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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time to Fly

Simon Says Stamp and Show  Challenge is going to the birds. :)  The challenge is to use birds, feathers, or anything to do with flight!


Sometimes my mind pulls bits and pieces together of different ideas and rolls them up into a project and that is what happened this week:

My inspiration was from the nest and I wanted to showcase it in someway. I decided a three dimensional timepiece would be a lovely framework for the birds and the nest.


 I started by cutting three of the Weathered Sizzix Clock from cardboard.  I then painted them with white acrylic paint.  I sprayed them with Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist.  I added a touch of the Aged Gold Embossing Enamel around the edges. I attached the three frames together with pop dots in between the layers. I attached the clock hands on either side of the frame and used a dragonfly brad to hold the hands together.   I had a piece of rusty metal that made the perfect stand. All I had to do was cover it in Versamark and heat emboss with the Aged Gold Embossing Enamel from Stampendous.

I stamped the sweet Stampendous Bluebirds using black ink on white cardstock and painted them with the same glimmer mist. I cut them out. 

I started with a base of a lace doily glued to the frame.  I added a mix of Prima flowers with the nest.  I then glued the clock faces into the flowers.  I added a key charm embossed in gold to the face of the one clock and the bird to the other clock.  I found the words time to fly in the Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers.

This artwork  brings a nice touch of spring to my desk!  
 
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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

27 comments:

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  2. WOW!! What an amazing project, Suzz! Absolutely gorgeous! There are so many pretty details and the colors are beautiful! Love every inch of it! :)

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  3. that's fabulous Sue. what a great way to use the clock. it looks so much like ageing metal.

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  4. Great project, love the layered clock and all teh bird details. Lovely! Elaine x

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  5. what an incredible project. Very effective looking

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  6. Oh my word, Suzz...this is so cool! I love how you've used Tim's weathered clock to create such a beautiful little vintage piece. The nest that was your inspiration is absolutely darling. I love that little Prima nest! Your weathered clock is just simply amazing! I love how you gave it so much dimension and color. That old rusted metal stand was transformed into a really beautiful piece. I love it as a base for your clock. Such a beautiful job, Suzz. As always, your work is so lovely. <3 Candy

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  7. What a truly beautiful project, Sue!!

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  8. Hi Suzz, your timepiece is absolutely fantastic, the dimension from the weathered clock is wonderful as are the colours. The gold embossing is really striking. Love the rusted stand and the birds and nest sit perfectly within. I love this piece. Tracy x x

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  9. Beautiful Sue - love how you brought added dimension to the time piece! Wonderully embellished!

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  10. This is so gorgeous Sue. I knew you would do something amazing with the fly theme. Love the look of the clock, the nest and all the birds and flowers.

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  11. Ah, time. It really doesn't stop flying, does it?! I love the metallic accents you added to this piece!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  12. Stunning - so creative.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  13. W O W !! Amazing, every detail is just gorgeous, LOVE the colors you've been using!

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  14. Your project is simply beautiful Suzz. Thanks for sharing and also how you created it!

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  15. So totally gorgeous, Suzanne! Shared everywhere, just absolutely love it!!

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  16. This is so pretty, Suzz! Love that clock so much, it's one of my fav dies! And you made such a beauty with it! Hugs, Sandra

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  17. Sue you really do create some ingenuous projects and this one is so sweet. I love all the little details and those little bluebirds are lovely. Anyone would love this on their desk to make them smile!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  18. What an extraordinary project, Sue! I love the concept of the 3d clock die and you put it all together beautifully!

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  19. Suzz, Your timepiece is fabulous! I love how you combined everything to create this beautiful spring showpiece.

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  20. A complete SHOWSTOPPER!!!! What an imagination Suzanne! I love how you've used the clock, and having it stand, but to add the birds and nests...WOW! EXCEPTIONAL!

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  21. Fantabulous texture on the clock, gorgeous embellishing - I have some of those nests, think they'll be coming out soon! - and to have the whole thing stand makes it something so special. What a delight it must be on your desk!
    Alison x

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  22. Clock is fabulous!! Beautiful spring time!

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