Friday, 3 March 2017

All Aboard- A Vintage Journey March 2017 Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Hope you've all doing good and have had a great week.
Today we launch our new Challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Lovely Brenda is our host this month and her chosen challenge is
ALL ABOARD-HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVJ !
and here's what Brenda has to say
'Come join in our All Aboard Challenge where you can choose what you want to step on board with and although we still need to see you working with the styles and genres listed in the banner at the top of the page you can choose whether you share a card, some altered art, a journal page, a painting. infact whatever you fancy but with no theme to follow . Lets have some fun , share our current creations and enjoy the informal feel of our birthday celebrations.'

To celebrate our birthday and the passing of time since A Vintage Journey began 3 years ago I have created a fully functional faux metal clock.
The body of the clock is created using Eileen Hull Box Square (ATB) die with mountboard. Once die cut, all pieces were primed with gesso and painted with Tim Holtz Distress paint.
The Mirror board panels were cut to fit each of the sides (including top and bottom) of the ATB. The panels were then altered using one of Tim Holtz new release Texture fade - Numeric and Tim's painted industrial technique. 3 of the panels were placed in one area of the embossing folder, 3 in a different area to achieve a variation in pattern .
A close up of the emboss -Just love the result!
The embossed panels were adhered to the ATB pieces and before assembling the ATB a hole was punched out of the centre of what would be the face of the clock. This would allow for the clock mechanism to be fitted securely.
The 'lid' of the ATB was left so it would open and close to allow for easy access to fit and replace the battery when needed. The internal area could also be used to store spare batteries or any other 'bits' you may want to keep safe.
The clock face was created using Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Bigz die, greyboard, mirror board , distress paint and Texture fade emboss folder - Numeric .
Chunky Inconal hex nuts were used for feet
and one of Tim Holtz Ideology Faucet knobs was adhered to a Iconal hex nut to create a knob/ handle
which would enable the 'lid' of the clock to be opened and closed with greater ease.
video
(see the video- but please excuse the lack of video professionalism - I'm still in training!!)
Then it was just a case of cutting the hands down to size, fitting them in place and of course making sure the clock works......
Is there a low pitched tick tock? Does the second hand move?
Yay! There is and it does .
video
(apologies again for the lack of video professionalism)
I really enjoyed making this clock
and I hope I have some inspiration for you to go and have fun with your creativity and join us in our birthday challenge. We always love seeing what you create and appreciate your entries.
At the end of the challenge there will be one lucky winner chosen by Random Org who will receive our Sponsors prize which this month is a £20 voucher to spend at Country View Crafts.
The Creative Guides will also choose 3 Pinworthy winners who will not only win a Pinworthy badge to display on their blog but will also be invited to join us as a Guest Designer for a future challenge
If you haven't already be sure to pop by A Vintage Journey to view some of my fellow Creative Guides projects . There really are some fabulous -not to be missed -creations to be seen! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today .
Your visits, comments and follows are very much appreciated .
Wishing you all a lovely weekend
Take care
Amanda
xxx

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