The countdown – day 2

De Craftorij in the Netherlands has a fantastic end year celebration, a countdown of 10 days, when we can play around, get ideas. So today is day 2, (day 3 was a photo run challenge that we needed to mail, and not to publish) and for today we got the task to work with a clock in our project. So here is my version in my altered book:

I used Tim Holtz’s clockwork stencil with pan pastels (burnt sierra and burnt sierra shade) on my spread.

I dipped my spread in white gesso to fix my pan pastel background.

You can see the difference, the colours softer and some places the “white wash” is visible. I stamped Tim Holtz’s clock stamp with distress embossing ink and I embossed it with black embossing powder. I used gelli arts monotype prints to cut my Sizzix weathered clock.

Here is a close up on my clock:

I stamped ’14 and ’15 with 7 gypsies’ Varsity Numbers clear stamp and in and out with Alphabet clear stamp. I added small arrows to emphasize the directions.

So are you ready to escort 2014 out and 2015 in? I guess I am ready. I have my plans and will be happy to begin with them.

If you want to check what the De Craftorij has to offer to you don’t forget to visit their online store. And if you feel like playing around why don’t you join the Facebook group and make your own creation, there is time till midnight!

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About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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10 Responses to The countdown – day 2

  1. kampysgirl says:

    Love this spread so much!! The time theme never gets old for me!! xo

  2. windinn says:

    Beautiful spread, Ruth – and particularly appropriate at this ‘time’ of the year.

  3. a favorite…and I am jealous of your Sizzex machine

  4. zksmith says:

    Great idea to fix pan pastels with gesso! A nice spread to commemorate New Years 2014/15. Have fun celebrating tonight, Ruth!

  5. Lisette says:

    Love the different ways in which you have presented the clock faces. The “in” “out” is inspired – fun and foreboding at the same time. Happy New Year!

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