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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

About Time!

Hey Y'all!!!
Finally a new blog Post! I have finally ordered my new Sizzix Eclips 2. It will take 7-10 days to ship but since it is a matter of a few hours from my house getting here shouldn't take long. I have cleaned and rearranged my room and had thought I could patiently wait for my new machine... Then Dreaming Tree released the new kit Making Time.
After I picked my jaw up off the floor I started thinking about what papers I would use to make this amazing kit. I kept telling myself PERFECT, this will be the first thing I make with my new machine. I kept seeing more and more beautiful clocks and then Jeannie Lassey posted her gorgeous clock. I prayed for my Silhouette to please cut the clock out for me and not eat my paper tearing it to shreds in the process. I only had to recut one piece and the rest I carefully cut what didn't cut out all the way with an exacto knife. I think I would have used my teeth if it were possible I wanted to make this beautifully done design. That said lets begin. ;)

I cut the main part of the clock using Bazzill Passionately colored cardstock. The flowers were cut using Bazzill Pinkini and Rainforest was used to cut the leaves. I used American Craft Cherry cardstock to cut the accent pieces.  The patterned paper I used is New from Carta Bella called Spring Market. This is digital paper that I printed you can purchase it in packs from Snap Click Supply, as well as Cherry on Top.  I did not use "print to cut" on this as mine has not been working right in the Silhouette program. I printed the cardstock pattern on 8.5 x 11 white American Craft Cardstock.
My accent pieces that are cut from Bazzill Passionately are embossed with Sizzix Flourishes emboss folder and inked using a round distress ink blending tool and Aged Mahogany distress ink.  

I did not have a 1/4 inch clock work so I used a 3/8 inch clock work. Cut one foam core board and two templates. That made it fit a bit tighter and it didn't stick out to far.  The Clock Work was purchased at Hobby Lobby. 

I watched the Tutorial from Dreaming Tree once all the way through, then as I put together my clock I watched stopping the video when I was slower than Leo. I inked the flowers with Stamping up Cameo Coral, using a Soft Suede pen for the center tips of the flowers. That wasn't quite the look I wanted so I used aged mahogany distress ink for the edges. I liked it so much I used it on the rest of the clock even the green leaves. I had the centers Leo used in my stash, they had been gifted to me among some other wonderful things. I used my flower shaping tools from McGill but I do use dowels as well at times.

This is a beautiful clock and the kit is just amazing!!! I have more ideas using some purchased feet I had in my closet and I'm thinking about something I think will be cool for the tall clock as well as the Humpty dumpty clock. I have no idea who I would give it to but I am sure God will supply the person. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog.
A side note if you will allow me. Thank you all to those that read my blog posts and click on the links I provide. Your clicking through and purchasing from the links allows me a small blessing and I can now purchase a new machine. Though it does not pay for the machine it does help. Thank you, Thank you Thank you! I am sure there are those that understand a fixed income. Many thanks and Happy Craftin Y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn

Making Time Kit

Bazzill: Passionately, Pinkini, Rain Forest, Black Bird
American Craft Cardstock: Cherry
Carta Bella: Spring Market
Mahogany  Distress Ink
Cameo Coral, Soft Suede Stamping up Ink
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive