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Monday, April 25, 2011

For The Love Of Otters

I'm so excited, today, to share with you another Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images! This one is extra special to me, because it features an image that I requested. Shelly was kind enough to draw it for me, for a project I had in mind. My cousin had visited back in the Winter and had seen a clock I altered. She fell in love with the clock and said, "OMG! You should make me one with an Otter on it!" (She LOVES otters!) I thought, Where am I going to get an image of an otter?!" So, I took a chance and asked Shelly if she could possibly draw one for me, so I could make this clock, and viola! Here we are with this fabulous Otter image! You can buy "Otter" in Shelly's Store, today only, for a discounted price!

This is perfect timing, because my cousin just moved into her own apartment for the first time and also just won an awesome Talent Contest in her hometown at the local comedy club! So, this is going to be a wonderful gift for her when I surprise her with it! Thanks so much, Shelly, for this fabulous image! Brandie is going to love her clock!

Stop by Shelly's Images and check out the other fantastic projects from our talented DT, as well as our featured Guest Designer, the oh so creative Debbie Harris, of DKH Designs! *Applause* Visit us at Shelly's Images and leave us some love! We love to read your comments!

Oh, and how about a tutorial for making an altered clock?! Stop by Shelly's Images, again, tomorrow for a step by step tutorial, and make your own clock!

Now, let's talk about this clock! I've used an inexpensive (just under $5) clock from Walmart. In case you are looking to make your own, the brand name of the clock is Mainstay. I used a patterned leaf paper in fall colors, to go with my Otter. The adorable otter is colored with Promarkers. I used the sponging technique to add color around the image. (Browns, Tans and Greens below the log, and then a mix of blues and greens to create a sky behind the otter) I punched a hole in the image with the Croc A Dile Big Bite, to be able to add the hands for the clock. The numbers are metallic gold foil stickers from The Paper Studio, matted on Chocolate Chip Cardstock and mounted with Foam Mounting Tape for dimension. The otter is cut out using the Creative Memories Cutting System.

Don't forget to drop by Shelly's Images, again, tomorrow for a step by step tutorial on altering your own clock!

I am entering this altered clock in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #38 Anything But A Card at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #62 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #30 Open at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #148 Let's Celebrate (My cousin getting her own apt.) at A Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #2 Glitter or Shine (Shiny Metallic gold foil numbers) at My Mum's Craft Shop
It's All In The Numbers at The Paper Variety
Challenge #81 Animals at Fun With Shapes and More
Challenge #22 Anything Goes at Delicious Doodles
Week #128 Chocolate Inspired at One Stop Crafts
Challenge #5 Animals at Little Claire Designs
Challenge #11 One For The Boys at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Fountain of Youth - Going To The Zoo at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #107 Pretty Punches at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #113 Welcome To The Jungle at Corrosive
Challenge #108 Pile It On! (5 layers counting hands) at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #58 Digi Day at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #118 Circles at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Sparkles Forum
Challenge #44 Digi Monday - (Gift for) Friend - at Paper Playtime
Masculine at Stamp-n-Doodle
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at KB Challenges


  1. Otters? love it! thanks for sharing at TPV!

  2. Hi there. How unusual. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  3. wow wow wow .stunning work sammi,just stunning love everything about it,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
    tracey x

  4. What a lovely gift idea and I am sure your cousin will love what you have done. Thanks for playing along with the Fountain of Youth challenge - Zoos over at Stamping Vacation.

  5. Great clock! Thank you for joining us again at My Grafico! Always a pleasure to see your work!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  6. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Open Challenge' :)

    Carol x

  7. This looks brilliant! :) Fab altered clock and great idea with the otter image.

    Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week,



  8. Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at digital tuesday!

  9. So fun! Everyone should have an otter clock :D thanks so much for sharing with us at TPV!!

  10. Great clock, used to enjoy making these but Asda stopped selling the clocks I used,lucky you to have an image drawn for you, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  11. What a fabulous project, well done!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's this week x

  12. Love your clock, really great project (great idea to decorate a cheap clock) Good luck in the draw. Annette xx (One Stop Craft DT)

  13. I have never seen a beyond the page prject like this before it is such a great idea. I am sure that your cousin will love it (and it was great you could get the otter image for it too). Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week we hope to see you again soon. Bron :D

  14. What a clever project. Lovely work. Thanks for entering teh creative inspirations challenge.

  15. What a wonderful idea, and such a thoughtful gift too! This is just PERFECT for our CIRCLES challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, I am so glad you shared it with us! Hugs, Ali x

  16. Wow! Amazing!

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad! :)


  17. What an amazing project, and that otter is fantastic!

    Thanks for joining us on the Little Claire's challenge.

    Sharon x

  18. What a great card, thankyou for joining our challenge at Stamp'n'Doodle
    Kate xxx
    Stamp'n'Doodle DT

  19. What a great project!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week, hope to see you again next week as well


  20. Wow, what a beautiful project!!
    Thanks for joining Stamptacular this week!
    Hugs, Marianne

  21. This clock is amazing and I love the otter! You did a great job! It is going to look so nice hanging up on the wall. Thank you for playing with us at PaperPlaytime.

  22. this is fantastic thanks for joining us at SFC good luck
    Gill xx

  23. Great card! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

  24. Beautiful clock! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime!