Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pocket Watch

Time for another challenge over at

Anything Goes

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  I think we are all refreshed after our Summer break - wow that went a bit fast, seems like only the other day I was posting my DT creation for IKEsWORLD.    Pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, just remember, you must use and IKEsART image to be eligible for the prize.  Why not pop on over to the store, Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

An Anything Goes challenge is certainly a challenge for a silly brain like mine, so many ideas I get throughly confused and flustered.  Now, for some reason, this came together perfectly for me hahahahaha as I have made myself a 'tic tac toe' die which fits snuggle in a box.  The next time my silly brain gets lost in the land of what to do for an Anything Goes challenge I will take out my die, roll it and then use the 'tic tac toe' grid which lands uppermost to get me going.

I do need to apologise here, rather a lot of pictures taken to show you what I did.

To begin with I chose to work with the image 'Pocket Watch' for no other reason than I felt like using it.  Now that is not the best starting point for me in an Anything Goes and I normally end up making a card.  However, out of the blue lightening struck and the Anything Goes die was born.

To begin with I cut a cube template and then airbrushed it with two shades of green Promarkers.  Next I got brave and rubber stamped a fab clock stamp I recently got.

Fingers crossed as I assembled the box - brill, it went together like a dream.
Next job was to print the tic tac toe grids I had made, one for each side of the die and also print the digi.  Everything was airbrushed in the same way as the die.
With the inside box (dice) done I created a second box a little bigger to hold the dice in.  Again it was airbrushed and then rubber stamped.
Time to test - would it all fit - yes it did, a big sigh of relief.
Finally onto colouring the digi, I used gold shades of my Promarkers and a gold pen.  The sentiment around the digi was digitally created by, well I think you can guess hahahaha  To give a gold sheen to the digi topper I sprayed Crafters Companion Gold varnish - my favourite purchase, wish I had bought two tins as I don't this one is going to last me a whole year here in Saudi.
 Promarkers used.
Almost there - time to embelish the outer box.  I used tiny purple, green and light green gems around the hour points on the clock faces then added clock hand dies, part of an X-Cut set.  Some black lace to finish things off and . . . .

here you go - done at last, I just love the vintage look of this box.

  • Digi - Pocket Watch by IKEsART
  • Promarkers
  • Gold varnish spray
  • Lace, gems and gold pen from my stash
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. What a cool idea! I need one of these sooo BAD! Great work. xxD

  2. What a wonderful project you have done...thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog, hope you come and play with us again <((><

  3. This is just brilliant. Such a fantastic creation MiMi xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  5. What a neat project, Ginny!! Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks xoxoxo

  6. This is a brilliant idea. I really love this project. Not to many pictures for me. Loved them all. Thank You for sharing with us over at The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Michelle (DT)

  7. Wow this is fabulous, love the whole idea of what you've done here. Thanks for joining us at the Brown Sugar challenge. Barb

  8. Marvellous project!! Great clock stamp!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  9. very cool!! Love this ! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge, best of luck!

  10. Such a cool idea! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

  11. Loveeeeee this!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  12. Wow such a gorgeous creation. Great clock stamps!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck.
    Hugs, Nicole

  13. Nice work, excellent project. thank you for joining us at Frosted designs.

  14. This is my favourite piece and an ingenious way to challenge myself when crafting. I love the colours and everything about it. I adore your creativity and talent.


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