I also will enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Make Your Own Background".
It's a little busy, but I had fun with all the elements. Do you see the numbers on wooden blocks as typesetting blocks? I realize that type for typesetting is backwards - a fact I decided to ignore. My hourglass is a little funky as it is the first shaker type adornment I've ever made. It was complicated by the fact that I had to draw it and cut it out by hand.
I made layers and layers of backgrounds, first corrugated cardboard distressed with Black Soot paint, gold paint and texture paste. The ruler is a Sizzix texture fade as is the wooden background, the clocks and the numbers. I just got the numbers texture fade today - perfect timing. The white background is a Tim Holtz stencil with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide. I found a number of Idea-ology pieces that worked well with my number and time concept. My favorite is the little knob with a black chain and "Cherish" "Moments" tokens hanging on the chain.
I basically saturated the piece with numbers. Here a few more photos.
Layers and layers of backgrounds.
My favorite embellishment - Cherish Moments.
So I will share this project with 2 challenges - Creative Carte Blanche and Simon Says Stamp.
Oh, if you read my previous post, I was able to finish today because Jerry, my cat, decided to sleep on freshly washed clothes instead of the craft table. Good choice, Jerry.