Friday, January 1, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #20 - Time Flies

Happy New Year!! I hope you all have a wonderful 2016.

It's time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. This month our theme is "Time Flies."  I can't believe is already 2016, time does fly!!!

Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous mixed media artist Cheryl Boglioli. Cheryl works for many different manufacturers and she is generously giving our random winner a prize package full of items donated by various companies like The Crafters Workshop, Art-C, Thermo Web, etc... Be sure to check it out and then make sure you play this month so you have a chance to win!!

Also, we are announcing the newest member of our design team, it's Lisa Hoel!!! She makes the most amazing mixed media projects. Please be sure to hop on over to her blog and say Hi!! We'll be announcing our second new design team member on January 15, so be sure to check back then. We are so excited about adding these amazing artists to our team!!!

This time I don't have a tutorial because I actually started this project about a year ago. I used the Tim Holtz clock and painted it blue. Then, I painted it with blue glitter paint. I loved the effect, it sort of looks like enamelware. I painted the inside with white Gesso and and dyed the bottle brush trees with Distress Sprays. I've actually had the clock with the trees and that little cream color deer sitting on the bathroom counter of my craft room for a year!

When we decided on this theme, I thought it would be the perfect use of my clock. So I dyed a third tree and pulled out the aqua color deer because I thought my little scene needed more things to add interest. To get them to stand up I put Wendy Vecchi embossing paste that I colored with PaperArtsy paint in the Granny Apple color on the bottom of the clock. I placed the trees and deer and made sure the clock was sitting upright so nothing would fall over until everything dried in the embossing paste "grass."

I wasn't happy with the white Gesso background so I painted it with a coat of Sparkle Mod Podge. I loved the sparkle, but I still thought it was too white so I added several colors of Distress inks with an ink blending tool to the sides and the back. You can still see the glitter, but the background has a little more depth. Finally, I added a printed vellum banner that I've had in my stash forever and a little wooden Studio Calico bird to the background. I colored the bird with Yellow DecoArt Media spray.

It was extremely hard to take the picture with the glass on the clock. This was the best I could do. Also, I got several of my ideas for this clock from a video I watched by Christy Tomlinson. Here is a link to that video.


24 comments:

  1. The cutest little clock. It's very retro looking to me and I LOVE that!!!

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  2. The cutest little clock. It's very retro looking to me and I LOVE that!!!

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  3. This is just adorable....fabulous decor item!!!

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  4. I've seen those clocks around the blog-o-sphere and I'm always amazed how artists bring them to life in so many different ways. Yours is brilliant!

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  5. I love the non-traditional colors you choose. This is adorable.

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  6. This is a fabulous idea Donna for your clock and just loving the bright blue colour.feeling inspired to do something with mine now ! Thanks for a great challenge this month
    Catherine

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  7. I love it! is like taking the challenge to the next level :)

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  8. Fabulous project & I love your colour palette :)

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  9. I honestly think alarm clocks are the new snow globes and I'm crazy for snow globes, but these clocks are just ADORABLE! What a fabulous scenery you've created. It's a magical time captured for always and the colors are fantastic to look at!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  10. Such a cute altered clock Donna! Love the darling scene that you created!

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  11. Love this it´s cute and adorable!

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  12. How sweet! You know what they say "Better late than never!" Congrats on getting 'er done! Well worth the wait! I'm impressed you have a bathroom in your craftroom!

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  13. Such a cute project - I love the little bird flying overhead.

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  14. This I call a great intallation, wher every details is worth to explore!
    I can´t see, whether there is a glass in front? I imagine it with glass like a small closed fantasy world!
    Regards from Senna

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  15. OH, Donna! You altered clock has my heart ticking with delight! :D I love that shimmer in the blue! The background and entire scene is absolutely darling! Thank you for another wonderfully inspiring piece and challenge! Hugs! :)

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