Saturday, 28 July 2012

Time for my altered art clock!

Thanks for the lovely comments again, you are all so kind, and  hello and welcome to my new followers too.

I wanted to join in with the Sunday stampers challenge set by Hels. I'm getting it posted just in the nick of time.
For this project I had spotted a fairly boring wee clock in a shop here that everythings £1.

I wondered if I could take it apart, alter and rebuild it.  I found out I could!


I covered the black plastic frame with white paper then applied ripped and crinkled tissue over this with thinned PVA glue. Left this to dry while I measured and cut a replacement clock face.

Then the fun began, I went to town with inks and stamps!

I used various Wendy Vecchi stamps from these sets:
In love with art, Well worn art, Make mine mini art, Rose art part 2, Tools for art
Be happy... make art and Botanical art
I also used a couple of Chocolate Baroque word stamps from a great set called Artistic Affirmations.

This was how it turned out.

This one was taken in my conservatory, so lots of natural light with all the windows but it cast a reflection of me taking it's photo in the glass. I tried to get close to block the reflection out but it's ended up a bit darker than it is in reality, the wild honey colour has gone reddish, (I was wearing a red top, I wonder if this would affect the colour?) but at least it's in focus!

Here's another photo...

This was taken earlier no reflection here but as its indoors with light coming through the window but not directly, the colours are cooled but nearer the true colours though. It's not quite in focus though.
I can't seem to get it just right.

I used Archival Black to stamp mostly and Archival Coffee for the wild flowers
I masked off with a post it, to create the sun and used Distress inks; wild honey, spiced marmalade, rusty hinge, tea dye, walnut stain, also for a bit of contrast tumbled glass, salty ocean.
The flower is made of Glassine paper cut with Spellbinders blossom four.

I've picked up a few more to do a class at the sheltered housing I work at. The ladies are not quite as messy with their crafting, so they're in for a treat, lol.
I'll maybe share the outcome of these later too.

Enjoy your weekend and please let me know what you think. I love hearing from you.


  1. WOW, this is stunning... you should email Wendy and show her, she will love it I know... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday stamper x

  2. Wow! What a difference. Beautiful work.

  3. Wow... That is a wonderful remake of that boring clock. This is beautiful, wonderful details and so fresh.

  4. wow alexandra...your altered clock is absolutely stunning...fabulous what you can do with a plain old black clock...hugs kath xxx

  5. Hi Alexandra, your clock is gorgeous, such beautiful details and colour and love the way the butterfly goes round on the hand so it looks like it is flying. I think a few of your followers may be going shopping for one of these - I might, anyway. Hugs, Anne x

  6. incredible transformation Alexandra, what you have done here is really quite awesome, loVe the colours and all the embellishments & attaching the pretty butterfly to the hand so it goes round on the hour is a neat touch...a super make...Mel :)
    Thank you so much for all your kind words on my blog they mean a lot :)

    1. Thanks Mel, The butterfly is actually attached to the second hand, so the poor wee thing will be dizzy by now I'm guessing, lol!

  7. Good for you, Alexandra, starting a blog! This is a fantastic remake, just love all the Wendyness going on. I'm so glad to see you back and making art! Big hugs, Lori

  8. What a great idea, I would never of thought of doing something like that but it looks amazing. xxx Carol

  9. Fantastic! Great idea and an amazing transformation!

  10. LOVE the clock!!! Very awesome!!!

  11. OH Wow this is Amazing, love every detail to it, can't believe it started as a pound clock, Gorgeous!!!

  12. This is AmAzing.... gorgeous creations... Hugs May x x x

  13. The transformation here is amazing, Alexandra! A garden on the the idea. Putting the butterfly on the second hand is a brilliant way to add even more life to your creation. Bravo!

  14. Wow, how fabulous ...always refreshing to see something a bit different x


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