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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent - October, Fall, Harvest and Halloween - Part 2

This is one of my projects  for part 2 of the Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent challenge blog. 

 I wish I had taken a picture if my clock before I painted it.  The clock was one a girlfriend had given me that she found at a garage sale.  It was cheap plastic, the silver coating was peeling and the clock background was blue and gray strips.  I thought is was a good project to use on of CS Design's digital images called Solitaire/Steampunk Round.  The image is part of their Steampunk Digital Stamp Series and can be purchased here.  

I first coated the clock with a Mat Medium to stop the peeling of the finish then I spray painted the clock brown. Once the spray paint dried I then painted the clock with Kroma Crackle Paint and then another layer of Mat Medium. Once the paint cracked and was completely dried I  dry brushed on brown, orange and gold paint until I got the effect I wanted. 

The metal leaves on the clock were from some wine markers that I had.  Some of the leaves I used a couple of different embossing on it to give them some colour and the other leaved I painted with the same paint as the clock. 

The dragonfly was from a old necklace and also was coloured with paint.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you can join us in the challenge.  Try something new.  

Here are the links to the other DT Blogs - I hope you will check out their projects for this second challenge from these talented ladies.

Angela …  The Paper Craft Nook  

Chris.....   CS Designs Blog

We are also having a Design team and Guest designer call.
Would you love to join our Fabulous Team. If so please add either Dt ot GD after your name on the challenge blob. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Halloween or Not
Crafters Hoarders  - Happy Fall
Lessology - Beautiful Scenery
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Baffies Kreativladen - Fall & Halloween 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Fall Leaves


  1. Oh wow. You've certainly made a cheap plastic clock look good! What a fabulous transformation!
    Thanks for joining us at LESSology. Please note that in order to qualify for the prize, your challenge entry can only be linked to 5 challenges in total.

  2. Your contribution to the CHACB is just fabulous. You have a very distinctive style all your own. If you can make a project this great from a tattered found object, your stash must be brimming over with many items awaiting a new and glamorous life. I love all the leaves on this, especially the ones lying on the bottom of the clock case. Thank you for sharing your treasure.

  3. Judy This is an absolutely fantastic piece. Loved reading how you did everything, such wonderful attention to detail. I can only imagine how much time and imagination it must have taken to complete a project of this artistic magnitude. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  4. What a shame you've linked to too many challenges for our LESSology one...man! I ADORE what you've done to that clock...it's superlative:):)

  5. Absolutely love what you did with your clock. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 97: fall leaves, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  7. OMGoodness I love your project. It is fantastic. With all the interesting elements you have added. Thank so much for joining us at Thought the Craft room Door challenge. Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  8. This is one great creation! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. Fantastic upcycling junk to art! Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  10. WOW this is ace. I love the colours and how you have made a cheap plastic clock into this wonderful piece. Just fabulous.

    Thank you for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

  11. Awesome steampunk style. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  12. How awesome! And you used a found clock! That is super awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  13. Amazing up cycled clock! Love the distressed look. Thanks for joining us at CHACB!

  14. Gorgeous Judy! You are rocking the altered clocks! Hugs! Paige

  15. This was a great project. Love your clock. Thanks for sharing with the DT on The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  16. I really enjoyed this clock! I have made a couple of them myself, one was a kitchen timer that looked like a little clock. I must confess the dragonfly and the image you used inside are my favorite part! It's steam punky with a kick. Hugs from NY for playing along with us at LESSology!