Thursday, 24 January 2013

DT Project #2 by Minxy: Featuring

The MDF Man

Hay Snazzy Gang, Here I am again as promised with another cog project.
This time I used the clock piece cog, I say clock piece as it is a thicker cog and has an opening at the back so as to be able to fit the clock workings behind and for it to lay flat against the wall.

 I started by covering my cog edges with a layer of gesso, I knew I was going to cover the front with paper so didn't need to paint the whole cog.
I've used a sheet of my much loved and treasured 'Lille' papers by 7 Gypsies, Now you may be thinking.. wow those papers are old, and yes they are, BUT there is a reason behind me using them.
In case you didn't know Snazzy's Online Store has a Clearance section that is bursting at the seams with bargain stamps at the moment, And I spied the set of 'Lille' clear stamps I had been after for an age, suffice to say I snapped up a set quick smart.

 I stamped the stars from the set direct onto the paper covered clock in 'faded jeans' Distress ink, and then re-stamped and layered up on foam pads so they were protruding more, I also gave them a coat of 'rock candy' Distress Stickles to bling them up a bit.

 I gave the wording on the paper a coat of 'rock candy' Distress Crackle Paint.

I stamped, coloured and cut out the bird from the 'Lille' stamp set.
 I also stamped the word abundance with versamark ink and clear embossed with Snazzy's 'clear' EP.
Then to finish I just highlighted the hands of the clock and the edges of the clock with some 'indigo' treasure gold.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, Sometimes it's the simple things that make the most impact don't you think!
Don't forget to stop by HERE and leave a comment {after you've left one for me of course!!} to be in with a chance of winning a 'random comment prize' which will be drawn in a couple of weeks time.
We still have projects from the lovely Astrid who will be blogging on Tuesday and Hels coming up the following week so do pop back for more inspiration. 
Till next time, Stay Inky 


craftimamma said...

Oooh, this is a fab clock Minxy! It looks wonderful covered with the Lille paper and stamps. I love Snazzy's clear embossing powder. I tended to think they're all the same till I used this one and found it has such a gorgeous high shine. Those distressed stars look brilliant too. Well, we both used the same cog and we both made a clock but ...... how different in style could they be, lol! Another brilliant project from you buddy.

Lesley Xx

Maryann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I have made many clocks from many different things, but never like this, but I really think, I´ve added a new way to my long list now, as this I just have to get to try too some day. This is really perfect for a male friend and in a mans room, and it looks awesome. I LOVE it, and even hubby said, he wouldn´t mind me make one like this for his computerroom too, and that is something he he he.

Anonymous said...

Such a fab clock, love it.

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, another fab project Nicky, and like you say, those papers and stamps may be old, but they belong to my all time favourites and you have put them to fantastic use!! LOVE your clock!!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this, made from one of my all time favourite collections too! Another great project xx

Helen said...

Nicky, this is gorgeous!!

Gillian .... said...

Love this paper collection, another great project. x

Myrta_R_Harris said...

Nicky! This project is awesome! I absolutely love everything about it!

Helen Anderson said...

Fab project Nicky, great attention to detail and a really good use of your paper!

Helen x

butterfly said...

Love your altered cog clock - the papers look great with the stamped highlights - just fab!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

It looks fab!!! xxx

Craftychris said...

I love this clock, it is so cool! xx

Joanie said...

Great clock, love it.

Joan x