Tuesday, 22 September 2009

My Altered Clock for Tuesday Taggers

Hi everyone,
I hope this post finds you all well, I've had a very frustrating few hours with my computer this evening, firstly trying to get into my e-mails and then get an internet connection for long enough to write this blogg !! I have tried to upload the photos four times only to have the signal disconnect at the last moment, however I have finally managed to get the photos where I want them and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can get this blogg completed without too many more problems.
The challenge this week at Tuesday Taggers is to use Sepia Tones on our projects.......

I found this little Mantle Clock in The Range a few weeks ago, very cheap, and looking in need of altering, so I decided to use it for this weeks challenge.

The first thing I did was to rub it down a little with some very fine sand paper and then give it a rub over with some tea dye distress ink . I used a Stampin Up Stamp to add some random cogs and sprockets using Sepia Archival Ink, Istamped some words directly on to the clock case and also added others using tissue paper. I used a couple of buttons and some Idea-ology sprockets to add dimension and texture and then overpainted everything with rock candy distress paint.

When the Distress paint had thoroughly dries I worked some Walnut Stain distress ink into the crackles and finally used a Copic marker to add some colour to the glass clock face.

I am really pleased with the end result and hope you like it too. I shall look forward to see what everyone else does for this challenge.

Bye for now Bee xx


  1. No wonder you're pleased with it, it looks fantastic - lovely, well done xxxx

  2. Wow, I love your altered clock, what a great idea, I want one:) It would look great in my living room. I especially like the textures you have created. Fab!!

    Jill x

  3. I just saw your clock and Tuesday Taggers and had to come by and say ... WOW!

    A work of art ... Love it!

  4. A totally stunning creation Barbara. wow wow wow! Thanks for playing at ours this week.
    x Michelle

  5. Wow Bee I just love love love your clock !!

  6. fantastic Bee, love how it turned out
    kate x