Sunday, June 7, 2009

Caardvarks Challenge 3-D - Dad Clock

My 3-D Dad Clock!
(click to enlarge)
For the Caardvark's Challenge
And Father's Day
And, a Class!
(Yep. I am teaching a class!)

The Naked Pieces

Painted Parts
I painted everything first
Note To Self:If I do it again,
I will leave the DAD painted, w/o patterned paper
and just cover the back panel with paper.
I really liked the brown!

A Side View
See? 3-D!!
It has length, width, height
and depth, baby..

This afternoon I finally got a project done that has been on my 'For Dad's Day' list and which fit perfectly for the current Caardvarks 3D challenge!

Oh, I love it when that happens...

I made a clock!

The project took me a total of 3 hours, which is very generous considering I also:
  • Typed Instructions as I went (I am actually teaching others to make this on Saturday!)
  • Took photos of the process
  • Spent time finding 'daddy' photos in PSE6, and experimenting with different sizes, and of course messing a few up when I cut them!
  • Painting parts, and covering the papers with Mod Podge.
I'm thinking I will ink the paper edges as well. It's looking a little plain to me...

Now, I did make one of these previously, w/o photos, paint or mod podge. That one took one hour! So, there are options for the students.

Thanks for looking!

KaiserCraft Dad Clock Kit
Patterned papers and stickers from Karen Foster Design
Buttons, Ribbons, Basic Grey, other stash
PLAID Craft Paint
Mod Podge


Tanis said...


What a great gift!
Looks like you had fun making it too.

I love how it turned out :)

SmilynStef said...

What an awesome gift ... one that I'm sure will be treasured for yours ... fabulous 3-D project.

Sweet Blessings said...

AWESOME! I LOVE that clock...I so wish I could come take a class from you!!! Most of all, I'm smiling for you that you got time to do something you truly enjoy, LOVE, and were created to do! Have the BEST week! Sweet blessings!

Pam @ PartyStart.Me said...

WOWZA...what a perfect Father's Day gift! Thanks for sharing

MoniqueAnne said...

What a fabulous idea -- a great gift or great addition to your own home. Thank you for sharing!

lauren said...

now *THAT* is a fabulous and amazing father's day projecgt! I looooooove it!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Wow, what a wonderful father's day gift idea! Fabulous!

Diana said...

Oh, I love this Andi. It is incredibly cleer!

Lucy Abrams said...

This is fantastic - love it!!! What a wonderful gift this will make. So special.

Suzanne C said...

Wowzer! Great project for a class and love how it turned out!

Michelle Giraud said...

What an absolutely fantastic project

Sandra said...

What an awesome project!

Anne said...

Hi, Andi! What a fabulous creative idea! I love it! :-)

Lotti said...

This is fabulous! What a great gift, love the personal touch with the photos!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Holy moly Batman, this is totally awesome! I just love it!

Arlene said...

Love the clock idea. It really is a cool clock and a terrific idea.

jaemom said...

That is a rockin' gift, Andi!! LOVE IT! Awesome, awesome. Love that it took only 3 hours!

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

Love it! I can see why you would like it in brown, but it is so nice just the way it the photos you picked for the background...they "hint" at a story you want to know about... totally cool!

Anonymous said...

Love, Karen from Michigan