Friday, 8 October 2010

It's all about numbers

The Simon Says Stamp and Show Tim Holtz inspired blog .......and what a mouthful that is......has a 'numbers' challenge this week.
I bought this alterable wooden perpetual calendar last year at The Craft Barn.......yes, last year [tut,tut].......to make a present for a friend.....so this challenge has finally inspired me to get on and make it.......only one christmas late!!!!
I began by covering all the edges with metallic gold rub on........as straight edges obviously weren't a priority in the manufacturing process!!
The entire project has used K-ology papers....starting with the number cubes.....as it's not just decorative I used strong double sided tape to adher all the papers [and now I know why I usually use glue!!]....but at least it should be fairly hardwearing.
The numbers [12 of them] were all rubber stamped........and parts of a Paper Artsy flourish stamped on the edges.....plus some more gold rub on.
The month pieces were given a watered down coat of green acrylic paint.
I added some decorative touches to the top as it looked a bit bare........the sentiment and clock are Paper Artsy stamps.
The flowers are Tim's tattered floral die cuts......grunge paper covered with 7 Gypsies clock paper and distressed with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo before being 'scrumpled up'.......and a few green gems added as a final touch.
Stamp Something want' punches and dies'.......so I think it fits there as well.

27 comments:

Sian said...

Oh, that is just fabulous Jacky! You have a real "altering" talent - I love it.

Denise said...

Love it,love it ,love it-I've got things from last year too - this is beautiful Jacky x

pinky said...

Wow what a transformation Jacky. Absolutely brill. Love the colours you have used, very subtle yet effective.
Pinky

Rachel B said...

This is fantastic Jackey, What a lovely gift for your friend :)

clare said...

That is a fab project there jackie. it would make an ideal xmas gift!! X

Maria Ontiveros said...

Jacky,
You are such a versatile gal!!! You've been rocking the cards all week and now this gorgeous calendar. Thanks for sharing your projects - they are very inspiring!
Rinda

Mayjasper said...

Hello Jacky
Your work is so inspiring. Thank you so much for the before and after pictures it really helps to appreciate your creation which I really admire.
Regards
Mayjasper

alexa said...

This is just gorgeous! I LOVE those pretty flowers ... Wish I had a die to cut some like that!

furrypig said...

Wow that is an amazing transformation I bet your friend will love it!!

Chris said...

What an amazing job of altering Jacky, absolutely love your calendar! I have one of these lurking somewhere too, thanks for the gorgeous inspiration and have a great weekend. Chris x

Kat said...

wonderful calender,
I have had one of these calenders for ages & not had any inspiration to alter it,(untill now LOL)
green is my favorite colour
well done you,
Kathleen.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oh its beautiful Jackie. Such a lovely thing to have. Lx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oh its beautiful Jackie. Such a lovely thing to have. Lx

Elizabeth said...

The altered perpetual calendar turned out beautifully! I really like the grungy look of it. Your friend is going to be delighted.

Amy said...

This is really clever Jacky, I've been working on a calendar recently too - nowhere near as fancy as this one though ... she's going to love it!

Linda Elbourne said...

This is fabulous Jacky ... I LOVE the colours! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

Kim x said...

Jacky this is stunning! Is your friend going to receive it or will it be a keeper (I would be tempted).
Kim x

Nancy said...

Love this!! Your friend's lucky indeed to receive this!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Karen said...

This is fabulous! Love the colors and those flowers are wonderful. I know for a fact you are not the only one who has alterable projects that have been in the closet for a year (or more).

humel said...

Love it, Jacky - I'm sure your friend will, too!

I'm a big fan of perpetual calendars :-) I found one only today and bought it for a stocking filler Christmas gift for The Doctor! xx

Deb said...

I love this, Jacky! I've been wanting to get something like this for the counter at work - people ask me ALL DAY LONG what the date is when they sign in at our office. I'm a big fan of the colors you used too! Well done. xo

Gez said...

Absolutely gorgeous. :) I keep promising myself I'll have a go at altering one of these.. great job!
Gez.xx

jennifer said...

This looks gorgeous, I love the colours and the flowers look fabulous! xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

That is just gorgeous!

Kerryn said...

That is completely gorgeous!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, this is fabulous - whoever the lucky recipient of this is will be delighted!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

how awesome is this!? fantastic project and I love the colors!