Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tick Tock! It's Another Clock! My DT project for January for Discount Paper Crafts!

I had soooo much fun with this one!  I  had printed a photo of a clock that could be purchased online and used it for the inspiration for this months project for Discount Paper Crafts!  The lines and dimensions of this clock are what caught my eye.  Here's the pic:

So I started with a few pieces I had purchase at some sales...a decorative 2 sided frame (got it for $1.00!)--here's the pic:

I also purchased a wooden base for 25 cents!  Here's the pic:

And of course, I always purchase battery operated clocks (that work) to dismantle and re-use (working, of course) for my altered projects.  And here's what I ended up with (Love it!!):
This is the front.

This is the back.
Closeup of the clock on the front.

This is behind the clock!  If you open the swivel hook on the left side where Tim Holtz cash key ensemble is hanging, and "open the door", you can access and change the battery to the clock and take a peek at the beauty inside!
This is a closer view of the base area on the front side and charms hanging from the hinge on the left.
This is a closer view of the base area on the back side. I Love the wings!
Close up of the right side, where I added some Tim Holtz film strip ribbon all twirled up, just to add more texture.

Close up of the back side

See--the lines of generally the same as the picture of the 1st clock from above! I used great products from Cathie's store from top well-known brands!  I used tons of flowers!  I used several other paper lines such as Prima "Romance Novel"  Graphic 45 "Communique" and Pink Paislee "City Sidewalks". I used Gesso to paint and texture both wood pieces.  I used Rub N Buff paint (black and white) for the texture on the flowers and lots of other surrounding areas to add the grunge type feel! I even added a cabinet handle for the top to get the same feel as the original picture with a stopwatch type handle--also at the top! I was really wanting a project that had a romantic flair to it, adding in a little vintage-ness, tossing in a bit of grunge and topping it all of with some shabby chic-ness!  It's my favorite project I've done so far!! This particular piece is going to a friend--hope she loves it as much as I do!!

Here are the links to the products I used from Cathie's store:
*Authentique "Lovely" Collection:
*Tim Holtz Cash Keys:
*KaiserCraft black flowers:
*My Minds Eye Lost and Found Metal Adornments:
*Kaisercraft Wooden Embellishments:
 *Here are other Kaisercraft wood flourishes:

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs!!!!!!


  1. This is gorgeous!! I love how you designed the back. I think everyone should have one of these. This would be perfect on my desk!!!

    Happy Crafting

    1. Thank you Tracie! What sweet words! I'd love to have one of these myself! The next clock I make--I'm keeping it! Hugsies!!

  2. This turned out so unique. I saw the same clock on beyond the rack, as a matter of fact, its on there this morning. I just purchased a clock from there tonight since I wanted to try altering a clock after I saw your tutorial. I'm having to start with an actual clock as I'm not very experienced in crafting yet, but do love it very much. I love to watch your vids. The tutorials and the ones where you showcase and explain the process of your work. It is really inspiring to watch you create and also how you discuss, show and live your beliefs. I really admire that.

    1. Thank you Debbie! It means alot that I can inspire you in some way, whether through arts and crafts or through my beliefs. Thanks for supporting me. I hope that your clock project turns out super cool--and I'm sure it will because it comes from your heart! HUGSIES!!