Sunday, July 18, 2010


Well, it was SENZ weekend here in Christchurch and it was the place to be for stampers and scrapbookers!
Lots of displays by retailers from all over NZ and lots of classes and demos for people to attend. Some of the Crafty Girls met up yesterday for a guided trip around the retailers and went home very happy with lots of goodies and a lot less cash!
I bought a few things, as you can see from the picture at the left - some darkroom door stamps, clear stamps from Kaisercraft, some plastic face moulds, distress embossing powder, a leaf punch and some other stuff!

Today, I went back again to do a vintage clock class. Mel and Ali from Kaisercraft in Australia were running the class and they were just lovely.
This is the clock I finished at home - it always takes longer to do something like this for the first time. The clock is a pre-designed set available from Kaisercraft and is made from MDF. Covered the square base with Kaisercraft paper and distressed around the edges with Walnut Stain. Others painted around the edges, but you know me and my penchant for distressing!! Added pearls to the edges which had been coloured with alcohol ink to make them look a bit more vintage. The keys and the numerals were cut with a cricut then coloured with walnut stain DI and painted with Distress Crackle paint. The frame was covered with another KC paper and the edges again distressed. I cut the flowers from another sheet of KC paper, rolled the edges and distressed, then shaped them a bit so they would stand out from the base. Glitzed with gold GM and attached using glue for the bigger flowers and foam mount for the smaller ones. The photo mount has some beautiful cotton ecru coloured lace along one side and the keys are attached with ribbon. The pictures in the photo mount are from a Victorian Birthdays CD that I sort of adapted to provide the sepia look.  Of course, it looks so much better in real life than in the photo and I am quite pleased with the end result. Thanks Mel and Ali!
The other great thing that happened was that I won a prize in a draw in the class and came home with some lovely goodies from Kaisercraft - Thanks Kaisercraft - I shall really enjoy using them all.


Chrissie said...

This is Gorgeous! you have a wonderful and inspiring blog
Chrissie xx

Shairon said...

Beautiful clock Janet. Can't believe it is your first attempt! Well done! xx

Shairon said...

Forgot to say, great craft stash! I have been trawling the net looking for face moulds. I fancy the flexible ones but can't find them. Think they are made by Sculpey.

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous clock can see why it would take a while to create but worth it. Lots of new stash as well you are going to have even more fun with that little lot LOL xx Zoe

jackiescrafts said...

Lots of lovely stash there Janet, you will have lots of fun playing with it all
Love your clock too are you sure it's your first attempt lol you are very clever

Hugs Jackie x

crafty creations said...

Great new stash and that clock is amazing xx Hilda

Joy said...

Wonderful vintagey clock Janet and congrats on your fabby stash xx