Thursday, February 25, 2016

Altered Vintage Clock with Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection

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Tammy Merrill from Country Craft Creations gifted me a week or so ago this Blue Fern Studios Blush paper collection.  Such gorgeous paper!  I had had this Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock in my crafty drawer forever it seems and pulled it out because I could envision it with these papers.  What a perfect combination that turned out to be!


I fussy cut a lot of bits from the collection for the top, front and sides of the clock.  Here you can see the little bird flying off at the top, he's got a flower branch tucked beneath his toes.  I tucked a grouping of these flowers from my stash above, around and below the bells on top.  I brushed them with Distress ink in Ground Espresso just lightly to give them more of a vintage feel.


For the front main focal point I used the Angel fussy cut from the paper.  Using another decorative paper I die cut Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms flower, dipped it in Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds and Valentine Pink (which I had mixed together).  With the  pre-made yellow flowers  I diluted a little Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist with the Dazzling Diamonds and dipped the flowers in it (they were originally cream).  I think the addition of the dimensional flowers really took the front of the clock up a step.


For the sides of the clock I again fussy cut strips from the decorative paper and put them around the curve of each side running the flowers from the top down to meet.  


The clock was originally silver which I painted with Gesso and then several coats of Martha Stewart Wedding Cake Acrylic Paint.  To get the yummy pale pink tint I first mixed Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist with Tattered Angels Plumeria Glaze in a small spray bottle, the result was an exceedingly pale pale pink.  To intensify the color I added Tattered Angels Valentine Pink Glimmer Mist to the mix and resprayed resulting in this soft feminine pink.


On the back I added a round circle cut from the Blush collection and dabbed some painted around the edge.  I slit the middle to go over the ring on the panel and slipped the paper over the top of it through the slit.  Attached to the ring I added the pale blue satin ribbon and the Handmade metal trinket from Tammy's store.  I did vintage up the trinket again with the MS paint.  To finish off the back I took just a single heart from the lace that was included in my goodie box and placed a fussy cut butterfly in it's center.  Falling from behind is one single heart another fussy cut piece.


When you pull the back off inside is a round mini album.  I cut circles with Tattered Lace Essentials Circle dies to fit the altered coasters and painted around all the edges with the Wedding Cake paint. To join them together I punched a hole on each side and alternated the ribbon ties so it will open as and accordion.


There are ten rounds which give ample room for a photo, journaling or memorabilia on each side.


I hope you'll join me on the video, I'll share the process of how I altered the clock and made the mini plus share many more photos. Please visit Country Craft Creations and tell Tammy hi for me!


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2 comments:

Kyriakos said...

That's so so so beautiful. Colous, idea, all great!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Patti, this is truly stunning! I love your big blossom on the front, and the soft tones you achieved with the Tattered Angels products is completely dreamy! Hugs your CCB teamie :)