Sunday, 10 August 2014

"Tic Tock" it's a bright clock with Pan Pastels

This fortnights challenge for Pan Pastel Challenges is "bold and bright" and I had an idea in my head that I want to do ... and did get there in the end ... but am not 100% sure it fits the theme fully (too late now to change things).

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:

 12"x12" dots with edges stencil  PCB "Postcard" stamp set PCB "Roses" stamp set Pan Pastel Mixed Media Set 2   GraphIt white shaker pen   Maimeri Glassy Gel 200ml Maimeri White Gesso 200ML Maimeri Iridescent Paste/Gesso 200ML   
Distress Ink

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)


Andree said...

An absolutely stunning canvas and a fantastic idea. I love the way you've created the background and the 'numbers' are gorgeous x

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Love your canvas Lou, it is pretty and the design is fab, Px

Debbie said...

Wow this is beautiful.Stunning creation.Hugs x

Sylvia said...

Fabulous canvas, love the frames used as numbers.

Sylv xx

Brawny x said...

Well wow is not a good enough word to use for this canvas. I am in awe at your skill. Just lovely x

JayBe said...

This is absolutely stunning, Lou - love how you used the little frames to highlight where the numbers should be.

Hope you are enjoying your summer break, hun.

Hugz, Jan xx

Unknown said...

I'm bowing at your feet again! Your work is in a different league! Awestruck xx
Sandie x

Anonymous said...

Hi Lou, OMG wow this is absolutely stunning, love it, fabulous colours, love the stamps and the clock frames are gorgeous.

Hugs Erin x said...

OMG Lou I love this! Amazing work - if you need a home for it you have my address!!! :D

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, this is a stunning project! I love the detailed photos you added. Those embellishments on the numbers are FAB!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Design just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's....Thank you for sharing with us,
we look forward to you joining in with the fun again next time...
Suzy B ( Owner )

Claire said...

Gorgeous canvas Lou, genius idea and I absolutely love the finished project. Fab job with those clouds too
Claire xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is stunning Lou. wow so beautiful made, love it.
Gr Karin

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lou this is fabulous, I love it. The design is gorgeous.
Linda xxx

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt all the detail..never before has a clock looked so good!! Thank you for the warm welcome back xoxoxoxox

Kate M said...

Absolutely fabulous canvas - what an original design - stunning!!

sallysbitz2 said...

This is fantastic. Love the idea of using watch dials instead of numbers, very unique x

hugs sally x

Yvonne said...

Hi five Lou!!!!!
Such an amazing project, brilliant unique design and the hours you must have spent on it - I just can't imagine.
Huge respect - this is amazing xxxx

Unknown said...

This is so pretty!!!! Many thanks for joining the Rosie’s Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Sandra Wright. said...

How gorgeous is your it..
A great entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

Anonymous said...

Great canvas, love the texture and clock.

Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

Moira DT. xx

Beccalite said...

This is fabulous what a wonderful project, love the clock.

Thank you for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xx (DT Member)

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is beautiful work - TFS with us over at Altered Eclectics this month. Hugz xxx

Vickie Y said...

What a unique and gorgeous clock! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics August Challenge.