Saturday, June 23, 2012

Recycled Album Clock


Here is one of the two 3D items I submitted for the Artisan Award contest for Stampin' Up!.  I've had this idea in my head for a long time so it finally came to fruition recently.  I had SO MUCH FUN putting this together!  The best part is the album and clock parts were both recycled.  The album came from a friend who said she didn't want it.  I laughed so hard when she gave it to me because written on the album cover was "this is horrible", "terrible", "lousy album" etc.  Obviously I knew why she was willing to give it up.  LOL! 
The flowers are a Decor Element called Wildflower which has since retired.  However, I loved this so much when it was done that I ordered another one so I can duplicate this for myself!  Can't wait to hang it in my stampin' studio aka kids' playhouse.  :)

I used the Beautiful Wings embosslit for the butterflies flying around on the ends of the clock hands.  If you ever decide to try this you should know that a single layer of cardstock is the only weight the hands could actually carry around the clock.  Any heavier or more layers bogged the hands down so they could not make the upswing.  The papers I used are the new Floral District.  Finally, did you notice the glimmer brads in Rich Razzleberry?  They popped right through thanks to the Crop-o-Dile!

Well, thank you for all the kind comments and emails about the disappointment of being a non-winner.  They have helped tremendously and I've now got my sights set for trying again next year.  Stop back tomorrow and I'll show you one of my scrapbook pages.   

~Kristin

6 comments:

  1. love love love this project, Kristin. And all of your projects are amazing. Beautiful work. So sorry you didn't win. :O(

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  2. I just love what you did with the record. Great recycling idea! Thank you so much for sharing.
    5 whoo hoo's for you!

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  3. I simply love everything about this! Creative, brilliant, fabulous!

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  4. Love the project! What a great idea. So ingenious!

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