Thursday, 20 June 2019

Summer Clock

We want to know whether you prefer summer or winter colour combos this week at As You Like It Challenge and for my sample I've made a clock using a couple of cute Lee Holland digi images.

I don't normally opt for orange and yellow but I have been feeling really cold lately (despite it being June!) so I'm craving some warm colours.  These sunshine tones fit the bill perfectly.

The clock template is a freebie (help yourselves from my freebie page if you'd like a copy) and as usual I've water-coloured the images. I've decorated with Glossy Accents (on the numbers) and some Pixie Dust (on the bee wings) which gives them a lovely shimmer.

The bees were actually unplanned, but I like them now they're added.  I'd finished the colouring and was just putting it all together when I accidentally splashed two tiny drops of water onto the clock face. I immediately dabbed them with some kitchen paper, but they left two pale circles in the sky.  I hunted around in my stamps for a small butterfly and found the bees on my Joyful Heart Bears stamp set. They were the perfect size so I popped them on, gave them a bit of colour and shimmer, and voila! 

I've made the clock for a colleague who is due to start her maternity next week. She has a safari theme for her nursery but doesn't know the gender of her baby yet so I hope that, despite the flowers, it's acceptably gender neutral, although to be fair, I doubt her newborn will be using it to tell the time themselves for a while yet.... !

Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Giraffe: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
  • Heffalump: Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone, Black Soot
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
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Happy crafting


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Absolutely gorgeous, she will be thrilled with it

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful. love the warm colours. Hopefully summer will be here soon!. Elaine

Aunty Sue said...

Love this how did you cut your mount board or did you buy cut. I am sure your friend will treasure it I would. Beautifully coloured and fginished

Fikreta said...

this is super nice

Sarah said...

What a beautifully unique nursery decoration this is going to be. Love the images and the bees were clearly meant to bee!! You are right about the cold, we put the central heating on last week!! xx

Deborah said...

Fabulous, do you have a tutorial of how you did this?

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