This is the best part about blogging. Hands down.
Meeting other creative minds and creating friendships.
Did you know that for a VERY long time I threw myself little pity parties because I truly believed that I was the one and only craft blogger from Colorado? Well no more excuses. I have finally met some creative minds (and fabulous friends!) that live in my same state.
A few weeks ago, I got to meet them all in real life at Colorado's brand new Ikea store.
These sweet ladies put up with me bringing along my toddler. We munched on meatballs and talked blogging. To think that someone else in the same state can relate to me is amazing!
These gals are incredible. Love them, love them, love them!
So as we strolled the aisles we decided to take on a challenge. Together.
Here is my own little contribution to the Ikea Clock challenge!
But let me back up a little bit here.
This is how it all began...
We saw this TAJMA wall clock as we cruised through the store, and it was like a blank canvas. Each of us took one home and created a masterpiece.
After finally taking my clock OUT of the package (which seemed to take me weeks, for some reason!), I decided to attempt a stenciling project. Now this decision was HUGE for me. Because every stencil I have attempted in the past has seemed to be a big fat flop! But I went for it!
I downloaded the image of this Casblanca stencil and modified it in my Sure Cuts A Lot software. Then I cut out at least 4 12x12 sheets of contact paper to be sure I would have plenty of stencils to overlap!
Honestly, this was the hardest part... I carefully peeled off the backing from my contact paper stencils and overlapped them precisely to continue the pattern. I am a perfectionist, so I wanted this part to be precise. Then I used a credit card to score the entire thing... I didn't want a single air bubble!!
After carefully removing the center cover of the clock, I started on the makeover! After priming, I gave this 2 good coats with plenty of drying time in between. I LOVE this color. It's going to be lovely in my craft room!
Am I the only one who holds their breath when removing a stencil? EEK!
But I would like to thank the contact paper for providing a perfect stencil!
As I hung up my clock--I loved it! But it still seemed just a little bit plain. So I set to work making a few rosettes. These just make me happy!
Ahhh... the perfect touch. I added these with double stick tape just in case I want to add more or play with the arrangement. I'm considering adding just a few more...
I am so in love... This will be the perfect addition to my craft room.
I am so grateful that I got to do this with so many talented ladies. Here is what we all came up with...
Go stop by these talented ladies' blogs:
Kirstin from Kojo Designs
Tara from Taradara
Angela from Better Together
Courtney from Sweet C's Designs
It's so fun to see what we all came up with! These ladies will knock your socks off!
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