Friday, April 29, 2016

Altered clock "3 Generations, 1 Passion" CCB May challenge!

Hi everyone, 

Today I would like to show what I made as an example for the May challenge that the Canvas Corp Brands cooked up for you guys!
It's really worth it to join us for this challenge, because there are some amazing prizes to be won!
Head over to their Blog now!
This is the moodboard:

The Canvas Corp 'Heirloom' paper series are perfect for scrapping your family history. When I laid my eyes on the paper 'Cameras on Ivory' I had an idea immediately. 
My mom, her dad and I love(d) taking pictures very much. Something in our genes I guess. My grandfather photographed professionally (he was a detective) but loved doing it as a hobby as well. My mother always loved taking pictures as well, and I am also known for always dragging my camera everywhere ;)
Lucky enough I own a picture of my grandfather holding his camera, and another picture (he took) of my mom. Holding that same camera that I have in my possession still. Sadly it's broken beyond repair, but I cherish owning a camera that meant so much to my grandfather. A man I hardly knew since he passed away when I was 1,5 years old. Which makes him all the more enigmatic to me.
The fact that my dear mom in her late teens is portrayed holding that same camera means so much more to me now she's gone as well. I'm so proud to follow in both their footsteps.
Anyway, "3 Generations, 1 Passion" seemed a very appropriate sentence. And altering an old clock seemed the right choice for a project depicting several generations...

I started out by cutting a circle from the 'Black & kraft reverse sonnet' Canvas Corp paper to fit in the middle section.

Once this was glued down, I blended crackle paste with black gesso to cover the outer edges and inner circle transitions.
When it was dry, I sprayed some 'Boardwalk' glimmermist over the painted sections as well as the rest. 
I cut out some of the 'Heirloom life story' cards and adjusted them so they would fit underneath my pictures. Made small cuts at the top and bottom to shove the pictures in. 
From the 'cameras on ivory' Heirloom paper I fussy cut some cameras to use as embellishments. 
The flowers that weren't in the correct colors, were sprayed with several glimmermists, Pomegranate, Periwinkle Bouquet, Pink Coral.
The word 'Generations' was painted with Glimmerglam Tanzanite first, then covered in plain white glue, then painted with Decor & Diy Rose. The white glue was supposed to make it crack but it didn't quite work out that way. However, I like the structure the word has now, because it sort of looks like leather. Of course I wasn't satisfied with the color just yet so I sprayed some more glimmermists on it.

The 'Tanzanite' glimmerglam had a mind of its own and chose to color more than just the few flowers I had intended to do....

Made up my title by using tags and typewriter key stickers, which I coated with one step crackle medium.
Added transparant baubles to emphasise the cameras/lens in the pictures. Used some Rusty Paper on the clock hands and some other things. Added leaves, flowers and berries, some (real) light bulbs, old (real and empty) negatives and splattered everything with the 'Decor & Diy rose' paint.


My grandfather, Ale (yes, I know, it means 'beer', LOL) and my mother, Henri√ętte.

Hope you'll like it and will feel inspired to join our challenge over at the CCB blog! 
Questions and comments are always welcome.
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Happy scrapping and good luck with the challenge!


Valia Katzaki said...

Absolutely brilliant Mandy! I would love to own a piece like that, you have inspired me!

Mandy: Less is Bore! said...

That is so nice to hear Valia! Love that I inspired you!
Thanx :)

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