Cami's birthday was last month and because I only get to see her when I go visit Oahu, I had to plan ahead and get my project done for her birthday. We had already agreed on the clipboard swap (see previous post) so I had to get that done too, but I still wanted to make something for my friend. We decided to deviate from our usual dim sum and go to Tsukiji's for lunch. It was good! Now I know why it's Cami's favorite!
On to the project... I had found this alarm clock from Ross awhile ago and had always meant to alter it.... Then I saw Sabrina's clocks, which inspired me to dig mine out of the closet and make one too! My biggest challenge was the painting. It was a really dark color- not sure if it was brown or black, but you get the idea. It took several coats of gesso and paint to get it the color that I wanted. I went with white since then I could accent it with any color flowers. Here's how my clock came out...
I think I shared earlier that Cami loves Magnolia images, so I decided to use some of my new stamps on her clock. These girls are growing on me! I think its cause they really match the whole shabby chick thing.
I found some of my little birds and added a pink one to the handle. (oops, you can really see the glue there!)
I added this Tilda stamp on top of the clock. It was fun to play around and add her to the outside of the project. I stamped her with a brown ink before coloring and really like the results. BTW- all flowers are by petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts, and Prima.. oh and some from Downtown LA.
Here's a better look at the main image. I think she's one of my favorites. Do you also see that teapot stickpin? Love it!
Sorry, this shot is a bit difficult to see. I used a piece of silver mirrored cardstock and embossed the sentiment in white. I like this new stamp set I got from Simon Says Stamp called W plus 9. I thought the sentiments in the set were cute and matched this project. I was kinda worried about the embossing on mirrored cardstock, but it seemed to come out ok. Oh yah, that pearl star is from DIY boutique. Love it!
A better look at that cute teapot stickpin!
Here's the side of the clock that is right behind the Tilda image. I think you can see that I actually ran some lace around the clock before adding all the flowers.
And here's the back of the clock where I wrote a message and added more flowers.
Cami really seemed to like it! I'm so happy! It was pretty fun to make. I have a few more frames that I should try out too. Now I want to get more of those alarm clocks!