Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wise Owl (3)

Thank you for all your comments. I just LOVE reading them. I wanted to let you know that I purchased my PaperClay from Michael's here in Canada.

This past February I attended CHA. I saw so many amazing products and projects. I was especially taken by the altered clocks on display. I couldn't believe what some paper, embelishments and stamps could produce. I immediately purchased a clock (for $1.99!!!) ready to alter...
About a month ago, one of my talented design teammates Dawn Lusk showed us some amazing clocks she altered. It was at that time that I decided that I would finally do something with my clock.
Fast forward to today. I created this colourful owl clock for the kids room. As both of my children have been watching over my shoulder the past few days (I think they like the owls!), I thought it only suiting to create something for them.

I began by collecting my supplies including this clock I purchased from the discount bin of a big box store. I pulled the clock hands of the front and prepared it for a new look. Some people like to sand and paint the underneath, I like to sand mine and prepare the surface with a good spray adhesive--modge podge also works.



Next I prepared the "new and improved" clock front. You can see from the photo below, Iused the awesome Frenzy Rumble paper from the Write Out Collection by We R Memory Makers. What I really like about this collection of papers is that this 12x12 paper is full sheet on one side and 4 mini 6x6 sheets on the other. That is what makes this paper even better for this project. I lined my Circle Shapes by Tonic in the center of my paper and cut.



Here is a close up of my cutter at work.



Then I stamped my owl images (check out the owl bits!) and coloured them with my Copic Markers Y17/YR23/YRo8 for the beak and E57/E35/E33 for the body.
Some things to note: The owl bellies can be flipped upright. Notice that two of the owls have the same eyes. One of them has eyes that open down, one of them has eyes that open up. Did you also notice that there are two different beaks here? I also wanted to point out that there is a circle that you can use to add the wink or the dot for the eye. Oh the expressions you can achieve!!! I also made sure to show you a few more bellies.

If you want a good look at how to "create" an owl please refer to my first post here or Pine's awesome tutorial.



Then I cut out some mini rectangles (not quite squares) and applied some number thickers. I also added a velvet flower in the center of the clock too.



Here is the final product. I made sure the owls were doing something interesting ALL day long *wink* The kids love how they are peaking.



Here is a close up!



Supplies


Stamps:
-Wise Owl (Urban Design) by PTI

Ink:
-Noir Black Pallette

Cardstock
-Stamper's Select White by PTI

Patterned Paper
-Frenzy Rumble from Write Out Collection by We R Memory Makers

Accessories
-Velvet Die-Cut Elements by Daisy Bucket Designs
-Vinyl Thickers from Sprinkles by American Crafts

Tools
-Circle Shapes by Tonic Studios


Thank you for stopping by! Have a good one.

93 comments:

Leah said...

SO cute! I've always wanted to alter a clock and just haven't, now I think I'll need to make that a priority sometime soon! Love this set:)

Maureen said...

So adorable!! And thank you for showing us more options for the owls - I'm completely sold!!

melissa.flieg said...

What a great altered clock. I love seeing all the options for the owls. Looks like a very useful set to me. Can't wait to see what else you have to show us.

Andrea Clayton said...

Great tutorial for the clock, I've always wondered how to make one. This owl set just keeps getting better and better.

Libby Hickson said...

This is so adorable! Loving the peeking owls, and all of the owl bits you've included in the set!!

Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com) said...

Cute bellies ... love all the sneak peaks so far.

Heidi said...

This is adorable! I'm loving the owls!!

stampinc said...

The is way to cool! I love the paper and the owls just makes it all come together. You are so creative and talented.

rickydog1 said...

Too cute! Love all the bellys! That paper is perfect for the clock.

Bunny B said...

Great project :) This owl mania is too cute!

Cheryl said...

Can I be your kid? This is an awesome project. Thanks for sharing more of your adorable owls.
Cheryl Sims

Molly B said...

That winking owl is my favorite. How cute. -Molly B

lizzieming said...

this is amazing!!!i wasn't going to stay up on tuesday, but after seeing more and more of this set, guess i am going to have to cause i refuse to miss a chance to get this set right away!!!

Sara Paschal said...

This clock is wonderful I love the DP you used and the winking owl is so cute!

melissac said...

You are so inspiring!!! Your directions are really well written and actually make me feel like I can do your projects!! Thanks for sharing!!

Stefanie said...

Too cute Alli! I love how the midnight owl's eyes are kind of bugging out. He's like "Wow, it's midnight!" It cracks me up.

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh Alli - so cute, fabulous!

Cass said...

Love it! :)

shel9999 said...

This is fabulous, Alli! SO cute!! I love the midnight owl! :)

Sharron Gregory said...

How cute! Being able to make different owl expressions makes your owl set the best ever--can't wait to try it out! Loved the clock....

Cynthia said...

adorable Ali just love it. Cynthia

Kim said...

ahh...this is just adorable and I am sure your children will just love this! Your owls are so sweet and I can't wait to get this set!! Thanks for sharing!

Pegg S said...

You make it look so easy to create such fun projects! I love this one. What a fun thing to have in a child's room or in a craft room! I really like the peek at all the owl bits!

Stacy said...

This clock is adorable. I want one. Can't wait for that release.

Kristyn said...

OHHHHHHH, toooooo cute! You did a magnificent job. I'm sure your kids will love it for years to come.

Mary Duffek said...

Too cute!! OMGoodness. Love what you did! The owl set is a must have!

Michelle H in NY said...

SOOOO cute!!!! I love the clock - what a great idea. I love the owl set even more every time you show something else. I can't wait for the 15th so I can order then the few days until it is actually in my hands!

Jen said...

This is a great project. I love it! I can't wait to see this set!

Kathleen said...

This is the greatest project! I've seen people alter clocks before, but you just made it look so easy!! THe final product is SOOO cute! I love your new set! It's a must have~

Anonymous said...

Guess I'll be buying some paperclay next time I'm at Michael's! Love today's post too, thanks for sharing!
Betty-Ann
wilhelmbar@sympatico.ca

postal orphan said...

Ohmigosh I LOVE the owl eyes!! They are too cute for words! And the clock idea is wonderful - thanks for sharing.

karenannj said...

What a cute, fun idea Alli. That is so creative.

Ashley said...

I absolutely love these owls. That clock is awesome, my boys would love it. I can't wait to see what you have for tomorrow. TFS.

Tessa said...

Adorable clock! What a steal!

One Creative Life said...

This is fantastic. I love the owl *wink*. such fun. Cant wait to see more!!

Etha said...

That is very cool! Love the paper that you chose for your clock base, so funky! and of course the custom owls are wonderful :)

Sara said...

What a special treasure you've created for your children! I love the colors you've chosen. Thanks for sharing more bellies!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Alli, you're killing me with your cute projects! I love this clock! I have to ask you, though, where do you get the Write Out Collection by We R Memory Makers? I can't find it online when I do a search. Thanks for any help! Have a great weekend! Jackie

Monica said...

Oh My Gosh! Thsi is ADORABLE!
You are really making this set come out Alli! WTG!!!

~Monica~

Sheila D said...

Okay, I'm off to buy a clock so I'm ready for when I receive my stamp set! This is Sssooo adoreable.

lakind said...

Alli, this is amazing! I don't know how you can see something as unattractive as that original clock and create something as cool as your altered one! Very cool!

Happy Now said...

REALLY amazing project! All of the different owl bits are SO clever... you have outdone yourself! I don't think I've seen anything else like this on the market.

2stampis2b said...

Love it! You are so clever to have created a set like this!

Carol W said...

I love how the bellies have possibilities for co-ordinating with other sets for great backgrounds or related images (I remember your clever co-ordinating with Butterfly Kisses in a previous set!!). From just the bellies shown so far, I see great possibilities with several Papertrey sets! This kind of creative, lateral thinking just makes me want to stand up and applaud!

Kimberly said...

DARLING!!!!!!!!!

Judy said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! What kid wouldn't love to have this clock in their room! The little owls are fantastic ... love the fact that you can "build your own." Thank you for your creativity. This set is awesome!

Tabitha said...

The owls just keep getting cuter and cuter! What a great idea to make a clock! Hello I need several in my house!!!!!

I love how the one owl is winking!!!! So clever!

Jenny Mick said...

That has to be one of the cutest projects I've ever seen!! You are going to convert me to an owl lover yet!

Angela K said...

There is a winking one!!! This set must be mine!! Great project, love it!! You Rock!!

Kim Getchel said...

The clock and owls are too cute!!! So creative!!

Anne said...

TOTALLY AWESOME IDEA! Absolutely LOVE the clock! I've been needing to get a clock for my scrap space, just might have to CASE this one!

Val said...

This is such a neat idea. The clock is fabulous!!!

Mel said...

How fun!! Love your owls, each with their own personality!!!! Especially love how you showed us what a different effect flipping the eyes has on the look, and very glad to hear there is one pair of eyes in the set!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Really cute clock! And thanks for the info about the Paperclay... I was waiting anxiously! I'll have to head to Michael's later today!

Terri said...

Cool Clock. I love altering clocks. I still haven't figured out how to get the hands off though. Any tips?

~ RebekahBoo said...

Very Sweet Clock. It's adorable!!!!

Betty said...

LOVE the clock!! Thanks for the chance to win the owl set!

Marge said...

Oh my, the Wise Old Owl can even teach kids to tell time the old fashioned way -- very wise is he!!!
Awesome idea!!! ;-)

Debbie Olson said...

Alli, this is amazing--so creative and absolutely lovely!

patty w said...

NOw if that isn't the cutest thing ever!! I love how you've done the owls too...so interesting! Fun!

CaraDee said...

What a great use for Thickers! Fun project!

sharon d said...

So cute! I love how the one owl is winking and peeking out from behind the 9!

DeniseLynn said...

Oh my!!! Super cute - my boys would love those peeking owls too. Girl you think of it all!

Amy said...

This is such a cute idea!!! I'm off to find a clock to alter!

Tamara said...

This is a great project. So perfect for a child's room, or a whimsical craft room. I love the owls you have designed, particularly the fact that they are so customizable.

leenda said...

You're just one creative woman!! Love your owl clock!

Morag said...

This is adorable... I have a feeling I am going to have 'owls in the family' too! ;-)

Regina Cornelius said...

i love this!!!!! i must get this set!

Kacey Elliott said...

Oh , how cute!!!!! Alli, that is awesome, my son would love that clock! Great idea! Now to find a clock! :-)

Rose Ann said...

Love, love, LOVE this Alli!! Your owls are just adorable, and your clock is totally fantastic!!

Jenn said...

Your clock is so adorable, I can't wait to get this stamp set!!! I also just bought some of that yummy paper and can't wait to use it!!! :D

texasjodylynn said...

That is SO SO cute!

janet s said...

I have always wanted to stamp on a clock, this post has been my inspiration to try. What a great gift it would make for the holidays for my granddaughter. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Charmaine said...

Very cute idea!

charmaine

Maria said...

Your kids are going to love this altered clock. Great idea. Have a geat weekend, Maria

Rhonda M. said...

So cute! I'm loving this set more and more with each sneak peek I see. That clock is so darn cute! Thanks for the great ideas!

Bee said...

I have really not being taken by the whole owls craze going on for a while now, but I have to admit your owls are the cutest I have seen and every new project of yours with them brings a smile on my face. :-)

cadnileb said...

So cute!!! Wow, you came up with soooo many different combinations!!!

erica m said...

Love the clock and the winking owl!

Erika M. said...

I just love reading your blog. You show so many neat creative things that can be done. I wish my daughter was a little younger and I'd definitely be copying. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandra B. said...

The winking owl is my favorite! It's so adorable! Love all the owl bellies too. The owl clock is awesome!

Missy said...

Now that is cute. I was wondering how you were able to line up the numbers (that is part of the reason I haven't done anything with a clock yet) but that paper makes it easy. Great alter job, way too cute.

Caren said...

OMGosh! O.k. I'm sold that set is first on my list at the release! Too Cute! I love seeing all your work! I check everyday to see something new! :D

Carol said...

Absolutely adorable project! I love what you did with the owls!

Tracey said...

How stinkin' cute!!! The winking one is my fave :) That paper is delish too, I love the bright fun colors!

I'm going to be in soooo much trouble come Tuesday! Can't wait to see more!

Diane said...

WOw! You are so creative. I'm really liking the versatility of this set! TFS

Elizabeth B. said...

I absolutely LOVE this clock! You are so talented!!! And I love your owls! I can't wait to see the whole set!

Aviator girl said...

What an adorable project. I bet your kids loved it!

Erin said...

WHAT a hoot! SUCH a fabulous idea! I need to find a clock to alter...

cmustopa said...

Hmmm. I think I have a clock or 2 sitting in my craft closet just waiting for something like this. Just adorable! I SOOOOO want this set!!!!

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

Love Love Love it, I so enjoy getting the updates from you! Keep them coming!

Anthonette said...

What a brilliant project! Thanks for sharing your creativity. It just oozes out of your pores, doesn't it?

huntla1 said...

This is just adorable and so useful!! I hate to admit this, but I was staring at the yellow (before) clock trying to figure out what the heck you were talking about calling it an owl clock. I clearly could not find the owls! Some days are just harder for some of us than others! After I looked further down the post, imagine, I found the owl clock!