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Monday, 25 March 2013

Taking Time Out...

My sitting room clock had a reeeeeeeeally boring frame...so I made a new one :D
I have had this clock for a good few years now... I like it because I can change the face with the seasons, but it had a really naff thin miserly plastic frame, which broke. So I was left with the frameless clock, but it still works ...
So I decided to decorate a canvas and attach the clock to it. I took the clock apart so I could use the back board as a template...

but decided it would be better to stick the board straight onto the canvas to strengthen it when I have to cut the hole for the clock spindle to pass through.
I selected a long thin canvas because the clock sits between 2 windows on a narrow wall space.
I added the words "tick tock" and the numbers 1 to 9 with chip board to give some texture.
Then stared adding layers of paint using my own stencils
and then I saw this figure...sitting on the mossy wall...
holding the infant, taking time out to tell a story to the babe...
paying no heed to the passing of time.
Was determined to show you the depth of colour used, so stood on a chair to take this pic lol
And now a few close ups.



The sun decided to come out today, so I couldn't get a pic of the clock in situe(between 2 sunny windows), but hubby likes it so I'm happy.
*is feeling the need to decorate the whole house now* :D
Enjoy :D XXX
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10 comments:

  1. You have such great ideas, Gina! Now you will have many years of enjoyment with your beautiful clock. I adore the theme. I know what you mean about wanting to decorate everything now - you do one thing and your off! Have fun. hugs, Donna

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  2. Wonderful! ♥ Climbing chairs- that's something I would have done, too.

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  3. Great idea Gina, love the colours and the story behind the image. :-) xx

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  4. I just love those figures you do they always remind me of Morph (a little plaster-scene man) on Take Heart if you don't remember you will have no idea what I am on about. But I love your little people LOTS great clock Dxx

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    1. Yes I was a Tony Hart fan too :D...I loved Morph because I am a keen watcher of body language :D

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  5. Fantastic, your altered clock is an eye catcher now.

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  6. Oh Gina that fantastic stuff!

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  7. Gina, does your creative mind ever stop?? You are truly amazing for what you think of! Love the clock!! A+++

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  8. Very clever idea for you clock!

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