Thursday, July 4, 2013

Altered Clock and Cherish Layout

 Hello everyone
Today I am sharing a sweet little layout and Altered clock 

This is a photo of my daughter some time ago with her new guitar, she was so happy to have this as a Christmas present. I love the red colour in her top, so I wanted to play on that and leave more white space than I usually do.

To create the butterfly I have painted it with Fired Brick Tim Holtz Distress Paint, then I have dabbed a little gesso over the tips of the wings, and allow it to dry. Spray with adhesive and sprinkle with a little white glitter. 

To alter the vine, I have painted with two coats of Gesso, then applied dimensional magic, and sprinkled with Donna Salazar's pralines and cream glitter. Dimensional magic or glossy accents, capture the glitter much better than just ordinary glue you dont have so much glitter loss.

For the embellishment 8 I simply embossed with aged gold embossing powder for a rich golden shine to match the ribbon and love tag.

Imaginarium Chipboard 


Other Materials 
Donna Salazar Pralines and Cream glitter
Prima Jodie Lee Fairy Rhymes paper Papillion
Fired brick Ranger Tim Holtz Distress paint
Brown Cardstock
Musical washi paper
gold embossing powder
petaloo flowers
Bo Bunny red flower
TCD strip of pearls
white glitter
Prima Stencil 
Tea Dye Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Dew drops
Turquoise Glimmer mist 

An Altered Clock 

I had purchased a cheap clock from Kmart with the intention of altering it, it did not work for long and I was going to return it when I figured I did not want it to work, so I could decorate the surface more. The roman numbers were already there, along with the script. But I did add plasterer's mesh, crackle mesh  and crackle medium, along with micro beads for texture. Then I have wiped randomly with black gesso and white gesso, then spritzed with Marmalade and Mallard Glimmer mist. When dry I have sprayed a Gloss varnish over the lot to give it shine and make it tough !
Then I just had to decorate and add my favourite photo of my 3 kids and their Uncle.   

You can see I have matted my photo on the cogs waste and clustered flowers, trinkets and chip to form a large cluster below the photo.

You might not notice the Branches and leaves chip below, what I have done with this is spray with Olive Glimmer mist and while wet peel the top layer of each leaf, dry off and then you will have a  more dimensional element. 

I love Imaginarium feathers, this time I have painted the feathers with Brushed Corduroy Ranger Tim Holtz Distress paint, then coated in Dimensional magic and dusted with brown Glitter.
The peacock feather I have painted with Mallard Silk metallic paint, then I have drawn blue and green liquid pearls over the fine ends to give a ridged look. The middle I have coated with lots of turquoise stickles and a rhinestone.

The Bracket I have embossed with aged gold embossing powder, and cut an oval of paper to fit. I have taken a small version of the same bracket, coated it in black ink and dimensional magic. Then I cut the ends off to form mini brackets, to glue over the top of the gold element. Add a rhinestone and resin heart which I have painted with gesso and then sprayed with Cross your Heart glimmer mist and highlighted with gold paint to form a bracket cluster.

To colour the Sharing the good times, I have simply painted with Antique linen Ranger Tim Holtz Distress paint, two good coats to give it matt colour. Then while still a little wet sprinkle with Gold embossing powder and heat. Dont sprinkle too much, just a little for an accent.
I have embossed the clock hands with aged gold powder and while hot, sprinkle with micro beads, I have sprayed with White linen dylusions ink and flicked black ink over the hands while hot too.

Imaginarium Chipboard

Other Materials 
Old clock face
Gold embossing powder 
Blue & green liquid pearls
Mallard Silks paint 
Marmalade,Olive, Mallard and Turquoise Glimmer mist
Black & white gesso 
crackle medium 
Plasterers tape
Crackle mesh
micro beads
brown glitter
Assorted Couture Creations Flowers
petaloo flowers
Handmade Halo trinkets
old buttons
black ink
gold paint
Spray varnish
rhinestones and gems 
Antique Linen Ranger Tim Holtz Distress paint 

Really hope that you enjoyed my projects! 
Please leave me a comment for a chance to win some adorable Imaginarium Designs chipboard! :)


  1. Gorgeous and inspiring creations!

  2. love your layout the most gorgeous
    both are fantastic thou

  3. Gorgeous projects.Love the clock!

  4. Absolutely fabulous projects! You have such a great idea for details!

  5. I just love the design of your LO Sue...and the treatments of your chippies are fabulous!!!

  6. AMAZING work Sue, each project is just beautiful!!!!!:)