I just discovered a few new (for me) challenge pages.
Amazingly I have subscribed to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for a while, but just now I decided to use one of their Monday challenges as inspiration for a gift for my son:
This week challenge is to use faces as inspiration... I used a clock face and my sons exited face with his big with excitement open eyes when he gets something long wished for. I started working on this challenge the same Monday it came out...
I bought this Tim Holtz Idea-ology pocket watch and wanted to a pretend almost real one for my son, who kept playing pretending with my origami owl lockets...
I used some game spinners, some gears, and 2 swivel (TH Idea-ology), a cutout of a 8x8 TH paper pack, and a Steampunk airplane charm. I added the gears using the bards included with the game spinner and added 2 more to create a Pate Philip (? I think is written like that) look. I added liquid glass to the back of the clock cutout to stabilized the gears and an extra thick layer to the front to imitate the look of enamel or stone... I finished the look by stamping using the lost and found acrylic stamps on the face of the watch with a Surfacez (green, Color Book) to further imitate the real look of extra fancy gears and added flair. The liquid glass took almost 24 h to dy out completely...
I attached the clock to 2 swivel chains and added the charm.
This was my son's expression when he received the watch... Priceless
I hope you enjoyed my take to this challenge and hope to participate as often as I can ;-)
Thanks for looking into my blog,
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