Tuesday 8 March 2022

Lady Vagabond Lifestyle Mantle Clock

 Hello Friends

This is my last official post as part of Belinda's Lady Vagabond Team, as Belinda has left Stamperia and it would just not be the same without her.  Thanks to Belinda and Stamperia for an amazing 15 months, I have enjoyed every minute.

My final project is a Lady Vagabond Mantle Clock, created from scratch.  I was inspired by Belinda's Grandma's Mantle Clock that appears in Belinda's Lady Vagabond Lifestyle 3D Paper Kit.  My clock is much larger but I wanted to incorporate a little  'room' with a fireplace inside the clock.

I started by building the little mantle clock from the Stamperia kit, along with the fireplace so that I could assess the size of the aperture that I wanted in my clock.

I used some heavy cardstock from my stash, drew the shape of the clock and cut out a front and back, measuring 11.1/2" x 16.1/2" with an aperture of 5.3/4".  I then created a 'box' to fill the aperture, as shown below.  
Once the box was in place I added a piece of card to the edge of the clock to give a finished appearance.  Below is a view of the front of the clock before I added the clock face.  The aperture measures 2 inches deep.
The next task was to paint the whole of the clock and I used Stamperia Allegro paints, a mix of Earth Brown and Nocciola to give a nice rich brown colour.  I added patches of Stamperia Crackle Paste (Transparent) through Belinda's new Brickwork stencil, to add some interest to the Mantle Clock before attaching the clock face.  It is a fully working battery operated clock.
To decorate the aperture I used Stamperia Rice Paper for the walls before adding the constructed fireplace and mini Mantle clock.  To finish off I added chipboard Lady Vagabond, chair and cat.
To add a little more interest I decoupaged the grate of the fireplace and placed lights behind.  They give a nice glow in the dark!
This project certainly taxed my paper engineering skills but I was really pleased with the outcome and the clock now sits proudly in my craft room.

A list of the products I used to create the clock can be found at the end of this post.  Thanks, as always, for your visit, it is much appreciated.  I apologise for not visiting you recently, I am dealing with some health issues but hope to be back to visiting soon!

Crafty hugs, Anne xxx

Stamperia Products Used:

Stamperia Lady Vagabond Lifestyle 3D Paper Kit - SPBOP08
Stamperia Rice Paper White Blossom DFSA3083
Stamperia Lady Vagabond Lifestyle Die Cuts - DFLDC52
Stamperia Crackle Paste Transparent K3P50
Stamperia Lady Vagabond Brick Stencil - KSTDL51
Stamperia Allegro Paint - Earth Brown KAL40
Stamperia Allegro Paint - Nocciola KAL108


  1. Hello Anne I just wanted to pop by and say how amazing your creation is. I’m proud to say that the clock you gave me many years ago is still on the wall in my studio, and all the other things you helped me make or gave me as gifts are still on view or in use.
    Love to you and David
    Lynn xxx

  2. wow wow wow you truly are the Paper Engineering Queen and you are going out with a bang, only you my friend would come up with the stunning idea of putting a scene inside a clock xxx

    1. Thank you so much my dear friend, it means the world to me! xxx

  3. You are just amazing! This is gorgeous. I will miss all of your Lady Vagabond makes. Belinda obviously inspired you...and then you inspired us!

    1. Susie, thank you for all your support and kind words, I still have lots of Belinda's products and a few ideas too! Just dealing with some health issues but will be back! xxx

  4. Thank you so much Lynn. Love to you and Philip xxx

  5. I'm so sorry to see this is your last piece for Stamperia Anne Belinda and most certainly yourself will be greatly missed. I had no doubt that your final piece would be a classic timeless piece (no pun intended..)
    Your mantel clock is crafted with perfection you are indeed the most incredible paper engineer and such a great teacher of all things.
    I can see the joy this will give to you as you craft in your room, it's like a Steampunk version of the borrowers.. So clever my friend.
    Now go create all those other projects you have running around in your head.
    BIG creative Hugs Tracey xx

  6. I've loved seeing all your Lady Vagabond projects and this is fabulous too. Good products but your 3D builds are awesome and I always love looking at all the detail. Hope you feel better soon. Elaine xx

  7. Oh Anne this is absolutely amazing! I didn't realise that you'd made the clock from scratch, you are SO clever! Those little lights in the fireplace are just genius, the perfect finishing touch! Take care, and I hope you are feeling better soon, Sue xx

  8. And Stamperia won't be the same without you, either, Annie! You've certainly left them with an exemplary work of art! I love every detail right down to the lights. You've brought back happy memories of my grandfather who had one of these antique mantel clocks. Bless you for that! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers with love and hugs, Darnell xoxo

  9. What an amazing project to finish your DT with! LOVE the lady and the whole design, so elegant!


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