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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Two for one!

Hello, Joanne here. I do love to find ways to stretch my crafty supplies so before we move to today's main project, I have a little "bonus" ATC for you!

I'm loving all the embossed metal that's around at the moment but I've been determinedly holding out against buying more supplies and adding yet another aspect to my papercrafting addiction! I did have some sheet aluminium in my stash though and I own paper stumps for colouring so with the application of a little imagination, my chipboard cogs enabled me to make this! I just laid my metal over the shapes (I did one at a time), rubbed over with the paper stump to get the basic shape to show through and then embossed with the tip of the stump. Easy peasy and you get to use the shape itself for something else :o)

And the something else in this case was this wall clock...

I bought a cheapo clock (£3.99 in Poundstretcher) a while ago with the idea of tarting it up for my craft room. The cogs seemed perfect for the project! This is a 30cm clock so you can see that the cogs are a decent size. I've combined with a bit of stamping, a bit of sponging over a mask and quite a lot of embossing powder and acrylic paint in one way or another!

Here's a little detail shot for you. I love how the teeth of the smaller cogs fit perfectly together. If you were very clever, I reckon you could use them to make an actual turning mechanism on a card or maybe a page in a mini album.

All materials etc are listed {here} on my blog if anyone would like more detail.

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting!

8 comments:

Suzie said...

My goodness Joanne, that is truly gorgeous! Very lovely indeed!

Karen said...

WOW thats incredible Joanne!!! X

Carol said...

wow Joanne those two pieces are totally stunning - loving those cogs too..xx

Kaz said...

That's just brilliant Joanne, it looks so expensive! xx

Di said...

Another WOW from me too Joanne, that altered clock is simply stunning and what a fab idea and technique for the ATC. Fantastic xx

Janice said...

Fabulous work Joanne, the clock is amazing, would definitely hang that on my wall.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Joanne, truly stunning.
i want that clock, lol.

Sharon said...

Wow! Brilliant ideas here Joanne! I especially like the altered clock....x