This is my last official post as part of Belinda's Lady Vagabond Team, as Belinda has left Stamperia and it would just not be the same without her. Thanks to Belinda and Stamperia for an amazing 15 months, I have enjoyed every minute.
My final project is a Lady Vagabond Mantle Clock, created from scratch. I was inspired by Belinda's Grandma's Mantle Clock that appears in Belinda's Lady Vagabond Lifestyle 3D Paper Kit. My clock is much larger but I wanted to incorporate a little 'room' with a fireplace inside the clock.
I started by building the little mantle clock from the Stamperia kit, along with the fireplace so that I could assess the size of the aperture that I wanted in my clock.
I used some heavy cardstock from my stash, drew the shape of the clock and cut out a front and back, measuring 11.1/2" x 16.1/2" with an aperture of 5.3/4". I then created a 'box' to fill the aperture, as shown below.
Once the box was in place I added a piece of card to the edge of the clock to give a finished appearance. Below is a view of the front of the clock before I added the clock face. The aperture measures 2 inches deep.
The next task was to paint the whole of the clock and I used Stamperia Allegro paints, a mix of Earth Brown and Nocciola to give a nice rich brown colour. I added patches of Stamperia Crackle Paste (Transparent) through Belinda's new Brickwork stencil, to add some interest to the Mantle Clock before attaching the clock face. It is a fully working battery operated clock.
To decorate the aperture I used Stamperia Rice Paper for the walls before adding the constructed fireplace and mini Mantle clock. To finish off I added chipboard Lady Vagabond, chair and cat.
To add a little more interest I decoupaged the grate of the fireplace and placed lights behind. They give a nice glow in the dark!
This project certainly taxed my paper engineering skills but I was really pleased with the outcome and the clock now sits proudly in my craft room.
A list of the products I used to create the clock can be found at the end of this post. Thanks, as always, for your visit, it is much appreciated. I apologise for not visiting you recently, I am dealing with some health issues but hope to be back to visiting soon!
Crafty hugs, Anne xxx
Stamperia Products Used:
Stamperia Lady Vagabond Lifestyle 3D Paper Kit - SPBOP08
Stamperia Rice Paper White Blossom DFSA3083
Stamperia Lady Vagabond Lifestyle Die Cuts - DFLDC52
Stamperia Crackle Paste Transparent K3P50
Stamperia Lady Vagabond Brick Stencil - KSTDL51
Stamperia Allegro Paint - Earth Brown KAL40
Stamperia Allegro Paint - Nocciola KAL108