Friday, February 24, 2012

It's Wearable ... But Is It Art?

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TGiF, crafty stampers!

Today's project was created for Studio L3's Grungy Monday challenge. This week, Linda has challenged us to create 'Wearable Art' using product by Tim Holtz. For all of the challenging deets, clicky HERE ... to check out Tim's blog, products, or his oh-so-inspiring art gallery, clicky THERE.

This piece is very special to me as all of the elements in the Pocket Watch have personal meaning.

I lined the interior with a vintage milk bottle cap, then added a Sprocket Gear, a Game Spinner, a vintage Bingo marker, a vintage key marked "Connecticut," and a w-a-y early Tim-product, Design Originals word/collage art. (Anyone else still hoarding this ancient Tim-product?!?) I used a Swivel Clasp to attach a flattened bottle cap I filled with a vintage telephone image and Glossy Accents, a cool dripping faucet charm, and a vintage key. The whole she-bang was added to Bead Chain and ... finis. So easy, even I could do it!

This project qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges ... for the complete list, refer to the bottom of this post.

Soooooooooo, Sheila's DH has a notoriously bad memory for ... well, everything ... and decided earlier this year to set up an account with our favorite florist so that a loverly bouquet and a heart-felt love note would automatically be delivered for Sheila's birthday, at Christmas, etc. A good plan, no?

Soooooooooo, yesterday was Sheila and her DH's wedding anniversary. Naturally, I stopped over to drop off a card and a l'il somethin'-somethin' for the happy couple and managed to time my arrival to Mr. Sheila's.

As we walked into the house together, he kissed his blushing bride and said offhandedly, "Hey, nice flowers, Honey. Where'd you get 'em?"

Methinks this would have been a good plan if Mr. Sheila had remembered his good plan ...

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... have a very crafty weekend!


Today's Challenges:

Pocket Watch Ingredients:
  • Pocket Watch by Tim Holtz
  • Paper: "Time" Word Art by Tim Holtz for Design Originals; Vintage Milk Bottle Cap, Personal Collection; Vintage Telephone Image, Personal Collection
  • Ink: "Gathered Twigs" Distress Ink
  • Accessories: Sprocket Gear by Tim Holtz; Game Spinner by Tim Holtz; Swivel Clasp by Tim Holtz; Bead Chain by Tim Holtz; Jump Rings by Tim Holtz; Brads by Tim Holtz; Bottle Cap; 'Dripping Faucet' Charm, Vintage Keys, and Vintage Bingo Marker, Personal Collection
  • Tools: Glossy Accents by Ranger Industries


folkhaven said...

I love how you used things that all have a special meaning to you... and it looks great! Also, the story of your friend's husband is TOO funny! It sounds like something I would do as I also have a brain like swiss cheese these days!

Nicola said...

Wow, what an incredibly inspiring creation, I love every little detail and the fact that everything has personal meaning for you makes it all the more special!
Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Sandra said...

Very cool piece. I think it's art, but are you gonna wear it? That's my question haha. how cool would it be to if you put it in your pocket with a chain and everything and look at it once in a while. How great is it that you combine so many challenges with project! Awesome!

Michelle Gilmore said...

Definately Art! So cool! I just love everything about your creation. I am very partial to all things metal! Thanks for playing along!

Anne Fenton said...

Wow this is really neat....I love your project. Thanks for joining Art Impressions this week.

Davi said...

This is awesome Deb!! I love the elements you combined :)

Electra said...

This is spectacular!

Von said...

A wonderful assemblage for a man :)
Thank you for Joining us at Just for Fun
Von x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our "Vintage" challenge

Hope you will join us again soon

Hugs Shaz x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fantastic and very wearable. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Marjie Kemper said...

Love it, Deb! And I'll see your ancient doo-dad and raise you... I've got quite a few of those long awesome sheets here awaiting use. The pocket watch sure is the perfect fit!

Lori Apgar said...

Wow ~ this is gorgeous and totally art!! Glad you shared it with us at Frosted Designs this week!!

Donna Bowman said...

That's an amazing creation Deb!! Love the meaningful elements and how everything goes together so well!! I got scared off by the "wearable" part this week and wimped out - waiting for next Monday!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Of course it is art and it looks wonderful. Love your creation.

Basslady said...

very creative and gorgeous!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jaqi said...

Stunning project it looks fab

Neet said...

Reminds me of one I made with Ranger at CHA but yours has more to it actually. Lovely that you incorporated things that had meaning to you, hope you do wear it at some time.
Thanks for joining us on our last JFF Challenge.

Maria said...

Awww! Lovely story! And wow, gorgeous pocket watch!! I love it and I love the addition of the bottle cap, how clever and special! I can tell you had a wonderful time putting this together! Thank you so, so much for the sweet & encouraging comments, what a compliment! Have a great weekend, Deb, and I hope you're enjoying all those goodies you won!!

Tonniece said...

Awesomeness at it's best. Just a tad more special with the story attached to it. Tfs Deb.
Congrats on the great blog candy you won also. Lucky you and us cause we get to see it all dressed, distressed, and made into magic when you get your craft on.
Have a magical weekend

Tonniece said...

Awesomeness at it's best. Just a tad more special with the story attached to it. Tfs Deb.
Congrats on the great blog candy you won also. Lucky you and us cause we get to see it all dressed, distressed, and made into magic when you get your craft on.
Have a magical weekend

Curt in Carmel said...

And a jewelry maker too. . .does your talent have no end???? I love this beautiful vintage piece that you have created. You are the queen of detail. Great job on this. And it was so good to see a Sheila story! You know what they say about best laid plans. . .Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Curt

Anita Houston said...

Rock'n awesome you little jewelry maker you!!! I love the bottle cap..inspiring to say the least!

Ang C said...

What a fab creation

Thankyou for joining us at RRC - hope to see you again soon


Sandra Stephens said...

A really special all the elements you have used and how you have put them all together....stunning!!!
Thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow this week.

Jenny Evans said...

This is awesome!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!! :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab steampunk jewelry!

knitwit said...

Hiya, stranger--long time no see! I've missed your Sheila stories. I'll try to visit more often. Things are a little kooky at my house right now!
Beautiful, beautiful project. It most certainly IS art!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous work, and yes its art to me ! Such fabulous elements and beautifully crafted.


Scrap Vamp said...

So very cool! Love it!

Chris said...

this is very, very cool indeed...methinks this might go nice with one of my

miss ya!


Hi Deb
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Terry said...

Cool, Awesome, Fabulous and I just love this! You may have just given me an idea for an anniversary thingy for my DH! Bigs hugs on that one!!!

carol said...

oooh super card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol