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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Clock Challenge
« on: May 23, 2011, 09:32:31 AM »
A new challenge with a very broad outline. Design a clock.
The challenge will be open for two weeks (ending midnight Monday June 6th).
The challenge is not a competition and is designed to learn new things and encourage everyone to try new things.
All members are welcome to participate.
When you have created a design, upload the cut out project or a screenshot and let us know what you did to create the clock.
I have attached tutorials for designing a clock using guidelines and rotation.

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I know three different ways to design a clock and each method suits a different style of clock.
- If you wish to design a clock with numbers that remain vertical and do not rotate using guidelines is a good option. Example below.
- If you wish to design a clock with an usual shaped clock face rotate using guidelines is a good option. Example below.

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- If you wish to design a clock with roman numerals and have them rotate around the face of the clock I suggest you use a combination of rotate and guidelines. Example below.

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- If you wish to use shapes instead of numbers tiled clones with rotate and design a clock using rotate are a good options. Example below.

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I did not have time to write up this tutorial but I do have a video on You Tube. If you wish to try this method watch the video but use the settings shown below.

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Here is the video on You Tube, showing how to use tiled clones with rotate. You should only have to watch the first section of the video if you wish to create a clock.
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2011, 12:20:27 PM »
Extra week please Carolyn, pretty pleasseeeeeeeeeeee..................
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 02:19:33 PM »
Ok, here's the beginning of mine.  I started with tiled clones and couldn't stop playing with it.  I got so caught up in adding to it I didn't get the numbers in, but next time, there will be time!

Will try the other methods sometime before the deadline.
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 09:41:00 AM »
Very fun, PapaSue! Reminds me of some of the retro clocks we have in the office!

Here's one I did using the guidelines tut and some of the filters for extra bling bling!

In the Filters menu, Bevels - Neon for the letters and the "C". I want to adjust or change the hands when I have time but you get the idea!  ;)

http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv215/bnlcrumpacker/Inkscape/image8011.png
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 03:24:35 PM »
STOP ME!  I'm addicted to making clocks.  I've used rotate, guides, and everything else.  I even used stroke dashes and wood grain paper and now the whole day is gone. Not to mention that 5pm is "wine time".

I LOVE challenges since I have no "creativity" of my own just play off of others IDEAs.

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Thanks and I hope more of you PLAY.  Laura your design is really, really NICE.
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 04:01:35 PM »
Anytime is whine time for me.....ooops, sorry wrong wine!  :roll:

Great Job! Glad to see you have the time...LOL! :lol:
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 04:07:04 PM »
No TIME like the present...

or is it TIME to play?

Looks like my TIME is up... :roll:


(okay I'll stop before I get kicked off!)  

Besides, I don't have TIME for this! :o  ;)  :lol:
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 04:20:54 PM »
Laura, when you are approaching 70 you have to capture the moment as you never know when it has passed you!
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 05:23:19 PM »
I have to HAND it to you ladies; you haven’t wasted a MINUTE creating great looking CLOCKS.
As TIME is TICKING by I guess I had better start my design and not waste another SECOND.

To any members who WATCH this forum feel free to join us.
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 05:44:54 PM »
Quote from: Aussie Carolyn
I have to HAND it to you ladies; you haven’t wasted a MINUTE creating great looking CLOCKS.
As TIME is TICKING by I guess I had better start my design and not waste another SECOND.

To any members who WATCH this forum feel free to join us.

And I thought Sue and I needed supervision! Very punny! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Perhaps we should write a story...

Once a pun a TIME... ;)
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2011, 04:56:24 AM »
Here is my entry. I have not added hands as I plan to cut this out of vinyl and use real hands.

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This design is easy to create using guidelines as it does not matter where the number is placed along each guideline. I have added a few screenshots below if anyone would like to create similar styled clocks. I used a spiral but many other shapes can be used. The stencil font I used was a free download called Australian Flying Corps http://www.fontspace.com/perry-mason/au ... rpsstencil.

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The steps I used to create the clock
- open file with clock guidelines
- draw a spiral and centre to guidelines
- select font, type numbers and resize numbers to suit project
- centre each number to guideline and spiral line
- changed the width and end cap of the spiral line
- applied Path>Stroke to Path to the spiral stroke line
- added a small circle to the centre of the clock to make placement of the hands easier after cutting out.
- selected all and applied Path>Exclusion.
- saved file
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2011, 07:20:56 AM »
Super duper Carolyn.

TKS
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2011, 09:29:31 AM »
How Fun Carolyn! Makes me think of those huge lollipops! Maybe we could make it multicolored and add a stick underneath it! LOL!!  :D
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2011, 09:52:23 AM »
Like grains of sand through the hour glass.....I'm outta here.....LOL

I have only gotten around to thinking about this so far

Clocks are all looking great
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2011, 12:07:12 PM »
Oooooo looking good ladies.......
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2011, 03:53:20 PM »
Quote from: "lkc"
How Fun Carolyn! Makes me think of those huge lollipops! Maybe we could make it multicolored and add a stick underneath it! LOL!!  :D

I saw a clock with the numbers around the @ symbol and thought I would try something similar. As time is ticking away I was in a hurry and didn't want to wait another day to create a clock for the challenge.

Okay, now I look again you are right it does look a lollipop. I was going to put it on a wall in the kitchen but I will always see it as missing a lot of colour and a stick,  :lol:
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2011, 10:34:08 AM »
Another song stuck in my head
LollynPop, Lolly pop, Oh Lolly,Lolly Pop
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2011, 03:26:48 PM »
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Like grains of sand through the hour glass.....I'm outta here.....LOL

I have only gotten around to thinking about this so far

Clocks are all looking great


Hi All

I didn't know where I was going to start for my clock design until Butterfly said 'hour glass' so this is as far as I got but its not quite working for a finished product...Any critic would be appreciated....Maybe I should have the numbers cut separately and adhered to the hourglass shape or maybe the numbers should be on 1 layer and the hourglass shapes on another layer :?  :?  :?  :!:  :?:
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2011, 04:15:09 PM »
That's a unique idea, Angela! I think it would be nice to see the upper numbers in another color so they stand out easier but interesting to have the additional numbers.

Fun to see all the different clocks! Go Team! :D
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2011, 04:43:01 PM »
Ok Folks, here's the next variation on the hourglass theme, now where do I put the numbers????? :?:  :?:

Sunday 11:50am UK Time......
OH Heck!! I just realised that the numbers need to be the other way round in the 1st Hourglass picture, see thats what happens when you rotate everything at the same time; and I did keep looking at it and thinking something was just not right..DUH!!!!! :oops:  :oops:
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Re: Clock Challenge
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2011, 09:33:30 AM »
Angela,
Both designs are wonderful...happy you found the time to do this.
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