Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Live In The Moment....

Good morning everyone!

I hope you've all had a wonderful start to the week and thank you so much for all your comments and visits to my blog, last week...you really are the best followers ever!!

Today, I'm sharing something that I actually made for my Dad for Father's Day. Unfortunately, it wasn't finished in time, due to other commitments and life getting in the way, lol but it was so nice to be able to sit down for one day and actually make something for me, not for a DT or a commission...just for me (and Dad, lol)...in fact, it was heaven!!

So, without further ado...ta~dah, here it is and I really hope you like it!!!
The base of this is an MDF plaque which I covered in Gesso, then added some Grunge Paste from PaperArtsy through a stencil!! Once it was all dry, I then got messy and applied Distress Paints over the surface, blending the colours together.
As you can see, I added lots of Tim Holtz bits and pieces...but the main focal point is the Tim Holtz Pocket Watch Alterations die from Sizzix. I wanted some dimension to the piece and to make it look realistic, so after lots of die cutting and some Distress Paint...this is what I created!

I added Tissue Wrap to line the watch, some die cut Gadget Gears, again using the Tim Holtz die but this time, die cutting metal and covering the gears in alcohol ink and then, placed them onto the background of my piece and also, in the centre of the watch.

A few rub-ons, lots of Idea-Ology, some bits and pieces of metal from my stash and a few coils of wire later and voilĂ ...I finished the piece!!

So, I really hope you like this piece and of course, as always with me, there's lots of pics to show you all the detail!!

I can't wait to read all your comments and thank you so much for stopping by to take a look at what I've created. Okey dokey...time for me to get crafty and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Chez Williams' today...yes, I have DT projects and they are CHRISTMAS!! Eeeeek....

See you all soon and bye for now...love Emma


  1. My goodness what a fantastic job you've done of this Emma. It's clear how much you enjoyed doing this. Love the amount of dimension you've achieved and those cogs are a triumph. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. Don't you say that word!!! I hope your Dad likes this because I think it's fabulous! Have a great day.

  3. I absolutely adore this Emma, a fabulous hanging and I bet your Dad loved it too.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. And I bet Dad was thrilled - as I am with my post today! Turrah for a few days - commenting will restart ASAP xx

  5. Fabulous use of the pocket watch - looking more and more like a "must-have". Love all the cogs...
    Alison x

  6. FANTABULOUS!!!! I love every coggy bit! The watch is amazing! Love the gears behind it, and the background on the canvas as well! Fabulous work Emma!

  7. OMG how amazing, I hope your Dad was suitably gobsmacked! Your talent is endless WHY AREN't YOU ON THE TV??????

  8. It's gorgeous Emma, I bet your dad loves it!
    C xx

  9. ...bet your Dad was thrilled Emma, an amazing piece...Mel:)xx


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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