so lovely to colour. 

Don't forget to put your name on my blog candy. There are a few metres of each, lace, ribbon and trimmings. The  3 rubber stamps, were very kindly donated from Sandy, the owner of The Craft Barn, where I also bought the Tando Mask and the Prima Flowers. The paper pad I bought at Sandown. I also forgot to put in the picture, a pack of 120 assorted colours and sizes of sticky backed jems. So have a go and good luck.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. You know that they are really appreciated.

As requested I am entering this into LOTV challenge - Song title - Rock around the Clock!
Carol S.xx


Chrissy said...

Oh! Carol...this is superb..just gorgeous..I love the little fairies and all the textures...will look gorgeous in a little girls bedroom..or a big girls bedroom...or
Fabulous project.


Vicky said...

Fabulous clock sweetie I love all the LOTV images.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Unknown said...

wow factor my friend...just gorgeous.xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Elise said...

Ooooh my goodness!!!!!!!!! You put a ton of work into this GORGEOUS creation and it's sooooo BEAUTIFUL! Wowwwww! How clever this is!!! Love it!

Big Hugs,

Lynsey said...

Hi Carol, wow what a stunning creation! I love the fairies you have chosen and the texture paste looks wonderful!
Hugs Lynsey x

Unknown said...

just popping in again to say HI and hope you are

Anne said...

This is wonderful Carol should enter it into our February music challenge (Rock Around The Clock??!!)

I must do my conservatory too, I keep putting it off!

Anne x

Anonymous said...

Awww! I love it! Great idea for the Challenge!

Carole said...

What a super piece of artwork, I love the LOTV fairies. Glad to know someone else is Spring Cleaning too and not crafting!! lol

downrightcrafty said...

wow seriously need to spend a night browsing your blog Carol if this stunning piece is anything to go by :)
hugs Kate xx
ps I will be back

vic said...

Hi carol oh this is so pretty!! Gorgeous layering and love those prima flowers!!
Vic x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning, Tiptoe is one of my all time fave stamps, gorgeous colours too. Never heard of self cleaning windows, how does that work?

Diane said...

Carol this is so pretty, I need to look into the Martha Stewart clay.

Hugs diane

Heike said...

This is a really pretty project - a lovely decorative item.
Heike xx

Louise said...

Ooh, I love it! X

Elaine said...

Sorry this is so late (we're decorating/renovating and I've not had much computer time)
Goodness me but this is gorgeous and so detailed! A beautiful work of art ♥

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Unknown said...

Hey Carol, tick tock, waiting for a new card from you my

Sue said...

Stunning clock Carol, love of your images.
Hugs xx