Time for an Unstampabelles Challenge Reminder...

I'm back today with a mid way reminder for our current challenge at Unstampabelles...the challenge blog where we encourage you to create a project without using any type of stamps!
Don't be afraid...it's easier than it may seem!

I missed joining in at the beginning of the challenge as I was super busy with life, and busy creating my semi finalist project for Heartfelt Creations!
One of these days I will have to get down to blogging what I created and give you all a little peek!

If you've kept up with checking out the Unstampabelles blog, you will know that our current challenge is...

"Shabby Chic with the twist of Time!"

The Belles have made some very lovely creations you must check out if you haven't already, and more have been added to the blog today...so be sure to check those out as well.  You will also notice some new names and faces there, as there was recently a DT call and we have added new members to the team.  Be sure to give them a welcome! 

I had the idea of creating a 3D mantle clock for my project.  I didn't think it would be a problem finding an SVG cutting file for this...but it proved to be much harder than I thought....that is until I came across a blog post done by a designer for SVG Cuts that sparked my interest and imagination.  You really have to check out this post featuring the grandfather clock that this designer used several SVG Cuts cutting files to create.  It is amazing!
 You can find it here.
I decided that the Juke Box file would be perfect to turn into the mantle clock piece that I was envisioning.  I got busy cutting the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo that I knew I would be needing and started assembling. I used an Elizabeth Crafts Design metal die for the clock face and the hands. I then dug through all of my flowers and laces, etc. to see how I could shabby chic this project up.  


...here's another peek from a different angle...

...and a few photos of the details...

I found these beautiful lace stickers at Michaels a few shopping trips ago and was just waiting for the right project to use them on.  I thought the added a nice touch of elegance to the clock.  

I loved having the chance to play with all of my pretty flowers again!  I added a chipboard swirl to the side of the creation.  I looped some lace in several spots among the flowers and for my finishing touches I used a hat pin and an antiqued button.  If you look very closely in this last photo, you will also see that I've used some transparency paper in the clock body.  I embossed it using an embossing folder and my BigShot.  There is an opening in the back of the clock to place a battery powered candle inside...so the whole creation is able to glow and have light shine through that transparent window.  I created this mantle clock with my upcoming craft show in mind.  I think it will make an elegant prop for on my vintage style table display!

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I hope I've been able to inspire you today!  
And, did you take note...not one stamp was used on the entire project!
Told you it wasn't that hard to do!
I hope to see you joining in with us at Unstampabelles.  Remember that you have until the end of October to play along with this current challenge!

Until next time...

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