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Thursday, 20 November 2014

A Mixed Media Clock

Hi All,

Am back with my inspiration for the current challenge –Out Of the Box.  Bored of creating your signature style stuff, Here is a chance to try something new. That means something unique, something different which you haven’t tried before… A chance to try a new fold, a new technique or a new style.

Am here with a clock I have created for the first time in my craft life. If you know me, You would also be knowing that I dont try layers. My creations are always CAS.I should admit that am still poor at loading the embellishments. So thought of giving it a try.Have used so many techniques and so should I call it Mixed Media????? I better leave the decision to you. Please let me know.

I have added a step by step procedure on how I created this.

I cut two circles out of a thick cardstock. Took a decoupage Napkin and separated the topmost single ply with the design in it. Covered one of the entire circles with the decoupage Napkin applying Modpodge. Hatsoff to people who do decoupaging...This tested my patience and yes, still there is lot to learn.

Took the second circle and cut another small circle from the center which will be the place for the dial. Wanted to add some texture to this. Added some lattice pattern with the modeling paste in random. Here I didn’t have a lattice stencil. So used a lattice diecut as a stencil.

Then sponged here and there with Distress ink-Worn Lipstick. Added a subtle shine o it with my Tattered Angel  Glimmer mist.  Couldn’t capture the texture and the shine in the pic properly.. 

Then I traced a clock dial in a white cardstock randomly sponged with Spun sugar and Tea dye Distress Ink.

Assembled in an order of Decoupaged circle frame, then the textured circle frame and inside the clock dial prepared.

Now the outline is ready for embellishing. Embellished with lots of flowers all handmade, ball chain, clay embellishment, Pielane metal butterfly, flourishes, stick pin and pollen flowers.

The biggest flower is created with Tim holtz tattered florals third piece (6 petal) and all other small flowers were created with a five petal punch.

And, The clock is ready to be framed.

Entering this into the following challenge:
1. craftycardmakers - A touch of charm (Ends 23 nov) 
2. 2cuteinkchallenges - Color challenge (Ends 22 nov)
3. dianamlarson challenge blog -Anything goes (ends 30 nov)
4. imagination-craftschallenges -Anything goes (ends 30 nov)
5. scraparoundtheworld -mood board(Bunch of flowers and vintage colors) (Ends 30th Nov)

6. thatscraftychallenges - Anything Vintage 
7. frillyandfunkie -A gift from the heart  (Ends 3 Nov)
8. countryviewchallenges -Bugs,Bees and Butterflies (Ends 30 nov)

Hope you all like it



  1. Hi Catherine, can you explain please where the charm is on your project?

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  2. Hi Catherine, how beautiful! Wonderful directions on how you made this beautiful clock. Thanks so much for entering the 2 Cute Ink "color challenge". Good luck and I hope you will come back and join us again!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  3. Hi Catherine! Your clock is beautiful unfortunately it doesn't qualify for our Mood Board. We accept layouts, canvas and Art Journals. Sadly not OTP projects. I hope you come back to us with a layout I love what I see! All the best from SATW! :0

  4. Such a beautiful beautiful the pretty paper s and how you have beautified it
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. A beautiful design Catherine, lovely colours and embellishments.
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  6. This is a beautiful creation Catherine with hints of a wonderful Summers day.

    B x

  7. Wow - that's really pretty, with such fresh, vivid colours! A lovely piece of altered crafting. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

  8. A beautiful clock Catherine that will make a super gift. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x