Monday, 4 February 2013

DT Project... Take Time For The Flowers...by Hels

Gooooodly Morning Snazzyfans and a very happy February to you all! I can't believe the last time I was here it was Christmas Eve! Where did January go huh?  Anyways, I am here today with my main project using the fabby DT kit that we have been all playing with this month ... the fabulous cogs from the MDF Man.  I have had a ball playing with this very large cog - it is about 30cm across so you can get an idea that it's a cool size to alter.  Please do take time to have a browse on the Snazzy website, more and more delish products are being added regularly :O))


I started by colouring the MDF with cream paint ... applying with Cut & Dry foam in a pouncy motion, I find this is a good way to cover most surfaces and you don't waste a load of paint on a brush either.  Once the paint had dried, I used a Dylusions Stencil and some Embossing Paste to add diamonds to the cog.  This was dry within about 30mins so I got cracking with the flowers whilst I was waiting... adding layers of paper flowers together, some were plain white so I used Dylusions Sprays to alter the colour of them and dried them on my little wall radiator (don't ask what colour it has become lol)  A quick mist of Cosmic Shimmer spray made a little blingy sparkle for the flowers.



I used some Clearly For Art (Black) and diecut some hinges... cut them to size and used these as hands for my clock.  I added a couple of eyelets to just make the hands look a bit fancier... and then smidged on some gilding wax to sparkle them a bit.  I also added a smidge of gilding wax to the clock too... and then coated the whole surface with Multi Medium... once dried, I used Black Marble Dylusions Sprays to add some black splots to the piece.  Finally, I cut out some acetate butterflies that have lived in my stash for about 731 years... sticking them with the ever useful Cosmic Shimmer Glue. 


Please do scroll back through the DT posts this past few weeks... the girls have made some fabulous creations with the MDF Man's stuff.... oh and also CLICK HERE to leave a comment to be in with a chance of a random prize.  The winner will be announced next week :O)  Thanks for looking... TTFN!




24 comments:

craftimamma said...

Wow, this is so pretty Hels and a lovely, different colour combo. I love the dramatic use of the black and subtle sparkle and those beautiful 'black' butterflies are stunning. Totally fabulous project.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! I love your clock, the flowers are such a good idea! a scent of spring. the butterflies are so so beautiful, thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading you, I learned a thing and two! Cheers from Montreal.

jane gray said...

Hels it is lush, as I said love the flowers and the butterfly are just the ticket.

Jane

Lin W said...

this is fab, i must play more as i am holding myself back coz i feel i cant do these things.
xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

What a fantastic project, Hels, this is stunning and I would love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Minxy said...

Oh sooooooo pretty, love the textured diamonds with the contrasting flowers xx

Beryl said...

Wow - this is gorgeous. A beautiful creation.
Beryl xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Ohhhhh, love your pretty flower clock!!! Lush colors, that little bit of black spritzing adds so much depth to it all and makes the flowers just yummy. The black butterflies just finish it off to perfection. LOVE!!!!

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, lovely project its a cog wreath!! Love the colours and flowers. Emma

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What beautiful flowers on such a lovely wreath. It's gorgeous Hels.

Sue x

Joanne said...

This is ingenious apart from looking gorgeous.
xx

Rita said...

I just love your creation Hels. Really pretty. Hugs Rita xx

whyducks said...

Great work Hels!

Barb Cady said...

Such a clever creation Hels, especially lurve the butterfly! Thanks for the inspiration! X

Joanie said...

Lurve this Hels, will definitely be getting some of these

Hugs Joan x

rachel said...

brilliant work Hels - love it xx

Redanne said...

A really beautiful clock Hels and so beautifully dressed in your wonderful style. Hugs, Anne x

Anita Houston said...

Cogs and flowers...best contrast combination ever! Love the design Hels! Fabulous!!!

Helen said...

So pretty!! You have to love MDF Man, he has some great things.

snazzyoriginal said...

Fabby, love the geometric texture paste harlequin bits and all those lush flowers. What a clever idea for the clock hands xx

LoraineC said...

Simply beautiful x

lorraine said...

wow...I just love it....can't wait till the melt pot workshop in march ..see you then

butterfly said...

Fabulous coggy clock... all the flowers and butterflies look great, and the clock hands are a really clever touch!
Alison x

Nan G said...

Oh my word, Hels! Stunning! Really what a cool piece of art!