Hello everyone! This month it is my turn to be featured on the Riley & COblog for the July edition of Designer Highlight.
For my project, I decided to make a Riley clock! I had a vague idea of what I wanted it to look like but nothing concrete. I even spent some time shopping around for blank clock bases to decorate and then smacked myself for buying something when I could MAKE it instead!
So, I grabbed some black medium weight chipboard from my stash and started scouring the house for a bowl big enough to make the largest circle possible.
Once I had two bases cut out, I glued them together using scor-tape and wet adhesive. This bad boy isn't coming apart any time soon.
After I had my bases drying under some heavy books, I started making a clock template out of some "ugly" scrapbook paper.
Once I had my circle cut out, I folded it into quarters and googled the angles between hours on a clock. The answer is 30 degrees. So, now I have a clock template. Also, be sure to cut the tip off of your folded up clock so you have a center point hole.
(I tried to be fancy by folding my circle several times thinking that would get the correct angles and I wouldn't have to measure anything....wrong!)
Once I had my angles figured out, it was time to start decorating! Again, I still didn't have a theme picked out other than "It's 5 O'clock somewhere!" so when my best friend was over cropping she had the idea to make it beach themed. Score! Now I was off and running on a theme. Thanks Theresa!
Hello everyone! If you haven't heard the news Karen Burniston and Riley & CO have teamed up to form a new company, KB Riley LLC. You can check out the brand new website HERE and the Facebook page HERE. Preorders are open until June 1st and trust me you are going to want everything! Karen Burniston is known for her innovative, thoughtful and versatile designs. My biggest problem was deciding which set to break out first! Hehe. Check out my first project with the new dies:
I have to share this next card with you. While I was making my card, my niece wanted to make one too. This is what she made. You can tell a 13 year old made it....I had to wrestle the glitter pen out of her hand! Hehehe
I had so much fun playing with these dies! I can't wait to share future projects. I definitely recommend watching the assembly videos Karen made for each die set. They are a great way to get ideas and pick up the tips and tricks from the Pop Up master herself!
This is my version of Andy Warhol's Shot Marilyns. When I had the idea, I didn't realize that they were shot with a gun! It was interesting to learn a bit about art history while researching this card. Here is the Wikipedia link.