Tuesday, August 5, 2014

An Altered Clock and a Love Tag

Hello everyone, and welcome to the ID blog. It's Julianne here, and today I am sharing two projects with you - both created from one set of papers (Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields). 

Let's start with the altered clock. It's amazing what you can find and create for $7. I found this vintage style alarm clock at Kmart and decided it was perfect for an alteration. From a plain black clock, to a unique altered piece of art. And yes, it does actually work - it has to since it's new home is going to be my bedroom. 


I started by pulling the whole clock apart. Using Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields, I covered the clock background in pale blue, added three lines of coloured rhinestones to the outside edge, then layered fussy cut flowers and strawberries around the outer edge. 


Next, I took the large Imaginarium Designs clock face and covered it with black ink, before adding black glitter embossing powder. Once heated and set, I adhered the clock face to the centre of the alarm clock using Helmar's Liquid scrap Dots. 

To finish of the clock face, I added an embossed butterfly (red glitter embossing powder) to the clock minute hand. Yes it works - it goes completely around the face with the butterfly attached. 


The top of the clock needed more height and a background for the flowers, so I embossed an art deco corner with Stampendous Black Embossing Enamel. I love that is such a gorgeous mix of black and gold - so very vintage and aged. I then adhered the art deco corner to the top of the clock with Helmar's 450 Quick-Dry Glue. 


Then the fun part began - adding lots of flowers, vines, trinkets, and little details. I also included a smaller embossed butterfly to balance the large one on the clock minute hand. 


To complete my project I actually painted most of the flowers with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmermist, and then added a Prima pearl flourish down the side of the clock. I actually coloured the pearl flourish with copics to get the desired colour (it was originally pale pink). 

IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS PRODUCTS USED:


 CODE: IDT0014 Four Small Butterflies


CODE: IDS0006 Clock Face 3 inches


CODE: IDC0001 Embellishment 1 (Corners)

Now, I'm not one to waste pretty paper, and after all that fussy cutting for the alarm clock, I had lots of little pieces left over. What's a scrapper to do??? Make a tag, of course!


I started by colouring the tag with red, black and gold mists. To help the tag pop, I inked the edges with balck ink. While the ink was still wet, I randomly, and very lightly, sprinkled on some gold glitter embossing powder around the edge, and set it with the heat gun. Next, I took the large Art Deco frame and embossed it with black embossing enamel, before adhering it to the tag with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. 

I then added a large gorgeous red rose to the centre of the art Deco frame. Finally, I took all my fussy cut bits and pieces and randomly tucked them in around the frame and rose.  


Finally, I took the word "LOVE" and covered it with black and gold spray inks, and while still wet, I lightly sprinkled on some gold glitter embossing powder. I added a blast of hot air to set the powder and dry the ink, before adding a dash of glue to the back, and adhering the word to the centre of the rose.

Lastly, I took a gem trinket and attached it to the bottom of the Art Deco frame so that it dangled over the bottom edge of the tag.  

IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS PRODUCTS USED:


CODE: IDW0036 Love Cherish Adore (Small)


CODE: IDD0027 Denise's Art Deco Frame (Large)

Thank-you so much for stopping by and joining me today. I really hope you have enjoyed my projects, and that I have inspired you to save all those little bits and pieces, and to get the most out of your papers.

And don't forget to leave a comment and a little love so that you can automatically be entered into the draw to win an Imaginarium Designs bag of goodies. You never know - you might be our next lucky winner!!! 

If you would like to view more of my work, please visit my blog: JULES THE BLING PRINCESS

Cheers and Hugs, xxx
Julianne. 


14 comments:

  1. Julianne this is stunning ...thanks so much for the inspiration

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    1. Thank-you Kerrie. You are very welcome - I hope I can provide you with more inspiration next month too. :)

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  2. jules We have done it again, I have an altered clock for the 22nd, But I love yours and the cute tag. Great minds think a like.lol

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    1. Thank-you Tatiana, and thank-you you for stopping by. :)

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  4. Beautiful clock and
    tag! Lovely work.
    Carla from Utah

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  5. I would have entered a comment regardless of the contest. Both the clock and tag are stunning. I love the choices you made in decorating them. Well done.

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  6. STUNNING clock and tag Julianne - LOVE the bold black chippies contrasted with your cheery papers, flowers & bling!!! The corner flourish, clock face & frame you have used look fabulous and I found it interesting that you used some of my favourite adhesives to hold them in place ... time to confess that I'm a Helmar addict too :)
    I do have one question, does your clock still work? My father collects clocks and with his birthday & Father's Day coming up, I was thinking that this would be the perfect gift.'
    THANK YOU for the inspiration!!!

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    1. Shared with my crafty friends, some came to visit for the blog hop, hoping more will drop by today, here and on FB too :)

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    2. Tracy, I'm a former Helmar DT member, so I am well and truly addicted, lol! Love their stuff. And yes, my clock still works. :)

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  7. Absolutely incredible. I am truly blown away by your artistry. I only create like this in my dreams.Your notes about how you did this are fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I al thrilled to share such beauty with my friends on FB.

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  8. Beth, never give up on those dreams - I started out the same way about 8 years ago. It all comes down to practice. And it was my pleasure to share this with you - I love helping to inspire other crafters. <3

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