This is what I made for my husband this year. Wanted him to have something he could put on his desk. And since he loves the beach it gave me a perfect opportunity to use my new MUDD PUDDLES!!
I should have taken some pics before I started working on this, but I forgot so I will try to explain best as I can.
The main part of this is plywood. It is a solid piece of plywood with the word dad cut out of another piece of plywood. Before I attached the dad word to the solid piece, I put the pictures behind the opening in the letter "d" and covered the plywood with the paper I wanted to use which is by Authentique (this line is beautiful).
Then I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in peeled paint. A thick coating of studio medium to paste the paper down (keeps it from bubbling up). The "clock" part is a working clock. The battery holder is on the back and it is a hole drilled in the middle to attach it.
Added some random pieces and then the Mudd Puddles!!!! In the picture above you can see it at the bottom of the clock all the way across it.
Here is a close up of the bottom right corner. This stuff is so cool, and I couldn't wait to use! I got it this year at the annual scrapbook convention my mom and I go to and we both couldn't resist it. This stuff when it dries looks like real sand - and look at the mini seashells - aren't they cute!!! The mud puddles come in all kinds of colors and are a neat way to add texture to things! http://muddpuddles.net/ this is their website if you want to see more of their stuff!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!