' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Of Time and New Beginnnings

Monday 26 January 2015

Of Time and New Beginnnings

January is a month to reflect on the past year, how the time is marching on and also for new resolutions and new beginnings.
This is the inspiration for this panel, as well as Gelatos since I have just started using them and want to experiment with them.

For the background I die-cut a piece of cardboard with a Spellbinder label die and I stamped the Calligraphic Mat 13(The Artistic Stamper) before appling Gesso and Vanilla Fresco paint roughly over it in a thin layer.

Then I scribbled the Gelatos over the dry panel and used my fingers to smooth the colours.
The doily pattern was created with a doily stencil and a wet wipe by taking the colours off.

I used a Craft Stamper freebie stamp for the large clock and sentiment,  and the small clock from the True Gentleman set (Flonzcraft).

In the foreground I stuck a Papertrey Ink clock die-cut and stamped the letters of the month instead of the usual numbers. J for January etc...

I am entering the Artful Times, That's Crafty, The Artistic Stamper and Stamping Sensations  challenges.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Amazing colours and shape on this piece

    Love Chrissie

  2. Love the colours you have used. Orange compliments blue so well and is one of my favourite combinations. I was interested in the use of Gelatos - I used them recently on a canvas where we crushed a piece of a Gelato and mixed it with Gesso to create a paint - you might want to try that. I had never met this technique before.
    I hope we see more of your work with this medium.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with this lovely bright and happy piece of artwork. Love the shape of the whole thing. It all adds up to 'scrumptious'.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  3. I love the vibrant colours. Fantastic idea to use the months on the clock face x

  4. Wonderful colourful piece of work, love it. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

  5. Zut.. il a disparu mon commentaire??? Je te disais que c'├ętait super joli ce fond aux gelatos, tes couleurs sont magnifiques et ton inspiration excellente. Bravo Christine!

  6. What super lush colours Christine and such an inspirational piece of artwork, fun to create as well.

    Lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  7. Hey thats fabulous - great colours really really love it!

  8. wow i love this - beautiful colours and a very clever use of the clock

  9. This is fabulous! The colours are awesome and the design brilliant! xxx

  10. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative challenge this month :)

  11. What an amazing project, so colourful too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  12. Gorgeous!! I'm new to Gelatos, too, and keep finding inspiration on how to use them - love those virbant colors! Thank you for sharing. Cool calendar clock!! :-)

  13. FANTASTIC shape, colours and stamps Christine, such a wonderful piece of Art :-) xxx