I began be prepping my canvas with Maimeri gesso and once dry, set about creating a background using my pan pastels. I made the clouds following a fantastic tutorial my DT teamie Claire did a while back (you can find all the details HERE) and although not as proficient as Claire, am loving the effect. I then used the 12"x12"dots with edges stencil to create my dotty circle as it was the perfect size for placing my clock points. I used Maimeri gloss gel, iridescent paste and white acrylic paint to create my dots.
I then painted some white flowers using the Maimeri white acrylic paint and for added interest, over stamped using the dandelion clock from the PCB stamp set, "Postcard", to add interest. As a finishing touch, I added colour to the centres using my pan pastels.
Next I created my background for my clock points (they are to be used instead of numbers). I used pan pastels, distress inks and GraphIt white shaker pen to create the background. Again, I over stamped but used the clock images from the PCB stamp set "Rose". I then chopped in to the background to fill different sized frames. At this point, I suddenly realised I had not taken a photo of my completed background before merrily chopping away, so before all of it went, I snapped what remained of the background ..... apologies. The frames are from the "Hodgepoge Hardware" set by Stampin Up.
To evenly space out my "points", I marked out where they should go on a plastic disc. It's the protector disc that you find in blank CD packs you buy. I then went over the lines with my GraphIt white shaker pen and stuck it in to position. I added the clock mechanism so I could ensure that my "points" did not sit too proudly and stop the hands from working.
I then glued the points in place with a hot glue gun and for added security, used brads too (secured to the back of the canvas).
Although my clock is not all "bright and bold" there are definitely elements that are. Once I finished it, I wanted to test it to see if the clock worked and yep, we didn't have a spare battery in the house! I quickly legged it down to the shops and bought a pack as had to test it (so impatient at times) ... lol
Products I used:
I am entering my clock in to the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - anything goes
Suzy Bee - anything goes
Altered Eclectics - anything goes
Artistic Stamper - anything goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - lots of layers
Inklings and yarn - anything goes
Everybody Art Challenge - favourite stamp(s)