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Friday, 29 May 2015

Clarity Stamp challenge for May - Clocks

The brief for this challenge was to explore the different ways of incorporating clocks into your artwork.  From the moment I read this, all I could think of was this song and my entry comes directly from that idea.
 
 
All the stamps are from Clarity.  It is just the sentiment that does not come from Clarity but is just the title of the song, sung by Stanley Holloway in "My Fair Lady".

The clock part comes from the use of two of the small fob watches.  The round full face one made the wheels of the carriage - hence the on time reference.  The side facing ones, I had the idea of blacking out the faces and turning into people forming a guard of honour holding staffs.  The winders became their heads, onto which I drew top hats.  The bride and groom came from the new wedding Wee Folk.  The fence posts were created using the trunks of the trees in the background.

I actually made two cards to see which I preferred.  The first one, which is also the one I have decided to use as my entry, was done on white card, while the second was done on cream card.  I like both, the second being more moody, in my opinion.  However, the texture of the cream card meant that the stamped image needed work to fill in the gaps.

In both, the trees and the church were coloured in with blendable pencils, which I also used to edge the sentiment on each.

Now I have done this card as my entry, I will now go back and look at all the other entries.  I never look until I have finished in case it changes my ideas.

17 comments:

Dawn said...

Very clever Maggie. Lovely card. X

carols handmade cards said...

Lovely pretty card and I love those stamps you have used. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xx

Lynne Bishop said...

This is an amazing card Maggie. So beautiful and clever. Well done and Good Luck. xx

Emma Burns said...

Oh Maggie what a wonderful piece of artwork. Loving every bit of it. So much work and thought. Excellently done. Best of luck in the challenge and thank you for sharing this with us all. xx

Lesley Walden said...

A very inventive design, Maggie, turning watches into people. Both versions are good but I prefer the one on white paper, it looks crisper. Good luck in the challenge x

Mrs A. said...

What. A lovey interpretation of the clock theme. I did see this but with my internet practically non existent itwax all too much for me. Just commenting is a minefield of mishaps. I love your little scene. Hugs Mrs A.

crafty said...

Lovely work good idea with the theme here to the church on time good luck clarity challenge x

Kim Shaw said...

Gorgeous Maggie and so clever

Kim Shaw said...

So clever Maggie and so lovely.........good luck xx

Mrs P said...

A very inventive card Maggie and I love where your idea evolved from.
Good luck in this month's challenge and thanks for sharing your artwork with us xxx

Jo Rice said...

Hi Maggie, this is such a clever card...and a great idea....very inspiring...and beautifully made....I wish you lots of luck in the Challenge...hugs...xxx

Naomi said...

Truly inspired Maggie, super design and execution. Love it. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

Naomi said...

Truly inspired Maggie, super design and execution. Love it. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

Susan White said...

Lovely theme Maggie, and a wonderful card design! My Fair Lady is one of my favourite films - reminds me of the old BBC2 films on a Sat afternoon doing the ironing with my mum or nan when I was younger!!! Thanks for jogging such a lovely memory, and good luck, Susan x

Barbara Lancaster said...

Great scene building here Maggie, and your guard of honour created with the side facing fob watches... Well what can I say, except so clever, so funky, truly inspired, and I just love them. thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful work, Maggie, love the two effects, but agree on sifter tones of white card working best.

You've learnt a lot from Barbara, one clever lady, well done! Read about your caravan sale too, praying all is well health wise,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Maggie,
I've been very unwell ( on mend now) and messed up WOYWW for few weeks, but posted your lovely ATC a couple of weeks back, but wanted to say thanks so very much for it, the envelope stuffed with atcs from Julia so lifted my spirit when I really needed it.

Was very grateful to all the very kind WOYWW-ers. Your purple pencil work flower on black was very special to me, as it's a style I love. Thank you!!
Shaz in Oz.x

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