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May 26, 2014


Happy Sunday everyone, did you see our new releases over at Visible Image yesterday??

Wowie what wonderful fantasy stamps, they're sure to be loved by everyone :)

In case you missed it HERE is my blog post and samples using these amazing stamps and you can find all the new release stamps and more HERE in the online store.

Well onto today's post, today just happens to be my normal weekly blog date for Visible Image, so yay I get to show off more of their scrummy stamps. Have you seen that detail in the Dragonfly wings? Its lush and stamps gorgeously every time!!

The clock started off life, pretty plain and boring and certainly nothing special! So I got creating and as my Mums birthday is't far away and she lurrvvess Dragonflies, this will be for her :) 

1. After taking it all apart I traced the face of the clock and then cut it out of a piece of cream card
2. I then distressed all around the newly cut circle.
3. I used the Grunge Flourish stamp to randomly stamp around one side of the face and the Dragonfly to stamp around the other.
3. I then left two dragonflies just as they are and painted two with perfect pearls, just to add a bit of colour and give them a nice shimmer.

4. I used the back end of the Grunge Flourish stamp to add the random bits around the Dragonfly side and centre, this was stamped with versamark and dusted with pewter Perfect Pearls
5. For the second hand that was bright red, i covered it in double sided adhesive, added some silver guilding flakes and swiped a bit of blue perfect pearls on it.
6. I cut the numerals out of black card using my silhouette and then swiped them across a white ink pad to give them a distressed look, I then glued them slightly offset onto more black card, to give a bit of a shadow and then glued them to the face of the clock.
7. For the outer edges of the clock, I stamped on tissue paper and then tore each one off. I adhered it to the clock, using a PVA and water mix. I did this until it was all covered. (I first sanded sown the outside of the clock)

8. I added the flowers and lace around the inner frame and carefully put it all back together.
9. For the Dragonfly and flowers on the outside of the clock, I stamped a Dragonfly and dipped him in my melt pot to coat him in a nice sumptuous shimmery brown layer and I dipped the flowers in clear embossing. This means they are all nice and hard and shiny and much harder wearing.

Materials used:
Visible Image stamps - Dragonfly & Grunge Flourish
£1 wall clock from poundland
Black Archival ink & White ink
Paper roses from stash
Distress inks
Silver guilding flakes 
Perfect Pearls as a paint

Don't forget to check out the blog for more amazing DT inspiration.

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Also check out the May Challenge for your chance to win an amazing prize of a £20 spend on Visible Image's superb stamps.

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  1. This is an amazing make! It has been totally revamped and looks so expensive now! Brilliant job!

  2. Oh Samantha this is Stunning I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! hugs me x

  3. This is such a beautiful creation. Love the all those pretty dragonflies. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. WOW, this is gorgeous, your Mum is going to LOVE it! The Grunge flourish and dragonfly stamps are now on me wish list... fabby! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. What a fabulous altered clock! It looks amazing and will make a fabulous gift for your Mum, she'll treasure it forever. The dragonflies are gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  6. Fab creation Samantha.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  7. Wow what a gorgeous project, beautiful stamping! Thanks for joining us at this time
    Claire xx

  8. I love your clock. It is so original . The dragon flies look superb. Thankyou for sharing with us at Craft My Life. Hugs Mrs a. (DT.)

  9. Fab idea, worth far more than £1 now!! Thank you for joining us at Craft My Life.

  10. I just saw this in The Spotlight at Sweet Stampin'. It's LOVELY and clever and beautifully done! I'm sure your dragon-fly loving mum is gonna love it. Hugs, Lesley


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