Monday, March 30, 2015

Altered Clock

Hello everyone! In my last post I told you all that I am LOVING altering things. 
This clock is by far one of my favorite projects.
 It all started with an Easter basket swap. 
One of the requirements was to include something handmade. I had no idea what to make! 
Then I remembered the old alarm clock my Aunt had given to me. It would be perfect for this swap. 
I have to tell you I was a little nervous about this swap. I had visited my partners Facebook page and began to think of her as a mini craft star. She has pictures on her page with her and all sorts of people I'd love to Sherri Baldy, Tim Holtz, Teresa Collins, and more!
Needless to say, I wanted this clock to be amazing! 

This was my first altered clock so it was a learning experience...
I started out by taking the clock completely apart and painting it with several layers of  Gesso. Next time there will be parts that I don't remove such as the legs and the posts for the bell type parts. 

I took a picture off my partners Facebook page of her and her husband for the center of the clock. 
Another thing I would do different is not put the picture all the way on the back of the clock...It's too dark back there. 

The butterflies, blue flowers, and metal charms are from Micheal's 

The white vintage flowers I made using my Cricut Explore with the Flower Shoppe image set. 

The beautiful pink flowers are from Kraft Supplies 4 U

I had a blast making this and am super happy with the way it turned out! 

I love doing swaps. They are so fun. I have met some really great people participating in different Rosie...She is the sweetest! Enjoy your clock Rosie! 


Metal Charms
Bakers Twine
Sheer Pink Ribbon
Cheese Cloth
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Card Stock 
Sentiment Stamp
Cloth Stem Wire 
Cricut Explore
Flower Shoppe Image Set
Die-Namites Leafy Flourish Die
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Pearl Ribbon

Challenges Entered
Add A Little Dazzle #67 & #68 - Spring or Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - Must Use A Die Cut
Pile It On - Easter/Spring
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 81 - Use A Die Cut
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #135 - Girly
Not Just Cards #15 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion 255 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes


  1. Oh this is gorgeous Tina!! I love altering these clocks...yours is absolutely stunning...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!! Good luck!
    Take care,

  2. Beth this is so beautiful the picture in the back just finishes it off you did great job, now I am going to hit some old antique shopes or garage sales for a old clock of some sort, then learn how to make stuff like this, I am still pretty new at all this and still watching how to videos, lol. I just love to decorate my home with things that have that old fashion flair my home is all decorated like that. well again, great job,

    1. Thank you so much Jewel. YouTube is a great tool...I use it a lot! I am always on the look out at second hand stores for items to alter. I also love the old fashion/vintage look.

  3. Wow, Wow, wow and WOWWWW!!! I'm over the moon excited about this makeover clock. You have done such an amazing job with this. Each detail is more than perfect. Absolutely stunning design and I love that you even decorated the back with the perfect sentiment. This is GORGEOUS Tina!!! :)
    Lisa x

  4. Had to look one more time...LOL. Gosh, that's pretty!!! :)

    1. Lol! Thank you Lisa! It was really fun to make. I will be making more for sure.

  5. WOW this is AWESOME!
    Linda xxx

  6. This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for participating in the Dazzling Diva Challenge. We will be featuring your project on our Instagram (@addalittledazzle) and Faceboook platforms. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.

  7. Wow Tina this is a stunning project. Just adore the shabby chic clock and the photo is precious.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. Stunning!
    Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge and Happy Easter!
    Monica - DT

  9. fabulous project I love all the embellishments Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  10. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments. This is beautiful, Tina! I'm sure your friend will love this. Thanks for the tips as well.


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