Donna Salazar Blog today:
Donna's Artistic Papers are so versatile and you can create quick and easy artistic embellishments to adorn any kind of project.
I have had this clock for years - it was a plain silver colour and looked overall boring and I really did not know what to do with it, to give it some ooompfh. No amount of polishing and scrubbing did make it look nice, it just looked cheap. While I had forgotten to take a picture of the clock in its original state, I found similar image when searching online.
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First of all I chose sheet of paper from the Spring in Bloom collection, lying the clock - face down - onto the sheet and drew with pencil along the outlines. Once I cut the piece to size, I measured the distance between edge and clock face from all four sides. Again I drew some pencil lines along my markings and used a craft knife to cut out the square in the the middle.
See that star flower? I cut four different sized star shapes from the Crafty Chronicle, gave it some Smooch-lovin' and inked the edges with Clearsnap's dark brown Cats Eye chalk. I then layered the stars on top of each other, placed a flat-backed pearl in the middle and placed the completed star flower on top of one Artistic Journal Cards.
Finally I layered all previously cut shapes onto a tag and adhered it to the right hand side of the clock.
But somehow I found that the left hand side was missing something and the clock looked somewhat imbalanced. So I coloured two of the roses from the Spring in Bloom 6x6 square with ProMarkers and attached them with glue dots to the background.
A few more pieces of bling attached the bottom on right hand side of the roses and my old and boring clock does looks now really pretty. To wake up in the morning, facing such a colourful clock makes jumping out of bed much easier.
I hope you enjoyed today's post and maybe you can find yourself and old, unloved clock to alter. If you do, feel free to link back to your creation. I'd love to see what you do.
- Papers: Donna Salazar for GCD Studios - Spring in Bloom 6x6 Artistic Paper, Artistic Journal Cards, One Sheet Wonderful - Antiquities, One Sheet Wonderful - Spring in Bloom, One Sheet Wonderful - Antiquities, Butterfly Harmony, In Bloom, Crafty Chronicle
- Mists: Donna Salazar for Clearsnap - Smooch Spritz in Sea Breeze, Caramel Latte
- Inks: Clearsnap Cat's Eye Chalk - Chestnut Roan
Pens - ProMarkers, Zig Millenium in blackTag - Rusty Pickle