Friday, 26 February 2016

It's Craft O' Clock

Good evening all and thanks for coming to visit. I hope your day has gone well.

I had a wonderful day yesterday at Grosvenor House Papers in Kendal, we got all four projects finished and we even had time for some lunch...( and very nice it was too ) Janet and Jane are always such great hosts .

It was a poignant drive through Kendal though as some cottages are still having work done after the terrible floods, it brings it all home when you see it in the flesh...

It did mean that I had to record Barbara's Clarity shows on HOCHANDA , as it was quite late when I got home and unpacked , I have only managed to watch one so far..and I am looking forward to having Sunday off and watching the other two.

Today I thought we would spend some...... TIME ....together.,,.sorry...I couldn't resist that...

Here is one of my samples from the shows yesterday .

As you know , I do love repeat stamping , especially wreath cards...( I have made the odd one or two !!!!)

So I wanted to come up with an idea along those lines, but not to repeat myself...

So I started with a piece of stencil card and stamped the paint palate in the 3,6,9 and 12 positions and the paint easel in the centre .

Next came the paint tube to represent the other numbers.

Then , I added some colour with Spectrum Noir pencils and the usual charcoal for some shading.

I thought that the paintbrushes would make wonderful clock hands, so I stamped them , added some colour, cut them out and a punched circles of card to house them .

I used a brad to keep them in place.

When assembled this is what I had

It just needed finishing off , so out with the Letterbox stamps.

The artist stamps are from a most wonderful new stamp set...found here

I would like to try this again on a canvas , with a hole drilled in the middle and working clock parts....yes , one to be kept on the list for a future project .

It has been lovely to chat but I must get on. It is Manchester Crafts tomorrow ,all the prep is done and my bags are packed....

We have a full class and I am really looking forward to it...

But I really do need to put my feet up now...

Enjoy your weekend , whatever you do...

Much love and hugs

Jo. xxx




  1. That is great Jo. I am so pleased you had a good time. Judy x

  2. this is fabulous Jo - and you definitely have to make it into a clock! Brilliant! Hugs rachel x

  3. great idea again Jo. i haven't watched any of the shows yet. and i'm waiting for sunday too while doing the ironing. i must say i thought it was a real clock at first. happy weekend, hugs xx

  4. What a clever idea Jo. Looking forward to seeing it transferred to canvas as a real clock. (I want one!!!!) Xxx

  5. A really fun idea! Great use of the new stamp set. Hmmmmmm now I know I have a clock mechanism somewhere in the house, I may have to dig it out! Have a great weekend. Xx

  6. yours is the the blog I go to first I just love all your ideas. A big THANK YOU.

    1. Thank you so much Frances, your lovely , kind comment has made my