Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Clocks with a difference

Hi there
I thought I would share something a little different with you again today. This time I am featuring cute little clocks and matching gift boxes that my class created on Saturday. This was my first all day event in my new classroom and along with the crafting we also had cake on demand ( thank you Jenny and Sheila for your gorgeous contributions) and we did stop for lunch too.
These are totally OTT and very quirky but everyone loves them, they remind all of us of the little character clock in one of the Disney films. I wanted them to have the real vintage feel and they certainly have that along with heaps of character lol
The original clock idea came from a tutorial (still available) I bought from an amazing US demo, Sandi MacIver. I love her work and was totally smitten when I first saw her creations. You can go and view her work HERE so go and be inspired

I gave my ladies a small selection of colours to choose from and it was really amusing that I had two ladies do each of the four colours I offered. The colour mixes were a) Pink and Brown b) Purple and Vanilla c) Green and Brown d) Neutrals ( crumb cake, expresso and soft suede)I was a wee bit apprehensive about this class as my ladies have not really been exposed to paint, sanding, distressing, drilling etc before but I was thrilled to see each and every one of them thoroughly enjoy making their own individual creation from scratch.
Every clock and every box was different and they looked amazing. Unfortunately the light was fading a bit by the time we had all finished so the photos are not fantastic but I did promise my ladies I would pop them all on my blog for you to see. I have just noticed that here is one of the Green ones missing and that one is Vanessa's so apologies to her....she must have put hers away before the photo shoot.She is making others as presents so I will photograph one of those at a later date to show you.
Every person enjoyed what they made and a few of them are already planning their next clock to give as presents. So do you like them or are they just that bit too quirky and OTT ?
Love 'em or hate 'em..........I hope you enjoy looking at them.


Stamping Moments said...

LOVE all of them xx

Jane said...

What fabulous creations, all the colour combos work really well together


OMG!! My sweet firend you are so talented, I adored those clocks lucky ladies who take a class with you.
L O V E them lots!! and I want to make one. LOL

Val said...

wow wow wow !!! xxx

Janette said...

Hi Maria,
They are gorgeous I can just see one sitting on my desk soon...I hope Jenny does a class on them !!
Janette x

Carol Matthews said...

I think they are totally gorgeous! And each have so much personality I can't even pick a favourite!!
Love your blog, I'll be back!

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