It's that time! Time for me to provide you with another secret letter for Scrapadabadoo's Sizzling Summer Blog Hop!
To be in the running for an amazing prize you need to check out all the other Design Team members' Sizzling Summer Blog Hop posts!
It's started already and each of the DT members will blog their altered Prima Bicycle and reveal their secret letter. Once all 11 posts have been published - 2 blog posts per day (one on Sunday 22 June 2014) through to Friday 27 June 2014, 2 letters will be revealed each day. You will have 11 letters which will spell a word or words that you will need to unscramble and email to Scrapadabadoo at email@example.com. You must also leave a comment on each of the DT members' blog posts. Scrapadabadoo will reveal the final letter on their blog.
I had so much fun altering the Prima Bicycle! Unusual for me because I'm not one for embellishing, but me being me, decided to make sure it was a 'practical' project LOL. My bicycle is a working CLOCK! Yes, it actually works! Barrie sent me a clock mechanism which fits perfectly inside the large wheel of this bicycle and it works brilliantly!
I used a lot of Alcohol Inks and Vintaj Patinas, black gesso, and a whole lot of hot glue LOL.
The flowers are from IamRoses and were white so I just sprayed them with a touch of pink and blue and brown shades. I left the skeleton leaves' colour as is. I wanted to use some 'fresh' life in the project so kept the leaves nice and green.
I didn't have any metal pieces to use as a plaque so I cut a piece of chipboard, rounded the corners, punched a couple of holes to insert brads and coloured it up by painting it with black gesso, then added some Inka Gold and Gilders Paste waxes to grunge it up to make it look metallic and attached it with wet glue to the base. For the word TIME I punched them using the metal letter press punch alpha & numeric punch set so they were de-bossed into the chipboard.
It took me forEVER to find an old fashioned roman numeral clock face graphic on the internet but I finally found one (had to go with this one even though it had IIII for the 4 instead of what it should have been - IV). I cut out a 4 1/4" circle from chipboard and adhered patterned paper on top, cut around edges, sanded edges and inked the edges. I punched a hole in the centre with my Big Bite, attached the clock mechanism and set it aside.
I wanted some texture to the inside of the clock so I dry embossed a strip of Kraft-Tex, painted it with black gesso and coloured it up with some Inka Gold and Gilders Paste, adhered it to the back of the clock face (I used the packaging piece to cut the square tabs) and stuck it down inside the wheel!
With all the different styles of the bicycles we have shown in this blog hop there is sure to be one suited to you!
Are you ready for my secret letter? Here it is!
If you have missed the first two letters go check out Kim's blog post for the first letter and bicycle, check out Margaret Ann's bicycle and jot down her letter, then note my letter here and then head on over to Wendy's blog to check out her amazing bicycles and to find her lucky letter.
Good luck!!! Don't forget to leave a comment here too!