Sunday, October 26, 2014

Celebration time!!!!

Hello Belles, this is my first post as a part of the design team of UnstampaBelles challenges.
The challenge for October is .....
 and the twist is shabby chic!

Time can be many things - a moment, a place in the day, a memory.....
Remember also you can make a card but 
you can also make anything else that suits the challenge theme!

Just also remember - NO STAMPS to be used please either digital or rubber or clear/cling - not even in the background or for a sentiment.

October is Sponsored 

They are currently having a


for the month of OCTOBER!

FWAB Flower Packs - Retail

Now, have a look at my project. I interpreted the theme quite literally, using a clock. My project indeed has a flavor of shabby chic but is also what I call "cute".
I received this triangular desk clock with a big corporate logo inside…and I couldn’t help but alter this one. I wanted to go with the baby theme. I made this as a gift for namakaran  (It is a festive celebration in India  when a new baby is born and is also named in this ceremony). To the clock, I also added 3 photo areas where  photos of one’s choice can be displayed.

And dear readers, I also have and easy step by step tutorial for you!

To start with I opened the clock piece to paint (white)the inside to hide the logo. Since a new mommy is tearing herself part between feeding, changing diapers, playing with  the baby and taking care of herself I thought of adding stickers / sketching cartoons with copic markers to add flavor. I also  stuck a monkey on the long hand of the clock suck that he can do the rounds(pun intended) 24 times a day, accompanying the mommy.   

Click for an elaborate view

Next I cut out a tree with my paper knife from a Kraft colored cardboard (Which is one ingredient I almost always use for my mixed media project).

Please click for an elaborate view


I had hoarded the yogurt cup holders we buy from the store. When I stick two together in allows me to even slip  photo through it acting like a frame. I decided to use it here as the radius of these perfectly matched the clock (I broke the 3rd circle as you can see).

For the base of the clock, I first coated the glass with masking tape. Then I coated it with gesso and modelling paste and scratched with a fork to create a checked pattern. I once again smooshed the ink pads directly on this. Then I stuck my tree onto the side.
I cut out my textured papers and stuck them onto the created frame. This is the space created to add photos.  Now comes the fun part, embellishing this. You can see a lenient use of chipboard, beads, lace, twine.
The bird is a chipboard, the eggs are beads while the nest is burlap string. The baby and the milk bottle are embellishments  (of polymer clay) by Sunglow Art.

Note that I have leniently used lace behind each embellishment and inked it for adding drama!

I made flowers  using the same textured paper and pearl. The green moss/ grass is fibre moss. If you do not have this green wool which is torn and tattered will work equally well!

Did you also notice a tad of shimmer i added?


And here it is!

Hope this inspires you to play along and make your own time piece….Link your project HERE


Supplies used (If not mentioned in the post already):

Embellishments/ stencil from itsy bitsy
Gesso white
Modeling paste
Hot melt stick
Archival ink pad: rose, magenta hue
Dylusions ink sprays: Funky fuchsia, bubblegum pink 


Am also linking this to

Imaginationsonline: Festive Celebration of baby birth

BGC 61#: Baby shower

Lessology: Created a baby scene

SSS: Show us what you made


  1. Gosh...I LOVE this amazing project! You are so creative and your "scene" is soooooo cute!
    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

    P/s: Please note that in order to be considered for the prize, you can only link up to 5 challenges in total.

  2. This is an awesome altered clock! I love how you used the twine and ribbon as embellishments. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  3. wow, this is awesome! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  4. Such a unique altered project! Love all the elements and ribbons you used! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  5. Very creative! I love the step by step pics. Thanks for joining this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  6. what a unique project! i love the time piece aspect! this is fabulous! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  7. Thats pretty unique !!!
    Lovely transformation there !
    Thanks for playing with us for the Baby shower challenge!

  8. wow! Amazing transformation!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

  9. That would be a great gift! I love upcycled projects! Thanks for joining us at BGC!

  10. amazing transformation..
    thanks for joining us at imaginations

  11. Wowwwwwww! This is awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!

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