Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Clarity Challenge 17 ... Anything goes

Hi there, thanks for stopping by.

This is my entry for this month's Clarity Blog challenge 'Anything goes'.  I love Clarity's miniature stamps and this stencil is so versatile for framing images.  

I first blended distress inks - I think I used barn door, worn lipstick and spiced marmalade and Adirondack butterscotch.

I then cut a paper stencil of the stencil to use as a mask to protect the white areas.  I used Claritystamps Kitchen Set and stamped in the apexes using black archival ink.

I then used Sakura colouring pencils to add subtle colour and shading to each stamp.

Next I carefully marked out where the digits for the clock were going to go in pencil.  I was much easier than I anticipated because the clock was square.  I stamped (again using good old black archival) using Claritystamps classroom set numbers and symbols.  

I then went round the edges with a black micron pen and drew a squiggly line and 'time to bake'.  Still not perfected this technique but it came out sort of ok!

I sprayed the surface with a couple of coats of varnish and then glued it to a 6mm MDF base (which I painted with Peobo black gesso).  I drilled an 8mm hole in the centre and applied some more varnish.  Finally I added a clock mechanism and voila!

Thank you for stopping and by and I please let me know what you think.

Ela xx


  1. Wow, this is so effective, what a great gift idea

  2. Super clock, a lot of thought and effort went into this and the end result is wonderful. Great choice of colours too. Love it. Thanks for entering the Clarity Stamp Challenge and best of luck.

  3. This is really clever Ela - love that you have made it into a kitchen clock too! Thanks for sharing your idea with us all. Susan

  4. Lovely Clock Ela. Best of luck in the challenge.
    p. s. I like yours more than mine xx

  5. Well I just love this one. How clever too. I wish you luck with our Challenge and thank you for entering. xx