Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dare To Dream Pocket Watch


For my project today I am going to be using the Tim Holtz Pocket Watch Die. I got this the other day from The Funky Junkie Botique and I was just itching to use it. I could not wait!!
I am going to enter this project into the Sunday Share over at Filly and Funkie. 

Also: Over at Hels Sheridan's Blog she is challenging us this week to do something Shiny and use a stamp and I have done both here so I might just link this up for her to see.

I will also be adding this one to Inspiration Journal - their challenge is to add a little POP to your creation. This is a new challenge blog for me (a suggestion from a follower) they give a random winner a 50.00 voucher YAY!

I wanted to make something that would go on top of my daughter's Bday card and also be something she could display in her room. Alot of times I start with an idea and it becomes something totally different as I go through the process. I started off by cutting about 4 of the pocket watches out of card stock. The last one that I cut I left the circle inside, this will be my base piece.
I used this really cool thick metallic embossing powder (almost like UTEE) to cover the base.



I then took a couple of stamps from Tim's stamp sets Mini Blueprints 3 and the clock from a Visual Artistry set I bought at Michael's and heated up the embossing powder and stamped these into the base. I LOVE how the background came out using these two stamps.




I also heat embossed the "top" portion of my pocket watch and the insert piece.

I took distress inks in Walnut Stain and Black Soot and went over all three pieces of my watch to give it a more aged look and dull it down a bit.


After that was done I created a butterfly out of one of Tim's movers and shapers and some grunge board. I used two different embossing powder colors and another one of Tim's stamp sets called Warehouse District. I again stamped the stamp into the embossing powder while it was heated in order to make an impression.


Love the way the butterfly looks industrial here. 


I took the "Dare To Dream" stamp from the Simple Sayings set and used it to stamp onto this piece of paper I had laying around. I also used Ranger's black fine embossing powder.


I layed everything out onto my craft sheet and figured out exactly how I wanted it to look before adhering it all with my heat gun. I used some idea-ology gears and I had this really cool piece of watch insides that I used as well. 

Once everything was in place I used Glossy accents to glue the other layers on top of each other. I took about 4 inner layers to cover the entire butterfly.


I also used glossy accents to glue a piece of packaging plastic to the top piece of the watch so it looked like a real watch and you can see through it. 
(sorry the pic was dark)

Once that was all done I used the same embossing powders and Tim's Tattered Flower Garland Die Strip to create these flowers for the outside of my watch. I also created a pin with some beads that matched the piece.


Lastly I painted the entire outside with Claudine Hellmuth's black gesso.



It's a lot of steps but it really comes together quickly and is so fun to do. I think I'm going to keep this one for myself and make a thinner one for my daughter's card. 



Happy Palm Sunday everyone, I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.



20 comments:

  1. I like this watch a lot Claudine. Love the silver embossing and that it is so textural..nicely done!!

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  2. I love the way your pocket watch turned out! Great job.

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  3. This is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing your techniques; I want to try stamping in the embossing powder like that. You should enter this in the Inspiration Journal March challenge. It's a perfect fit! http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/?p=1410

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  4. Super Claudine, many thanks for the tutorial

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  5. What a beauty, love it. Love how the base came out with the embossing and stamping. A fab piece. Suzanne

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  6. Stunning watch, love the contrast between the industrial and the pretty elements... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  7. What a gorgeous watch. Who needs to know the time! I love the metallic look it has. You go girl!

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  8. Fabulous, Claudine! So clever how you merged industrial and feminine. I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled :D

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  9. Another wonderful creation! Love your butterfly.

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  10. PINNED!!! The way you stamped and embossed the inside with the gears was brilliant, and so was the butterfly! It's industrial meets frilly and chic! Love this!

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  11. Oh Claudine....another GORGEOUS creation from you. You always create such wonderful things. I do admire your creativity !
    Thank you for the great tutorial !
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  12. This is beyond cool...you have got to get this published!!!

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  13. Love Tim's new dies and stamps - too much! This is one awesome use of that pocket watch! Great tutorial!

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  14. So cool! I love your project Claudine!
    Alison x

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  15. Claudine this is such a wonderful and full of a ton of detail pocket watch. Creating the embossing powder impression for the inside back of the watch is a fabulous idea! Great job!!

    Thanks for playing with us for the Add a Little POP Challenge at the Inspiration Emporium!

    ~Spike

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  16. Claudine this is such a wonderful and full of a ton of detail pocket watch. Creating the embossing powder impression for the inside back of the watch is a fabulous idea! Great job!!

    Thanks for playing with us for the Add a Little POP Challenge at the Inspiration Emporium!

    ~Spike

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  17. What a beautiful pocket watch! I really love the finish on the outside, especially with the image pressed into the embossing. Gorgeous!

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