Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Xmas Countdown Canvas

Here we go - Christmas is on its way. This was my off-the-page project for November Cricut Club.

A 12x12 canvas painted with MM paint - Meadow.

Circular paper - Making Memories Fa La La Paper.

Paper for pointer (clock hand) - Basic Grey Wassail (love it, more later).

Santa's head from new Cricut Christmas Solutions Cartridge.

Numbers from Jasmine Cartridge. Where else could you get all those ones and twos - you'd need to buy quite a few packets of alphabets for this one. I do love my Cricut - cut as many as you need!!

Bling from Kaiser. Flowers by Prima (who else!!!) Buttons - Creative Imaginations.

The rub on is Creative Imaginations from a colourful book of rub ons I bought last year, and just plum ran out of time to use them.

We have all these great plans of the projects we are going to do for Christmas, but before you know it the Big Day is here, and then you can't be bothered. So all the stunning product you bought, with the best of intentions, gets boxed until next year.

And what do we do 'next year' - we buy more!!!!!

Anyway, the clock hand, that was my big problem. How to get it to revolve without actually spinning (know what I mean).

Took me quite a while to come up with this engineering breakthrough - a toothpick!!! LOL

A wee bit of grosgrain wrapped round the middle of the 'pick, then thread through the pointer, another piece of ribbon wrapped round 'pick - keeps pointer in place.

Push toothpick through canvas, as far as ribbon will allow, chop off top of toothpick, add daub of red paint to camoflage - voila.

Pointer revolves, without spinning, as it is raised above canvas by ribbon below pointer (clock hand).

Forgot to say that the clock hand is actually one of the crosses from Indie Art. I don't have a clock hand on any of my 23 cartridges, unbelievably, so had to improvise by cutting off the cross arms of both the original cut and the shadow cut.

What do you think - I would appreciate your comments on this one.

Thanks for dropping in - lots more Christmas stuff to come.

Love Jane xx


Crayola58 said...

Wow, Jane, this is REALLY cute. I would have never thought of doing this. Great project. And as always, thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say hello and leaving a comment.

Peet said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jane!! Love it!

Ann said...

Fabulous Jane - brilliant idea!! I love it - Hope you & the family are all good? Take Care
Ann xxx

~Chris~ said...

That is absolutly beautiful Jane.. I love the Idea..


Curt in Carmel said...

What an AWESOME project! This is just amazing! I keep looking at it and finding so much to see! Wonderful! Best, Curt