Sunday, April 6, 2008

New clock for my stamping room!

For a couple of days, I've been muttering to myself about the lack of a clock in my relocated stamping room. Then while rummaging around in my piles, I found a clock in the dreaded "alterables" stash.


To cover the clock face, I chose the Perhaps collection from Basic Grey. My new room has yellow walls and this paper will go beautifully in there. As expected, I couldn't decide on just one or even four or five papers, so I embarked on a plan to use twelve different patterns. I drew a full-size pattern the size of my clock face plus a one inch border on grid paper (actually two pieces of grid paper taped together). Then I used a quilting ruler to get the 30- and 60-degree lines needed for my twelve sections. Once I had the pattern, I cut the sections apart and used them to trace the necessary shapes on the back of the patterned paper. Then it was just a matter of gluing them on to the clock using Tombow Mono Multi glue.

Being a stamper, I of course had to stamp on the clock. I chose a variety of inspirational words. I stamped them all in Always Artichoke ink. I also added a bunch of spirals, stamped off once in Always Artichoke.

Stamp sets:
Stampin' Up! - Everyday Flexible Phrases, Expressive Flexible Phrases, Letterpress Numbers
Invoke Arts - Artwords II
other - Believe, Spiral Bouquet
Gel-a-tins - Spiral Symphony

After stamping, I added Spring Moss wide grosgrain ribbon all around the edges of the clock with hot glue. I found a new use for my bone folder - smoothing down the hot-glued ribbon as I went to keep the glue from forming a thick line under the ribbon.

This was a fun and surprisingly quick project. It came together in just a couple of hours.





15 comments:

Andrea, said...

Fantastic clock, I love the combination of papers you have used. Great idea

Amy said...

oooo, I love that! What a great way to divide the hours on your clock! Very cool. I have those papers....hmmmm...maybee I need to add something to by "alterable" stash! (Mine is dreaded too!)

Stampin' Heather said...

Wow! This is just fabulous. I love that you used all the different pattern papers.

Cassie said...

WOW! This is AWESOME!! I am so impressed with your angles and all! I would never have the patience to perfect that! I hope you hang it someplace where you will see it often!!

Erin... said...

so pretty and fun!! enjoy your new clock!

Denise~ said...

Gorgeous! What a fab idea, I bet this will look wonderful hanging up. :)

Just me said...

Very cool. Love it

Heather said...

This is perfect for your scrap/stamping room. I love it!

Karinn said...

I love this clock, wow, what a great idea. You did an awesome job :0)

basement stamper said...

This is truly amazing! TFS! :)

Elaine said...

Fabulous clock! Great job! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

scrapnnMO said...

Beautiful clock Chris! Love the different papers and that you kept it simple!:)

Melanie S said...

This is stunning!

Teresa said...

What a cute Idea! I love it!

Lynn said...

Just beautiful! I love all the papers you used.