Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Altered Clock

I found this clock at Ikea. It was $2.99. Of course I couldn't resist it, given that I need a clock for my crafts room (it's so easy to lose track of time in there!) and I felt the need to alter something.

It wasn't too difficult to take it apart. If you want to try this particular clock, look for the little tabs at the back, which hold in the clear front piece.

My crafts room is pink, brown, and white, so I used that colour combo as my starting point.

I used the clock face as a template for my patterned paper, and then just added lots of embellishments. I finally found a use for the "rubber stamper" stamp from SU's Circle of Friendship! It's a perfect image for the 12 spot.

The big pink butterfly and shiny crown are from Making Memories Flocking and Foiling kit. Of course I had to add some bling, namely the 11, with pink Hero Arts gemstones. I had one extra, so I added it to the 'o' in love.

You may have noticed that the second hand is missing. That is because after putting it all together, I decided the red clashed, so I wanted to paint it (and was seriously considering using Stickles!). Unfortunately I had pushed it on too tightly, so when I went to pull it off, it broke! Even more unfortunately, the clock doesn't work without the second hand. So I'll be buying another clock from Ikea. Sigh.

I'll use this one without the clock pieces as a funky photo frame.

Stamps: Brushstroke numbers, Circle of Friendship (SU)
Paper: Berry Bliss DSP, Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa (SU)
Ink: Purely
Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa (SU)
Accessories: 1", 1 1/4" circle punches, Love & Happiness rub-ons (SU), rub-ons (Kaiser), gemstones (Hero Arts), Flocking & Foiling kit, number stickers (Making Memories), laughter sticker (Sweetwater)

ps. I'm playing around with the layout of my blog. What do you think about the three-column layout? I know I need to modify the header now as well. Is it too soon for a Christmas theme? ;)


care_bear said...

LMAO reading that it didn't work without the second hand....LOVE the clock....very cute, so you!

Mistylynn said...

This is adorable!

Heather said...

Very Cute Clock Jessica! Sounds like somthing I would do! LOL sorry it did not work after all of that work!

Thank you for visiting my Blog, and for leaving your comments, and playing in the Candy too!

SO far you have been entered in the drawing 4 times I think???

2 for comments and 2 for the link!:-)

I've got to get the Picture of the Candy taken and posted, but my neighbor and I share all our Big Shot and Cuttle bug stuff and it is all over at her house right now!

Michelle said...

You did a FABULOUS job on this clock! I absolutely love it! So creative!