A while back, the clockworks in one of our clocks went all wonky on me. Since I was going to have to replace it anyway, I decided to make a new, more "artsy" clock. So, I headed to my favorite Michael's, picked up a 2-pack of 16x20 canvas and a 1/4" clockworks. Back at home, I pulled out some papers and paint in colors to match the room, some matte finish Mod-Podge, and my Cricut and French Manor and Stone Script cartridges. (FYI, French Manor is a Cricut Circle exclusive cartridge.)
I wound up entering this in a contest over on the Cricut Circle message board, but of course I didn't win. My theory is because I used an additional cartridge in my project. Or at least that makes me feel better about not winning, lol.
So, here's the finished clock:
All of my papers are from Close To My Heart, as are the adhesive gems. I cut my clock hands out of both cardstock and chipboard to make them more sturdy. The French quote means "Sadness flies away on the wings of Time." It is from Jean de la Fontaine, a French poet and fablist (sp?). I thought it was the perfect quote for a clock. The quote and clock numbers are from the Stone Script cartridge, and all other cuts are from the French Manor cartridge, many of which I modified using Design Studio. As a final touch, I added a bunch of Stickles to outline some of the shapes.
I love my new clock, and every time I look at it, it makes me smile. That makes it a winner to me, no matter what!