When I was cleaning up and clearing out my craft room I came upon this fabulous Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock base which I bought last year and had totally forgotten about (how could I?!). I do love how Tim's products can take both grungy and feminine approaches. This is what I did, just click on the photos for a closer view:
This is the 'bare'clock, it is lovely and shiny but very plain. It does have a glass front so that you can put lots of embellishments inside (and they will keep clean) or make it into a working clock, as I have done. Tip: if you are making a working clock then you will need quite small hands on the mechanism and I bought a 'silent' mechanism as the ticking one I had in stock was quite noisy!
For the inside of the clock I laid down some lace on the inside edge, which I had tinted blue with Broken China Distress Paint and I cut a circle from some gorgeous BoBunny paper to make the clock face. The numbers are Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs.
I wanted to add a pocket watch to the side, but the Tim Holtz one is a little large so I have used a Prima - Finnabair mini one. I added a Renmant Rub clock face, added the word 'time' and then filled the void with Glossy Accents to give a clock face look.
For the front and second side I added some lovely flowers, the large ones were gifted to me by my lovely friend and fellow Teamie, Jenny (Buttons). They started off as pale pink and I spritzed these with a mix of London Blue Dylusions spray and Broken China Distress Paint which I mixed in a spray bottle with a little water. The paint toned down the London Blue beautifully and was a dream to work with. It does not add texture but really give the flowers a firm feel. I added a couple of stamped and coloured butterflies for some added interest.
To finish off the back I added some more of the sprayed flowers and a butterfly. The clock back still comes off so that the batteries can be changed.
Thanks so much for looking, I hope you have been inspired to find some 'forgotten things' and join in the challenge at Our Creative Corner. Big hugs, Anne x