Sunday, 3 October 2010

Sentimental Sundays #23 - Time captured in autumnal colours...


Re-edited: Wooo hooo! The CCCB spotlight is shining on me again! :)))) And I have also been chosen a Spotlight Artist at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog #46 ;)))!

Autumn has finally arrived at the Sentimental Sundays and I may have already mentioned that I looooove Autumn! ;) To join in the fun you just need to create an Autumnal project with a sentiment and…that’s it! You can use your own sentiment or choose one of Ann’s beautiful sentiments at Whimsy Stamps. Or use one of the Sentimental Sunday’s free sentiments – the possibilities are endless lol!

I have recently been quite mesmerised by some projects I’ve seen here and there….Just to give you an idea what I am talking about….;)

 

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Yes, that’s right, I fell in love with cuckoo clocks! I have recently seen a project in the Craft Stamper by Morag Cutts, it has really stolen my heart, not to mention giving lots of inspiration. So below is my shy attempt to put a spell to capture Autumn and make time stop for a moment for me…;).



I used the template that you can download for free from here.





My little clock is full of my favorite swirls embossed with a copper embossing powder, stenciled and coloured with distress inks then generously sprayed with Red Pepper Colourwash and gold shimmer mist. All edges have also been sponged with a gold acrylic paint. The clock stamp is by Tattered Angels. I was looking for the right clock face stamp for a long time, not too big, not too small, with pretty hour numbers etc and I finally found it at the Stamp Attic ;) Worth havng a look there, Wendy has got everything! And even if she doesn’t, she’ll trace it for you!

The roof has been embellished with the MS doily punch and that beautiful sentiment is from Clocks 1 set by PaperArtsy.



The base is decorated with a vintage lace and the cutest ever birdie is by 7Gypsies. All sprinkled with a layers of stamped leaves, paper shop bought and handmade organza flowers.



The back is stamped with the gears from Clocks 5 set. I like the way the embossing powder somehow made its way to the stamped gears and it all looks like it’s blending together ;)
  


My pendulum is a charm made from the chain and beads… After a few final touches with Lord Tim’s idea-ology thingies the piece was complete…


And I know, I know, that the cuckoo door in normal circumstances would interfere with the clock's mechanism but who says art has to be mechanically perfect??? LOL ;P


I made this as a birthday present for my friend but please don’t tell her yet, because I still haven’t decided whether I am emotionally ready to part with my cuckoo clock…;)



Happy Sunday everyone, enjoy every hour, minute and second of it! Thanks for stopping by ;).


I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Something Completely Different - Shades of Autumn
Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog Challenge – Layering it on
Stampin’ for the weekend #48 – Autumn Inspiration
Let's Ink It Up #3 - Favourite stamp plus a charm
CCCB #24 - Flowers and frills
Vanilla Sugar October project - Wallhanging
Dezinaworld Spot Prize Challenge - Autumn colours or theme
Alphabet Challenge Blog - W for Wings
CCMC #118 - Anything but a card
Cute Card Thursday #132 - Tic Toc!
Balli Challenge #101 - Numbers
Sweet Stampin' challenge blog #46 - Punches
GC #70 Spicy Supply Challenge - Punches
Sundays Stamper #123 - Puppet on a string

56 comments:

Ros said...

I am speechless! This is truly a beautiful work of art ... I can understand you not wishing to part with it ... Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us again at CCCB

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Joanna that is stunning!!!!
Well done :D
Julie xx

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is absolutely stunning. You have put so many little details on this project - I am speechless!

Dragonlady said...

Stunning project Joanna, love everything about it. Thank you for playing at Let's Ink It Up.

Hugs Ali x

Tracy Evans said...

Joanna this is absolutely stunning, I love all the little details, the colours, embellishments. I love it all, gorgeous. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is stunning Joanna, not only I love your creation (how can I not, this is way too wonderful), and I haven't tell you yet, I also love your writing, I always enjoy so much reading your blog. Your friend is going to love love love this gift!
And yes, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! Always good to see you here!

Kaz said...

This is lovely x

Claire said...

Wow Joanna, what a beautiful gift for your friend, I'm sure she's treasure it (if you can bear to part with it lol)
Gorgeous colours and beautiful stamping. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck!
Claire xx

Barbara said...

WOW!! This is so amazing Joanna. You'r going to give it away???? I just love everything about it and I love your blog. I am now a follower. Please feel free to visit my blog.
www.u-inspire-me.blogspot.com
Let me know what you think...I am a newbee blogger.

Carol Q said...

I can see you had a wonderful time making that Joanne. No wonder you are having trouble letting it go. It's gorgeous.

Betty said...

Wow Joanna I'm gob smacked.
This is a gorgeous creative project, love all the detail, and the colours are so autumnal, fabulous make hun.
Betty x x

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us at SCD this week :) It's gorgoeus...love all the little extra details
xoxo Sioux

SuzanneK said...

OMG fantastic project, how clever to use the easter egg box template and turn it into a clock. I love everything about your project. Thanks for joining us at LIIU,good luck. Suzanne

Sarah Anderson said...

This is so, so gorgeous! I just LoVe it. I'd happily have this on my wall :)

Sue West said...

This is just so lovely.
Sue

Wendy said...

Oh Joanna, this is wonderful, what an amazing piece of work..........

Nigel said...

Quick, make another cause you can't give that away :)

Congratulations on your moment in the spotlight too!

Netty said...

Wowee so gorgeous. Thank you for playing at LIIU and wishing you well. Annette x

Lori said...

Your clock is absolutely stunning! LOVE it!

thefrugalcrafter said...

awesome birdhouse!

Carrie said...

I don't know what to sya...this is AMAZING!!!
Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

Susan Allan said...

This is fantastic, Joanna! It is packed full of detail and there is so much to look at. I have been wanting to make a bird house for ages.. you have inspired me to have a go.
Wonderful, Joanna!!
Sue xxx

ona_i_ja said...

Joanna, this is amazing!!!!! I love you style, and design!!!!

Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!

Hugs,
Agnieszka

Linda Robinson said...

This is so amazing.. I love it. I just love all the fun and creative projects you make... You are so very talented... Hope you have a great day my friend.

Deb said...

Wow! This is truly wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Lindsey said...

Wow! This is amazing! So much work has gone into this and it is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week x

Kendra said...

WOW WOW WOW! This must have taken quite a while! Great project! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

Sue Lelli said...

There are so many truly FABULOUS details in this BEAUTIFUL creation! Your best friend would really have to be the BEST for me to part with this! LOVE how you put the sentiment on that banner and adhered it! Truly a work of ART!!

Dawn said...

Such a wonderful piece to join our Autumnal challange over at SCD thank you for playing with the SCD team

Love Dawn xx

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! Your clock is gorgeous! Simply stunning.

Connie Babbert said...

WOW...your clock is AWESOME! Thanks for playing along with Create with Connie and Mary's Thursday Challenge!

made by fifi said...

wow this is goregous - love it - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally drop dead gorgeous birdy house hun, thanks for joinin in with the Sunday stamper x

Hels Sheridan said...

I got a different hat on now ROFL... as I said... GORGEOUS... please can you bring this one with you and I will bring mine ;o)) Thanks for playing at the AS CT Challenge hun x

Robin Parker said...

What an awesome creation!! Love the embossed swirls and the colors. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Scrapping With Sherry said...

How beautiful! What a work of art! I am going to look at the rest of your work for sure.
I entered the challenge at Dezinaworld as well but mine is nothing like this. You can see it at my blog if you want to take a peek.
http://scrappingwithsherry1.blogspot.com/

Take Care~ Sherry

Kathryn Myhre said...

WOW this is wonderful! What a beautiful creation!

Julie said...

Wowsers! I love you cuckoo clock! Great job with the Tic Toc Challenge. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

Hugz,
Julie

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so fantabulous! I couldn't love it more!
Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

GlitteryKatie said...

Beautiful!

stampdiva said...

So beautiful. Lynne M

Laura said...

Glorious. What a treasure!Fantastic elements you have put together in this. Great to have you join us at SCD. Hope to see you again.

Tracey said...

This is absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at SFTW :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Mary Brown said...

FANTASTIC coo coo clock! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great project- I love the colors and your embellishments! Thanks for the template link too. Thanks for joining the Creative Belli challenge!

Shirl said...

Absolutely amazing. I would never ever part with this. Off to get the template.
Shirley x x

Lesley said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Annie said...

wow! what a fabulous creation! thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.
hugs, annie x

Dezinaworld said...

Wow thats such a stunning make. what a beautiful art piece.
Thanks so much for joining on the challenge this week.
I am so sorry to take so long getting here. I have a lot of pain still so doing the comments and later the post bit by bit and resting in between.I will catch up soon my friend. good luck
hugs June xxxx

karlinchen50 said...
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karlinchen50 said...

Hello!
Gorgeously your bird house.
The design and colors are beautiful.
The details glorious.
Your works are beautiful on the blog.
Hugs Karla

Suzanne C said...

WOW! I wanted to see what you had done with your cuckoo clock and WOW! Fabulous hanging cuckoo clock. BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous and well desereved highlight on CCCB.

Joan Ervin said...

What and absolutely FABULOUS project....every little detail is just perfect!!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Alie de Vrij-Venema said...

Congratulations on winning the Spotlight at Sweet Stampin! You really deserve it, what a stunning project you've made!!! Thanks again for joining us at Sweet STampin!
xx Alie

Jennie said...

This is gorgoeus and great layering for our challenge at ASCT . Thank you for joining in :))
xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is most beautiful, and congrats on your win at Sweet Stampin'!

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