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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Fathers Day Frame

I always struggle with gifts for my Dad as he gives no clues and what do you get the man who has everything... so this year I decided to create a frame for him on the theme of his addiction.  That addiction is CLOCKS.  I don't think I have ever known a man who has to buy a clock everywhere he goes.  If it's a bargain...then he's even happier... and if it sings, dances, displays the weather and has a radio too... he's like a boy with a new

So this clock may not work... but it was made with love :D

He doesn't resemble the man in my frame.... but Father 'Time' is a fitting title for

I used number and letter stamps from Fiskars for the title and numerals.  The man and clock stamps are Crafty Individuals.

I love this little compartment frame...also from Crafty Individuals... my stamped images fit so well in there and the chipboard clock hands that I found in my stash came in really handy...pardon the pun.

The frame was a white one from Ikea... which I sanded slightly before adding distress inks and distress crackle.

Hope he likes it :D

Chris xx


Linby said...

Wow Chris this is fantastic - so much thought gone into it too, he will love it. I wonder if you get your "collecting" from your Dad LOL!

Electra said...

Father Time-brilliant! Your Dad is a lucky man, this is awesome!!

Crafting Queen said...

Wow this is stunning, he will love it!! Just love what you did with the frame itself. Have a great day.

Unknown said...

I think he's gonna love it! and what a cool gift to give

Love Dawn xx

Joanna said...

Brilliant! Your lucky Dad will be bowled over with this, x

Sandy said...

OMG what an amazing frame.
So wonderful design. Absolutely stunning. Love it.

Census said...

He will love it!! An other beautiful and original idea.

Karen said...

ooo he will LOVE it Chris as would my hubby!!! Well done missus XXX

flutterbycrafter said...

Oooo a frame within a frame, what a brilliant idea, I'm sure your Dad will love it.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

This is fantastic, I'm very sure he will absolutely love it. Something to treasure. Have a good evenin, Tracy Evans x

June said...

Ohhh thats fab chris, love the crackle effect on this, you did an absolutely awesome job on this piece
hugs June xxxx

Lori said...

Fantastic work! I love the colors you chose, it looks wonderful!