Hello! I’m back in my craft room after a lovely vacation to England with my beloved. It was nice to get away and take a break from work but it is always good to come home! The change of scenery gave me some great ideas for future projects but right now I’ve been working on the current challenge on the Frilly & Funkie Blog – Things With Wings. The hostess of the challenge, Pamellia, wanted to see projects with wings and encouraged us to use our imagination. The challenge is generously sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Having returned home from England, there was a definite change in the air. The mornings are a lot cooler when I head to work and there is a bit of crispness in the air when I go for a walk at lunch. The trees are turning their various shades of yellows, reds, and golds. The songbirds have left and the magpies have moved in for winter. As a matter of fact, they are making a racket outside right now (ugh). While we are only in the middle of September, it will soon be a rush to the end of the year. It is amazing how time flies!
With that being said, Time is my “thing with wings” – metaphorically speaking, of course, but I think it’s appropriate considering the time of year.
When I started the project I knew I wanted to use the black bird stamp and then I built the rest of the project around it. To be honest, though, the project was going to be Halloween themed but when I was looking for embellishments I saw the timepieces and I decided to switch gears. For some reason lately I’ve made several Halloween projects so this was a great opportunity to leave the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls for a little bit. I tried to find as many timepieces I could in my stash of embellishments and I even found some wings! Even though the frame was already a gray color, I decided I wanted to weather it a bit so I repainted it, used weathered wood, and I think the updated version of it came out fairly well. I distressed some metals, repainted some metals, and left some as they came in the package. The idea behind different clocks and the look of them is they represent time that has passed (the distressed ones), present time (the ones that have no distressing), and future (the pocket watch with the numbers falling into place). This project required several different techniques with several types of paints and mediums. At one point I had barely any room to work on my craft table! And, I’m still trying to master the art stones…
I hope everything has a lovely end of September. Even though time flies by – don’t forget to stop, slow down a bit, and live life to its fullest! Create some beautiful memories with your family and friends. Those are the two keys in the project. I’m off to go make pie crust so I can bake an apple pie tomorrow! Autumn is my favorite time of the year.