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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

TIME For a Simple Project...


I worked on a fun simple project today!  I was reading Better Homes and Gardens 2010 issue of 100 Ideas Flea Market Style magazine~ they featured Sarah Andersen's home and this vignette of her old clock faces displayed on her mantle...


I love this look, but clock faces, especially the large ones, can be pricey.  I decided to see if I could make some!  The first place I checked out was The Graphics Fairy ~ Karen has wonderful clip art and graphics, and fun project tutorials, too!  I found two fun clock faces here and here.  I also scanned some other small alarm clock faces I have, and printed out all of the faces in different sizes and on slightly different colors of heavyweight card stock...


I cut them out and distressed a few...


You could use these to make an vignette like the one in the magazine (you could even glue these to stronger backings to make them stiffer), but I decided to make a large collage piece.  I had a piece of black mat board and cut it to a standard size 16" x 20", so I could easily frame it.  I played around with the clock faces until I had an arrangement I liked and glued them onto the mat board.  Now I am going to find a frame for it, when I'm out thrifting!  I love how it turned out~ so graphic~ and I'm looking forward to trying more projects with clock faces!


I am linking to  The Boardwalk Bragfest
 The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday

Until next time...
Linda

41 comments:

  1. WOW that is just so pretty! Great job can't wait to see it framed. Have a great week, Vicky

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  2. Hey Linda, You are so CLEVER!!! I love the idea of scanning and copying!! I haven't quite got the hang of scanning yet~maybe I can get some advice from you sometime! Thanks for sharing your great idea! Love, Julie

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  3. I love clocks too--and this is fantastic!!!! I think I live at the Graphics Fairy I'm on that blog so much looking for stuff! This piece is just too awesome!
    HUGS,
    Cindy Adkins
    www.recoveryartist.com

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  4. I'm checking this post to come back to later...LOVE it! lol, didn't know you were at the bragfest~ just so you come up on my reader! Lezlee

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  5. I love it!! and I'm probably going to steal your idea for myself!

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  6. Hi Linda,

    looks so fantastic, and love the idea,you took me thinking in new wayes ,about making pictures of things loved,but not for me to buy.
    Thanks,dear.
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  7. Hi Linda, this looks great! Very effective against the black background. Do you enter My Creative Space (Kooyotoo hosts) on Thursdays? Its alot of fun, you should join in tomorrow with this post. The links etc will be on my blog if you are interested xo

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  8. What a great idea! I love it.

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  9. Very nice! How clever you are! Love the variety you found and how you put them together.

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  10. Linda,

    Very, very wonderful. I am going to file that idea away for a future project!

    Carol

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  11. Hi Linda,
    I love your idea! Very creative, and it hardly cost anything to make. I love the Graphics Fairy, too! Those are my favorite kinds of projects! Great job!

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  12. OH -- I absolutely love this, Linda!!! What a creative and clever projects! Thank you for sharing it!

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  13. Wow! I love it! It's such a nice, graphic piece of art. And very economical, too! Great job!

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  14. I absolutely love this. I love clock faces, what a wonderful job you did.

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  15. Linda, you are a genius! This looks amazing. I am crazy for clock/watch faces, and this certainly looks like a fun and "do-able" project. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. ~ Angela

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  16. I like the roman numeral clock face. They would like great just leaning up against wall.

    I wish I could recall the blog that showed these mounted on cardboard; she used them as chargers under plates. It looked too cool.

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  17. Well, hi Miss Ingenious!!!!
    How creative are you???? I just look at things like that and wonder where I could buy it for next to nothing. (my answer is usually nowhere!)
    Can't wait to share the idea....Oooh-maybe a small version for a card???
    Lynn

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  18. Love it and like you said clock faces are so darn expensive. Great idea thinking outside of the box.
    tammy

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  19. Beautiful project! One quick question, since you're so talented: Can you make time stand still?! Thanks for sharing your project with us.

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  20. What a great idea! Sounds like you like thrifting as much as I do! :)

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  21. So very cute indeed...I love that mantel look. That was a great idea Linda!

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  22. I love these and I think the Graphics Fairy is superb to come up with so many wonderful things to have us with! Jennifer

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  23. Brilliant! I love clock faces too but they are kinda pricey. Love this idea! Mimi

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  24. Linda, You had a great idea and it has so many possibilities. Finding the economical way to reproduce the look was genius. This has the makings of a jumping off place for other projects too I think!
    xoxo Kim

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  25. oh how much am I loving this! it is wonderful Linda! you are the crafty queen, aren't you!

    hopefully you can find the perfect frame for it...but I know one thing, it won't fit in your blue shop chic bag !!! lol

    it's gorgeous! i love it!


    ciao again!
    a pleasure to read you!

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  26. This is really wonderful! Great idea, because basically these are paper anyway over metal. Great job with the collage!
    xo,
    Debra

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  27. Great idea to scan them Linda! They look great!
    Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk

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  28. Oh I love this!!! Thanks for visiting my place and leaving such a nice comment and now I have a new blog to follow too!!!

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  29. Great project! This is definintly one to put on my list. Stopping by from the Graphic Fairy!

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  30. This is fantastic Linda, what a super creative idea!!! I love how you printed them out all different sizes too. I may have to try this one myself! Thanks so much for linking this up for Brag Monday.

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  31. What a great project! It looks fab.

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  32. Linda, Thank you so much for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest. I LOVED your project and I'm featuring it on Bobbypins Boardwalk. You can view it here:

    http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/2010/06/highlights-from-boardwalk-bragfest-11.html

    Please feel free to take a "featured" button, and I hope to see your next project at the Bragfest on Wednesday.

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  33. Fabulous...
    Love karens graphics...
    What would we do without her!!!!
    Great idea, think I'll give it a try .
    Thanks for sharing,
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...
    Love your blog!

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  34. congrats on your feature...cool, huh! Lezlee

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  35. Love it! I love clocks too but I agree they can be so pricey! I am going to be a follower too!

    Jody

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  36. I LOVE clock images and have been collecting them and also clock faces when I can find them. Love your project! My daughter just gave me a bunch of wrist watch faces, just perfect for a smaller project! Woohoo!

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  37. Congratulations on being featured for your FABULOUS clock!!!! I have a new blog...I'd love it if you'd pop over to see it...I've got some drawings going on too.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  38. I Love it Linda. You did a beautiful job!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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