Saturday, October 15, 2011

A ScrapFIT Reveal: It All Adds Up

ScrapFIT Workout #54:
It is time to flex those muscles and participate in another ScrapFIT workout. This time the rules are as follows:

"Numbers, numbers and more numbers!  Let's see a layout or card with lots and lots of numbers.  Can you use them in your title?  Can you add them as an embellishment?  Can you stamp them?  YES, you can do all of those and more!  Show us how your numbers add up!" 

Just link your project using numbers to today's post by October 31st for a chance to win this all inclusive summer photo album kit from The Paper Bakery. (If only I was eligible...)

The Fabulous Prize for this workout

My Interpretation:
I was trying to think of a clever way to use numbers on my layout and nothing was really working for me. I recently bought Pink Paislee's Vintage Vogue line and wanted to use it for this challenge.

Pink Paislee's Vintage Vogue
My favorite aspect of the line, was the cute packet of spool tops. There were twelve spools in a pack, and I started thinking there were twelve numerals on a thing lead to another...and this little creation was born. I didn't end up making a card or layout as I initially intended, but you never know where the creative process will lead you.

Workout #54: It All Adds Up

The Process:
I started by purchasing the cheapest clock I could find, which was a $6.00 wall clock from Big Lots.

Original Clock
I disassembled the clock and used part of the frame to trace a circle on the patterned paper that would cover the face of the clock.

I placed all the pieces I wanted to use on the face of the clock to make sure it would fit, and not touch the clock hands as it rotates. 

I used Mod Podge and glued the paper to the face of the clock. I coated both sides of the paper. 

The bronze frame of the clock didn't match my decor, so I repainted clock in with craft paint. 

Most of it is in an antique white but I also used accents of lavender, pink and a pale green, which I drew from the colors in the patterned paper. 

After the paint and the Mod Podge was dry, I hot glued on the spool tops. The spool tops didn't have any  numbers so I placed glittered number stickers on them. I also traced them in white to make the numbers stand out a bit more. 

I then decorated the clock with chipboard stickers and gems. Lastly I added the hands and reassembled the clock. 

This is what it looks like with everything back in place, including the frame and glass front. 

Here are two close up shots. 

One of the chipboard stickers in this collection had a clock design, so I placed that in the center of my clock. 

I hope you were inspired to change the ordinary into something extraordinary. 

If you want to see this in person, it is at Pages from the Heart right now. In a few months, it will be back on my craft room wall. 

Take care,


Sheila said...

Awesome tutorial! It is nice to see an altered project and what a perfect way to use numbers!

Jenifer Evans aka jennaroo said...

This is so fantastic and I love that you included a tutorial!

Tammy said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. said...

Michelle, what an amazing transformation!! Love what you did with this clock. How fortunate that there were twelve spool tops in the package! Thanks for the informative tutorial. ~ Blessings

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