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Monday, June 23, 2014

Scrapadabadoo's Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

It's that time! Time for me to provide you with another secret letter for Scrapadabadoo's Sizzling Summer Blog Hop!

To be in the running for an amazing prize you need to check out all the other Design Team members' Sizzling Summer Blog Hop posts!

It's started already and each of the DT members will blog their altered Prima Bicycle and reveal their secret letter. Once all 11 posts have been published - 2 blog posts per day (one on Sunday 22 June 2014) through to Friday 27 June 2014, 2 letters will be revealed each day. You will have 11 letters which will spell a word or words that you will need to unscramble and email to Scrapadabadoo at scrapadabadoo@comcast.net. You must also leave a comment on each of the DT members' blog posts. Scrapadabadoo will reveal the final letter on their blog.

I had so much fun altering the Prima Bicycle! Unusual for me because I'm not one for embellishing, but me being me, decided to make sure it was a 'practical' project LOL. My bicycle is a working CLOCK! Yes, it actually works! Barrie sent me a clock mechanism which fits perfectly inside the large wheel of this bicycle and it works brilliantly!

I used a lot of Alcohol Inks and Vintaj Patinas, black gesso, and a whole lot of hot glue LOL.

The flowers are from IamRoses and were white so I just sprayed them with a touch of pink and blue and brown shades. I left the skeleton leaves' colour as is. I wanted to use some 'fresh' life in the project so kept the leaves nice and green.

I didn't have any metal pieces to use as a plaque so I cut a piece of chipboard, rounded the corners, punched a couple of holes to insert brads and coloured it up by painting it with black gesso, then added some Inka Gold and Gilders Paste waxes to grunge it up to make it look metallic and attached it with wet glue to the base. For the word TIME I punched them using the metal letter press punch alpha & numeric punch set so they were de-bossed into the chipboard.

It took me forEVER to find an old fashioned roman numeral clock face graphic on the internet but I finally found one (had to go with this one even though it had IIII for the 4 instead of what it should have been - IV). I cut out a 4 1/4" circle from chipboard and adhered patterned paper on top, cut around edges, sanded edges and inked the edges. I punched a hole in the centre with my Big Bite, attached the clock mechanism and set it aside.

I wanted some texture to the inside of the clock so I dry embossed a strip of Kraft-Tex, painted it with black gesso and coloured it up with some Inka Gold and Gilders Paste, adhered it to the back of the clock face (I used the packaging piece to cut the square tabs) and stuck it down inside the wheel!







With all the different styles of the bicycles we have shown in this blog hop there is sure to be one suited to you!

Are you ready for my secret letter? Here it is!


If you have missed the first two letters go check out Kim's blog post for the first letter and bicycle, check out Margaret Ann's bicycle and jot down her letter, then note my letter here and then head on over to Wendy's blog to check out her amazing bicycles and to find her lucky letter.

Kim
Margaret Ann
Wendy

Good luck!!! Don't forget to leave a comment here too!





64 comments:

  1. I love the colors and theme for your bike. I also love the fact that it is a working clock!

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    1. Thanks Kimmie :) Well if you know me you'll know that things I make have to be PRACTICAL lol

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  2. So beautiful...the coloring is perfect. I would put this on my mantel in a heartbeat.

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  3. This is so pretty Jenny. I love that you made it an actual working clock too...very clever. Nice job for someone who doesn't embellish....you embellished it perfectly!

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  4. Love your version and a working clock no less. Love the color. Would love to win!--Karen Seidlitz.

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  5. Love it Jen, love the flowers of course. It is amzing how each person's bike is so them lol

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  6. ...your mind must of gone * tick-tock tick-tock * lol such a unique idea....its perfect ,, right down to the flowers... great job..

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  7. love it as a clock. It reminded me of one when I saw it and it's wonderful as a clock! A novelty way to tell time!

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  8. it amazes me how these can be made into a beautiful work of art!!!

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  9. LUV LUV Clocks!!!! and working one too... I don't know why cause I'm Always late! luv the color combo....fabulous! Fabulous!!

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  10. Beautiful bike Jennifer so vintage looking with beautiful pops of color. Love that it's a clock.

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  11. OOOOOH I LOVE this!!! I'm so glad that you are practical, I tend to fall into that same catagory :D! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Wow Jen...It's just beautiful. I LOVE and collect clocks so this is right up my alley. I love the vintage feel combined with the softness of the flowers and foliage.....FABULOUS!

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  13. So pretty Jen. Love the look you got with the alcohol inks,

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  14. Love all the flowers and how you made it a clock. Very pretty take on the challenge. Beautiful!
    Hugz, Z

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  15. Jen, Just love this beautiful clock!! Thanks for sharing this with us!!!

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  16. Great Decor piece! What a beautiful piece

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  17. Jen, love your use of flowers with the clock.

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  18. JEN...I want this clock...it's GORJUS!!!!

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  19. The clock is perfect. So Victorian. I LOVE IT!

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  20. Amazing! Perfect addition to any room. Love the clock! TFS

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  21. Home decor definitely. Very classy. Beautiful job.

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  22. Love the clock face on this one Jen......beautiful.

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  23. Great job - it is not only creative and crafty but practical as well.

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  24. I love that you made it a working clock. Something about the face makes me think of my childhood. I wonder if we had a clock face like that. Cool!!!

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  25. I love what you did with the clock face. PERFECT.
    I need th learn what Kraft-Tex is. I have never heard of it.

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  26. Love it Jen! Now when are you sending this to me?! LOL!!

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  27. beautiful....i too like practical projects...this one is perfectly "timed" for a birthday gift for my sister who loves bicycles. thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. I love your color choice.Very pretty.

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  29. I love all the antiquing you did, it looks so real. Beautiful bike!

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  30. I like how it looks antique and the clock is so clever. Love it!

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  31. love the morning glory vines

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  32. Hi Jen, I love your clock bicycle, it is very practical.

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  33. beautiful! I love the colors you used! TFS!

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  34. Just stunning!! great job Jen!

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  35. Love the working clock idea Jen! Love the flowers and vine entwined on the clock gives it soft and interesting touch.

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  36. Awesome design , love the working clock in it.

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  37. I love the colors and of course the way you transformed the bicycle.

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  38. Great progression of projects from Alice, to the tea party, and now to the woodland/time piece (for Rabbit?). Really great creations.

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  39. O my goodness! I love the idea of the clock and making it functional! Super cool!

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  40. Love the idea of making it a functioning clock ... and a gorgeous one at that.

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  41. This bike called for a clock. And I'm so glad you listened. You have decorated it beautifully.

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  42. I love the vintage feel to your clock/bike. Way cool that the clock works.Love the color of the flowers as well.

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  43. Love it!!! The clock/bike is beautiful...I like that it actually works. You are so talented.

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  44. Its absolutely Beautiful Jen. I love your bike/clock :)

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  45. Love the rustic look of your bike!

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  46. I love the vine of flowers and how it leads your eye to and from the old clock face.

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  47. Lovely and the clock is a great idea!

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  48. Jen, absolutely beautiful. I love the idea of a working clock and you should embelish more often. You have it down to a fine art, not overdone, just enough flowers. I love it. Well done Jen.

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