Thursday, 4 April 2013

Eclectic Paperie`s Get Altered Challenge - Clocks. . .

 Hi everyone,
it`s time for another Get Altered Challenge with eclectic Paperie, the challenge is held on the first Thursday of ever month, this month our host is the beautifully talented Erin and the theme she has chosen is . . .
 alter a clock . . . any clock, old, new, borrowed or inherited!
One lucky entrant will win $15 to spend in Kims eclectic Paperie Shop..woohoo!
When Erin told the team what the theme was I was over the moon . . . 
I hit the shops but alas, none jumped out at me . . .
 Sooooo Kane came to the rescue with this old pocket watch he had . . .
I stripped it down and grabbed some Simple Stories papers 
{ Oh my giddy aunt check out the new Simple Stories 6x6 pads that Kim has in the shop... swoon!}
along with
and got to work cutting the papers, chopping out words and inking the edges with the Distress Ink Pad.
Once I was happy I fixed them all in place with Inkssentials Glossy Accents.
Before sealing it all in place I sprinkled a little Clearsnap Glitter in Fools gold for a little sparkle.
You can just about make the glitter out . . . it really sparkles in the light I promise!
Time to turn my attention to the inside, again chopping up elements from the papers, edging with the Distress ink pad and fixing in place.
Sitting here singing away to myself
{ Not so sure the guys here would call it singing though }
You are my Sunshine, My only Sunshine
You make me Happy
when Skies are gray
Yep a little more cutting and chopping to finish the inside!

" My family are my Sunshine when the skies above are gray "

Now for the outside back piece
I have had the Tim Holtz Locket and key for a while just waiting on the right project to come along, I think it finishes the pocket watch along with a length of fabric stained with 

Well that`s it from me today but be sure and stop by eclectic Paperie and see what Erin and the rest of the design team created.
Soooo go and grab a clock or time piece and get altering.
We can`t wait to see what you all create!

Going to enter it over at Paper Issues - Up in the clouds.
Bastel Traum - WeatherMap
Till next time


butterfly said...

Oh, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I mean, the pocket watch in itself is a stunning piece of eye candy, and all your beautiful paper collaging and fab glossy finish are so cool!! Wowowow!
Alison xx

Katie said...

How ingenious! I love this altered piece...a lot!

Thanks for popping over to my blog, leaving some love and following. So happy you did!

Traceyr said...

What a stroke of luck to have such a gorgeous pocket watch in the first place Tracy. And how you have altered it is wonderful.


Bonnie Irvine said...

Holy cow, this is awesome! I love pocket watches and this one looks fabulous altered. Love the collage of sweet bits and the lovely message inside. The key and lock finish it beautifully. Wow!

Kim said...

Squeal! This is darling! So sweet..I love the papers inside, the antique look, it's all fabulous!

Starla said...

How cute is this?! And you can wear it!

maxine said...

Stunning x said...

Tracy what a wonderful piece. Special for so many reasons.

toni said...

Tracey that is just gorgeous! brilliant idea and beautifully put together x

Teresa Jaye said...

What a gorgeous piece Tracy! What a charming idea to turn this timepiece into a precious locket with a lovely sentiment inside. Very special!

Rea' said...

OMG, that is soooooo awesome !Love the back keyhole embellishment...keep singin' Honey !

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing. What a fun challenge and you Rocked it.

Annette Green said...

What a find that locket watch was! I love it all by itself and what you did to it makes it even better. I love how you put the key hole on the front. Perfect!

Nana said...

Stunning. Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR.

Have a great day.
Hugs Nana
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Donna-Marie said...

How cool is this!!!!!!
I like how you took the challenge to another rocked it girl!!!
I am now looking for a pocket watch to alter...:-)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous way to alter a pocketwatch, amazing work Tracy! Love the papers!

Jenscrapstoo said...

What a stunning project!! Amazing, I am lost for words!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Tom said...

Real nice Work! Thanks for sharing, Tom,

Glitzzynews blogspot said...

wowzer altered art at its best...
this is just beautiful plus you have made me smile cause I think I can hear you singing you are my sunshine la la Yes made my day..
love xxxx

Micki said...

How cool. OH I love it. What a wonderful way to alter a clock. I am going to have to tell my hubby to watch out for pocket watches when he goes to antique malls. Truly gorgeous piece. :-)

Erin Smetak said...

Oh wow! This is stunning! I never would have thought to alter a pocket watch! LOVE what you have created here!!!!