Monday, 28 May 2012

A shabby chic clock


What a beautifully, warm and sunny week here in the UK. It has helped to kickstart my crafting mojo which has been somewhat missing lately :o(

Today's post is a shabby chic clock which I have made for my craft room.


The wooden clock blank before I started!

Wooden clock blank
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Crimson Copper Brilliance Ink 
Cream Acrylic paint 
Embossing metal
Cuttlebug butterfly die and embossing folder
Flourish stamp (from Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion range)
Butterfly text stamp (from Dimension Fourth)
Pearls and pearl hat pins
Vintage seam binding

The clock face has been made by blending distress ink over white card and overstamping with the flourish and text stamps using the Brilliance ink pad. Pearls have been used to replace numbers on the clock face.

The frame has been inked with the distress ink and then dry-wiped with the acrylic paint to give it a vintage/shabby chic look. Small pearls have been added all around the outer edge.

The butterflies have been made using embossing metal, cut and embossed using a cuttlebug die and embossing folder and then painted cream.

A bow and hat pins were added to complete the look.

This will be entered into the following challenges: 

Sunday Stamper - Words
Truly Scrumptious - Pretty in Pink

Oldie but a goodie - Things with wings (cuttlebug die and embossing folder)
Diva's by Design - Fabulous flourishes
Whimsy Stamps - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Saturday Challenge - Anything but a card
Our Creative Corner - Shabby chic

Thanks for looking, back soon x


  1. Hello Sharon
    My goodness haven't you thought 'outside the box' on this one, what a wonderful unique interpretation of the 'Shabby Chic' theme.
    Your clock looks great, and I love the ribbon with the pins that you have added as elements, it creates a soft and tactile feel.
    Thank you so very much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner I am just thrilled to view your work.

  2. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. what a fabulous project - so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
    Lisa x

  4. What a wonderful project. So pretty. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  5. How lovely to make something specifically for your craft room, like that idea and love your clock, very shabby chic indeed. x

  6. This is stunning - totally fabulous project.
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  7. How refreshing to see this! Love that's it for you as well! The butterflies really add to these wonderfully! Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

  8. What a lovely creation! I'm sure it will look lovely in your craft room

  9. Oh my word! THAT is so so pretty! What a beautiful creation!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jackie x

  10. Oh my, this is just darling ... love what you have done here -the pretty butterflies and super gorgeous pearl detailing!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

  11. So Gorgeous. I love this image.
    I just adore the elements
    We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

    We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
    Best of Luck Always,

    Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps

  12. This is gorgeous. Love the basic colour but it's just lifted by the butterflies and pearls!!

  13. wow, that is gorgeous hun, love it loads ... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  14. Wonderful job, love your creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Franz.

  15. Such a pretty colour & those butterflies are so sweet. Sx

  16. Absolutely fabulous, I bet it looks great on your craft room wall too. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

  17. that is so gorgeous - love the colours and the butterflies and how wonderful to see something so different! hugs Karen x

  18. You've certainly transformed that wooden clock blank into something lovely to look at - great


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