Thursday, 15 November 2012

Tando Creative - Counting the Days

Last week-end a lot of my FB friends received updates about my sticky and inky fingers.   This is the result of all that wonderful messyness.

This week at Tando Creative the team are sharing home decor projects.  My contribution is this Perpetual Calendar.   Everything is in the kit apart from florists oasis foam stuff.... and glue.   A lot of glue went into the making of this.   The bowl was mostly decorated prior to being slotted together.  Each of the 4 sides was coated with clear drying glue and Alcohol glue dripped into the wet glue.   Once they were all dry the bowl was assembled, the un decorated sides show where the parts fit and these where decorated the same way, the glue helping to secure the piece.  Quickie pens traced the outline of some of the pools of colour and then gilding flakes stuck to them giving a trail down each piece.

The flowers, for the numbers, rectangles for months and clouds for days were coloured with either Adirondack dry inks or Glimmer Mists.   The numbers were coloured and then covered with Glossy Accents crackle glaze.   Parts assembled lots more glue and with a plastic straw filling the sandwich the straws slip over wooden dowels that are pushed into the oasis.

Great fun to make this will be a fun addition to my desk at work.

I'm also sharing this with
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Rogue Redhead - Uncard

13 comments:

  1. Looks like you had fun! Lovely piece, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Wonderfully creative, Zoe! A bouquet of art!

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  3. This is such a neat idea for any birthday, Your card is lovely!
    Thanks for playing with us at Through The CraftRoom Door this week.
    Huggs
    Sandi

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  4. Zoe, this is such a clever idea! Love it! The flowers are so cute, and I love the finish on all the pieces. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  5. Cor blimey Zoe you look like you certainly had fun making this wonderful creation, it's full of imagination and such a neat idea! Julia xxxx

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  6. Terrific and a great fun creation, this will surely brighten up your days at work. xx

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  7. Very cute!! Love the colors! Thanks so much for joining us this week with our Anything Goes challenge on Tuesday Alchemy!

    Cheers!
    Kelli

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  8. I love your fun creation and what a great idea.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Bright and cheerful just what we need this time of year :)
    Hope your keeping well
    Von ♥

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  10. Very beautiful! Thanks for joining Tuesday Alchemy!

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  11. Great fun Zoe and full of colour.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  12. Zoe, this is so clever and pretty! and think this would make a great pressie for someone, thanks for palying the RRD Rebel Uncard Challenge, Debi xx

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  13. Fabulously Crafty! Such a fun and colorful project. Thanks for playing with us at Rogue Redhead Designs :)

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