Thursday, 30 December 2010

Tick Tock...

Goes the vinyl !!!
What on earth are you on about i hear you say..
Well what do you do when your old records are all scratched up and no good to play any more..
 Turn their scratching and popping into ticking and tocking by transforming them into clocks of course.
I actually started this project  many months ago, for fathers day in fact, but mid way through playing my mojo disappeared, so there it was left to sit on a shelf waiting for some inspiration.
I finally got said mojo back and managed to finish it just in time for my Dad's birthday this month.
I covered the record with a smidge of mica powder paint here and there to add a bit of interest.
I used metal numbers, some metal sheet embossed with a TSS kabuka mould, and some paperartsy images stamped on basic grey paper and cut out to fill in the spaces and jazz it up a bit.
And i can officially report that my Dad loved it..
I'll be back again tomorrow with my final pieces of 2010 x
♥ HUGZ ♥

14 comments:

Juls said...

Fab!!! Love your embossing, and all those tiny little squares! Hugs Juls

Nicks said...

thats blooming gorgeous, I love the colours! now you have me rooting round the loft and garage for some old LP's!

sam21ski said...

Wow Nicky, this is fabulous, what a fantastic way to recycle your old records. Where did you get the clock mechanism from as I need one - cheers xxxx

Ginger said...

I like this clocks. I do love the uses people are finding for their old vinyl...but I still play mine lol.

Sherry Edwards said...

Wow - such a fabulous unique gift! No wonder your Dad loved it - it was definitely worth waiting for!

Happy New Year to you Minxy xx

Scrapcollectr said...

Great idea for that LP and it did come out fab! Lucky Dad. I've been hoarding CDs... Maybe they could be mini clocks.....hmmmmm..... Loved your decorations yesterday.....birds have my heart.... *smile*
Thx for visiting!
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Mrs A. said...

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant!! Love the colour combinations that you have chosen.

Deborah said...

Great use for an old record - bet your dad is really pleased too!

Netty said...

I totally applaud you Minxy for really thinking outside the box so fabulously. Am sure this will be treasured always. Happy New Year, Annette x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabbilicious clock hun, loving those colours x

Shazza said...

what a great idea, shame I dumped all my 7" singles long ago!!
Glad your mojo has returned Minxy, wishing you a happy and healthy 2011
x

craftytrog said...

No wonder your Dad loved his clock, it's flipping gorgeous! Minxy art at its best!! xx

Electra said...

This is AWESOME!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Fabulous project! You are one creative gal!