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Like Clockwork

 Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a terrific theme of  “Like Clockwork” which was picked by our very own Yvonne.

Thank you Alison … Words and Pictures … who chose our fabulous theme from last week

Made a canvas book for my FSC piece this fortnight, decorated the front with loads of clocks and covered two of the pages inside with yet more clocks.

A very easy book to make – just cut two sheets of A4 canvas in half, add a cover and stitch down the middle using a running back stitch.  The cover is corecard run through a clock mask which was then sanded away to reveal the clocks before inking.  With the same mask I added texture paste.

Stitching the middle works better than gluing plus I added a calico like fabric to the inside of the cover … purely for strengthening purposes.  Chose a cream material that was mostly plain but had a very bold flower pattern on it.

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The little stamped face was placed over a die of an alarm clock and the ornate mantle clock came from a Hero Arts set.

Kept the inside pages almost monochromatic because I am in love with browns and blacks at the moment.

The left hand side is the calico material and the right is the canvas.  Gave the canvas a coat of gesso before I did anything with it but the calico was worked on with nothing added.

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This shows the cream calico material on the back cover, how gorgeous is that flower?

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


11 Responses to “Like Clockwork”

  1. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley…WOW! There is sooo much to like about this! The linen looks brilliant for the background, and the blacks and browns work so well with this texture. There are a couple of clocks there that look fabulous…but I salute anyone who sews!!! A beautiful book Shirley
    Dot x

  2. Shirley says:

    Wow gorgeous book Shirley, the vintage colours and images are so fantastic. Have a great day, Shirleyx

  3. Anne R says:

    This is a beautiful creation, with so many beautiful elements of stamping to look at, it really is lovely! Hugs, Anne x

  4. Claire C says:

    Hi Shirl, what a gorgeous project, just full of beautiful stamping I love it
    Claire xx

  5. Avril says:

    A gorgeous book Shirley, love the aged look to the front cover. Beautiful stamping and images, and I love the fabric backings gorgeous bold flower.
    Avril xx

  6. Amanda says:

    Shirley this book is beautiful all the way through starting with a stunning cover, love it!
    Amanda x

  7. Meggymay says:

    Gorgeous book Shirley, both inside and the covers.

  8. DANI says:

    I only can say WOW !!! So great project!!!

    Hugs Dani

  9. The use of canvas as a base for this book has worked so well with your choice of stamps and images. I particularly liked the flower. Great work Shirley. Jenny x

  10. Silvia says:

    Shirley, you’re a busy bee. That’s another fantastic project.

  11. butterfly says:

    Golly, what treats I’ve missed – but it’s been a complete delight to do some catching up. The monochromatic stamped pages are just exquisite… you’re on a roll!
    Alison xx

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