Saturday 6 February 2010

A Quarter past the Bling Maiden

Take one easel card and decorate, make another and another then do a spin or two, make some shaped ones. Sits thinking what else they could be useful for? Notice that easels remind me of travel clocks so the mind starts ticking....!

I went for a circular design, clocks of course can be any shape. This is a prototype and I'll say now it will look sooooo much better using round nesties, I dont own them (yet) so mine is the old fashioned draw round a cd method ((smile)) and cut a bit smaller!

OK how'd I do it!

I started with a round base card and extra piece to stick on as a panel. For the entire design I used only 2 colours of starburst stains. These were Tibetian poppy teal and Heliotrope purple plum available from The Stampman of course.

I covered the base and panel with starburst stains paper (Used plum as base coat then blobs of teal then scrunched) The next layer on the bottom of the card and also the back of the card is the same in reverse, teal was used as the base coat with blobs of plum then scrunched.

The image is of course the delighful Bling Maiden designed by Tracey Coates which has been stamped onto a SS base. This time I watered the colour down slightly and brushed in horizontal lines over a coated cardstock letting them bleed into each other and dried with a heat gun. I've then paperpieced her face which was coloured with promarkers and painted her hair with the teal before adding lots of blingy gems :)
I made the flower at the bottom using strips of ribbon I'd dyed with the teal and plum SS and also silver.

Put it all together and it works yay! More destructions further down where to stick the clock mechanism :)

I'm entering this for

Sir Stampalot's challenge & Blog hop which can be found here

They have the theme "Movement" well yes the clock moves, it does actually work!

Lots to Do - Backgrounds

Flutterby Wednesday - Open week (Butterflies on her hair)




Stick the clock mechanism to the flap on the easel and then stick the panel to the front of the clock mechanism. When sticking the back of the mechanism on be careful not to cover the battery compartment!



TIP! Check out your local £1/$1 stores for clocks you can pilfer! I got 4 of them for a pound! Not sure if they keep time accurately yet, as I said its a prototype :)


Danni said...

How creative!! Wow! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Leah l'Orange said...


vix, this is wonderful! can't wait to see it with the round nesties, but i like it JUST the way it is! she's gorgeous, and your colours and bling are perfecto!

Jules said...

Hi Vixykins

What a brilliant make.

The movement on a clock never even crossed my mind!

Great image and gorgeous colours and bling!!

Thank you for joining in this special Stampalot challenge.

Love Jules xx

PinksyDoodles said...

Wow, this is fabulous! It's perfect for the theme of "moving".
Thank you so much for joining in with the challenge and good luck in the prize draw.
Clare x
p.s. I might take a trip to the pound shop today!

Claire said...

What a fab idea, it looks gorgeous

brenda said...

Morning Vicky

This really does have a the wow factor, just stunning. Had my eye on that stamp set for a bit and think it's now a definate 'need' item.

Thank you for sharing it with us at the Stampalot challenge and good luck with the draws.

B x

Femmy said...

fantastic!!! what a fab idea!!

Tracy said...

Wow superb take on the challenge, I love the image too. Thanks for joining the hop and challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

cockney blonde said...

Vix that is just fabulous. How on earth do you come up with such brill ideas. Send me some of your mojo please, lol.
Love it, love it, love it and also the colours and image, x

Anonymous said...

You clever moo! Love this and I've just bought this stamp set because of you,lol

Sally H said...

What a brilliant creation! I love the colours and the clock is just genius! Thanks for joining in with the challenge. Good luck in the draws!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful & so creative!

johanna said...

a beautiful creation!

sam21ski said...

WOW - Fantastic

Thanks for playing along with us over on Lotstodo this week - Sam xxx

pinky said...

Very creative! So original and perfect for the MOVING challenge. Thanks for sharing with us and good luck in the draws.

mommabear said...

Fab piece so creative

Juls said...

wow this is just stunning!!! I dont know where to start...I have always loved these images..what a ureative way of using the colours, the glitz!! and what a brilliant take on the music theme!!! thanks for joining us on the Stampalot challenge!

The Stamp Man said...

What can I say, I think everyone has already said it all, wow, fabulous, genius. So so clever!!

Great minds...Debbie has also been playing with the same shaped easel card and the same bling maiden design this morning too, spooky!!

PS: Vix, the design is just a tad too big for the largest round nestie, Debbie used her Cricut for the large circle, so you did right using the CD!!

Jill x

Zoechaos said...

Its been said WOW what a wonderful idea and stunning make.

Unknown said...

Stunning Vix !!! Love it all, what a little bargin hunter you are lol

well done

Judie xx

crafty creations said...

What a fantastic make !!!!

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Helen Ding said...

And it's even more gorgous in real life! Thanks for bring this round yesterday it did get the creative juices flowing and the CD clock on the mantle distroyed! I'm not as arty as you...

Carol said...

Great idea and fun project love those stains

Debbie Dolphin said...

hi vix
fab card really great idea making it into a clock.Funny we did the same stamp and easel on same day!!lol great minds eh!!
debbie xx

Julie Riley said...

Fantastic card Vix, you are so creative, no wonder you had a trip to the pound shop, I did wonder when you said you bought 4 clocks lol. Well done xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow awesome creation what a great take on our moving theme thank you for joining our special challenge good luck in the draws

Lorraine x

Kimberly S said...

What a fun and fabulous project! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Artyjen said...

Wow! Fab project and a great background too! Thanks for sharing the how to.

Anonymous said...

I've just bought these stamps because of you,lol. Fabulous!!
Jack xx

chris said...

This is something else I love it.
had to have a look at the rest of your blog its very good and ineresting.
good luck in the sir Stampalot challenge love chris xx

Debby said...

OMGosh! Beyond Gorgeous!

Hanne said...

So creative! Wonderful piece!

Nicola said...

Wow Vix this is awesome sweetie. Your stamping techniques are sensational and I love the starburst treatment to your ribbons. Who cares if it keeps perfect time or not cos I for one wouldn´t be clock watching .... much prefer to oogle and drool at the beauty.
Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.
Nicola -x-

Francesca said...

Great card , love the colours

thanks for joining us on the special challenge & blog hop


Sir Stampalot said...

Wow, what a wonderful project. very original. And the mechanisms work - brilliant. Would love to have that hanging in my craft area. Well done you, it's fab. Thanks for taking part in the Sir Stampalot Challenge, we wish you the best of luck.
happy crafting.
- janicex