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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tim Holtz Clock

Wow, where as the time gone, it's already the 24th of July? Well I've been busy with my grand kids since the 12th of July. They're up early this year to visit as their Mom is expecting a new baby boy in August so they wanted to make sure they are home for the birth. We have been doing lots of crafting as they wanted to make some goodies for the baby. 

Well I've been seeing all of these gorgeous Tim Holtz altered clocks so I decided to do one myself. I first took the back off of the clock and cut a circle to put on to the inside part using the Websters Secret Garden "Coming Up Roses" paper. I then took some gesso and covered the whole clock (except the inside) with it and let that dry.  After the gesso dried I took some molding paste and mixed a couple of drops of Rangers alcohol ink "Stream" to it to give me a light turquoise blue color which I then added to the clock in a sort of random gloppy (Is that a word, lol) style. While it was style wet I tore small pieces of the "Coming up Ross" paper and stuck them down in different areas of the clock and then used a brush to add bits of the molding paste to the edges of the paper to lend it in with the molding paste.

While all that was drying I took the back piece of the clock and added a couple of Tim Holtz game spinners to the center of the clock to act as clock hands. I also added a black rub on that spelt "Love" at the top of the back in between the two clock hands. It's a bit hard to see in the photo but looks good IRL. When the molding paste on the clock was dried I took a Prima vine and added that to the front of the inside of the clock in a circle shape. I took a long thin strip of cheesecloth and placed it in the bottom of the inside of the clock and tucked a couple of small blue and peach colored flowers in front of that against the glass. 

For my photo, my Mum & Dad from 1967 back in Windsor, Ontario at my Nana's, I used a small Prima clock to frame the photo. To the back of the clock I added a pair of Tim Holtz wings which I covered in gesso and rock candy crackle paint. I then glued that to the side of the clock. I die cut some leaves and tucked them in between my flower cluster on the side of the clock. To finish the clock off I made the banner which says "Back in Time - A Love Story" a tribute to my parents, I've never known anyone more in love than these two! Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my clock. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

New Mini Album

I was watching one of Steff Miller's Prima Video's on Prima's UStream channel using the Engraver Collection and some black paper bags for a cute mini album. I have been hoarding this Engraver collection and so I decided to try making this mini album, but since I didn't have any black paper bags I decided to make it using black cardstock for the background. You can see Steff's mini album on Prima's blog here: Prima

The outside size of my mini when closed up is 7" x 4". I made the black flower using Tim Holtz flower die and a clear gem for the center, I glued it down with one end of my string under it and then used a button from my stash on the side so I could wrap the string around the button to close the album. So here is the front pages of my mini album.
Opening up to first page, the section with writing on the left is about 7 ¾" wide and flips over to the left to reveal the third pages. 
In the middle the piece that says "Fifty Dollars" "Printed by James Davis", which is approximately 4" wide flips open to the right. 

Take the 4" piece and fold it back then you can flip over to the left that middle section to reveal the last pages of the album, the center section has a small pocket and a tag which is blank on one side that can be used for journaling or another photo.
I didn't want to add embellishments to the inside of the album, I wanted the papers to be the embellishments. TFL and I'd love to hear your comments!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Design Team Members

Please join me in welcoming the new members to the Design Team for Meg's Garden!


Amy Prior               www.amyprior.com
Annette Gearside    http://annette-momentintime.blogspot.com
Geraldine Pasinati   A Fabricated Journey.blogspot.com.au
Helen Wallace        http://texturesandtales.blogspot.com.au
Jen Waugh             http://allformyprincess.blogspot.com.au
Linda Thompson     http://6diamonds1sapphire.blogspot.com.au
Sandra Scott          http://kiandra-kreations.blogspot.com.au


At this time we say farewell to Sandrine & Shell - we wish them the best & say thank them so much for their fabulous projects over their DT term. I'm also happy to let you all know that I have been asked to stay on Meg's Garden Design Team for another 6 month term! Have a great week everyone!