Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cuckoo for Botanicabella

Inspired by so many amazing projects at the recent CHA show, I decided to try an alter a Kaisercraft cuckoo clock I have had on hand for a while.  Going with a 'use what you have' mantra, I dug into my paper stash telling myself that I really could cut into some of the papers I have that I covet and horde. Most of my Graphic 45 papers fall into this category.  I love them so much, I just don't want to cut them! I decided upon the Botanicabella collection and I think it turned out really lovely.


 


I love all the imagery of this line as well as the palette.  I decided to showcase the queen bee as a nod to this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show as they are calling for kings and queens.  I always love trying to find a clever way to intrepret their themes! The crown was altered with a bit of alcohol ink to dull it down and fit into the color scheme. 




I scattered butterflies that were fussy cut from their paper after spritzing them with Radiant Rains mist.  I left many of them with wings raised to add dimension to the piece.  





I also used distress stains on this project.  I am in total love with these.  The only challenge is getting it in all the corners.  I simply apply a bit on my craft mat and add with a paintbrush.  It is tedious, but so worth it. 



The pine cone cut outs also got a splash of glimmer to add texture and a bit of sparkle.  They were attached with some bits of chain I recently scored on clearance.  I love it when I actually find a use for those bits that I pick up "just because" they are on good deals. 

I can't wait to find a spot for my new little clock to hang!

Thank you as always for stopping by, it really means the world to me.

Cheers,

Rhea



19 comments:

  1. Cute cuckoo clock. Very creative use of the Graphics 45 papers. :D

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  2. Vet cute little cuckoo clock! I love those G45 papers! I like your design and the little crown in the inset at the top. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. XO...Candy

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  3. That is a beautiful clock. I would never have thought to do something that. You used one of my favorite G45 papers. Wonderful creativity.
    Carol
    Fellow ATTer

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  4. I love this clock. The butterflies are perfect on it!

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  5. adorable clock. I like to pick up things at a good price just because also. So totally true how much fun it is when you get to use them. Great job.

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  6. Gorgeous and what clever idea's on this piece :)

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  7. I adore the butterflies! What a beautiful composition!

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  8. Really pretty work, love this, it is a cuckoo, never know it was paper. xox Corrine

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  9. Love it!!! Especially the colors!!!

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  10. Ahhhh you've used one of my all-time favorite lines on this project. This is so beautiful and love how you used the crown. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  11. What a wonderful clock! So very creative.

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