Wednesday, October 28, 2015

More Numbers.

It's the 2nd week of
my Butterfly Challenge
and the theme is

Here is some more inpsiration for you.

I have made this card using  embossing folders
by Sizzix called Textured Impressions 657671
Sewing and measuring  tape set.
Base is  a scalloped card blank.
The pretty paper was a magazine freebie
and came from a pack called Simply British.
I embossed a piece of blue pearescent card
and a pink pastel card and then layered them onto
contrasting coloured card stock.
Sentiments were cut from a ribbon in my stash.
The oddment of cream lace and the cream ribbon
were oddments lying  on my desk. 
Pearls from my stash.

Entering into the following challenges:
Ooh-la-la Creations #192  Embossing.
Craft your Passion #285 Anything goes.
Tuesday Taggers # Lots of layers.
The ABC Challenge #T is for 2 of something (2 embossing folders, 2 ribbons).
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #200 Use up your snippets.
Creative Artiste #7 Lace and Pearls

Next up is a clock
I suddenly remembered I had this clock face in my stash
and had a light bulb moment
Clock = Numbers.

I forgot to take a before photo of the clock
but here is a link to where I bought it from.
Unfortunately they are out of stock but you can see
the bare base that I started with.

I  covered both the rim which is a seperate piece
and the clock base with a sheet of Decoupage rice paper
(which was covered with small butterflies) 
torn into small pieces and glued using PVA paste.
When it had dried I wasn't happy with clock face.
It looked too fussy and the numbers would not have shown
up very well so I painted over with a tester pot
of paint called Natural Hessian. 
I was happy with the rim so it just had a watered down 
coat of the same paint to give it  a worn look.
Luckily I had another sheet of rice paper with the butterflies 
in a slightly larger format so I fussy cut 3 of them out
and glued to the face when the paint had dried.
Again I coated them with the watered down paint.
The numbers are  pearlised sticky foam which
came from a set of numbers and alphabet in assorted colours.
The kit came with instructions on how to assemble
and all it needed was a 1.5 v battery.
It has now been happily ticking away on my desk
for the last 2 hours and miracle of miracles
is keeping perfect time. 
How the heck did I manage that!!
Entering into the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit # Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Altered Electics #  Anything goes.
That Craft Place # Anything goes mixed media.
The Mirror Crack'd #14 Wall hangings  (clock comes with wall attachment) + tic tac toe
Line used =  time/wall hangings/textures.

Hope I have inspired you to think outside of the box
and come up with some number projects.


Sally H said...

wow, wow, wow! What a gorgeous project, Mrs A! I absolutely love it!

KandA said...

Super card Mrs A and your clock is really gorgous. Will be along later to play xx

Catherine said...

Your cards are beautiful Valery Anne ! Love the soft colours of the first one and the clock is gorgeous ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Barb said...

They are two lovely cards Valery. The clock is a super idea and the blue pearly embossed paper looks gorgeous. Barbxx

dutchess said...

That's such a good idea Valery...the clock is fantastic.....xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creations, love the clock.xx

Liz said...

Two lovely projects. I especially love the clock - don't you just love it when you have a 'light bulb' moment! xx

Di said...

HA! I was toying with bot those EFs just yesterday as they're the closest I could get to a non-specific numbers card for your challenge. And then you beat me to it - great minds eh? LOVE the clock, clever little sausage!


Di xx

MaryH said...

Love the way you've used these ef's on your card. The combining of the blue & peachy-pink look terrific and I liked the way you've placed each of the elements to create so much dimension. A great take on the N=Numbers theme too. Always love the delicate laces you tuck in. TFS & hope you've got the leaves in hand. DH just mulches ours as he mows the grass. TFS & Hugs. (loved the clock too!).

AlisonC said...

I like these embossing folders very much and the clock is so pretty.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So different card with these embossed layers! They looks great! Love your fluttering clock, it's really an adorable make! Wonderful!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving your clock, very pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us at That Craft Place and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

Sandra Wright. said...

A delightful clock, loving all the butterflies....
Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

Lula said...

Great clock! Love all those butterflies! Thanks for playing along with us at The Mirror Crack'd.

Wynn said...

What a brilliant numbers projects.....both ideas are fab. The embossed pieces are inspiring as is the clock. Thank you for joining us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

aussie aNNie said...

Back to give you a hug as well and it is sad your dad won't know anything BUT don't under estimate the cells in the mind, deep down he knows you are there but can't dad was proof of that after being unconscious for 4 days then opening his eyes, eating and loving us seconds before he

Rupa Swaminathan said...

Pretty little clock you have made!Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa(Dt).

MagsB said...

I love the embossing on your card, Mrs A, perfect for a stitcher! And the clock is simply beautiful!

love Mags B x

Mojca said...

What a lovely card, looks really sweet. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Linby said...

I always struggle how to use those full embossing folders without covering it all up - you've achieved it beautifully. Great clock too.
Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.
Lynn x

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! This is just so gorgeous & elegant!


Chriss - Scrappin With Chriss and Lou

Bee and Dee said...

A very pretty card, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee.

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty clock. Nice design and colours. Thank you for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd this month. Hope to see you beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs. A. This is such a pretty sewing themed card, love the embossing folder used on the top layer. Pink and blue are always good for a feminine card.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your cards are beautiful I don't think I could pick a favorite! Thank you for joining our fun at ABC CHALLENGE! Good luck and please join us again with your lovely work!

Sammy said...

Such a pretty clock. I love the butterflies! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Andree said...

A wonderful card and lovely pastel colours. The embossing looks fabulous.
Thank you for entering it in the October challenge "Lace and Pearls" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog and good luck x
PS I love the clock too xx

Wheelie Crafty said...

What a lovely Card, i love the way you have used embossing folders....
Thank you for joining in on our challenge over at Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge.. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

Hugs Rhonda DT xx

CraftYourPassion said...

Your card is so pretty.The embossing looks effective on pearl card.Love the added ribbon.Super clock too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Lin said...

Your clock looks really good. I like how you rescued something you didn't like with a coat of paint and turned it into something you did like. I think it looks very effective with the larger butterflies on the plain background in the centre. Your numbers are bright and funky too.

Thanks for sharing with us

The Mirror Crack'd

Unknown said...

What a fantastic idea your clock looks great!! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
Kamila DT

Rocky said...

Your gorgeous clock brings a whole new meaning to 'time flies', so pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

Alli Devine said...

Loving the embossed panels on your card Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La creations
Alli x