Monday, 5 December 2011

Tick-a-tick-a-Timeless!

This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Elements of Time". I've been itching for an opportunity to use one of the Tim Holtz idea-ology pocket watches, so this was my chance! :)  It looks so authentic in real life!

I've had this wooden glass-fronted shadow frame for ages so it's nice to put it to some use finally.  I started by staining the inside with black soot Distress Stain and then covering the frame and lining the compartments with designs from the DCWV Tattered Time card stack.  I have the pocket watch pride of place in the centre (this piece looks so much better irl, you can really see that each section is about 3/4 inch deep).

Other elements were either stamped with Tim Holtz stamps or cut from the Tattered Time papers, then mounted on 3D foam.  I added in some genuine watch faces and parts and a generous sprinkle of idea-ology sprocket gears.

Hopefully my friend likes it - she's promised not to look at my blog until she gets it! :)

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

15 comments :

Julian said...

This is absolutely stunning! The richness of visual textures is quite overwhelming and the balance between elements in each box is beautifully judged. So striking, I love it! I hope your friend does too :)

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh whooops, I looked already lol LOVE this Dan, haven't used my Pocket Watch yet... loving what you did with that one!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous creation Dan, I love the genuine watch faces and the pocket watch is very authentic. Love that paper too, I need some. A fabulous gift. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Hi Dan! If I were your friend, I'd have to peek and I would be THRILLED!! Your elements of time shadowbox is absolutely stunning! LOVE IT! <3 Candy

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that is a stunning piece of art!!

Sue said...

Wow I really love this!! Gorgeous

Sandi said...

great time piece...Heidi from SSS is soooo sweet.

Netty said...

Wonderful gift and loving all the detail.

misteejay said...

Your friend is one lucky person as this is stunning.

Toni xx

Sid said...

Fab piece Dan !!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Absolutely amazing shadow box frame!! I love every single application...beautifully executed!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sarah said...

Absolutely love this Dan - the colours are right up my street and I love all the details and clocks in each box. It's a fabulous creation and your friend will be made up big time I'm sure...

Andrea said...

Dan I just adore, love and cherish this magnificent piece of your artwork, I never peeked and thankyou soooooooooo very much for making this for me, now to just whip marks butt in gear to hang up my amazing pieces of art ( mine not included ) once again Thankyou and I enjoyed my day with you to today xx

Andrea said...

forgot to say earlier that this picture does not do this piece of art justice Dan, it looks just amazing in the flesh and I wish your followers could see what I mean, once again thankyou x

Wendy said...

this is fabulous, really love it - now I need to dig out the shadowbox I know I have somewhere!

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