Sunday, 6 September 2009

Quelle heure est il?

I had a few minutes sprawled on the sofa watching creat and craft this afternoon and guess what, there was something really good on!!!!! some lovely lady was demonstrating how to make watch straps with grungeboard. Her straps looked great having painted them with cosmic shimmer paints and stamped them but I dont have any of those things so decided to improvise.
I coloured the grungepaper with TH dyes then stamped on them and sealed with PVA. then cut out the flowers and coloured them too. The watch is an old one of my mums which has been lying around in my drawer for the last 3 years.


really enjoyed this and will be getting hold of the right stuff to have another go soon!

Hope the rain isn't getting you down.
x Michelle

17 comments:

yvonne said...

Oh how fab .. Urm grunge board where are you ( in the mess on the table i think) .
This is stunning, and what a fab way to re use an old watch.
Tis very unusal to find good stuff on C&C , lol

yvonne said...

Forgot to say, left something on my blog for you x

Debbie Dolphin said...

OH WOW Michelle!!!!!!!!!!!thats absolutely fandabidozy!!!lol wow it really is.Grungepaper is just so great isnt it,theres so much you can do with it.I love it as you probably had guessed.I did a bracelet with it,but then it ended up as a strap to a purse!!well done its really lovely
debbie xx

Clarky J said...

Fabulous work Michelle - I feel another workshop coming on..... we are stacking them up now. Love the flowers and the colours wow!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant.
luv
Debby

Debs said...

Hi saw the programme as well, really like your take on it. Don't have any spare watches at presend and no grunge board but will be getting some. It's special that it's you mum's watch enjoy wearing it. Bee

Sally H said...

Michelle, this is stunning! I never manage to catch anything like that on create and craft!

PatR said...

Hi Michelle I've seen Sheena Douglas doing the demo on C&C and you've done a great job even though you hadn't got all the stuff. Now you know where my suggestion came from.
Pat xx

IsaNorris said...

don't tell me it's raining again !!!??? We have gorgeous weather here with temp. of 25 to 27° everyday.
Your watch is great !! brilliant idea!
so, quelle heure est-il ??
isa x

lisa said...

I saw this too Michelle. It really was interesting. I love your take on it. I've just been browsing and someone else has been making other jewellery like pendants with the grungeboard. It seems the limits are endless. I must get my hands on some.

Lisax

Donna said...

Oh wow Michelle this is just fantastic, I love the way you are brave and try so many different techniques, this really is a beautiful piece :) Donna x

Anne said...

FEEEEEEEEEEnomenal!!!! I was given a ton of grungeboard but have never used it because I have always felt really uninspired by it. This however has made me sit up! And I can't believe that they'd have shown something of this magnitude on C&C - and I missed it!!!! Argh! I have had C&C on in the background every morning throughout the 6 week holiday (before the kids woke up and switched to Nick toons!) and endured endless CD Roms and Decoupage sheets, then they show something like this on the one day I didn't have it on! Typical! This is magnificent Michelle and you did a stunning job with it! :o) xx

Sarita said...

I saw this show as well Michelle! But I would never have thought to make a watch strap, what fab idea. I love the colours you've used and the blending is amazing.
Really unique and I love it,
Love Sarita xx

Fabrizio said...

Wasn't it Sheena showing that on C&C ? Just love your take of it...X Fab

Lynne said...

Wow Love it, what fantastic piece of work. I only saw part of the CC program when Sheena Douglas was making a watch strap. Yours is truly fantastic.

xxNikkixx said...

HI my mum has asked me to write you a wee note with her apologies as her computer is broken she can't get any thing posted or email anyone hugs nikki xx

IsaNorris said...

This is gorgeous !!!!
isax