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Friday, February 10, 2017

Day 5 Growing in Unity ~ Time's Up!

Good Morning All!!  Welcome to my fifth & final post of this Growing in Unity Week!  Thanks for dropping by to see what's on my craft table for today! Remember to leave a comment on each of the 5 GIU posts this week to be eligible to win $25 in random stamps from UNITY STAMP CO!!  Feel free to cut and paste the address link & share with all your crafty friends!
 ~ I will share names and links of the products used at the end of this blog ~

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Since time is flying this week ;) I thought clocks would be a great subject.  I keep my eyes open for clocks at yard sales and discount stores for interesting frames.  The clock works can always be replaced if they don't work or simply left out if you love the look of round frames like I do. 
















Carefully pry or unscrew the parts keeping the face of the clock protected & remove them.  I often use the original clock face in my project either by using it as the background or photo copying the numbers etc on it.  It is also the perfect guide to sizing the new clock face.

I like big images to put inside.  Today I chose Gypsy Warrior by Susi Blu https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/gypsy-warrior-exclusive-stamp-by-suzi-blu/

Oh my!  I love this versatile stamp!  I tried her several ways and decided on a brightly colored fussy cut version.  I have also in the past, layered in 3D fussy cut images. My advise is to always make sure that the raised images do not interfere with the movement of the clock's hands ~ if you're going to use them.

My first step is to photo copy the clock face onto inexpensive copier paper to experiment. Now I can stamp and manipulate without fear !!

I also use the MISTI so that I can preview what the stamp placement looks like before I stamp. 

Another reason I copy several clock faces is so that I can cut out the circle containing the second hand marks only and another with the #s too in case I want to copy them onto my actual card stock.


The water colored image is a great
example of photo copying the second
hand marks onto the water color paper.


 
You can tell that I like to do a lot of experimenting!! The size of the clock was too wide for my BIG SHOT machine (a great argument to get the super size one!!).  To use the embossing folder with the script to emboss the background I put my silicone embossing cushion over the folder and gently wacked it with a hammer.  The results were not consistent, but I liked the effect.  Another way I decided to add script to the background was to repeat stamping Unity's "You Are More Beautiful". I did this over the top of cardstock that I purchased already embossed, and it still worked beautifully!!  I Love the sentiment "Start Something New" from Unity also but I decided it was too big for the look I wanted.
experimenting with pearls
vs. numbers


Here are some more photos tracking my thought process just for fun and maybe some inspiration.  Once I get started it is hard to stop.  I now feel the need to run out and find some more clocks to revamp!!
Love this Gypsy stamp so much! Almost
went with her like this. So Zen I think!!




I finally decided to use this face with
beige pearls for numbers & seconds.
(I need to purchase more pearls!)
I heat embossed the images with brown


and then rubbed in pastel Gelato with
my finger tip on the flowers


























LIST OF LINKS TO STAMPED IMAGES:

















Thank you for joining me all week! 
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42 comments:

  1. This is my favorite ever. When I first saw the post I thought what a beautiful bride that would make for forever special shower gift it would be ... as I scroll down I see you had already done that. Amazing. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  2. It was very helpful to see all the options you considered with this project. It's so easy to assume everything fell into place the first time with a project when you only see the completed item.

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  3. wow! wow! and wow again! this is one of the most amazing projects I have ever seen! you really hit it out of the park! :)

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  4. Oh, my gosh, this is just gorgeous! I absolutely love this.

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  5. This is the greatest stamping project I have ever seen, and I have been stamping since 1998! Love it!!! WOW!

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    1. That is so sweet. You make my heart smile <3 Thank you!!

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  6. Well, I'm off to the dollar store to buy a clock!! 😂

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  7. What a beautiful clock! Love the idea! Thanks for sharing

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  8. I love the way you think outside the box. This is great! I am always looking for more ways to make practical use of my art. Journals are fun but I like seeing what I've done around the house and office.

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  9. Wow what an incredible project! you are very talented lady!
    Absolutely beautiful!

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  10. Wow ... what a week of inspiration! You did an incredible job all week long. Loved all your cards and this clock is "over the top" fabulous!!

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  11. Forgot to say how much I've enjoyed your posts this week. I got some really good ideas from you. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What a GREAT idea! So helpful to have all the tips including the copies of the front face. You could even change the designs for something new over time. LOVE this!

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  13. So beautiful and unique❣ Love all the details you showed and along the way...very inspirational❣

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  14. Great project, Wendy! Thanks for the inspiration this week.

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  15. WOW !!! This is amazing. I love this his idea. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great job!

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  16. For those of you interested I have another clock displayed on this blog. I think it's "spending my TIME wisely" ;) Thank You for all of the really sweet and encouraging comments!

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  17. Holy kazolies! This is amazing!!! Now I need to go out and by me some clocks!

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  18. You are so very talented. Amazing clock - LOVE!! Thanks so much
    for a wonderful & inspirational week.

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  19. This is seriously one of the coolest projects I've seen. LOVE this idea!

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  20. I LOVE this idea!! Incredibly cute, my daughter would love to create her own clock--I'll use this idea in the future!

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  21. Holy smokes, you blew your GIU week out of the water! Beautiful projects! This clock is so gorgeous, I love all the extra detail and careful work you put into it! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week!

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    1. Wow Brittany!! Thanks! I am so glad you enjoyed. I love sharing and all your lovely comments have been a real confidence boost!!

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  22. AWESOME!! This week has been such fun with you and you have gone above and beyond! Your projects/cards and directions have been great! All the best!

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  23. WOW WOW WOW this is the most amazing project and my all time favorite of favorites!i am going to try and make a clock very cool thank you

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  24. OMG....TRULY AMAZING....I know I was "computer shouting" but this is absolutely amazing...luv luv luv it....

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  25. i love, love, love, the clocks you made. I loved all the items you made thisnweek. Keep up all the nice work.

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  26. This is gorgeous. I love altering clocks. About time I did another one I think. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugz

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  27. Love the depth. So pretty--It is amazing.

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  28. You have such talent, thank you for sharing!

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  29. Awesome way to repurpose a clock! I love your choice of stamps and the colors are so beautiful!

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  30. You saved the best for last! I absolutely love this and will be trying it! I love Goodwill stores and you xan always find clocks there! Beautiful work Wendy!

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  31. Such a great project! Great choice of stamps! So creative!

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  32. Wow wow wow. You have made a great GIU!!!! Loved all the posts. Thanks.

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  33. So cute! WOw ! Haluais vaikka mitä, mutta taloudelliset rajoiteet sanovat muuta!

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  34. Gorgeous card. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  35. OH, wow!! THis is so beutiful!!!! I love that image! What a cool project!!!! I love the way you colored her!!! I left you a reply on my day 4 GIU post in regards to Day 5 card. :) Thanks for stopping by all week!!!

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