Hi There! It's Tiffany from the Creative Team. Today I'm going to show you one of my latest projects with one of my new FAVORITE lines from My Mind's Eye – So Sophie. love. Don't have it yet? Don't walk. run. This line is just so cute, but so fancy. I just love it.
- Clock with a large flat exterior
- Exacto Knife
- So Sophie paper (2 coordinating sheets. I used Savvy- "Anything for you"-Helpful Houndstooth, and Savvy-"In Love"-Splendid Surroundings.)
- Modge Podge (I used the Hard Coat. The result has a shiny finish)
- Brown Vinyl or Stickers (12, 3,6,9)
- A wall that needs to be beautified!
You see- I've had this clock since my freshman year of college. I remember buying it at Target and thinking how grown up I was, furnishing my apartment. Well, ten years later, the clock still works, but I wasn't still digging it. No worries… So Sophie to my rescue. The only hard part was trying to decide what papers to use.
I started by taking the clock apart. I placed the numbered circle in the center (or as close to center) of my paper and used my exacto knife to cut out the inside circle. Remember how I should have kept my compass from high school math? well, the next best thing in this case was to take a piece of string to my desk and my pen.
I did the same thing with a coordinating piece, but cut the outside edge smaller. Then I glued them together, inking the edges. This helps me when I'm cutting with scissors. (still working on cutting completely straight) Plus it gives it a shabby-chic look.
Now for the Modge podge. love. I wasn't too worried about the outside edge since it dries clear. Hooray!
I decided that for my number I would use brown Vinyl and cut them from Deena's Storybook cartridge. Easy-peasy. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning waiting for my cricut to cut. I'm still amazed. If you don't have a Cricut, you could use some cute stickers, chipboard, free hand or rubons for your numbers.
I placed my numbers and mounted my clock back together. Too bad I couldn't get inside the clock face to spruce it up a little bit. I could have used the back-side of one of my center circles, since they match so perfectly.
No worries. How about some rosettes? I found a tutorial here .
I glued them into place and used a strip of scrap paper to make a little bow, inking all my edges.
…and there you have it.