Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Recycle / Repurpose & Wednesday Stamper Circles



For this challenge I thought I would make a clock or two from old CDs. The tree clock has a background from alcohol inks applied directly to the back of the CD and over stamped with a tree. The leaves were left over (re-cycled) from another project, which I might use for next week's challenge, and they are leaf stamps on shrunk plastic. The time clock background is a sheet of scrapbook paper which I have over stamped. The mechanics for both are small battery operated clock and hand mechanisms from a shop in the UK called Maplins.

25 comments:

Beth said...

These are delightful! It's a wonderful use for old CDs.

Outstanding Stranger said...

Oh...these are great. I love the tree one. Thanks for the comment on my 1st. postcard at sundays pc. Diane

Rein said...

These are wonderful!

herminesplace said...

Looks GREAT!!!!

paru's_circle said...

brilliant idea! what type of ink did you do the stamping with?

Barbara said...

beautiful love that second one.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are fabulous.
Great work. Love them.

Astrid Maclean said...

They are both great! I am presuming both of these are actually working clocks? Very very clever. Please feel free to add me to your blogroll (I am not quite sure of the protocol myself lol) I'll add you to mine

Faye said...

When I opened up your blog, WOW!!! wasn't enough. I love both your clocks, but that second one takes away my breath. It's so beautiful. I too would like to know the kind of ink you used to stamp with.

Char said...

Wonderful circles. Fantastic color on the bottom one.

Sarah said...

You have found a beautiful way to use up some of those old cds. The autumn leaves are gorgeous!

Deborah said...

Oooohhh YUM! So creative!

WendyK said...

These are both lovely, the bottom one especially as the colours are so fab

mixedmediamonday said...

Wonderful clocks, Moira! Diane

Marina said...

What a great way to express this theme, I like your Tree clock very much.
An absolutly fabulous idea to make these CD's work like this, this is real art.

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Both are very very nice.
Great idea.

sija said...

Wonderful!

Mam said...

Moira, I can't imagine why I haven't known about you before, but I'm so happy I do. Your cds are wonderful. You inspire me to try some. I'm going to click over to your shop next. Thanks for your comment on my collage.
Nancy

Godelieve said...

Amazing projects! Wow!

Heather Robinson said...

Wow, these clocks are brilliant. I'm particularly drawn to the second because it has a tree and the most gorgeous autumn colours...favourites of mine.

Janny said...

They are gorgeous!

joanne wardle said...

the tree one is my favourite, it's gorgeous

dutchstamptramp said...

Fabulous! I must say I love the lower one most such a vibrant colours!

Carole said...

I haven't altered a cd in a long time....Love the clocks!

Kaz said...

wow, this is fantastic, both of these are gorgeous, what great ways to use cds!! love them.