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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

CC3C #10 - Assemblage Clock

I think this is the most fun I have had in ages!  It is time for Challenge #10 over at Linda Ledbetter's CC3C Challenge, where the challenge is to use an Assemblage Clock by Tim Holtz.  The technique can be found on page 33 of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities III.

This fortnight is sponsored by the wonderful Linda Coughlin of The Funkie Junkie Boutique who is offering a $25 voucher to spend in her on-line shop.  Another lucky person will be chosen by the Curiosity Crew and that person will win a bumper bundle of Tim products, kindly given by Tim and Mario.

Those who know me well know how much I love Halloween so I just had to do my clock in a Halloween theme.  It is quite different to the original one I did HERE.


I was having so much fun I did not take step by step photos whilst I was making it but I can show you what it looked like before I assembled it.  We are not meant to show details of Tim's techniques as this would be unfair to Tim, so I am not giving a detailed description.  

It was a devil to photograph but there is a better picture showing the crackle, further down.


I used two colours of Distress Paint for the clock base, Ripe Persimmon and then a coat Black Soot Distress Paint with a crackle glaze between (that I have had for so long they don't make it anymore!).

I wanted mine to be a fully functioning clock and needed to create a mat to hide the mechanism.  I did this using Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint and Clear Rock Candy Dry Distress Glitter.  The skull and bones are from the Tim Holtz Skull Blueprint stamp and die set.  The skull was layered up and the mechanism for the clock was added through the hole in his nose and hidden in the back.

I added an Idea-ology skull and crossbone to the top of the clock and a die cut 'Boo' was added inside the clock.


This picture gives you a much better view of the crackle.  A piece of Tim's cobweb strip die was added to the side along with a stamped and fussy cut and glittered spider.  The ribbon is coloured with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint.


And finally, a different view to show you some more of the crackle and the hanging skull at the side.

This is also my Design Team piece for Inspiration Journal. You can see the latest challenge HERE, there is a fantastic $50 gift voucher to spend at Inspiration Emporium for one lucky winner.  The theme of the challenge is 'Fall is in the Air'.  The Design Team show inspiration posts every week and we would love to have you join in!

Thanks for looking, if you decide you would like to purchase some of the items I have used I have added links at the end of this post and if you use the code Redanne, you will receive a 10% discount from your order.  Postage rates within the USA are $5 and to Europe it is just $10.

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you again soon.  Hugs, Anne xx



Product List:
Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock
Distress Paint - Ripe Persimmon
Distress Paint - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Alterations Skull Blueprint stamp/die
Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Die - Cobweb
Idea-ology Skull & Crossbones
Clear Rock Candy Dry Distress Glitter











  

51 comments:

  1. I can see why you had so much fun Anne the colours and crackle are gorgeous. Off to have a mooch around at the other DT's work.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  2. I just adore your clock Anne...the rusty metal crackle effect is stunning...hugs kath xxx

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  3. Hi Anne! Oh I love your Halloween clock! The crackle effect is perfect for your spooky clock :) I also love the fact that it is a working clock! Brilliant! Xx

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  4. Spooky fun, Anne! I love that gorgeous orange crackle finish and all of the skulls. Fabulous altered Assemblage Clock! Hugs!

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  5. Oh, Anne, this is fabulous! The paint and crackle on the outside is so cool and the fact that it's a functional clock is awesome. I so want to make one now. Bravo!

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  6. Wow,this is deliciously spooky,your details are amazing Anne,really fab :)

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  7. Oh Spooky ! Love how everyones clock for this challenge is looking totally different. Like how you have turned this into a working clock. Cool.
    Julie x

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  8. Wow Anne. What a fabulous creation Anne. I love it. Hugs Rita xxxxx the

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  9. Wonderful !!! Only words that i can say! Love all little details of your "halloween" assemblage! Unfortunately I can't partecipate to this challlenge because I don't have Tim's clock! BArbarayaya

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  10. Oh! WOW! Anne that is one terrific clock and the fact it actually works is brilliant.

    Patricia x

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  11. Oh I love the finish on the clock! You make this look so simple, great skull embellishments too. This should go into a book of TH!!
    Hugs Kelly

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  12. Fabulous crackle effect, love the colours and such a great theme, love the skulls! Wonderful Anne, Ruth x

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  13. This is wonderful Anne and certainly looks like it was fun to make. Your design is fantastic and your attention to detail is amazing - as always!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  14. I LOVE that this is a working clock Anne! The skeleton and crossbones look wonderful...spooky cool! Thank you so much for playing along with you Assemblage Clock challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  15. Brilliant crackle effect on this spooky clock Anne, the pictures are good but the clock in the flesh is stunning. Love the orange beady eyes of the skull. Mo x

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  16. Oh Anne, given your love of Halloween this was bound to be special and it is! Love the dramatic alteration of the clock and that spooky face staring out at you. Jenny x

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  17. So spookalicious that if an alarm from this awoke me, I would jump right outa my skin! Really love your rusty crackle though in some photos it also resembles a gorgeous aged leather, either way it is fabulous. All the dangly doo-dads are brilliant and fun. Terrific piece Anne! Nicola x

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  18. Fantastic piece Anne, I adore the colours and the crackle looks fantastic . Love that you added a working mechanism and the skull looks great as does the skull charm. Tracy x

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  19. Oh, really, it was the "devil" to photograph?! Haha! I'll bet you didn't even mean to make that reference, did you? Don't you love how words play with us as much as we play with them?! Too fun and just perfect for your rusty, scary, crackled, maniacal clock of a clock!! You are the queen of invention, creativity, and execution, Annie!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  20. Love the clock Anne, the texture looks great and the inside too.
    Have a great day and happy crafting, Angela x

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  21. The outside color and texture of your clock is amazing! Great use of the skull stamp to turn it into a working clock!

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  22. You are a genius. Absolute genius!! I love that you made this a working clock. A working piece of art. Genius! ((hugs)) :o) xx

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  23. Just love the colour and crackle finish on your spooky clock Anne and your embellishments especially the boingy (is that a word? lol) spider. Hope you don't get a fright when you look at the time and see those shiny orange eyes stating back at you. bahhahaha. Hugs Lottie x

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  24. I DO indeed remember you love Halloween. Loved the colors you've used on this clock...that background color really shone through your crackling (something I've never tried except on some vases long, long ago..probably with the same crackle compound you mentioned!). Your imagination ran riot on this project, to such a wonderful effect, and this is just really adorable. And functioning too. You're amazing. You can enjoy this for several months & keep that spooky feeling for a while. TFS & big hugs.

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  25. I love your rusty old clock Anne!! Would you like to know the history of this very precious clock! A beautiful and talented young woman, went home to Canada to visit her relatives. She was told about a very old house not far from where she was staying. The house was said to be haunted. Not by ghosts mind you but by a family of skeletons.
    As the story goes - this family of skeletons worked for a very evil and mean man. It is also rumored that these were not workers but slaves brought up from a plantation in South Carolina. That wicked man beat them everyday and so sad to say they all died at a young age. So the man just buried them in his back yard in unmarked graves. No one knows who this man really was but he mysteriously disappeared. Our beautiful and talented protagonist was not afraid of anything so she decided to pay this house a visit. Although somewhat dilapidated, very dusty and full of spiders and spider webs, the house was just the way the villain left it. I cannot tell you who our heroine is but she found this old clock by his bed side table (which by the way was still working) - not the table, the CLOCK. Our young lady just had to have that CLOCK so she put it in her very large red handbag and took it home with her. Although the clock was quite rusted, she gave it s good dusting and put a pretty orange bow on it. Wasn't she a smart young lady!!
    Sandy xx
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  26. What fun this is to see. The colors and details are so fantastic.

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  27. Oh Anne...this is fabulous!...Loving all that crackle...fab details...loving the eyes!! and how cool that you have made it a fully functioning clock too...Inspired!

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  28. Stunning clock Anne! Love the crackle on the outside, the spiders web is such a great touch and of course the inside looks brilliant too! The eyes on the skull are really spooky! How clever to make it into a really functioning clock! Perfect addition to your halloween decor!!

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  29. What a super creation Anne. It is fabulous.
    Toni xx

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  30. Love your spooky/fun Halloween clock Anne! The color and crackle on the outside is perfect for the holiday - wonderful little pieces all around - the skull, spider and web - how cool that you made it an actual clock too!! so useful!!

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  31. Spookingtastic clock Anne, love how you made it back into a clock. The crackles set the outside off perfectly... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge and hope to see you again soon x

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  32. Oh Miss Anne this is rust heaven, I'm not a Halloween person but I love your clock with that pop of orange just stunning and lots of fun, thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

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  33. Guess what the most intriguing product was that I looked for in your explanation...yip! The crackle stuff...it worked so perfectly! Go figure that it is discontinued. Why do they always do that to the good stuff? Love this make of yours. I can't participate as I don't have one. forgot to plan ahead and shop on line like some others did...off to do that now!

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  34. The crackle is awesome! Love the color you've created and of course, the skeleton(s) themselves. Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Anne!

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  35. Oh Anne this is just amazing! You know I love Halloween too! I have had one of these assemblage clocks on my shelf for ages..when I saw Hels creation recently I moved it to the front and have been trying to decide whether to dec it for Halloween or Christmas...thank you for this stunning inspiration, lots of hugs Carole Z X

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  36. This is so creative, Anne, I love it!

    Lucy x

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  37. Wow Anne! This is so amazing! I love the orange and black theme and your texture is fantastic! What a fabulous project! Love it! hugs :)

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  38. Anne, this is spooky-licious! .... I do love your Halloween projects.
    So sorry we didn't bump into each other at Manchester .... it would have been nice to finally meet in person ..... maybe next time! Linda xx

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  39. I love Halloween, and I LOVE your clock, with it's fabulous crackle paint job! And you are so clever to make it a functional clock, as well! Great job and thank you for sharing your love of the season!

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  40. Your clock came out terrific Anne. LOVE the crackle finish on the outside!

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  41. Tee hee, that is such fun! Never really been into Halloween but you may just have inspired me. Nikki xxx

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  42. Hi Anne,
    Love, love , love your Halloween Clock!
    Hugs

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  43. Anne--LOVE your clock!!! And you've actually turned it into a functioning clock to boot!! Love it!! This was a fun challenge and you've created a winning Assemblage Clock! I'll call it now...Winner :) XOXO-Shari T.

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  44. Anne...your spooky Halloween clock is awesome! Your crackled exterior looks so old and weathered! Love the color and the black spider web accents on the exterior, too. That is very clever. Your hanging skull charm is a cute embellishment, too. The interior with "Boo" and the skull in the center really does make for a cute holiday clock! Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing your real clock with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  45. Spooktacular !! Almost wished I'd done a fall one ! Looks so fun !!

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  46. Wonderful piece Anne!! I really LOVE your exterior with that AMAZING finish and all that delicious crackle. Wonderful skull inside too. Karen.x

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  47. I love this! The crackle effect looks brilliant and your Halloween details are so perfect!
    Rebecca.

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  48. This would be brilliant enough but then to read that it will continue to be fully functioning, well you are just so very clever!
    Amazing effect on the clock itself with the application of paint and then we have the way you embellished it.
    Your home must be such fun at Halloween, spooky but fun!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  49. That is so completely amazing!! :)

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  50. I love visiting you but I always come away with a list of things I want to buy - this time it is the cobweb die. It looks absolutely fabulous on your clock, which, incidentally is wonderful.
    Don't know whether it is you or what but I never used to do Halloween but now I am hooked. I
    Sorry I am blaming you for everything - it is only because you inspire mer so much.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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