Good evening everyone. I am excited that I was on the ball this week and already completed my entry for this week’s Studio L3‘s weekly challenge. Each week, Linda selects a technique from Tim Holtz’s latest edition of Compendium of Curiosities II. This week’s challenge is pocket watches and is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. There is no technique really associated with this challenge, but page 35 in Tim’s book does provide tips for you to create your own pocket watch.
I have to admit that I was ecstatic on Friday when I checked Linda’s sight for this week’s challenge. Almost immediately the ideas began to flow and cultivate. After considering my list of possibilities, I decided to create my top three ideas: a garden inspired, a nature inspired, and of course a time inspired one. My schedule on Saturday allowed time for me to stop at both Joann’s and Michael’s to search for trinkets that would fit inside each of the pocket watches. I was pleased to find garden trinkets as I was unsure how available they would be locally. Below are my three completed pocket watches.
The home pocket watch features bird feathers, twigs, string, and excelsior that accommodate two bird eggs against a wood veneer backdrop. The word home is a chit chat sticker from Tim Holtz’s Ideaology line. The Ideaology bird accouterment is attached with a jump ring to the pocket watch.
The time pocket watch is Tim Holtz inspired. Tim’s book features a similar pocket watch that I liked. I am so glad that Tim introduced mini sprocket gears as they fit well inside the watch. I used various gears and a game spinner. The backdrop is a snippet from his Shabby Chic paper line. Lastly, I attached a Ideaology swivel clasp to the pocket watch.
The garden pocket watch is a compilation of trinkets. The watering can, garden rake, and shovel are charms that I found at Joann’s. The metal flower is by Making Memories and the glove is a jewelry component from Bead Landing that I purchased from Michael’s. The letters are beads as well and come from Michael’s too. The background is a flower encyclopedia stamp that I stamped onto green card stock.
I hesitated afterwards to add a chain or ribbon to the home and garden watches as I would like to keep them for use in an upcoming configurations box.
The watches were very fun to create and I am very pleased with how they turned out. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you will come back again soon.