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Monday, 27 August 2018

Get Wrapped Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and Welcome 

Today is a 'pinch me is this for real' moment in my art / blog journey as I am one of the Artist /designers invited to be a part of this Seth Apter, PaperArtsy, Emerald Creek and Eileen Hull 'Get Wrapped' blog hop. 
This hop is all about having fun and celebrating cross brand creativity and I can't begin to tell you how super thrilled and truly honoured I am to be a part of it! 


Before I tell you about the fabulous prize we have on offer and all the talented artist taking part let me share with you what I have made to mark what is, for me, a memorable occasion..... 

We were all given some wonderful products that we had to use :
From Seth Apter - One of Seth's ltd edition Paper Artsy paint sets. (I received set #3 Summer.). 
From Emerald Creek Craft Supplies - Some of Emerald Creek/ Seth Apter Baked Texture embossing powders (I received Ancient Amber, Chunky Rust, Patina Oxide, Deep Sea) an Emerald Creek stamp and fancy metal brads 
From Eileen Hull- Wrap around journal die cuts 
As well as using the provided supplies we could also use any other products we wish . I used some of my own 'Seth Stash' - a couple of Seth's stamps (dot matrix, tryptech), a few more Seth / Paper Artsy paints (midnight, mahogany, glacier ice) one of Seth's embossing folders (Gridiron) and one of Seth's dies (steering wheel). 
There was no creative direction or themes given, we were encouraged to to do our own thing, follow our artistic muse and create whatever we desired. 

So I did a bit of 'thinking outside the box' for my project and decided to make a clock!
The journal die cut forms the body of the clock and is painted inside and out with midnight. The inner walls of the clock (the inside of the journal) are stamped with the wheels from the Emerald Creek stamp. 
The panels, adhered to the outer walls of the clock (the outside of the journal) are embossed using Seth's embossing folder and painted by monoprinting, brayering and dry brushing. 
The panels are also heat embossed here and there with Baked Textures. There's Ancient Amber , 
and Chunky Rust as well as some delicate sprinklings of Deep Sea and Patina Oxide 
Ancient Amber also feature on the joins where the clock walls meet 
and they are shown in all their glory on the face of the clock - Seth's Steering wheel die. 
Here's the recipe from bottom to top 
The base circle is a 'blend' of Ancient Amber and Chunky Rust . 
The outer wheel circle- Patina Oxide 
The inner circle of the wheel die- Ancient Amber 
The small base circle - Ancient Amber with sprinklings of Patina Oxide, Deep Sea and Chunky Rust The 'X's - Patina Oxide, Deep Sea, Ancient Amber. 
A metal lock is attached to the back of the clock (what would be the front if it was a journal) 
to enable easy access to the clock mechanism to alter the time or change the batteries. 
Theres also a stamped 'box' base to hold spare batteries . 
The clock can also be accessed from the top 
as there is a removable 'box' lid that slots easily into the top of the clock 
It's decorated with a metal handle and a couple of Emerald Creek brads altered with Ancient Amber Baked Texture. 
With the hands fixed in place my clock is up and running, ticking away. 
No excuse now for not being on time! 
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project and that you will continue hopping around to see the fabulous creativity being shared by so many talented artists /designers. 

                       Amanda Pink (you are here) 

As I mention at the start there is a fabulous prize to be won . All you have to do is visit each of the listed blogs, enjoy the creativity being shared and leave a comment on ALL the posts. 
Be sure to note the giveaway will close a midnight August 29th and a winner will be announced on August 30th. 

Have fun!

  Big, big THANKS goes out to Seth and to Eileen, Kim and Katelyn too
and
Thanks to you guys for taking the time to stop by today.
Take Care and keep on the happy side  
Amanda 
x

130 comments:

  1. Amanda, you really did 'think outside the box' with your fabulous clock idea, it is truly fantastic, I absolutely love it!!! You are so clever and the whole design is amazing, from the colours, your wonderful trademark texture - everything! What a wonderful blog hop! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. Wow- you are really creative.I would`ve never thought of making a fully functioning clock out of the wrap around journal die.The lid and closure look fantastic !

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  3. Wow!! Incredible clock you created! Love all the patina oxide on it! :)

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  4. What a stunning make, love it. I can’t think of a better person to showcase Seth’s products
    Love
    Amanda x

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  5. WOW! That is totally out of the box thinking. I can't believe all that texture you got as well. And I had a wee laugh at your Seth Stash too.

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  7. What an amazing project. Your mix of powders really adds an extra dimension to embossing. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  8. What a great idea, shows how versatile the die can be! Love the colours you used and that embossing powder x

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  9. What’s great idea! Love all the texture!

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  10. So beautiful ! I love it ! So well done 😍

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  11. Amanda! Wow This clock idea is absolutely cool!! I adore your embossing and the color palette you have chosen- they work so perfectly together!
    Great job and very inspiring! Timeless-lol
    hugs,Jackie

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  12. It's always so cool to make something so functional! The techniques and products have transformed something ordinary to something fantastic!!!

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  13. I am amazed at the awesome texture. Wonderful use of the products. Thanks!!

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  14. You had such a clever idea!!! Love your creation so much!!!

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  15. Great Art Amanda! What a cool clock you brought to life. *☆♡☆* I admire your ability to think outside the box, seeing the endless possibilities of creations that can be made from a die & fun art supplies!♡

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  16. That texture and color you achieved is pretty much mind-blowing! Amazing work!

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  17. Fantastic texture and tips too! Thanks :)

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  18. Oh my gosh fantastic idea! Your project is now my favorite of the hop thus far!!

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  19. What a creative use of the Wrapped Journal die! Love all the texture you created with the embossing powders - I really want to touch this!

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  20. Oh Amanda, this is so clever! love your textures and colours so much!

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  21. Just perfect! Cool colors and so vivid texture. Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Love clocks. Great project and use of the medium.

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  23. A clock, how original ! :)
    And I like the way you have used the different embossing powders together

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  24. This is so unusual. I love that you made something so different, it reminds me to look at craft supplies for possibilities. Love the clock.

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  25. A clock?! Wow- totally out of the box and totally cool. Thanks for joining in on the fun Amanda- youer work is amazing <3

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  26. Wow that's fantastic. You just gave me Christmas gift ideas

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  27. Wow look at that!! That texture got my attention, fantastic love your clock πŸ–€

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  28. Love this clock idea... I'm fascinated by clocks!

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  29. I love knowing that you have a a Seth Stash also, and what and excellent idea for a clock!

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  30. Fantastic piece and very clever Amanda . Love your thinking outside the box and I adore the texture ❤️❤️

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  31. what a clever idea. Practical
    and useful and beautiful.
    this would make a wonderful
    gift for someone (or keep it
    for myself). Thanks for the
    idea. Have to try this one.
    thanks for sharing
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  32. Such a creative use of the journal die, Amanda - and that surface texture is beyond amazing! Huge wow! What a fantastic hop - it's lovely to be a part of it, isn't it?
    Alison x

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  33. a very creative take on the hop

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  34. A clever and unusual way to use Eileen's die! And I love the fastener you used to access the inside.

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  35. Such an awesome idea! Thanks for such amazing inspiration!!

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  36. Love the clock! There are so many ways to use this die! It's amazing!

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  37. What a super creative use of Eileen's wrapped journal Amanda! LOVE the mix of all of the powders on all the sides of your clock - AND it works!! Totally awesome project!!

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  38. Very interesting "multi-dimensional" texture of colors as your background!

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  39. What ?? A clock from a wrap ?? Girl you certainly rocked this !!!

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  40. I really like the 3D elements and especially the working clock!

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  41. Wow, so awesome! Amazing texture and colors - just WOW!

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  42. That background is yummy and gorgeous. Fantastic clock. Hugz

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  43. That is so clever, love it when people do things with dies that they were not intended for.

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  44. Of course you did that! Out of the box thinking and incredible results from you Amanda. LOVE the layered look to the sides of the clock and the clever insertion of a fully functioning clock with the Seth die cut. Genius my friend! xx

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  45. What an amazing clock!! So clever in how you made its body and I LOVE the texture and the colors that you added - just wow!

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  46. A stunning entry! Love the texture, color, and embossing powders!

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  47. OMG so creative and beautiful.
    suzschultz72352(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. This is mind blowing, Amanda!! I love how you altered the journal and made it into a clock. Love the background and all the yummy baked texture embossing powders, amazing!!

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  49. I am always blown away when I see projects that really push what you can do with a product - this is great and so inspiring. TFS

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  50. What a fun clock, love the finish, beautifiul!

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  51. Amanda, this is a great idea! 😍

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  52. What a wonderful idea and so creative!

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  53. For being the "new kid on the block" you sure rocked your post and the project! Love it. You really pushed the envelope in creativity.

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  54. I absolutely love the direction you took this project. The texture and color combination is really eye catching. The embossing and layering of the die cuts is sensational. A true treasure. And it works too!! Thanks for joining us in the blog hop.

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  55. Wow, stunning clock! Love the outside the box thinking on this one!

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  56. A clock?? How cool is that?? Those close ups of the textures sooooooo fabulously amazing! Love it to bits. Thanks so much for sharing, this Hop is awesome!
    Kim

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  57. Oh wow, it's a functioning clock! What a novel idea!

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  58. So creative I just love the colors

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  59. Wow Amanda!!! What a fantastic way to use those supplies. Such a creative idea to produce this gorgeous clock! I love the textures and colours, well, I truly love everything about it ! Great work and lovely to see you taking part in this fab blog hop xx

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  60. First of all, big congrats on being part of this hop Amanda, and so well deserved, as your super creative way of using the die demonstrates!! So clever and fantastic, original use of all these wonderful products, - well done!!!

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  61. I love your work. It is also fun to see everyone’s choices in both products and style. Great project. Thanks.

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  62. What an amazing result! You certainly thought outside the box!

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  63. Love how you created a totally different product! And the cover panels are absolutely fab!

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  64. Fun project! Love that you created a clock - SO creative. Incredible texture and design. :)

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  65. Amanda, I was thrilled to see your name as one of the stops along this hop, I always have such admiration for your work, and this, my friend, is no exception! I absolutely love your creative genius in creating the wrapped journal die cut into a clock, not only that, you used the paints and powders in such a gorgeous way! Ancient amber is definitely among my favorites in the baked texture line and the depth as well highlights it provides always is eye-catching. I love your creativity Amanda, this clock is phenomenal! Thank you for sharing, and congrats on being a well deserved part of this hop!

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  66. Fun project, thinking out side of just a journal! So need to get some chunky, baked textures to play with!

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  67. LOVE that you made a working clock!!!

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  68. crazy fabulous!! Amazing that you made a clock! love all the details in this project, it's been great hopping with you!!

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  69. Great idea, this is such a clever use of this die. Just love the textured you achieved.

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  70. WOW! That really was thinking outside the box. I didn't even notice that it was Seth's steering wheel die until you pointed that out. This is a beautiful piece that anyone would love to showcase on their mantle. TFS

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  71. what a unique idea, Amanda! Love this clock and the use of all of the products sent to you! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  72. Oh my, what an amazing project. Very clever, love the texture.

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  73. The texture on this is freaking amazing!!! LOVE that you made a real working clock too! Super fabulous!

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  74. Wow! A functioning clock and place for spare batteries, fabulous! Love all the color and texture! Amazing!

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  75. You have come such a long was since we first met! This project is absolutely amazing and worthy of the honor of being included in this blog hop! Never, ever, doubt that you are an artist!

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  76. Wow! How very inventive! And pretty, too!

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  77. Very innovative. Love all those Embossing Powders. Thank you for all the tips.

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  78. Wow Amanda turning the journal die cut into a clock is absolutely brilliant!
    So beautifully decorated as well...fantastic! Thanks for the amazing inspiration ❤

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  79. What a brilliant idea to make this into a clock, never would have thought of that. Loving this blog hop, seeing so many different ideas! Thanks for sharing :)

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  80. Oh my! I can hardly believe this! Amazing and so much yummy texture too! Chrisx

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  81. OMG... seriously out of the box!!! When I got to the batteries.. there was an audible..oh no she didn't!!! lol just stunning... thank you so much for the inspiration..and then some!

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  82. Way cool way to step out of the box, pun intended, LOL!

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  83. Wow! What a great idea...and perfect way to stash the batteries! Lots of texture and color. Very nice. TFS!

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  84. Wow! You really thought outside the box! Such a unique idea and the embossing powders really pop!

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  85. What a creative use for the wrapped journal die! Amazing project, well done!

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  86. What a creative way of completing your project. I didn’t realize it was an actual working clock whe I first saw it. The use of all the embossing colors and paints gives it a wonderful texture. Pretty phenomenal creative endeavor

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  87. Wow! What a creative way to use the die. Your textures and colors are fantastic. Well done.

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  88. Love your thinking outside the box!!! The colors are to die for. I’m going to have to try this baked texture line. Stunning work!!

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  89. Incredible combination of textures. How do you know how and when yo combine these products. Just fantastic.

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  90. Very clever idea to make a clock.

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  91. How totally clever of you! Beautiful details throughout. You've created a really marvelous keepsake!
    ~Heather

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  92. This is so cool! Love all the embossing and the colors, your clock is beautiful, awesome job, I love it!!
    πŸ‘‰❤😁

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  93. This is so very cool. I love the out of the box thinking. The textures on this are just so yummy!

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  94. Oh m y! Wow - the gorgeous details, colors and texture!

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  95. What a brilliant idea! This die is so versatile - lucky we have such talented people to give us the alternative ideas on how to use it. Thanks so much

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  96. Holy cow! I would NEVER have thought of this- so cool! Amanda your work is spectacular and gorgeous always but this takes the cake πŸ˜€

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  97. So clever and I just love the colours.

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  98. This is amazing Amanda, beautiful and clever at the same time! Congratulations on being part of the blog hop and have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  99. Now that’s thinking outside the book, great project!

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  100. I love the'build' of the different textures on this! And the little piece at the top that detaches is genius.

    Super fun!

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  101. Does anyone really know what time it is? Time to think outside the book, you certainly did that! Love it.

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  102. Wowzers! I would have never thought to create a clock out of the wrapped journal! Love the textures and details! Fabulous! <3

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  103. OMG, Girl! This is crazy beautiful! The textures are amazing!

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  104. So clever! I love how you used this die to make a clock. And all that texture on the outside from the baked texture powders is AMAZING!
    Kate

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  105. Awesome project as always such a gorgeous clock !! xxx

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  106. Wow, love love it.... amazing texture

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  107. Love your clock project. I would not have thought to do a clock! Can't wait to try it!!! P.S. love your blog layout! Easy to read and navigate!

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  108. Dang this is fabulous. Really awesome and I am just blow away at how that came out. I would have never thought about a clock. so cool.

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  109. A stone edifice and clock...fascinating. Such imaginative use of Eileen’s dies and all the other elements. Thanks for the info and inspiration...

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  110. Oh, how clever! I did not expect to see a clock made out of the wrap die! LOVE it!!! Such cool colors and textures... amazing idea.

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  111. This is amazing!! I love how you created a clock from the journal! So creative :)

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  112. Such an innovative use of the journal die. Love your color choices.

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  113. Wow! All those colors! Amazing! Love it!

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  114. So much chunky goodness here. What a great way for thinking outside the box (journal). Great piece.

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  115. Oh my! Such a wonderful project!!! It's so cool!!!

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  116. What you have done with the powders is amazing the colour and texture are incredible love this clock. Thanks you so much for your visit and comment. x

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